EDUCATION

 

2014     MFA Glass | Rochester Institute of Technology

2007     BFA Glass Sculpture, Minor in Art History | Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2004     Associates Degree in Liberal Arts | Olney Central College

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022     Teaching Assistant | Silvia Levenson "Thinking In Glass" | Pilchuck Glass School

         Juror for Summer Scholarship Applications | Penland School of Craft

         Juror and Selection Committee for Visiting Artist and Designer Fellowship | Urban Glass

         Artist Discussion |VCU Graduate Seminar Professional Practice | Virtual

         Feature Guest Artist | Connected in Glass Podcast | Virtual

2021     Artist Talk | AACG Get Fired Up Meet Up | Virtual

2016-21  Instructor | Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

2020     Visiting Professor | Virginia Wesleyan University | Norfolk, VA               

2016-20  Adjunct Faculty | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, VA

         Faculty | Governor’s School of Art | Norfolk, VA

2019     Program Supervisor | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

         Just Glue It: The Illusion of the Effortless | Urban Glass Workshop | Brooklyn, NY

2018     Program Supervisor | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

         Studio Building Coordinator | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

         Cold Shop Assistant | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

2017     Educational Display Design and Fabrication for Lalique Exhibition| Chrysler Museum of Art | Norfolk, VA

         Visiting Artist Assistant | Amie McNeel | Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

         Studio Building Coordinator | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

2016     Teaching Assistant | Stacy Lynn Smith | Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

         Studio Building Coordinator | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

         Board Assistant to Alex Bernstein | Glass Art Society Conference | Corning, NY

2015-16  Artist Assistant | Robin & Julia Rogers

         Artist Assistant | Charlotte Potter

         Visiting Artist Assistant | Rik Allen, Tom Moore | Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

2015     Teaching Assistant | Robin Rogers & Julia Rogers

         Teaching Assistant | Charlotte Potter

2013-14  Artist Assistant | Robin Cass

         Artist Assistant | David Schnuckel

2012-14  Graduate Assistantship | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, NY

         Teaching Assistant | Michael Rogers

2012     Pole Turner | Pilchuck Glass School | Stanwood, WA

2010-12  Glassblower | Noble Glass | Eugene, OR

2007-11  Instructor | Third Degree Glass Factory | Saint Louis, MO

 

RESIDENCIES, VISITING ARTISTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2021-    Resident Artist | Penland School of Craft | Penland, NC

2019     Visiting Artist | Salem Community College | Salem, NJ

2018     Visiting Artist | Southern Illinois University Carbondale | Carbondale, IL

2017     Visiting Artist | DH McNabb (In)between 8-week concentration | Penland School of Craft

2015-17  Resident Artist| Glass Wheel Studio | Norfolk, VA

2015     MFA Traveling Assistant Residency | Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

         Visiting Artist | Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO

         Visiting Artist | East Richland High School | Olney, IL

2011     Visiting Artist | Glass Axis | Columbus, OH

         Artist in Residence | The WORKS | Newark, OH

2010-11  Artist in Residence | University of Oregon | Eugene, OR

 

EXHIBITIONS

2022     A Shared Space | Appalachian Center for Craft | Cookeville, TN

         Illuminations in Glass | Winterowd Fine Art | Santa Fe, NM

         Connections 2022 | Tacoma Museum of Glass | Tacoma, WA

2021     Small Works/Big Impact | Momentum Gallery | Ashville, NC

         Lost|Found | Ken Saunders Gallery | Chicago, IL

         X-Marks the Spot: A Decade of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Commune | Norfolk, VA

         Photo/Graphic Tendencies | Gallery 261 | Norfolk, VA

         Pilchuck: Celebrating 50 Years | Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park | Camano Island, WA

         Connections: Glass from Every Angle | Glass Art Society International Juried Exhibition | Virtual

         Systems of Tension: Collaborative Installation by Caitlin Blomstrom and Sarah Vaughn | Vestibule 102 Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

         Materials Hard and Soft | Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton, TX

2020     Chroma 2020 | The Gallery at Fort Houston | Nashville, TN

2019     Get Real: Figurative Sculpture by Women” | Peninsula Fine Arts Center | Newport News, VA

         Now Playing: New Forms in Contemporary Glass” | William King Museum of Art | Abingdon, VA

