Metropolitan Museum of Art

I’m thrilled to be speaking with my collaborators Caroline Woolard, Alex Rosenberg, and Lika Volkova this month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their MetFridays Beyond Boundaries Program.

METFRIDAYS: BEYOND BOUNDARIES
ARTISTS ON ARTWORKS

Metropolitan Museum of Art  |  New York, NY
July 28, 6:30–7:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio

Reflect on the future of communication with artists Caroline Woolard, Alexander Rosenberg, Helen Lee, and Lika Volkova, through a discussion of their collaborative project Carried on Both Sides. Limited space; registration suggested.

Summer 2017 Exhibitions

I’ve got the following exhibitions lined up for summer, near and far!

MOTHERLANDS
100 State  |  Madison, WI
May 5 – September 1, 2017
Motherlands, an exhibition comprised of artworks created by immigrants and individuals of immigrant descent, celebrates the many narratives that weave together to make up our community.

EMERGE/EVOLVE 2016 
Bellevue Arts Museum  |  Bellevue, WA
May 26 – October 1, 2017
Last stop on the tour, featuring some new work, too!

FORGE
Madison Brass Works  |  Madison, WI
June 10 – 17, 2017
Forge is an art exhibition featuring the work of over a dozen Madison-area artists, who will create installations inspired by the history of the Madison Brass Works building (214 Waubesa. Madison WI), its workers, and the elements involved in the transfigurations that took place on this site.

CS ART MADISON
Arts and Literature Laboratory  |  Madison, WI
July 7 – July 29, 2017
Much like Community Supported Agriculture programs, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive shares of fruits and vegetables, CSArt Madison asks shareholders to invest directly in the arts community with a ‘buy local’ mentality. Buy your share now! Check out my profile page to learn more about my contribution to CS Art.

TONGUE TIDE
Flux Factory  |  Queens, NY
July 3 – August 2, 2017
Tongue Tide explores the dual nature of language as simultaneously expressive and limiting. The title references the phrase, “Mother Tongue,” meaning one’s native language, as well as the colloquialism “Tongue Tied”, or speechless, expressing the limits of that language. Replacing “Tied” with the word “Tide”, references the ocean tide, and the organic, fluid aspect of language.

Tone Madison Interview

Scott Gordon from Tone Madison was kind enough to invite me over for an interview about my work in the Wisconsin Triennial. I was sad for this work to be de-installed, but pleased the loan was extended long enough to be a part of the urban landscape when 75,000-100,000 people marched down State Street for the Women’s March in January!

 

MMOCA Wisconsin Triennial Press

The Wisconsin Triennial exhibition opened on Friday at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. I feel grateful for the press I’ve received around this exhibition. See:

Art tells a personal story in latest Wisconsin Triennial (Wisconsin State Journal)

http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/art-tells-a-personal-story-in-latest-wisconsin-triennial/article_18eb7169-719c-576b-a862-4bdd8b65e548.html

Calling all artists: MMoCA’ds Triennial showcases art on the cutting edge (The Isthmus)

http://isthmus.com/arts/mmoca-triennial-showcases-art-on-the-cutting-edge/

Third Year’s the Charm (Brava Magazine)

http://bravamagazine.com/third-years-charm/

Midwest Story Lab’s #Triyourstory on me!

http://www.mmoca.org/exhibitions/exhibits/wisconsin-triennial-2016/tri-your-story

Bullseye Emerge 2016 Gold Award

I’m pleased to announce that my work, KowTow, received the Gold Award at this year’s Bulleye Emerge exhibition. I was excited to participate in Emerge this year because kiln cast glass was new territory for me in 2015; this honor was quite unexpected! I extend my thanks to studio assistant Anna Lehner for her help with this piece, as well as Sarah Archer and Cybele Malone for the opportunity to develop the body of work this piece came out of.

Urban Glass’s Hot Sheet wrote a nice piece on this news. Bullseye official Emerge site also has more information on this exhibition.

2016

MATERIAL MYTHOLOGIES
January 21-April 3, 2016  |  Minnesota Museum of American Art  |   St. Paul, MN
Material Mythologies brings together textiles, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and sculpture. The exhibition features works by Sonya Clark (Richmond, VA), Mary Giles (Stillwater, MN), Teri Greeves (Santa Fe, NM), Helen Lee (Madison, WI), and Jae Won Lee (East Lansing, MI). Helen Lee will deliver a gallery talk with curator Christopher Atkins at Minnesota Museum of American Art February 27 at 3pm. Lee will also give a hot glass demonstration at FOCI Glass Studio in Minneapolis February 28 at noon.

ART DEPARTMENT QUADRENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
January 29-April 17, 2016  |  Chazen Museum of Art  |  Madison, WI
Works of painting, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, furniture making, papermaking, photography, digital media, video, and performance will fill the temporary galleries of the Chazen Museum of Art for the Art Department Faculty Quadrennial Exhibition 2016. Mounted every four years since 1974, the exhibition features recent work from current and past faculty and affiliates of the UW-Madison Art Department. Lee will give a gallery talk on her work at the Chazen Museum on February 10 at 12:30pm.

