Norman Moore has taught classes at the Crucible in neon and light sculpture since 2004 and has been creating light sculpture and commercial neon works in the Oakland/Alameda area since 1996. Norman has a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Before moving to the Bay Area, Norman lived in Brooklyn, where he made metal sculpture, mosaics and learned woodworking in the studio of a custom furniture maker. He was commissioned to create a series of mosaic panels for the subways in New York.
Norman has collaborated with Carol Kueffer Dance Company for many years, creating sets and costume design. He created illuminated costumes for their performance at the de Young Museum in 2007.
In 2007, Norman and his former student Nancy Mizuno Elliott were among twelve local artists selected to complete public art projects for the new Castro Valley Public Library. Together, Norman and Nancy created a series of illuminated mixed media window panels for the teen room, depicting young people surrounding stylized horoscope images, finishing the work for the library’s grand opening two years later.