Biography: Jocelyne Prince
Jocelyne Prince is an artist working with the material and the conceptual properties of glass. Her process explores how actions can be recorded through material. Transparency, optical phenomenon and projection are key tools that translate these poetic acts into performative events, or into objects that highlight ephemeral occurrences. She used her residency as an opportunity to further her experimentation with manipulating and controlling thermal-heat related fractures in hot glass and studying what she calls the “cracking phenomenon.”
Prince earned a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibits her work in museums and alternative galleries and venues across North America, Asia and Europe. In 2014-15 she was awarded the Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching and a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship. Prince is a full-time member of the faculty in Rhode Island School of Design's Glass Department. She lives and works in Providence, R.I.