Born in Brooklyn, New York Strassberg grew up in Queens and Plainview, Long Island. He studied with ceramist Richard Zakin at the State University of New York at Oswego where he earned his BA in 1972. He went on to earn his MFA in ceramics at the University of Michigan where he studied with John Stephenson. Strassberg has exhibited extensively, both regionally and nationally, and is represented in numerous museum and corporate collections. He has held academic appointments at Memphis State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and most recently at UNC Charlotte, where he was Chair of Art and Art History from 2001–2009. His work is in included in several museum collections as well as the art museum collection of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, the pre-eminent repository in the world for work related to the Holocaust. Strassberg resides in North Carolina with his family—wife and fellow artist Barbara Strassberg and their two children.
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BA, State University College at Oswego, New York
MFA, University of Michigan