Anthony Mead grew up in southwest Michigan and is currently living and working in Lexington, KY. Mead received his Master’s in Fine Arts at Arizona State University in 2019 and his BFA in 2010 from Kendall College of Art and Design following studies abroad at Florence School of Fine Arts 2009. Also, in 2010, he co-founded Dinderbeck, a community artist studio, in Grand Rapids, MI. Mead has exhibited nationally and internationally, presented at museums and national conferences and taught classes University of Kentucky, Arizona State University and Kendall College of Art and Design in the fields of Printmaking, Graphic Design and Art Foundations. Mead’s work focuses broadly on concepts revolving around custom. Most recently his work has focused on the pyro-human relationship through human origins, history, societal development, and fire identity. His interests revolve around fires transformative properties and how it may be a lens to understand ourselves, global ecological impact, and responsibility.