Jen Violette Glass

JENNIFER VIOLETTE

Born 1972
Granby, CT

 

EDUCATION
1990-1994 Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. – BFA May 1994
2017 The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
-student of Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen,
Jasen Johnsen, Advanced hot glass sculpting
2016 The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
-student of Martin Janecky, Advanced hot glass sculpting techniques
2003 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
-student of William Morris, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen & Randy Walker
-Advanced Hot Glass Sculpting Techniques
1999 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
-student of Lino Tagliapietra-Advanced Venetian Glass Techniques
1998 The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
-student of Pino Signoretto-Advanced Hot Glass Sculpture
1998 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
-teaching assistant to Kait Rhoads and Walter Lieberman
1997 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA
-scholarship student of Richard Marquis & Dante Marioni
-Advanced Glass-Blowing and Murrine Techniques
1995 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
– glass teaching assistant to Brian Pike
1994 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
-student of Lino Tagliapietra and Dante Marioni-Advanced Glass
1994 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
-special student for 1 week with Henry Halem – Painting on Glass
1993 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
-student of Lino Tagliapietra and Dante Marioni -Advanced Glass
1993 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
-special student for 6 weeks with Dante Marioni -Advanced Glass
1992 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
– Lisa Hart – Book and Paper-making course

 

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
2022 Pilchuck Auction – Artist Award from Olympic Color Rods, Seattle, WA
2018 Teaching Assistant Grant, Glassblowing, Snow Farm School, Williamsburg, MA
2016 The Corning Museum of Glass Scholarship, Glass Sculpting with Martin Janecky
2015 Teaching Assistant Grant, Glassblowing, Snow Farm School, Williamsburg, MA
2014 Teaching Assistant Grant, Glassblowing, Snow Farm School, Williamsburg, MA
2008 The Cohn Family Trust Prize for Excellence in Glass, Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Show
2008 Excellence in Craft, Best Booth Design, American Craft Council Show, Baltilmore, MD
2006 Best in Show Award, Weston Craft Show, Weston, VT
2006 Niche Award Finalist, “Garden Elements” piece, Niche Magazine
2005 Excellence in Glass Design Award – CraftBoston, Boston, MA
2004 Excellence in Glass Award – Art on the Mountain, Wilmington, VT
2003 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Advanced Glass Sculpting with William Morris, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen Randy Walker
2003 Excellence in Glass Award – Art on the Mountain, Wilmington, VT
2001 Excellence in Craft: Glass Award -Crafts at the Castle Show-Boston, MA
2001 Niche Award Finalist, Niche Magazine
1998 Teaching Assistant Grant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1997 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Stanwood, WA
1995 Teaching Assistant Grant, Glassblowing Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
1994 First Prize Award – Best BFA Show, Alfred University
1994 Divisional Honors, Alfred University
1992 Sophomore Art Award, Alfred University
1992 Work Study Grant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer lsle, ME

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES & GLASS DEMONSTRATIONS
2019 SOFA Chicago, Featured Glass Artist Demo on the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Studio Stage
2019 Worcester Center for Crafts, New Street Glass, Guest Artist Demonstration, Worcester, MA
2019 Public Glass, Featured Guest Artist Demonstration, San Francisco, CA,
2018 Corning Museum of Glass Ampitheater, featured Guest Artist Event, August 9
2017 Corning Museum of Glass Ampitheater, featured Guest Artist, April 5-7
2017 Corning Museum of Glass Ampitheater, featured Guest Artist, 2300 Event, March 23

 

