(American, born 1958)
Born and raised in Michigan, artist Stuart Schechter explores where and how art and technology coincide, and describes himself as being "always a tinkerer". He received a degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on robotics from Wayne State University in Detroit, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1986, and then studied painting and sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he met Ralph Helmick. Between 1993 and 2008, he worked collaboratively with Helmick to create sculptures and installations for public spaces. He is currently working as a solo artist and is based in Massachusetts.