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Thematically much of the work is drawn from travelling to teach, exhibit and demonstrate glass. Road trips back and forth across the US and visits to Japan, Cuba, Honduras, Turkey and Israel have sprung series of work inspired by objects, places, and people they have met along the journey. Wooden docks in Honduras, sunsets in the southwest, and forest lakes in upstate New York have crept their way into many of the pieces. Objects ranging from antique scuba diver helmets to barnacle covered buoys serve as points of departure inviting viewers to explore their own personal connections to the familiar forms we encounter in unfamiliar places.

Since 2012, Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty have maintained a critical, conceptual, and technical dialogue about their individual work, which easily evolved to collaborative pieces. Over the past couple years they have mounted multiple two person exhibitions which included work that challenges the experimental process specific to each of them. Within these compositions, Jennifer included flame worked components that represented her mastery of the process while Jason’s contribution was cast and blown glass. Jennifer utilizes a lot of sea life while Jason includes imagery that man uses to access the sea. IE Man and Nature in Nature. The finished compositions have been published in glass magazines and generously collected.

 

Jennifer Caldwell AKA Umphress creates work that draws inspiration from her environment. Born and raised in California, she began working with glass in 2000 while living in Hawaii. Caldwell now lives and works in Kingston, Washington, where the Pacific Ocean continues to influence her work. “Although my inspiration comes from the ocean, I am most intrigued by capturing movement. I try to emulate the movement of sea life in a simple contemporary form,” says Caldwell in her personal statement.

 

Jason Chakravarty began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process. In 2002 he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton.

 

 

Christina Aguilera (CA)

Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, OH)

Glass Furnace Museum (Istanbul, Turkey)

Imagine Museum (St. Petersburg, FL)

Sonny Kamm, Kamm Teapot Foundation (Sparta, NC)

Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, (Kobe, Japan)

Niijima Glass Museum (Niijima, JP)

University of Arkansas Museum (Little Rock, AR)

Works Museum (Newark, OH)

 

 

 

Jason Chakravarty

2019               SOFA Chicago Prime C/O Habatat Gallery (Royal Oak, MI)

                       One of a Kind, Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery (Dallas, TX)

                       Hot Glass Gallery Exhibition, The Arts Commission (Toledo, OH)

                       From The Flame, Flint Institute of arts (Flint, MI)

                       13th Teapot Invitational Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA)

                       Playlist, Museo Art Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

2018              Collab Exhibition w/ Jason Chakravarty, Museo Art Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

                       In Danger: Fragile Eco-Systems, Vetri International Gallery (Seattle, WA)

                       ON! Pushing Back the Dark(ness) South Shore Art Center (Boston, MA)

Invitational Ann Brierly Gallery (Chicago, IL)

All The World is a Stage Museo Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

2017               FORM Miami C/O Adam Blaue Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

SOFA Chicago C/O Adam Blaue Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

Sea Worthy, Glass Wheel Studio (Norfolk, VA)

My Favorite Monster, Idea Museum (Phoenix, AZ)

Sea Discernibly, Duncan McClellan Gallery (St Petersburg, FL)

Glassotic Habatat Gallery (Royal Oak, MI

The Art Of Plasma Museum Of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

                       Art Palm Springs C/O Adam Blaue Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

Beach Party Museo Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

2016               SOFA Chicago C/O Adam Blaue Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

                        Into The Deep Tacoma Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA)

                       Crystal Editions Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

                       Ways of Making Cohen Gallery (Reading, PA)

                      Penland 31st Auction (Penland, NC)

                      Sci-Fi: Fantasy To Reality IDEA Museum (Mesa, AZ)

                      Art Palm Beach C/O Riley Gallery (Palm Beach, FL)

2015             SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                     Distilled In The Desert Step Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

                     Summer Instructor Exhibition Sarah Blain Gallery (Gatlinburg, TN)

                    Ways of Making Cohen Gallery (Reading, PA)

