Sam Blanchard is Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the School of Visual Arts. He received his Master of Fine Art in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. Past research includes hybrid sculptures, installation, performance, and video artworks. Sam utilizes technology based fabrication methods to interweave everyday materials and objects to become extended metaphors of experience. He has an active international exhibition schedule, with solo exhibitions of his artwork at such venues as the Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and The New Galley (Calgary, ON). Blanchard’s ICAT/NSF funded collaborative projects have been featured in high profile exhibitions at the VT Center for the Arts and the SIGGRAPH Conference for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.