Past Artists-in-Residence

Past Artists-in-Residence

Since 1996, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass has hosted the more than 40 Artists-in-Residence listed below, giving emerging artists the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in their work without the distractions of everyday life.

This all-expense-paid residency grants access to all of the resources the Museum has to offer; from its vast collection of research materials in the Rakow Library, to the state-of-the-art glassmaking facility at The Studio, to the Museum's inspiring collection of glass art and history.

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2016

Claire Deleurme

Claire Deleurme is an artist and glass sculptor living and working in France. Through her work, she mixes pâte de verre, paper and embroidery, in an attempt to question identity and memory from a sensitive and poetic viewpoint. Through both tactile...

Andrew Erdos

Andrew Erdos is a new media artist and sculptor based in Brooklyn. His multi-disciplinary works often combine blown and cast glass, video, photography and installation. The artist’s meticulously-fabricated objects and environments reference the...

Martin Janecky

Martin Janecky began his career with glass at the age of 13 and later explored sculpting methods in the Czech Republic. By the time he was 20, he was employed by leading artists and designers around the world to assist and to execute specific works...

James Mongrain

James Mongrain was introduced to glass at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, and later studied glassblowing at Massachusetts College of Art and the Appalachian Center for Crafts. He has worked with Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons, Robert...

Jeffrey Stenbom

Jeffrey Stenbom sees his art as a form of escapism. Shaped by his experiences in the military, Stenbom uses his art as a medium for interpreting his thoughts and memories. He studied sculpture during college in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but joined...

Toots Zynsky (born Mary Ann Toots Zynsky) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973.  In 1971, she assisted Dale Chihuly and others in the founding and early development of Pilchuck Glass School. From 1980 to 1983, she was...

2015

Mariken Dumon

Mariken Dumon has long been fascinated by glass—from the shaping of the material in its hot, liquid state, to the unlimited qualities and possibilities that working with glass provides. With more than a decade of glassmaking experience, Dumon is...

For Livvy Fink, glass is about what lies beneath the surface. She is inspired by the material’s depth, volume, and “frozen moments” existing somewhere between its liquid and solid states. “This sense of suspension, I hope, will spark the viewers’...

Justin Ginsberg

With a material as fragile and unpredictable as glass, artists need to be flexible—and it’s exactly that flexibility that intrigues Justin Ginsberg. A visual artist, Ginsberg investigates the “unusual properties” of glass, and its “extraordinary...

Allister Malcolm

Allister Malcolm relies on traditional glassmaking techniques to create abstract art. A UK-based artist, Malcolm draws inspiration from the glassmaking history in Stourbridge, which he has called home for more than 10 years. He is the resident glass...

Shari Mendelson draws inspiration from the past. Using found plastic bottles, she creates small sculptures inspired by ancient Greek, Roman, and Islamic glass and ceramic vessels, as well as animal artifacts. She has been doing this for six years—...

Helen Millard

Cameo glass has been a highly-appreciated—and very complex—art form for centuries, but Helen Millard is putting her own twist on it. Based in the UK, Millard has a degree in glass from West Surrey College of Art and Design, and has enjoyed many...

Yuka Otani

You might not look at glass and candy and think they have similar properties, but Yuka Otani does. “Those two materials share many characteristics,” she says. “But what if they are made into a unified object?” She hopes to find an answer to that...

Jackie Pancari

Jackie Pancari loves discovering the ways glass and light interact. She thinks of her studio as “a laboratory where curiosity and imagination lead to experimentation and discovery.” With an MFA from Alfred University School of Art, Pancari has...

Tom Patti

Tom Patti has been working in glass since the 1960s, and has received international attention for his small-scale sculptural glass works and large-scale public commissions, which integrate the aesthetic and technical concerns of glass. Unlike many...

Emma Stein in inspired by patterns and circularity as they relate to nature and human history. As a teenager, she visited The Corning Museum of Glass, where she witnessed glassblowing for the first time. It ignited a passion that led to a life of...

Helen Tegeler

Helen Tegeler is inspired by the transitional properties of plants, and extrapolates upon that in her work. From growth patterns and branching to surface textures and patterns, she feels there are infinite design possibilities when interpreting...

2014

Moshe Bursuker

In his April 2007 Residency at The Studio, Moshe Bursuker explored the relationship between glass and photography, and worked to integrate the two media in a way that “enhanced both forms of artistic expression.” He believes that “glass has the...

Steven Ciezki

Cups and vessel forms are the founding influence on Steven Ciezki’s body of work. Achieving these shapes has led him to experiment and apply theory to his process. His work has been exhibited in select group shows across the United States. His early...