                    Penland 30th Auction (Penland, NC)

                    All Art AZ Art Intersection Gallery (Gilbert, AZ)

                    Grid Museo Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

                    Art Palm Beach C/O Riley Gallery (Palm Beach, FL)

                   Homage to Pop Art Museo Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

2014          SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                   Group Glass Exhibition Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Museum (Phoenix, AZ)

                   Art on Fire Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

                  Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape curated by Martha Lourdes Rocha/Martin Lorigan                    (Carlsbad, CA)

                  Workshop Faculty Show Appalachian Gallery (Cookeville, TN)

                  Ways Of Making Cohen Gallery (Reading, PA)

                  Group Exhibition Exhibit A Gallery (Corning, NY)

                  Mass Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

                  Glass Invitational Marshall-Le Kae Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ)

                  Art Palm Beach C/O Riley Gallery (Palm Beach, FL)

Faculty Exhibition College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati, OH)

2013         SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                  3 Person Exhibition Riley Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

                  Book Worm Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

                  An Indian And An Irishman Hit St. Pete Duncan McClellan Gallery (St. Petersburg, FL)

Glass Weekend Wheaton Arts C/O Riley Gallery (Millville, NJ)

                  ReVision Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

                  6 x 6 Eye Lounge Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

2012         SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                  Curried Journeys Weyers-Sampson Gallery (Greenville, PA)

                  Art on Fire Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

                 Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape curated by Martha Lourdes Rocha/Martin Lorigan                     Begovich Gallery (Fullerton, CA)

                 The Phylogeny Project Branch Gallery (North Adams, MA)

                 Riley Gallery @ GAS (Toledo, OH)

                 It’s a Chocolate Party Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

                 Fire, Light, and Things You’ve Never Seen Before [email protected](Cincinnati, OH)

                 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement Flame Run Gallery (LouisvilleKY)

                 6 x 6 Eye Lounge Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

2011         SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

Metamorphosis: Magic Of Glass Oxford Art Center (Oxford, OH)

                 Odd Couples Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

                 SOFA Sante Fe C/O Riley Gallery (Sante Fe, NM)

                 Summer Glass Invitational Exhibit A (Corning, NY)

Glass Weekend Wheaton Arts C/O Riley Gallery (Millville, NJ)

Elvis On Velvet Curly Tale Fine Art (Chicago, IL)

Glass Carnival Flame Run Gallery (Louisville, KY)

10x10x10: A Small Works Show Hodge Gallery(Pittsburgh, PA)

Pickled Village Center Gallery (Plainfield, IL)

Fete de Verre: Futur Steuben Glass Gallery (New York, NY)

Mona @ 30 Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

Solo Exhibition Ann Brierly Gallery (Chicago, IL)

2010         Get It While Its Hot Goggleworks (Reading, PA)

                  SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                  Art On Fire Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

                  Neon At Night Night Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

                  NE 10: Louisville Louisville Visual Artists Assoc. (Louisville, KY)

                  SOFA Sante Fe C/O Riley Gallery (Sante Fe, NM)

                  An Indian And An Irishman Walk Into a Bar Felice Vineyards (Louisville, KY)

                  Rudimentary Channels Providence Art Windows (Providence, RI)

Who’s Who in Glass 2010 Essex Art Center (Lawrence, MA)

Glass Constructions and Destructions Playful Zen (Chicago, IL)

2009          Get It While Its Hot Goggleworks (Reading, PA)

                    SOFA Chicago C/O Riley Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                    Glass Now Liberty Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA)

Long Beach Exposed EXPO (Long Beach, CA)

Pickled… Hudson Glass (Philadelphia, PA)

                    Deck 3 Pravus Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

                    Glass Weekend Wheaton Arts C/O Riley Gallery (Millville, NJ)

                    LA 2 OC: Emphasis Extreme OCCCA (Santa Ana, CA)

                    Luminous Evidence Exhibit A Gallery (Corning, NY)

