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Born: Nov. 4, 1959. Albany, New York

1993 Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture
M.F.A. University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL
Graduate Assistant in charge of hot working facility responsible for starting colored glass melting program
Instructor, undergraduate glass blowing class
Assistant to William Carlson
Assistant to Jose Chardiet
Assistant to Francis Whitehead
Vice-President, Craft Guild, 1993

1991 Master of Art in Studio Glass
M.A., Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Member, Joel Philip Myers Glass Blowing Team
Graduate Assistant/Teaching undergraduate advanced glass blowing courses
and funning colored and clear glass furnaces
Scene Shop Design Assistant, Theater Department 1988

1984 Bachelor of Science in Studio Art
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Academic Concentration in Sculpture; minor in Biology
In charge of glass shop maintenance for three years
Studied with Shea O’Brien, Master Crystal Cutter from Waterford Crystal; studied
the repair of brilliant period glass, cutting and grinding, New Haven, CT, 1982

Post Graduate
2008   Lectured in glass, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA.
2003   Lectured in glass, Cleveland Art institute, Cleveland OH.
1994   Lecturing Professor of Glass, University of Sydney, Sydney Australia
1993   Murano, Italy, Pre Graduate Studies
1992   Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, Studied with Dick Marquist, Dale Chilhuly, William Warmus, and Lino Tagliapeitra
1990  Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, Studied with Mark Pieser
1992  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
1991  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra
1990  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, Studied with Dick Marquis
Jan-June 1986    New York Experimental Glass Shop, New York, NY, Studied Italian-style glass blowing techniques with William Gudenwrath
1985  Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, Studied in glass
1984  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC Studied with Richard Ritter and Stephen D. Edwards

Awards and Grants
2010   Best in Glass Madison art Museum Art Show, Madison WI
2008   Visiting lecturer Grant, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA
2008   Best in Glass Sausalito Art Show, Sausalito, CA
2006   Best in Show Three Dimensional, Naples Invitational, Naples FL
2005   Award of Distinction Winter Park Art Fair, Winter Park, FL
2005   Best in Show Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2005   Jurors Choice Award Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
2004   Best in Glass Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO
2004   Best In Show Naples Invitational Art Show, Naples, FL
2004   Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Cohn Family Trust Award, Philadelphia, PA           
2003   Best In glass, Naples Invitational Art Show, Naples, FL
2003   Best in Show, Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, FL          
2002   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC, Awarded Merit Award           
2002   Award for Fine Crafts, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA
2000   Awarded Merit Award, Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2000   Awarded Founders Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL
2000   Awarded Judges Choice Award, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
1999   Awarded Excellence Award – Best in Show, Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
1997   Awarded Fellows Award, American Craft Council Crafts Show Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
1996   Awarded Fellows Award, American Craft Council Crafts Show Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
1996   Awarded Judges Choice Award, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
1995   Awarded Fellow Award, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
1996 & 1995 Awarded Judges Choice Award, herry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
Summer 1992  Awarded Pilchuck Scholarship
Summer 1992  Awarded Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Scholarship
1992   Corning Museum New Glass Review
Summer 1990  Awarded Illinois State University Pilchuck Scholarship
Summer 1991  Nominated for the Corning Glass Foundation Grant for Pilchuck Glass School
1985   Teaching Assistant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, under Michael Meilahn and
Art Reed

Exhibitions and Shows

2012   SOFA Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2012   Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2012   SOFA NY Art Fair, New York, NY
2011   SOFA Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2011   SOFA NY Art Fair, New York, NY
2011   Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
2011   SOFA Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM
2010   SOFA Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2010   Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada
2010   Bergstrum Mahler Museum, The “Venecians” 
2010   Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach, FL
2010   Coconut Grove Art Fair, Coconut Grove, FL
2010   American Craft Exposition, Evenston, IL
2010   Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
2010   Madison Museum of Art Art Show, Madison, WI
2009   Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2009   Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach, FL
2009   Glass Lovers Weekend, Wheaton New Jersey
2009   American Craft Exposition, Evenston, IL
2008   Sausalito Art Show, Sausalito, CA
2008   Belleview Museum Art Show, Belleview, WA
2008   Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
2008   Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach, FL
2007   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2007   Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2007   Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach, FL
2007   Old Town Art Show, Chicago, IL
2007   American Craft Exposition, Evenston, IL
2006   Naples Invitational, Naples, FL
2006   Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach, FL
2006   Philadelphia Museum Of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2006   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2005   Old Town Art Show, Chicago,IL
2005   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2005   Ann Arbor Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI
2005   Winter Park Art Show, Winter Park, FL
2005   Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach, FL
2004   Naples Invitational, Naples, FL
2004   Philadelphia Museum Of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2004   Plaza Art Show, Kansas City, MO
2004   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2003   Ann Arbor Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI
2003   Naples Invitational, Naples, FL
2003   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2003   Winter Park Art Show, Winter Park, FL
2002   Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
2002   Ann Arbor Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI
2002   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2002   American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD
2002   Coconut Grove Art Show, Coconut Grove, FL
2001   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2001   Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2001   American Craft Exposition, Evenston, IL
2001   Participant in SOFA Art Fair, New York, NY
2000   Participant in SOFA Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2000   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC
1999   Participant in SOFA Art Fair, New York, NY
1999   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
1998   ARIODANTE Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
1997   Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
1997   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
1997   Bergstrum Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
1997   SOFA Art Fair, Miami, FL
1996   Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996   Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
1996   Suzanne Brown Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
1995   Barucci Gallery, Clayton, MO
1995   Belvitro, Miami, FL
1995   Carol James Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1995   Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, WI
1995   Gallery W. D. O., Charlotte, NC
1995   Grohe Gallery, Boston, MA
1995   Kristopher-Lindsay Gallery, Sarasota, FL
1995   Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995   Schaff Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1995   Stein Gallery, Portland, ME
1995   The Artful Hand, Boston, MA
1995   The McMillan Gallery, Madison, WI
1995   The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
1995   Vespermann, Atlanta, GA
1995   Walter White Gallery, Carmel, CA
1994   Habitat Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1994   Owen/Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994   Kittrell/Riffkind Galleries, Dallas, TX
1994-06   Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
1994   St. Louis Craft Guild, St. Louis, MO
1993   Glass Artist Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1993   Marx Gallery, “Beyond Baroque”, Chicago, Illinois, IL
1993   Glass Lovers Weekend, Wheaton Village, NJ
1990-4   Edgewood Orchard Galleries Door County, Wisconsin, Annual Glass Weekend
1991   Marx Gallery, Chicago, IL, Glass Art from Illinois
1991   Gallery L, Hamburg, Germany
1990   Marx Gallery, Chicago, IL, Glass Vessels
1990   Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
1985   Slater Museum, Norwich, CT

Public Collections

2010   Renwick Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2010   Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2009   Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
1999   Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL  
1993   Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1984   Slater Museum, New Haven, CT

Numerous Private Collections
Of note:
The Mendels
The Baxts
The Minkoffs
The Berliners

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Leonardo da Vinci

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