Anthony Cioe

Anthony Cioe’s works portray both a foundation in the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and the ideals of contemporary design. Cioe has apprenticed in Murano with Davide Salvadore, and held a residency at Kohler Arts/Industry working in pottery...

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris is a glass artist and designer living in New York City. A graduate of Brown University, Harris has studied at many of the most renowned glass schools in the country, including Pilchuck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design,...

Alison Lowry

Irish artist Alison Lowry’s works do not shy away from traumatic situations and memories. From Vessels (of Remembrance), her commentary on a horrific child abuse story in the recent past, to The Others (95% Series), her reference to the 95% of rape...

Tanja Pak

For Slovenian artist Tanja Pak, glass is a pure poetry. “I tend to reach below the surface, until the glass becomes merely the bearer of the stories, metaphors, expressions; a skin of my thoughts, a breath of my dreams and longings,” says Pak....

Albert Paley (Photo credit: Myers Creative Imaging)

Albert Paley, an active artist for over 40 years at his studio in Rochester, New York, is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honors awarded by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect....

Jong-Pil Pyun

Jong-Pil Pyun investigates sculptural expressions in glass. As a master’s level student at RIT, he became fascinated with the transparency and illusion of glass and focused on the cold-working process. Pyun’s Korean cultural heritage is a foundation...

Biba Schutz

Trained as a graphic designer and printmaker, Biba Schutz has been a practicing, self-taught metal smith and jeweler for more than 20 years. She is well known for combining unexpected materials with metal in her wearable art. In 2012, she began...

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...

Sayaka Suzuki

Sayaka Suzuki, who is originally from Japan, received her master’s of fine art from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is currently a full-time adjunct faculty member at VCU in the Department of Craft and Material Studies. She has also...

Matthew Szösz

Matthew Szösz approaches materials with an innate impulse to alter, build, and investigate. As an artist using glass as his primary medium, he creates performance-based experiments, and the resulting works have been unexpected and boundary-pushing....

Jenny Trinks

Complex but logically composed, Jenny Trinks’ works are inspired by architecture and urban spaces. The German artist has been exploring the art of glass fusing since 2007. Her initial studies were in painting and photography, until she discovered...

Lisa Zerkowitz (Photo by Russell Johnson)

Seattle-based artist Lisa Zerkowitz’s early works were based on childhood memory, creating what she describes as “landscapes through the eyes of a child.” Later series have been inspired by nature and combine her background in printmaking with her...

2013

Scott Benefield

Scott Benefield draws inspiration from traditional Venetian techniques. For the past eight years, he has traveled internationally demonstrating and teaching how to generate pattern in blown glass using cane and murrine. His work is in the...

Jen Blazina

Philadelphia artist Jen Blazina’s work represents a sense of holding onto a place in time. Inspired by her grandfather’s photography, she blends surreal imagery and found objects in her cast glass objects. Blazina holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence...

Jon Chapman

Jon Chapman draws upon the similarities between mechanical processes and human emotion in his work. He holds a B.F.A. in glass and glass sculpture from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a degree in glass...

Maria Bang Espersen

Danish artist Maria Bang Espersen seeks to expand the viewer’s perspective through her work in glass. By stretching and bending the molten material, her sculptures show a frozen movement, while the glass retains a soft look. Espersen studied art...

Lance Friedman

Lance Friedman is an independent mixed-media artist and formerly an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has traveled extensively, teaching and demonstrating internationally. Chicago critic and writer James Yook selected...

Barbara Idzikowska

Barbara Idzikowska has been fascinated by glass for over twenty years. Living and working in Wrocław, Poland, she seeks to give ideas material form through her work in glass. In 2004, she established Atelier Si, Pb…, a studio of %%drawing%% on glass...

Shelley James

Shelley James’ work is the result of practiced technical precision and researched techniques. Over the past six years, she has focused her work on “combining the optical qualities of glass with the graphic range of print to explore the dialogue...

Kristina Logan

Kristina Logan is recognized internationally for her precisely patterned and delicate glass beads. She travels throughout the world teaching workshops and lecturing on contemporary glass beads and jewelry. Her work is in the collections of The...

Carmen Lozar’s work often deals in the representation of a narrative. Through glass, she shapes a story for the viewer to read in three dimensions. Currently living and working in Bloomington-Normal, she teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University....

Anna Mlasowsky

Growing up, German artist Anna Mlasowsky wanted to be an archeologist. Instead, she focused her curiosity on studying the traditions and habits of glassmaking. “The way we evaluate a material and use its properties is defined by preconceived...

