Amber Cowan CV

CV Amber Cowan

Bio

Education

2011    MFA Ceramics/Glass, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Seminar in Aesthetics and Cultural Studies: Vision and Rationality. Temple University Rome, Italy

2010    Emilio Santini and Alex Hamilton. Flameworking. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

2008    Lee Whiting. Advanced Sculptural Welding. The Education Alliace. NY, NY

2006    Bill Gudenrath. Introduction to Venetian Techniques. The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

2004    BFA 3-Dimension Design, Concentration in Glass. Salisbury University. Salisbury, MD

2003    Temple University Study Abroad Program. Spring semester. Rome, Italy

Grants/Awards

2014    The Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass

2013    Nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

SOFA Selects, Piece chosen by David McFadden, Chief curator The Museum of Art and Design

Selected to represent Philadelphia as one of the "Rising Stars" at GlassWeekend 2013 by The Contemporary Glass Philadelphia Organization at Wheaton Arts

Merriman-Ross Scholarship at Pilchuck Glass

2012    Recipient of The Stephen Procter Fellowship. The Australian National University. Canberra, Australia.

Residency at The Toledo Museum of Art. Juried selection for "The Toledo Workshop Revisited". Residency and documentary

Recipient of The Tyler Alumni Award of Excellence at The Philadelphia Fibers Biennial

2011    Teaching Assistantship Tyler School of Art

2010    Resident Artist, Maho Bay's Recycled Glass Center, St. John, Virgin Islands

2009    Resident Artist, Maho Bay's Recycled Glass Center. St. John, Virgin Islands

2008    Resident Artist at The Anderson Center for Visual Arts, Red Wing, MN

2004    First woman to graduate at Salisbury University with a BFA in 3-Dimensional Design, concentration in Glass

Exhibitions

2015    Solo Exhibition, Chroma Revival. Heller Gallery, NY, NY

COLOURS. Group exhibition at The Hempel Glass Museum, Denmark

Steuben and Glass Candlestick Exhibition. The Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

2014    Solo Exhibition, Second Life Glass. The Museum of Craft and Design, San Franciso, CA

Art Miami. Represented by Heller Gallery

SOFA Chicago. Represented by Heller Gallery

Contemporary Glass 21st Century Innovation, The New Britain Museum of American Art. New Britain, Connecticut.

Installation at The Philadelphia International Airport.

Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art, The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Brattleboro, Vermont.

Breathing Through Transparency, International Glass Exhibition, The China Academy of Art. Hangzhou, China

Installation at The Philadelphia International Airport

Art Southampton represented by Heller Gallery, Hamptons, NY

Art Miami represented by Heller Gallery, Miami, FL

Group Exhibition at The Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, Vermont

2013    SOFA Chicago represented by Heller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibition, Reconstructions, Heller Gallery, NY, NY

New Visions, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

GlassWeekend represented by Heller Gallery, Millville, NJ

2012    SOFA Chicago,  represented by Heller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Inside/Out, The Philadelphia Fibers Biennial. The Ice Box at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Secret Life of Sand: An Artist Invitational. The Hatchory, Philadelphia, PA

2011    Solo Exhibition, Peak and Valley, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art

Philadelphia Women Working in Glass. Curated by Lucartha Kohler. Rosemont College

Vagabondage, College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition curated by Candice Madey. Hunter College, Times Square Gallery

2010    Zodiak Down, Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009    Glas Under Glass, The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts, Loveladies, NJ

2008    The Artists of Urban Glass, The Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Instructors of Urban Glass, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Experience

2015    Instructor, Flameworking, The Penland School of Crafts

Instructor at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle

2014    Instructor, Flameworking, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

Instructor, Introduction and Intermediate Glass. Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Intro and Intermediate Glass, Spring

2013    Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Intro. and Intermediate Glass Instructor at Peters Valley Craft Center, Flameworking, Layton, NJ

Teaching Assistant, Emilio Santini and Simone Crestani, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

2012    Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Intro, and Intermediate Glass

Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Survey of Glass Techniques

Adjunct Professor, Salem Community College, Introduction to Sculptural Flameworking, Salem, NJ

Teaching Assistant, Paul Stankard and Lucio Bubacco, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

2011    Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Intro/Intermediate Glass

Adjunct Professor, Salem Community College, Co-Taught with Paul Stankard, Advanced Sculptural Flameworking

Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Glass Survey

Teaching Assistant, Gianni Toso, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

Graduate Advisor for The Tyler Glass Guild

2010    Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Glass Survey and Introduction to Glass

Teaching Assistant, Loren Stump, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

Teaching Assistant, Sharyn O'Mara, Advanced Glass Seminar, Tyler School of Art

2009    Teaching Assistant, Dan Cutrone, Hot Casting, Tyler School of Art

Teaching Assistant, Gianni Toso, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

2008    Instructor, Flameworking, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Kari Russell-Pool, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

Teaching Assistant, Gianni Toso, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

2007    Instructor, The Boys and Girls Club of Brooklyn, Intro., Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Instructor, Advanced Color Workshop, One Sixty Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Paul Stankard, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Steve Sizelove, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Eric Goldschmidt, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Instructor, Glassblowing, 6-Week Sessions, One Sixty Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Instructor, Flameworking, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

2006    Instructor, Glassblowing, 6-Week Sessions, One Sixty Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Instructor, Flameworking, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Michiko Sakano, One Sixty Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching Assistant, Thaddeus Wolf, One Sixty Glass, Brooklyn, NY

2005    Teaching Assistant, Luke Jacomb, Photosensitive Glass, Urban Glass,Brooklyn, NY

Lectures/Professional Experience

2014    Lecture at The Corning Museum of Glass for the 2014 Rakow Commission

Lecture at The New Britain Museum of American Art

Demonstration at the 2014 Glass Art Society Conference, Chicago

2013    Artist Lecture, Peters Valley Craft Center

Artist Lecture, "Rising Stars" Presentations, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ

2012    Artist Lecture, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Artist Lecture, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

Moderator of "Ask the Artists" Panel Discussion with Andrew Page, Sally Prasch, Milon Townsend, Paul Stankard, The International Flameworking Conference, Salem,NJ

2011    Demonstrator, Lecturer, The International Flameworking Conference, Salem Community College, Salem, NY

Publications

2015    Cover of New Glass Review 36 for the Rakow Commission

Feature in Daphne’s Diary, Magazine produced in the Netherlands

2014    New Glass Review 35, Jurors choice by Tina Oldknow  

Feature in, NEUES Feature in GLAS Magazine by John Drury

Featured in, Terrific Design, curated by Cristina Marozzi

Featured in, Spark the Creative Flame, by Paul J. Stankard.

2013    Selected images for publication in NEUES GLAS Magazine for The Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award

2012    New Glass Review 33, Corning Museum of Glass

2011    Feature in Glass Line Magazine, Vol. 25, No.5

Permanent Collections

The Shanghai Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass
The Wichita Art Museum