Artist / Educator
Michael Dela Dika is a ceramic sculptor and educator. Dika is the current resident artist/ visiting artist at Tyler School and Architecture in Philadelphia. He has shown his works internationally and nationally including Germany- Berlin, Turkey, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oregon, Virginia, and Florida. His recent solo show can be viewed at the Berman Museum of Art, PA. He Has received numerous awards including the 2022 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Multicultural Fellow Award. Michael has published three peer review articles, the most recent article in Ceramic Art + Perception #188 issue. He also, curated the Medium is the Message- The African Diaspora story premiered at the Taylor Hall Gallery at the University of Delaware. Michael considers the interplay between organic and inorganic materials, tension, and balance while emphasizing human fragility, vulnerability, and exhaustion in his sculptures.