                    Installation Nation Primary Colours (Indianapolis, IN)

                    Sketchbook Project Museum of Contemporary Art Washington DC (WashingtonDC)

                    Sketchbook Project Chris’ Jazz Café (Philadelphia, PA)

                    Sketchbook Project Laconia Gallery (Boston, MA)

                    Sketchbook Project Antena Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                    Sketchbook Project 3rd  Ward (Brooklyn, NY)

                    Sketchbook Project Museum of Design Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

                    Sketchbook Project Chicago Art Source Gallery (Chicago, IL)

                    Sketchbook Project Soulard Art Market (St. Louis, MO)

                    Sketchbook Project Art House Gallery (Atlanta, GA)

Select Works Works Museum (Newark, OH)

Glass Unexpected Space 301 (Mobile, AL)

Pickled…. Fuller Gallery (Bloomington, IN)

Auction 100 Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA)

2008           Just How Does A Patriot Act? OCCA (Santa Ana, CA)

                     Pickled Excerpts DBA256 (Pomona, CA)

                     Flatlands Invitational @Space Contemporary (Santa Ana, CA)

                     2008 All-Media Juried Exhibition PVAC (Palos Verdes, CA)

                     TEXT Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

                     Mass Consumption Mesa Contemporary Arts (Mesa, AZ)

                     Luminous Frontiers Forming Frontiers GAS Con. (Portland, OR)

                     An Indian And An Irishman Walk Into a Bar @Space Contemporary

(Santa Ana, CA)

Pop Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

                     Cow Poked Pravus Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

                     Untitled Exhibition Art One (Scottsdale, AZ)

                     Auction 100 Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA)

2007            Glass, Ceramics Extraviganza Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, CA)

                      Deck 2 Braggs Pie Factory (Phoenix, AZ)

                      Untitled Art One (Tempe, AZ)

                      Local Motion Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, CA)

2006            Pickled Culver Arts Center (Riverside, CA)

                      Molten Mesa Contemporary Arts (Mesa, AZ)

                      Oscene Laguna Art Museum juried by Jackie Bunge(Laguna Beach,CA)

                      Untitled Artspace Lima (Lima, OH)

CAR:tually Advanced Realizations Arden 2 Gallery (Costa Mesa,CA)

Variations 57 Underground (Pomona, CA)

Traveling Light GAS conference (St. Louis, MO)

50 States, 50 Artists MASS Gallery (Austin,TX)

Deck The Icehouse (Phoenix, AZ)

Illumina Native Paper Heart Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

Pickled Bert Green Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA)

Glass, Gas, or Ass Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, CA)

As We Glow Forward Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

2005            Neon Hangover East Gallery (Fullerton, CA)

Light Waits Atrium Gallery (Fullerton, CA)

Phototaxis Icon Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

The Gun Show Rezzurection Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

24 Years with 24 Artists Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

                      The Last of the Iconoclast Rezzurection Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

Shepard’s Pie California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)

                      Graduate Group Exhibition West Gallery (Fullerton, CA)

New Directions in Electronic Media Stevenson Union (Ashland, OR)

2004            Glassworks 2004 Grand Central Art Gallery (Santa Ana, CA)

Reconstructing Elements Paper Heart Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

New Directions in Electronic Media Jones Gallery (Bakersfield, CA)

Secondennial Blue Square Gallery (Costa Mesa, CA)

War Aesthetic Pece/Arias Gallery (Santa Ana, CA)

Open Call L.A. 2004 L.A. Municipal Art Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)

Americana Brea Gallery, Tyler Stallings juror (Brea, CA)

Evolving Light MONA, juror Dave Svenson (Los Angeles, CA)

Image/ Identity Collaborative East Gallery (Fullerton, CA)

180 West Gallery, juror Scott Canty (Fullerton, CA)

2003            Glassworks 2003 Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, CA)

1st Annual Lowe Gallery Invitational Lowe Gallery (Santa Monica,CA)

