Sthreshley was born in Brussels, Belgium and raised in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His professional career as an artist draws upon his experiences as a metal fabricator, training as an architect and a fascination with form. Sthreshley studied sculpture and furniture design at Virginia Commonwealth University, computer graphics at George Mason University and completed his B.A. at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.
Sthreshley chosen medium for both sculptures and studio furniture is concrete over a steel armature. Beginning with a vision and a small sketch, he draws in space with steel bars, covers them with wire mesh and a special mix of concrete to realize his dreams.
Sthreshley has exhibited in more than 100 galleries, the Smithsonian Institution and other museums and art centers throughout the East Coast, including five galleries in New York City and two solo exhibitions at the Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, DC.
In 1996 he accepted a position
at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, and
developed computer touch screen systems. He was the lead object installer
for the nationally acclaimed exhibit "September 11: Bearing Witness to
History". In 2007 he accepted the position of Senior Lighting Designer
at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. He also teaches a class in
Lighting Exhibits to students in the Masters of Exhibit Design program at
the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
In 2008 Sthreshley wrote Creating Concrete Art Furniture revealing all of his techniques. It is illustrated with 296 detailed photographs that he took of every step in making a concrete table. He is also represented in two books published by Lark; 500 Tables and 500 Chairs.