GEORGE VIDAS

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George Vidas is an artist and neon bender best known for his artisanal sign shop, Signifier Signs. Born in North Carolina (1987), he spent a decade on the Oregon coast before moving to upstate New York.  In New York, he learned how to make neon while earning a B.F.A. at Alfred University.  Shortly before graduating, he bought a shop’s worth of used neon equipment and has spent the intervening years practicing the craft.

Since 2010, he has lived in Detroit, Michigan, where he helped found Thick Air Studios, an artist collective specializing in public performance art and design/build construction.

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Image credit (right), Bree Gant.

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