CA Glass Exchange Guest Artist Exhibition Exit Gallery(Fullerton, CA)

Into the Light Sedona Arts Center (Sedona, AZ)

2002            Sawdust and Filings Harry Wood Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

Inappropriately High Voltage Rezzurection Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

13th Annual Juried Artlink Exhibition Sandra Day O’Conner Courthouse (Phoenix, AZ)

2001             Status of America Rezzurection Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

            Untitled Exhibition Art One (Scottsdale, AZ)

2000                Politically Lit Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles, CA)

Traveling Light 2000 Let There Be Neon (Manhattan, NY)

                Bad Ass Gas Tempe Center Sculpture Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

Art in Science Arizona Museum for Youth (Mesa, AZ)

Adults Only11 East Ashland Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)

1999                Playing With Fire Gallery 456 (Mesa, AZ)

1998                Pumping Gas Step Gallery (Tempe, AZ)

1997                Student Select Art Exhibition NAU (Flagstaff, AZ)

1995                Professor Juried Art Exhibition Mesa CC (Mesa, AZ)

Jennifer Caldwell

2019       SOFA Chicago Prime C/O Habatat Gallery (Royal Oak, MI)

               One of a Kind, Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery (Dallas, TX)

               Hot Glass Gallery Exhibition, The Arts Commission (Toledo, OH)

               From The Flame, Flint Institute of arts (Flint, MI)

              13th Teapot Invitational Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA)

              Playlist, Museo Art Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

2018      Collab Exhibition w/ Jason Chakravarty, Museo Art Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

In Danger: Fragile Eco-Systems, Vetri International Gallery (Seattle, WA)

ON! Pushing Back the Dark(ness) South Shore Art Center (Boston, MA)

Invitational Ann Brierly Gallery (Chicago, IL)

All The World is a Stage Museo Gallery (Whidbey Island, WA)

2017      FORM Miami C/O Adam Blaue Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

SOFA Chicago C/O Adam Blaue Gallery (Cleveland, OH)

Sea Worthy, Glass Wheel Studio (Norfolk, VA)

My Favorite Monster, Idea Museum (Phoenix, AZ)

Sea Discernibly, Duncan McClellan Gallery (St Petersburg, FL)

Glassotic Habatat Gallery (Royal Oak, MI)

Teapots! 11th Invitational Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA)

Art Palm Springs C/O Adam Blaue Gallery, Cleveland OH

Beach Party Museo Gallery, Whidbey Island WA

2016     SOFA Chicago C/O Adam Blaue Gallery, Cleveland OH

Six Months at Sea Vetri International Gallery, Seattle WA

Into the Deep Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA

Ways of making Invitational Schmidt Gallery, Reading PA

Lifeforms Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

Lifeforms Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

Mardi Gras Museo Art Gallery, Langley, WA

2015     Red The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

All Natural Schack Art Center, Everett, WA (curated by Kait Rhoads)

Glass Invitational Museo Art gallery, Langley, WA

Grid Museo Art gallery, Langley, WA

Near and Far McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

POP Museo Art Gallery, Langley, WA

2014     Lifeforms The Merwin Gallery, Bloomington, IL

Teapots! 8th Invitational Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Art Glass Invitational The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

Lifeforms National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Book Worms Flame Run Gallery, Louisville, KY

The Big (Bad) Bug show The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

Lifeforms Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Center

Teapots! 7th Invitational Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2012     Transflamations Pilchuck Gallery, Stanwood, WA

Hot Glass Gallery Exhibition The Arts Commission, Toledo, OH

Teapots! 6th Invitational Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Fragile Paradigms Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL

2011     Incendiary Dreams Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota,FL (curated by Robert Mickelsen)

2010     The Shell in Nature The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

On the Wild Side Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX

Featured Artists Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX

2009     Bugs The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

COLD+HOT Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Red The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

2007     Glorious Glass The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, W