Felicia Szorad graduated with a B.S. degree from Bowling Green State University, OH, in 1994, and an M.F.A. from East Carolina University, NC, in 1998. In fall 2001 she joined the faculty of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, where she is Associate Professor of Art and Metals Program Chair and teaches metalsmithing.
Felicia Szorad uses her chosen medium to address stereotypes and complex definitions of femininity. She considers dualities within women’s roles and likes to balance delicacy and strength in her pieces. She currently is using vitreous enamel in her work – using a propane torch to directly melt the enamel onto copper. She then incorporates these enamel works into jewelry and brooches.
Felicia exhibits actively within the region and has received awards and honors including a Kentucky Arts Council Professional Assistance Award in 2004.
Works by Felicia Szorad can be found at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.