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Erich Woll

When Things Go South
When Things Go South
Glass, Edition of 5
36x40
Rotten
Rotten
Glass
Claustrophobia IV
Claustrophobia IV
Glass
Claustrophobia, horizontal
Claustrophobia, horizontal
Glass
Mobius
Mobius
Glass
Sold
The New Normal
The New Normal
Hot-Sculpted Glass
5'x4'x8"
Mistakes Will be Made (blue-footed Boobies)
Mistakes Will be Made (blue-footed Boobies)
Hot-Sculpted Glass, set of 5
In My Neck of the Woods
In My Neck of the Woods
Hot-Sculpted Glass
36x72x4
Sold
The Devil's in the Details
The Devil’s in the Details
Hot-Sculpted Glass
40x30x9
Incubator
Incubator
Glass and Down
19x14x14
Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk
Glass and Feathers
Sold

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.

EDUCATION

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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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)

PERFORMANCE ART

 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

REVIEWS

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

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant to; Lino Tagliapietra, Preston Singletary Debora Moore, Josiah McElheny, Richard Marquis, Ginny Ruffner, Dale Chihuly, and Richard Royal