Artist in Rochester, New York

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Ed Buscemi received a BA degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and an MFA in Fine Art from RIT in Rochester, NY. He worked over 20 years in the graphic design and marketing fields, where he gained experience in a wide range of design and communications-related areas. As a marketing communication specialist for ABB Industrial Systems (part of the ABB global group of companies) he was responsible for a variety of activities including overseeing corporate identity for US-based operations, art directing product photo sessions, work on advertising campaigns, designing various sales and marketing materials, and conceptual/graphic support for major trade shows and user group meetings.

Ed began teaching art and graphic design in 2001 at colleges in the Rochester, New York area. Some of the schools where Ed has taught include: Rochester Institute of Technology (Graphic Design, New Media and Extended Studies), The State University of New York at Brockport (Art Department), St. John Fisher College (Arts Minor Program) and Monroe Community College (Studio Art and Art History). In 2006 Ed began working as an adjunct for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh-online division. A little over a year later he accepted a full-time position and taught for 10 years in the Graphic Design Department.

Besides fine art Ed's creative interests also include improvisational music and, in this context, plays saxophones, and other wind instruments.


Ed has been married 47 years and had 4 grown daughters and 9 grandchildren.