         Her Voice | Ken Saunders Gallery | Chicago, IL

2018     SOFA Chicago | Navy Pier represented by Ken Saunders Gallery | Chicago, IL

         Virginia Glass Guild 31st Anniversary Exhibition | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center | Hampton, VA

         2018 Faculty Show | Gordon Art Center | Norfolk, VA

         Illustrious Expressions: An Exploration of Imagination and Reality | Vereen Gallery | Moultrie, GA

         Arbitrary Systems: The Collaborative Practice of Caitlin Blomstrom and Sarah Vaughn | Vestibule 102 Chrysler                  Museum Glass Studio |Norfolk, VA

         Milano Vetro-35 | Castello Sforzesco | Milano, Italy

2017     Act TWO: Featuring the Resident Artist of Glass Wheel | Glass Wheel Studio | Norfolk, VA

         3rd Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition | Workhouse Art Center | Lorton, VA

         Got Glass!!! Convergence | Sebastopol Center for the Arts | Sebastopol, CA

         Virginia Glass Guild 30th Anniversary Exhibition | Charles H Taylor Arts Center | Hampton, VA

         A New Year | Origins Gallery | Norfolk, VA

         Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland 2017 | Gallery 924 | Indianapolis, IN

         2017 Rawls Museum Arts National Juried Exhibition | Rawls Museum Arts | Courtland, VA

         Trompe L’oeil | Glass Wheel Gallery | Norfolk, VA

         Now Arriving | Norfolk International Airport | Norfolk, VA

         Snapshots in Glass | Vestibule 102 Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

         Reminiscence | Ken Saunders Gallery | Chicago, IL

         Homeward Bound | Taubman Museum of Art | Roanoke, VA

         Teapots! 11th Invitational | Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery | Pittsburgh, PA

         Embracing Narrative | Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center | Portsmouth, VA

2016     Act ONE:  Featuring the Resident Artist of Glass Wheel | Glass Wheel Gallery | Norfolk, VA

         Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland | Atrium Gallery Ball State University | Muncie, IN

         Just Between Us | Glass Wheel Gallery | Norfolk, VA

2015     Virginia Glass Guild 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition | Charles H. Taylor Art Center | Hampton, VA

         Weather-Worn Memories | Vestibule 102 Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Norfolk, VA

         Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland | Indiana Art Center | Indianapolis, IN

         Original Voices| Ken Saunders Gallery | Chicago, IL

2014     Out of Town – Open USA: 44 American Glass Artists | Contemporary Glass Society | Great Britain

         Convergence: 3rd Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium Exhibition | University Gallery | Rochester, NY

         Reconstructed Memories: MFA Thesis Exhibition | Art and Vintage on Main | East Rochester, NY

         Unexpected Imagery | Gallery R | Rochester, NY

2013     Arts Cultural Council’s Student Showcase | Arts and Cultural Center | Rochester, NY

         Glass Art Society online International Student Exhibition Juror’s Selection

2012     Emerge 2012 | Bullseye Gallery | Portland, OR

2011     A Display of Works | The Works Gallery | Newark, OH

2010     Glass at 40: Southern Glass Works Alumni Show | University Museum | Carbondale, IL

         Finding Balance | Third Degree Glass Factory | Saint Louis, MO

         Transition | Springfield City Hall Art Gallery | Springfield, OR

2009     Artist of the Studio | Third Degree Glass Factory | Saint Louis, MO

         Missing | Longbranch | Carbondale, IL
2008     Emerge 2008 | Bullseye Resource Gallery | Portland, OR

2007     New Beginnings:  Featuring Graduates of the SIUC Glass Program | Third Degree Glass Factory | Saint Louis, MO

         Rickert-Ziebold Award Trust Competition | Surplus Gallery, Glove Factory | Carbondale, IL

         Common Elements BFA Thesis Exhibition | Surplus Gallery, Glove Factory | Carbondale, IL

         C-4 1st Annual Juried Art Exhibition | Surplus Gallery, Glove Factory | Carbondale, IL

 

AWARDS|SCHOLARSHIPS                  

2022     Visionary Scholarship | Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass

2021     2nd Place | Connections: Glass from Every Angle | Glass Art Society International Juried Exhibition

