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Past Exhibit

EAiRs 2014

October 8 – November 7

Main Gallery

This exhibit will feature new works by artists in the 2014 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence (EAiR) program in partnership with Pilchuck Glass School.

About the Pilchuck EAiR program

The EAiR program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.


SARAH BRILAND presents work inspired by the writings of Pliny the Elder that simulates a modern day artifact by combining found objects with glass to resemble lichen, crystallization and geologic specimens. She received her MFA in 2013 from the Craft/Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University and was a selected participant to show in the 2014 UrbanGlass Annual MFA Competition Exhibition.


IRENA CZEPCOVÁ earned her MA at Jan Evangelista Purkyn? University in Ústí nad Labem of the Czech Republic in 2013. She has since become a researcher at Brokis, a glass production company of contemporary lighting fixtures. Within her own work, Czepcová utilizes light, space, and kilnformed glass to create luminous sculpture exploring pattern and the sense of place within site specific installation.


DAVID KING implements the practice of collecting, repetition and repurposing to create unexpected illusions and visual experiences implemented through glass, light, and video. He received his MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2011. King's work has been shown internationally and has earned him recognition as an emerging artist at the 42nd Annual Glass Art Society Conference.


YUKA OTANI received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Her work explores the materiality, transparency and optic capabilities of glass in conjunction with light, water and sugar through objects and installations inspired by issues of perception and phenomenology. Otani lives and works in New York City and has exhibited extensively across the United States and Japan.


MATTHEW PEREZ earned a BFA from Illinois State University and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2010 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research at the Australian National University in Canberra. Perez has since remained in Australia and his current work is concerned with the reflective properties of a glass surface by way of light and mirroring.


ANNE PETTERS is a German-based artist who merges glass with other media to explore the poetic elements of time, growth, and natural phenomena in relation to personal change. She has earned an MFA from Alfred University in 2011 and is currently exhibiting in the traveling exhibition European Glass Experience: Undiscovered Potential at Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio in Segovia, Spain.