EXHIBITIONS
2023-2024 ‘Rural Landscape Series, Jen Violette, Glass Sculptor’ Ellenbogen Gallery, Manchester, VT
2023 ‘Glass 51’, Habatat Galleries International Glass Art Exhibition, Attending Artist
2023 Pilchuck Auction, Seattle, WA
2023 ‘Creatures Great and Small’, Sandwich Glass Museum
2023 ‘Glasstastic’ Kids Design Glass Exhibit, Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT
2023 Holiday Market at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
2023 Epoch Gallery, Featured Guest Artist, Manchester, VT
2022 ‘Glass 50’, Habatat Galleries International Glass Art Exhibition, Royal Oak, Ml
2022 Pilchuck Auction, Seattle, WA
2022 Collective Gallery Featured Guest Artist, Woodstock, VT
2022 Holiday Market at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
2021 ‘Glass 49’ Habatat Galleries International Glass Art Exhibition, Virtual Exhibit
2021 Holiday Market at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
2021 ‘Glass Art Fair’ Virtual Exhibit, Habatat Galleries, Michigan
2021 ‘Glasstastic’ Kids Design Glass Exhibit, Brattleboro Musuem &Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT
2021 ‘Vermont Glass Guild Exhibit’ Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
2021 ‘Splash 2021’, a Habatat Galleries virtual exhibit www.glasscoastweekend.com
2020 ‘Glass48’, a Habatat Galleries virtual exhibit www.glass48.com
2020 ‘Glass Art Fair’, a Habatat Galleries virtual exhibit www.glassartfair.com
2019 ‘Habatat Prime’ at SOFA Chicago, represented by Habatat Galleries, Michigan
2019 ‘Pilchuck Glass Auction’, Seattle, WA
2019 ‘New Glass/New England’,curated by Jim Schantz, Worcester Center for Crafts’, Worcester, MA
2019 ‘Drawn to Glass’, Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, MA
2019 ‘PIVOT’ exhibit at the Imagine Museum, St Petersburg, FL
2019 ‘Solo Exhibit’, Montague Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 ‘In Dialogue with Nature: Glass in the Gardens’, Selby Gardens, Sarasota, FL
2019 ‘Glasstastic’, a Kids Design Glass Exhibit, Brattleboro Museum &Art Center
2019 ‘Teapots 13’, teapot exhibit at Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 ‘Vibrant Perspectives’, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, FL, a joint exhibit with Claire Kelly
2018 ‘SOFA Chicago’, represented by Bender Gallery, Asheville, NC
2018 ‘Vermont Glass Guild Exhibit’, Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2017 ‘Vermont Glass Guild Exhibit’, Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT 2017 ‘Glasstastic’, a Kids Design Glass Exhibit, Brattleboro Museum &Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT
2016 ‘Modern Alchemy-The Art of Glass’, Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2015 ‘Pilchuck Glass Auction’, Seattle, WA
2015 Featured Artist, Collective Gallery, Woodstock, VT
2014 ‘Spotlight on Small’, Brattleboro Museum &Arts Center
2014 ‘Vermont Kids Design Glass II’, Brattleboro Museum &Arts Center
2013 ‘American Craft Exposition’, Evanston, IL
2012 Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA, Featured Artist
2012 ‘Jen Violette Wall Sculptures’, Solo Show, Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, OH
2012 ‘Hot Glass 2012 Gala Auction’, Toledo, OH
2012 American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL
2011 Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA, Featured Artist
2011 ‘Pilchuck Glass Auction, Seattle, WA
2011 ‘American Craft Exposition’, Evanston, IL
2010 Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA, Featured Artist
2010 ‘Crisp’, Solo Show, Vetri Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 ‘SOFA Chicago’, Represented by Thomas Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
2009 ‘SOFA Chicago’, Represented by Thomas Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
2008 ‘SOFA Chicago’, Represented by Thomas Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
2008 ‘Fruits &Dwellings’, Solo Show, Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland, ME
2008 ‘In the Garden’, Group Exhibit, The Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
2008 ‘Pilchuck Glass Auction’, Seattle, WA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1998-Present Studio Glass Artist
2018 Instructor at Corning Museum of Glass, ‘Creative Glass Sculpting Techniques’, Corning, NY
1996-2006 Part Time Assistant to Glass Artist Ed Branson, Ashfield, MA
1995-2001 Part Time Assistant to Glass Artist Robert Dane, Heath, MA
1992-1994 Apprentice to Glass Artist Steven Fellerman, Sheffield, MA

 

PUBLICATIONS
2024 ‘Rural Landscape Series in Glass on Display at Ellenbogen Gallery’,
Brattleboro Reformer newspaper, VT 1/11/2024
2024 ‘Rural Landscape Series in Glass’, Bennington Banner newspaper,, VT, 1/9/2024
2023 ‘Celebrating Vermont In Glass – Jen Violette’s Rural Landscape Series’
Vermont Arts Section, Rutland Herald, Rutland, VT 12/30/2023
2023 ‘We Are Makers’ 5th Edition Artist Book
2021 ‘IN HER VOICE – Influential Women in Glass’,Exhibition Book published by Sandwich Glass Museum
2020 The Flow Magazine, ‘Women in Glass’, Winter Issue
2018 Glass Art Magazine, May/June Issue ‘Fruition of Form’, pg 16-21.
2018 Corning Museum of Glass, YouTube Video of my Potted Cactus Sculpture Demonstration
2018 ‘Talking Out Your Glass’ Podcast, by Shawn Wagonner, Available on iTunes
2017 Corning Museum of Glass, YouTube Video of my Large Glass Fern Sculpture Demonstration
2015 Woodstock Magazine, Volume 15, pg.44
2012 Best ofAmerica Glass Artists & Artisans, Volume 3, Kennedy Publishing
2011 Markets of New England, by Christine Chitnis
2010 Vermont HomeStyle Magazine, Nov/Dec 2010, pg.9
2010 Paradise City Magazine, Fall 2010, Cover Photo
2009 Glass Magazine, #114 Spring 2009 ‘Under the Bell Jar’ Geoff Isles, pg. 12
2009 Southern Vermont Arts & Living Magazine, Spring issue, cover photo, pg 17,19,21
2009 Panache-Vail Beaver Creek Magazine, pg. 3
2008 500 Chairs, Lark Books Publishing, pg. 227
2008 Great American Kitchens, Volume IV, pg. 116
2008 Best of America Glass Artists & Artisans, Volume 1, Kennedy Publishing, pg.81
2008 Niche Magazine, Summer issue, Artist Profile, pg. 31