MAREK RANIS (Poland/USA) has an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland and is a sculptor, installation and video artist, photographer and a painter. Since 1994 Ranis has focused on environmental art and is the author of more than 50 large-scale environmental installations in the United States, Poland, Germany, France, Iceland, Holland, Taiwan and Australia.
Ranis has participated in more than 70 international solo and group exhibitions including Historical Museum, Wroclaw, Poland, North Carolina Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, SECCA in Winston-Salem, Sculpture Key West. His work is part of corporate, private and state collections. He is represented by Joie Lassiter Gallery, USA. Ranis is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the Department of Art and Art History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and lives and works in Charlotte, NC.