Brent Skidmore serves as Associate Professor of Art and Art History, as well as Director of Craft Studies at UNC Asheville. He is also a co-founder of UNC Asheville’s STEAM Studio, an educational space engaging the next generation of makers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs by encouraging innovation and collaboration.
He received his BFA in sculpture and functional art from Murray State University, followed by a MFA in sculpture from Indiana University. For over 20 years he has taught at universities and esteemed craft schools across the country, including Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts, and Penland School of Crafts. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States.