Amy Rueffert Corning Museum of Glass Artist-in-Residence

Amy Rueffert has worked in glass since 1994. She earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA at Mills College in Oakland, where she studied with Ron Nagle. Her work is included in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass, the...

Charlie Stern (photo by Victor Sjodin)

Charlie Stern's work involves research into new technologies and their application to artistic practice . His work has referenced the decline of glass manufacture in western nations and used digital technology to problematize the role of hand...

Jennifer Umphress

Jennifer Umphress’ work often draws inspiration from her environment. Born and raised in California, she began working with glass in 2000 while living in Hawaii. Umphress now lives and works in Kingston, Washington, where the Pacific Ocean continues...

Melinda Willis

Melinda Willis is a glass artist who works out of the Canberra Glassworks studio in Australia. Her recent work has resulted in a series that examines the materiality of architectural glass through its transparency, reflectivity and optic qualities....

2012

Anna Boothe

Anna Boothe has been working with glass for more than 30 years. She is “curious about the relationships between our internal reactions and external projections, and ultimately, how we communicate with each other on conscious and subconscious levels...

Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen’s works are comprised of many mediums: handmade paper, found objects, resin and, for the past 10 years, glass. She chooses a basic form and, using it repetitively, transforms the object into rays of morphed forms that crawl across the...

Laura Donefer

Laura Donefer has used glass as her primary medium for more than 30 years, combining it with diverse materials. She was trained as a glass artist at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. Later, she taught at Sheridan, in addition to Espace...

Mathieu Grodet

Mathieu Grodet is a French-born artist living and working in Canada. He creates thin and elegant glass objects in classic Venetian style, engraved with imagery that addresses modern-day ideas and issues. Says Grodet, “Several themes are recurrent: a...

Ingalena Klenell - Photo Credit D. Nilsson

Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell has been working with glass since 1976. Her work explores the ideas of fragility and vulnerability, both in the material of glass and in life itself. Klenell sees glass as a way of investigating the limits of...

Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack's career as a glassmaker has offered him a variety of opportunities, from factory production to working and studying with world-renowned glass artists. He joined the Hot Glass Team in December 2015 as the new hot glass programs...

Joanna Manousis

Joanna Manousis has worked, studied, and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and has received a number of scholarships and awards for her blown and kiln-cast sculpture. These include a Bombay Sapphire nomination, the Frabel...

Marta Ramírez is a glass artist and industrial designer who teaches at the Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work is clearly inspired by water, and she explores the similarities of this element and the material of glass through her art...

Norwood Viviano

Norwood Viviano is an associate professor and sculpture program coordinator at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  He received a BFA in Sculpture and Glass from Alfred University and MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art....

2011

Veronika Beckh photo by Martin Holtappels

A Berlin-based artist, Beckh has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe. Her work invites viewers to disconnect from the noise and chaos of everyday life and to find light, tranquility, and contemplation. Beckh used her residency at...

Adrianne Evans

Adrianne Evans draws inspiration from the complex mechanisms that shape the natural world. She received her B.F.A. from Alfred University, where she studied sculpture and glass, and a master's degree in glass sculpture from the Rhode Island School...

Susan Liebold  (Photo by Ronny Koch)

Susan Liebold began her work and studies in Germany at the Burg Giebichenstein. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Studio and the Gewerbemuseum Art and Design College. Liebold often integrates her flameworked pieces into the environment, at...

Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman is known for her works in glass that generally pay homage to still-life paintings from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Continuing her exploration of material culture as a means to understand desire and consumption, she investigated and...

Amie McNeel

Amie McNeel received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1989 and an MFA from University of California Berkeley in 1990. Her work communicates and marvels at the subtleties of the natural. Moving between sculptures crafted with wood, glass, clay...

Dan Mirer

Dan Mirer develops a dialogue between design and craft, to create designs that combine processes. Mirer makes elegantly shaped vessels, including a unique series of functional and decorative hand-blown bottles. His work has been shown at UrbanGlass...

Min Jeong Song

Min Jeong Song is a Korean artist based in London who was an Artist in Residence at The Studio in 2011. Her recent body of work investigates how attributes of glass can be used to create eclectic and ambiguous objects that fall between conventional...

2010

Eliza Au - Work in Progress during the Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, 2011 (Photo by Marzena Krzeminska)

Eliza Au’s work explores the use of metal, glass, paper, and wax. Traditionally, her work is ceramic based and uses a slipcasting method. She obtained her degrees from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and New York State College of Ceramics at...

