With My Work I’m looking for juxtapositions. I’m looking for thematic undercurrents, those spaces in-between. Specifically I want to explore interpretation, to examine how different individuals evaluate visually identifiable imagery and formulate different conclusions.
When an object is relieved of it’s usual context, it allows for different associations and interpretations. By using this mechanism of context, I can create bodies of work that have a certain contextual undercurrent as the constant, thereby creating a structure from which to work that has innumerable possibilities and avenues to pursue. What may at first seem totally unrelated can be reduced to a common conceptual pith.
Successful work for me is simple, informed and intellectually complex. Yet I want to leave the work enough ambiguity so there can be multiple paths of interpretation.
This ability to interpret subject matter uniquely has been a very useful trait for the human race. It is a trait that we, thankfully, all possess.
Possibly that is why Art survives.
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Studied under: Lino Tagliapietra, Venetian Master
Dino Rosin, Venetian Master
Pino Signoretto, Venetian Master
Petr Novotny, Czech
Alfred University, Alfred, New York, B.F.A.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2014 Museum of Glass, Visiting Artist
2013 Artist’s Choice Award, Museum of Glass
Juror’s Choice Award, Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass, Visiting Artist
2010 Museum of Glass, Summer Artist Series, Featured Artist
2006 New Glass Review, Emerging Artist
1994 Deans List, Alfred University, six semesters
Certificate of Merit, Alfred University Senior Exhibition
2014 Mistakes Will Be Made, installation, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA In My Neck of the Woods, installation, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2013 When Things Go South, Solo Exhibition, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2012 G8, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA Fifty by Fifty, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2011 Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY
2010 The Secret Language of Animals, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA My Summer Vacation, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2009 Garden of Delights, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA Butter Eaters Exhibition, Pots Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Gather Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama City, Japan
2004 Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA, Exhibition with Richard Marquis
2003 Cassandria Blackmore Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama City, Japan
1995 Centre Européen de Formation aux Arts Verriers (Le RFAV), Vannes Le Châtel, France
1995 Bubba Mavis Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 Alfred University, Alfred, New York, Glass Art and Engineering Forum (Juried) Studio Inferno, New Orleans, Louisiana, Kinetics in Glass
1992 Alfred University, Alfred, New York, NY, Student Summer Show (Juried)
2013 Butter Eaters performance Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2005 Butter Eaters performance art workshop Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta Canada
1999 Butter Eaters performance art workshop Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama City, Japan
2011 Glass Quarterly Magazine, Summer
2010 The Seattle Times, “My Summer Vacation” review.
The News Tribune, “Hear from the animals at TAM exhibit.”
2009 Glass Quarterly Magazine, Winter,
2009 Glass Quarterly Magazine, Spring
2008 Glass Quarterly Magazine, Fall
Assistant to; Lino Tagliapietra, Preston Singletary Debora Moore, Josiah McElheny, Richard Marquis, Ginny Ruffner, Dale Chihuly, and Richard Royal