Artist: Ethan Stern

  • Ethan Stern’s luminous, often asymmetrical blown and carved glass sculptures demonstrate the artist’s exceptional ability to bring form, color, texture, light, and line together in a seamless and perfectly balanced abstract composition.

    Stern’s newest body of work presents a disparate, yet esthetically cohesive set of visual associations: luminous grays recall winter skies; sharp angles and solid bands of opaque color reference the geometry of urban landscapes; colorful carved patterns bring to mind eroded coastlines, or topographic maps; and the soft geometric silhouettes of the forms themselves suggest the elegant shapes of Japanese tea services.

  • Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
    Eboltoft Glass Museum, Eboltoft, DK
    Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
    Palm Springs Contemporary Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

  • 2011
    Mary B. Bishop and Francis S. Merritt Technical Assistance Grant, Haystack School, Deer Isle, ME
    5 Day residency, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
    2010
    Best Emerging Artist Award, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
    “Jurors choice” Bay Area Glass Institute Fine Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
    Visiting Artist, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
    Commission/Permanent Collection. “Allure of the Seas” Royal Caribbean Cruises, Finland
    2009
    The George and Dorothy Saxe Award, Full Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
    Commission/Permanent Collection. “Oasis of the Seas” Royal Caribbean Cruises, Finland
    2008

    Purchase Award, Soho Myriad, Ritz Carlton, Shenzhen, China
    Fellow, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ
    Artist in residence, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB Canada
    2007
    Finalist, Young Glass 2007 Exhibition, Eboltoft Glass Museum, Eboltoft, Denmark
    2006
    Pilchuck Glass School Staff Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
    2003-05
    Artist in residence, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

  • 2012
    “Surface, Light and Volume” Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan
    “Object Disposition” Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
    “In Urbanism” LewAllen Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
    2010
    “Zoom” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
    2008
    “Marked” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
    “Surface Content” Chappell Gallery, New York, NY
    2007
    “Texture Mapping” William Traver Gallery, Oct. Tacoma, WA
    2006
    “In the surface” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
    “Making The Mark” Chappell Gallery, Chelsea, NY
    2005
    “New Drawings” Vetri International Glass, Seattle, WA
    2004
    “Introducing Ethan Stern” Chappell Gallery, New York, NY