WHEREABOUTS
March 27-September 4, 2016  |  Glazenhuis  |  Lommel, Belgium
With the generous invitation of the Director Jeroen Maes, Hyperopia Projects has been invited to curate an exhibition at Glazenhuis, the Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art. Featuring the work of 21 international artists, Whereabouts explores how glass artists navigate the displacement of their craft in contemporary practice with processes that embrace unorthodox methodologies of reconfiguration, disembodiment, and subversive misappropriation. Hyperopia Projects will introduce the exhibition at the opening on March 26th.

WRITING LIGHTLY
April 1-May 7, 2016  |  Work | Release  |  Norfolk, VA
Curated by Hannah Kirkpatrick, Writing Lightly focuses on the visualization and interpretation of language through the use of light and neon as a form of poetry and as a material for reconstructing the meaning behind words. Exhibitors include: Alicia Eggert, Clay McGlamory, Craig Kraft, George Horner, Helen Lee, James Akers, Jen Elek, Jeremy Bert, Liss Lafleur, Kristi Totoritis, and Nari Ward.

CULTIVATE: WISCONSIN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT EDUCATORS EXHIBITION
April 22-May 27, 2016  |  Union Art Gallery  |  Milwaukee, WI
Cultivate is an exhibition showcasing the work of a diverse group of art educators from throughout Wisconsin, including: Trenton Baylor, Jamie Bertsch, Jeffrey Clancy, Teresa Faris, Gerit Grimm, Helen Lee, Bradley Nichols, Masako Onodera, John Ready, and Rhonda Willers. This exhibition  will accompany the Zoom Milwaukee Symposium from May 25-29, 2016, a conference that brings together craftspeople and makers from a wide range of artistic disciplines to celebrate their work and encourage conversation and collaboration.

PILCHUCK HAUBERG FELLOWSHIP
April 29-May 13, 2016  |  Pilchuck Glass School  |  Stanwood, WA
I am thrilled to have received this year’s Pilchuck Hauberg Fellowship in collaboration with Caroline Woolard and Alexander Rosenberg. Looking forward to a few productive weeks on the tree farm with these superstars!

EMANCIPATION
June 9-18, 2016  |  Market Street Storefronts  |  Corning, NY
Curated by Yuka Otani, this exhibition exclusively features artworks that derive inspirations from properties of glass, but are executed without involving actual glass, suggesting that the possibilities of glass as a creative medium may not only reside in the material itself but also in its metaphorical and conceptual planes. This exhibition will coincide with the 2016 Glass Art Society Conference.

EMERGE/EVOLVE 2016
June 25-October 1, 2016  |  Bullseye Projects  |  Portland, OR
My work, “Kowtow” will be included in Bullseye’s ninth Emerge biennial!

WISCONSIN TRIENNIAL 2016
September 24, 2016January 8, 2017  |  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art  |  Madison, WI
OMG will be included in MMOCA’s Wisconsin Triennial 2016.

2015

2015 is shaping up to be a busy year. After the birth of my daughter, I am looking forward to:

THE CRITICAL VACUUM
June 7, 3:30pm – 5pm  |  Glass Art Society Conference  |   San Jose, CA
Hyperopia Projects will be presenting this year’s Strattman Lecture at the Glass Art Society Conference in San Jose.

SHATTERED: DEFYING EXPECTATIONS IN GLASS
June 5 – July 30 |  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary  |  Oakland, CA
Participating artists: Lynne-Rachel Altman, Cassandria Blackmore, Jen Blazina, Randy Colosky, Cathy Cunningham-Little, Thérèse Lahaie, Helen Lee, Clifford Rainey, David Ruth, Kana Tanaka.

WORD PLAY
June 22 – July 3  |  Pilchuck Glass School  |  Stanwood, WA
Alexander Rosenberg and I will be serving up alphabetical antics in the hotshop for Session 3 at Pilchuck. On top of the unbelievable line-up during Session 3, we are incredibly lucky to have the assistance of David Schnuckel and Bryan McGovern-Wilson for our TA’s!

BECLOUD
September 16- November 7 |  Urban Glass  |  Brooklyn, NY
Solo exhibition curated by Sarah Archer.

GATHERING: CONTEMPORARY GLASS FROM THE HEARTLAND
September 25 – November 22  |  Indianapolis Art Center  |  Indianapolis, IN
A group exhibition juried by Marc Petrovic and David Willis.

THE 2015 ROBERT M. MINKOFF FOUNDATION ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM AT URBAN GLASS
October 22-25  |  Urban Glass  |  Brooklyn, NY
I will be presenting Tools for Teaching Glass as Movement-Based Praxis.  

“Understanding Handedness” at “Issues in Glass Pedagogy”

I will be speaking at “Issues in Glass Pedagogy: The Robert Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass” on December 6th at 1:00 p.m. My talk will look at the various (biological, neurological, cultural, historical) underpinnings of the phenomenon of handedness. I will share various tactics in bringing an awareness of handedness into the hotshop and how this can be used as an effective tool for teaching.