Dr. Bartelik was born in Olsztyn, Poland, and in 1985 moved to the United States, where he currently resides. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and a PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has been teaching modern and contemporary art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York since 1996. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Yale and MIT. Dr. Bartelik is a Graduate Critic-in-Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He has lectured nationally and internationally at, among other places, MoMA in New York and the Boston Museum of Art in Boston (USA), the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw (Poland), the Municipal Museum in The Hague (Holland), the Museo National de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and the Pinacoteca in São Paulo (Brazil). He is a regular contributor to Artforum International, for which he wrote reviews from over twenty countries on five continents.