2020     People’s Choice Kiln Formed Glass| Glass Gathering

         1st Place Kiln Formed Glass | Glass Gathering

         Artist Support Grant | Glass Art Society

2018     Juror’s Choice | Virginia Glass Guild 31st Anniversary Exhibition

         2nd place | Virginia Glass Guild 31st Anniversary Exhibition

         Jurors Choice: Honorable Mention | Pilchuck Auction Gala

2017     Honorable Mention | 3rd Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition

         Virginia Glass Guild Scholarship | Virginia Glass Guild

         Best in Show | Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland 2017

         2nd Place | Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland 2017

         2nd Place | 2017 Rawls Museum Arts National Juried Exhibition

         Windgate Scholarship | Penland School of Crafts

2016     Scholarship | Pilchuck Glass School

2015     Honorable Mention | VGG 28th Annual Exhibition | Juror: Diane Wright

2014     Scholarship | Pilchuck Glass School

         Summer Scholarship| Corning Museum of Glass

         1st Place | Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition

         Scholarship | Glass Art Society | Chicago, IL

         Winter Scholarship| Corning Museum of Glass

2013     Research and Creativity Grant | Rochester Institute of Technology

         Summer Scholarship | Corning Museum of Glass

2008     Academic Award | Emerge | Bullseye Glass

2007     Scholarship | Pilchuck Glass School

         Rickert-Ziebold Award Trust | Southern Illinois University Carbondale

PUBLICATIONS

2021     Lost|Found | Ken Saunders Gallery

         Connections: Glass from Every Angle | Glass Art Society | pg. 8-9

         34th Annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition | Greater Denton Arts Council | pg.44

2020     Chroma: A Contemporary Survey of American Glass | Meredith Edmonson & Jennifer Crescuillo | pg.55

         2020 GAS Members Exhibition Catalog | Glass Arto Society | pg.53

2019     Her Voice | Ken Saunders Gallery | pg. 70-75

2018     Milano Vetro-35 | Comune di Milano | pg. 42

2017     Reminiscence | Ken Saunders Gallery

2016     The Glass Wheel Studio:  Keeping the Creative Wheels Turning | Distinction Magazine | February 2016, pg.  54-58

2015     Original Voices | American Art Collector Magazine | May 2015, pg. 184-85

         Original Voices | Ken Saunders Gallery | pg. 74-87

         Artist to Know | Where Magazine Chicago | April 2015, pg. 19

2014     Reconstructed Memories: A Master’s Thesis | Rochester Institute of Technology

2013     Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition Jurors Selection | pg. 27

2012     Emerge 2012 | Bullseye Glass | pg. 39

2008     Emerge 2008 | Bullseye Glass | pg. 20-21

2007     Southern Illinois News | April 24, 2007

         Daily Egyptian | April 26, 2007 | pg. 1

         Spotlight on: Art | Undergraduate Research at SIUC | pg. 5

         Southern Illinoisan | April 24, 2007 | pg. 9

 

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

2018     Cast in Sand | Cat Burns | Penland School of Crafts

2017     Ceramic Shell Bronze Life Castizg | D.W. Martin | Penland School of Crafts

2016     The Hunt is Sweeter than the Kill | Anna Mlasowsky & Matthew Szösz | Pilchuck Glass School

2015     Flame Working: Cause and Effect, Carmen Lozar | Appalachian Center for Craft

         Between Reality and Illusion, Kathryn Wightman | Bullseye Resource Center

         Highland Inspiration: Location and Self | Jane Bruce | Northlands Creative Glass Center

2014     From Research to Refinement | Carrie Iverson | Pilchuck Glass School

         Make Your Own Pate De Verre Vessel | Sin-Ichi Higuchi | Corning Museum of Glass

         Problem-Solving for Casting | Danial Clayman | Corning Museum of Glass

2013     Engraving and Printmaking| April Surgent and Marshall Hyde | Corning Museum of Glass

2008     A Day with Boyd and Lisa | Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz | Third Degree Glass Factory

2007     Cane, Carving, and Color | Claire Kelly and Anthony Schafemeyer | Pilchuck Glass School

         From Page to Pedestal | Debra Horrell | Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2006     Introduction to Kiln Casting | Mel George | Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2005     Painting with Light | Jeremy Lepisto | Southern Illinois University Carbondale