Fall + Winter 2019

Arts and Literature Laboratory | Madison, WI
Sept. 7 – Oct. 19, 2019

Verse / Us: Language and Power is an invitational group exhibition that explores how language shapes our identities and the world that we live in, featuring Julie Chen, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Helen Lee, Tuesday Smillie, Chelsea Thompto, and Matthew Owen Wead. Language and discourse serve to construct and manipulate concepts of power in society. Institutions and individuals alike use language to strengthen their ideological interests, preserve authority over others, and lead the change in social practices, relationships, and values. In differing ways, these artists explore how art, text, and language affect our daily lives and the art that they create.

Museum of Art and Design | New York, NY
Oct. 3 – April 12, 2020 

Opening Reception for MAD Members, Oct. 2, 6:00-8:00pm
Gallery Talks: Oct. 4, 2:00pm
I’m honored to join this year’s cohort of Burke Prize finalists, My work, 1/f, will be in the exhibition of finalists at the Museum of Art and Design. The Burke Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, and/or wood. Selected by a jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design, the finalists represent emerging voices expanding the disciplines at the core of American studio craft movement whose highly accomplished work demonstrates a strong use of materials, innovative processes, and conceptual rigor and relevance. Finalists include: Elizabeth Alexander, Indira Allegra, Bisa Butler, Amber Cowan, Tanda Francis, Bojana Ginn, Raven Halfmoon, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Lauren Kalman, Helen Lee, Linda Lopez, Jaydan Moore, Sophia Narrett, Sara Rahbar, Julie Schenkelberg, and Sarah Zapata. Juried by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Cannupa Hanska Luger

2019 Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass
Urban Glass | Brooklyn, NY
October 24 – 26, 2019

I’ll be presenting a brief survey of recent (within the past five years) explorations of writing and glass curriculum. This presentation will touch on: sentences, artist statements, glass-specific vocabulary, written prompts, written critiques, writing as constraint, journaling, print ephemera and recent collaborations with professional writers in the glass studio. Open discussion will follow for educators to discuss: challenges they face, exercises/strategies they have tried, and the trajectory of writing as a tool in the shop, studio, and crit environments.

The MIT Glass Lab | Cambridge, MA 
November 12, 2019, 6:30pm, 10-250

In early 1997, Page Hazlegrove was my first glass instructor at MIT. It is an unspeakable honor for me to return to my alma mater and deliver this namesake lecture. I would never have imagined 20 years ago I would be delivering my artist talk in 10-250 of all places! I look forward to returning to my original glass family this November, with a residency to follow in Spring 2020.

Chazen Museum | Madison, WI
February 1 – May 20, 2020

In a new format for the quadrennial faculty exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art, juror Gary Schneider has selected 50 projects that respond to specific art works in the museum’s collection or the museum’s public spaces. My work will be viewable from Library Mall in the glazed overpass connecting the two halves of the museum.