Slate Grove

Slate Grove and Leo Tecosky worked together in an Instructor Collaborative Residency. They explored their work from the dichotomy of their own very different life experiences. Tecosky, who has taught at The Studio, is influenced by hip hop and...

K Hyewook Huh in her studio

K Hyewook Huh is a glass artist who works in Seoul, Korea. Her work is an interpretation of her environment, as well as of the “emotional ups and downs that humans feel within their environment.” She uses a variety of glassmaking techniques, from...

Gayla Lee

Gayla Lee has been working in glass for 12 years. She apprenticed with Baltimore glassblower, Anthony Corradetti and has taken many glassblowing and kiln-forming classes at The Studio. Ms Lee was The Studio's artist in residence in May of 2010. She...

Marie Retpen is a Danish glass designer and maker who focuses on aesthetic and experimentation, turning everyday forms into surreal sculptures which look as though they are partially melted. The works are often displayed on furniture in a theatrical...

Erica Rosenfeld

Erica Rosenfeld, a freelance glassmaker and member of the “Burnt Asphalt Family,” teaches glass fusing and roll-ups at glass studios and craft institutions, including The Studio and UrbanGlass. She has assisted Klaus Moje and has studied with Scott...

Leo Tecosky

Leo Tecosky’s art focuses on traditional glassblowing and neon bending techniques. He also explores the screen printing process and found-art sculptural installations. He attended New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and most...

2009

Matt Eskuche

Matt Eskuche began flameworking in 1998 and studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo. He exhibits with Habatat Galleries Chicago and Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. His work has been published in New Glass Review (Volumes 25 and...

Ana Golici is a mixed-media artist, best known for her prints inspired by art, science, nature and photography. One of her series centers around prints of a flea, enlarged 750 times its original size using a scanning electron microscope. During her...

Czech artist Lenka Nováková explores light through sculpture. She uses cast glass, film and ephemeral media (such as air or water) in her work, creating environments that explore issues of visual perception. She used her residency at The Studio to...

Mielle Riggie works with both the strength and fragility of glass to illustrate the dynamics of human emotion or conditions. In her residency at The Studio, she created cast glass sculpture amplifying elements in nature, such as leaves or roots, and...

Kazue Taguchi cutting a glass sheet

Kazue Taguchi was born in Japan, but lives and works in Berlin. She received her M.F.A. with a concentration in glass in 2007 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also studied at the Barcelona Glass Foundation in Spain and Joshibi...

2008

Matthew Day Perez Photo by Kate Nixon

Matthew Day Perez earned a master’s of fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to complete research at the Australian National University. This research culminated in two successful solo shows in 2012...

Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins is a Seattle-based artist and educator focused on glass, and has served as a freelance glassblowing assistant to several individual artists and production glass shops. Involved with education for 18 years, Elizabeth has taught...

Kait Rhoads Corning Museum of Glass Artist-in-Residence

Kait Rhoads received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at the New Orleans School of GlassWorks. She lives in Seattle, where she is a member of the faculty at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has also worked as an...

Aric Snee

Aric Snee has worked glass in studio, academic, and factory environments, and sees a rich connection in all of these experiences. After studying glassworking at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and the Canberra School of Art in Australia, Aric...

2007

Heike Brachlow

Heike Brachlow received her BA from the University of Wolverhampton and her MA and PhD from the Royal College of Art in London, studying color, form, and light in solid transparent glass. Her work can be found in the Glasmuseum Hentrich, European...

Alex Brand

Alex Brand, who received his B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, has been working with glass (and making a living selling his glass) for more than 30 years.  He has shown his work at museum shows, including the Smithsonian and...

Jocelyne Prince is fascinated by the artistic possibilities of fractured glass. 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...

2006

Holm, of Arhus, Denmark, used her residency at The Studio to add to her series Reminisce, free-standing glass stones which offer a visual and tactile experience.  Twenty of the pieces Holm produced became part of a major exhibition of Danish...

Erika Tada

Erika Tada graduated with an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, and a PhD from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012. Her poetic artwork cherishes her personal experiences and the feelings associated with them through the use of...

Thorsteinsdóttir, of Bergen, Norway, spent a lot of time thinking about the art of glass blinds since her teaching assistant experience at The Studio the previous summer. Thorsteinsdóttir says, “Blinds of glass is a fascinating thought exercise as...

2005

Frances Federer

Frances Federer began her studies at Camberwell School of Art at sixteen, graduating five years later with a degree in book illustration. Later, in partnership with Peter Binnington, a painter and fine craftsman, she opened a business in London...

