Biography: Boyd Sugiki
Boyd Sugiki has presented solo shows at Traver Gallery in Seattle, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, and in the Museum of Northwest Arts Benaroya Glass Gallery. His work is included in many collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Art; the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in Honolulu; the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA; and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. He has taught at a number of glass schools across the country, including UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY; Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, VA; GlassRoots in Newark, NJ; and The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. He holds a master’s of fine art from the Rhode Island School of Design.
In the 2014 Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio with Sayaka Suzuki and Lisa Zerkowitz, the artists explored the “unchartered territory” of possibilities in combining warm and hot glass. Individually, their strengths lie in glassblowing, kiln casting, and pâte de verre. Together, they experimented while teaching and learning from one another to develop new processes in these techniques.