Born in Ohio, Ted Metz received his BFA from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia and the MFA in sculpture from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. He joined the faculty at the University of Montevallo in 1973 where he continues to teach. During his tenure at the University, Ted has received many teaching awards including: University Scholar, Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Commitment to Teaching, and Alabama Professor of the Year, a national award presented by the Carnegie Foundation.
Creatively, Metz has been successful in exhibiting his sculpture in more than 100 exhibitions, including those in Venice and Cortona, Italy, and the National Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. He has been recognized and has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been awarded the Visual Arts Fellowship from the State of Alabama. He continues to be a productive sculptor producing smaller indoor works while also pursuing opportunities for large public commissioned work. Metz’s public sculptures include “Becoming” for the University of Montevallo, “Diagnostic Image” for the Health South Corporation, “Strata” for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and “Becoming” for the City of Hoover, Alabama.