Silvia Levenson

Silvia Levenson believes her work is an expression of her soul. She uses glass not for its natural beauty, but for its potential as a narrative medium. Born in Argentina, Levenson has been living in Italy since 1981. She received the Rakow...

Rosin undertook a project during her residency that she described as being “inspired by the vegetal-animal forms of the bushes.” It consisted of two hanging luminous formations. The “twin” shapes, one crystal clear and one amethyst, will be...

Rubinstein used his residency to work on Seascape and Landscape vessels using colored canes to enhance light transmission and the illusion of suspension. Constrained by his own equipment, Rubinstein was enthusiastic about the opportunity to create...

2004

Giusti completed a series entitled “Harbinger” during her November residency, which consisted of assorted sizes of glass bells turned upside and spilling forth fluids like a fountain. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Guggenheim...

O’Mara explored glass as both a medium and a method. She pursued two projects during her May residency. The first explored the potential for using optic fiber and light in large, outdoor installations. The second used molten glass to burn drawings...

Helen Schell - Looking for Aliens, 2010

Helen Schell has been an artist in residence at The Studio, as well as at schools in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Canada. She studied glassmaking at the University of Sutherland and the Dudley International Glass Centre. Her...

Treg Silkwood is an independent artist in the San Francisco Bay area, received his B.F.A. from Alfred University. He also studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and did graduate work at Illinois State University. Silkwood has taught...

Vera Vasek

In her May residency, Vasek created large colorful glass panel reliefs of organic tidal imagery, and will cast glass shapes inspired by tidal imagery. She used plaster molds of wave-created images found on tidal flats in the Florida Keys. Active in...

2003

Don Friedlich

Don Friedlich is a leading figure in contemporary jewelry. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1982 and has served as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. His jewelry is in the permanent collections of the...

Chasseur de Ciel by Sylvie Vandenhoucke

Sylvie Vandenhoucke’s practice is a platform for exploring questions of perception and examining the boundaries of the visible and the invisible. The changing degree of discernibility of the work emerges from a thorough investigation of the subtle...

2002

Jennifer Bueno

Jennifer Bueno grew up in Seneca, South Carolina. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College, and an MFA in Glass from Alfred University. Her work combines glass with elements found in nature as a...

2001

Philadelphia-based artist Christopher Lydon makes organically inspired sculptural and vessel forms as well as works with intense color contrasts that reference street art and anime.

Asya Reznikov holds degrees from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and is an installation artist working primarily with glass. A former artist in residence at The Studio, she has received many prestigious scholarships and awards that have...

Matthew Urban

Matthew Urban attended the Philadelphia College of Art and Design, where he studied industrial design and glass. After completing his B.F.A., he worked at the Tyler School of Art, and the Philadelphia College of Art and Design. Urban has been a...

2000

Jane Bruce

An independent artist and educator living in New York, Jane Bruce has an master's degree from the Royal College of Art, London, and has studied at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. She has taught extensively and internationally, and...

Mare Saare - Preparing for acid etching at the Eisch Factory, Frauenau (Photo credit Klaus Bock)

Mare Saare is the head of the department of glass at Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. She teaches engraving, stained glass, and fusing techniques, and has initiated several glass projects. She works with fusing techniques, acid-etching,...

Denise Stillwaggon Leone

Denise Stillwaggon Leone studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She designs and fabricates architectural art glass commissions for site-specific installations, and has participated in numerous private and public art...

1999

Bandhu Dunham is the author of the definitive glass text, Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame, as well as Formed of Fire and Creative Life. He has been working with glass for more than 30 years and has taught...

Eric Meek

Eric Meek has been a  gaffer at the Museum since 2002, and now manages the Museum's hot glass programs. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Eric worked at the production studio at the Henry Ford Museum. He went on to...

Jack Wax is a full-time artist, a full-time faculty member, and head of the glass program at Illinois State University in Normal, Il. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including an Illinois State Council of The Arts, and two NEA...

1998

Vanessa Somers

Vanessa Somers (  -2015) was a British artist who lived in Rome and Marrakech. Somers trained with Professor Odoardo Anselmi of the Vatican Studio of Mosaics. Much of her work was commissioned, and she enjoyed collaborating with architects. She...

1997

Alex Hamilton is a graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville, ON, and was a resident at Harbourfront Craft Studio in Toronto. He has been a Researcher-in-Residence at The Studio, and a teaching assistant for Emilio Santini since 1997. Hamilton has...

1996

George Kennard

George Kennard has been at the Museum since 2001, after spending eight years working in private studios. He began his tenure at the Museum as an instructor in The Studio, teaching beginning and continuing classes in glassblowing. George enjoys the...