Andrew Arvanetes received his BFA and MFA from Northern Illinois University. He has been producing sculpture professionally since 1985. Working in stainless steel, bronze, mild steel and wood, Arvanetes has fabricated large outdoor sculptures, gallery-size work as well as low-relief wall constructions. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, participating in exhibitions, competitions and public art projects. Originally from the Chicago area, Arvanetes has recently returned to his Chicago roots after operating sculpture studios in central Michigan, Cincinnati and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.