Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts Lecture + Reception: Matthew Szosz
Nov 12 2015 5:30PM - 8:00PM
The Borowsky Prize was established in 2012 and honors the late Irvin Borowsky, a UArts trustee emeritus, glass arts patron and humanitarian. The Borowsky Prize recognizes an artist living in North America whose work is conceptually daring, exemplifies technical skill and innovation, and advances the field of contemporary glass art. Please join us for the lecture and presentation by this year’s winner, Matthew Szösz.
Artist’s Talk: 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Matthew Szösz holds a BFA, a BID and an MFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design. His awards include the 2009 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant. He has been an educator and/or artist-in-residence at Pilchuck Glass School, Wheaton Arts, Nagoya Institute for the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Australia National University (Proctor Fellowship), Canberra Glassworks, Danish Royal Academy Bornholm, Toledo Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass and Starworks. Szösz has exhibited at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, GlazenHuis (Belgium) and the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. In 2010, he founded Hyperopia Projects, which advances cross-genre material-based sculpture and critical thought. He currently lives with his wife, Anna Mlasowsky, in Seattle, Wash.
This event is part of Craft NOW Philadelphia, a series of coordinated events and festivities that celebrates the city’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass.Hamilton Hall
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