Julie Schustack (Gardena, CA) holds a BFA from California State University Long Beach and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she was nominated for the graduate Joan Mitchell Award. Recent exhibitions include Go Big or Go Home at the Brand Library Art Gallery in Glendale and Altered Objects at the CSUDH gallery. She has also curated show’s including Found Object Found Image at Greenleaf Gallery in Whittier, CA and Breakdown at Chapman University. Her ceramic and mixed media sculpture incorporates subject matter that revolves around function or the lack there of. Complex constructions of record players, music box innards, cords and wires, vice grips and motor parts combined with delicate ceramic cones are not attempts of musical instruments, but rather reflections on the multitude of various capabilities that all people have.