Raya Bodnarchuk holds an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She works in three and two dimensional forms employing media that range from foundry work with metal, to large wood works, to paper. Her style reflects timeless form and shape that are fundamental and anchored in humanity. Ms. Bodnarchuk's work is represented in museums, private collections, and public art projects—including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Institutes of Health, and collections in the USA and Europe. She recently completed a major commission for Montgomery County, Maryland. At the Corcoran, she is one of the senior faculty who has led the development of the exemplary program for Foundation Year. Ms. Bodnarchuk has served as Chair of the Foundation Department, is the Art Education degree program's anchor for core graduate studio instruction, and presents at national conferences concerning post-secondary Studio Foundation. In 2007, she was elected by her peers for the Corcoran's highest teaching award.