Current Artists-in-Residence

Current Artists-in-Residence

The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning. The artists spend a month at The Studio, trying new techniques in glass, or enhancing their current work, while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum.

All Artists-in-Residence provide public lectures, called Lunchtime Lectures, about their work. The lectures are held at 12:00 pm in The Studio Lecture Room. No reservations are required; admission is free.

The Artists-in-Residence program at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass welcomes six to ten artists each year.

February 2016

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...

James Mongrain
February 2016

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...

Martin Janecky
March 2016

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...

March 2016

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...

April 2016

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
April 2016

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...

Simone Crestani
September 2016

Simone Crestani is an artist, a designer, and a glassblowing master. He was born in Marostica, in the region of Venice, where he still lives and works. The privilege of living near Venice, a glass capital, has given him the opportunity to make...

Ross Richmond
September 2016

Ross Richmond discovered glass in 1991 during his time at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he received a BFA in glass, with a minor in metals. He is considered one of the top glass sculptors in the field today, and has worked with (and for)...

Tim Rogers
September 2016

Tim Rogers was the former head of Glass Studies at the Harley School in Rochester, NY, where he taught flameworking to middle and upper school students. He has degrees in fine art and teaching, and has been working with glass for seven...

September 2016

After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Randy Walker found his way to Pilchuck Glass School in 1989, where he took classes, and has worked every summer as a faculty member or craftsman. In 1992, he began working for artist William Morris,...

Nisha Bansil
October 2016

Nisha Bansil’s work is an exploration of pattern, form, and structure. Living in the woods, she is inspired by observations made in her environment, such as light and shadow in the trees and plants, decay and growth in the life cycles on the forest...

October 2016

Rui Sasaki is a Japanese conceptual artist whose work centers around the exploration and discovery of subtle intimacy in unfamiliar and familiar spaces, which she refers to as “empty space.” After moving to the U.S. in 2007, she experienced...

Namdoo Kim
November 2016

Originally from South Korea, Namdoo Kim currently is a resident artist at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Kim recived a BFA in glass and ceramic at Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea, before earning his MFA in...

Fredrik Nielsen
November 2016

Fredrik Neilsen is a Swedish artists with a unique flair for experimentation, combining aspects of pop culture such as graffiti, music, videos, and performance into his glass art. His strong desire to push the boundaries of glass as a material have...