Pilchuck Glass School's 2011 Emerging Artists in Residence
October 4 – November 8
Rubatino Refuse Removal, Inc.
Washington State Arts Commission
The Emerging-Artist-in-Residence (EAiR) program at Pilchuck Glass School serves promising younger artists who have had previous experience working with glass. Six artists are selected from applicants worldwide. They receive a $1,000 stipend, lodging, and access to studios for two months each fall. Participants are self-motivated and eager for the chance to focus on their work and exchange ideas with one another. Emerging artists in residence use their residencies to create a body of work or to pursue new projects or methods, often pushing the medium of glass.
The 2011 recipients featured in the Schack Art Center's Fall Exhibit are:
ELIZA AU plans to visualize kiln cast works based on baptismal fonts with a CAD program, ultimately combining glass and ice to explore permanence and impermanence. Au is a Canadian artist and received her M.F.A. in Ceramic Art from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
MEGAN BIDDLE will work with multiples to explore small experimental sculptural objects and prints and will take inspiration from the landscape and surrounding flora to create components for a large-scale installation based on natural growth patterns. She was a student at Pilchuck in 2002.
LISA DEMAGALL uses dust to create intricate, hand-made lace rug drawings that explore the nature of fragility. Demagall intends to use Pilchuck's flameworking studio to create large-scale installations mimicking these rugs in glass lace. Demagall earned a B.F.A. from The Ohio State University.
MARZENA KRZEMINSKA intends to create shapes built from smaller components that have been surface etched, acquainted or screen-printed. Krzeminska currently serves on the faculty of the Ceramic and Glass Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, and pursuing a PhD.
KEUNAE SONG, an M.F.A. graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, seeks to explore glass as an optical device, examining the mechanics of generating perceptual phenomena to offer the viewer new ways of seeing. Song attended Pilchuck as a student in 2007 and 2010.
ABI SPRING is developing a dialogue between her visual art, music, contemporary craft and the written word in kiln formed panels of subtle color and imagery. Spring is a 2010 graduate of the Australian National University's Master's of Visual Studies in Glass and her work was recently shown at Bullseye Gallery in Portland, also her hometown.