Artist: Steven Weinberg

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    With a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Weinberg is a two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been casting and cutting glass in his Rhode Island studio since 1979.

    “My art has always been about a way to gain control over my environment. Through the process of making objects I am able to set parameters and make sense of space whereas my day-to-day life borders on unmanageable chaos. I find peace in the process of making art juxtaposed to the uncertainty of everyday living. It is within this dichotomy that I achieve a sense of balance, of organization, even if it is fleeting, and unsustainable. I manage to achieve harmony within a world that has spun out of control.”

    From the seemingly chaotic and frenzied environment of his studio, Weinberg brings clarity and order to his art that confounds. There is no immediacy in his work, and like the ceramicist, Weinberg must plan his pieces, leaving some to bathe in the kiln for days before he performs his own version of Pate de Verre. “My purpose is to achieve harmony in a world that has spun out of control. Through the process of making objects, I am able to set parameters and make sense of space.” With a Master’s degree in Fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Weinberg is a two time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been casting and cutting glass in his Rhode Island Studio since 1979. His work is represented in the major collections of over 50 public art museums around the world, including the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at Palais du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2013

    Studio Glass in Focus: Dialogue and Innovation,
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    The Lerner Contemporary Glass Collection,
    Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley, Allentown
    Top 10 at 10: Favorites from Racine Art Museums Collection,
    Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

    2012

    Celebrating the American Studio Glass Movement,
    The Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

    2011

    Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL

    2007

    Master’s of Studio Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

    2006

    Habatat International,Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, New York, Leo Kaplan Modern
    Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    2005

    Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
    Art Miami, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Fusion Contemporary Glass,North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
    with Leo Kaplan Modern, New York City, NY
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI

    2004

    Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, New York, Leo Kaplan Modern
    American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement, The William Fairfield Gallery,
    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    2003

    Norton Museum of Art, Fire and Form, West Palm Beach, Fl
    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, with Leo Kaplan Modern, NY, NY
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Master’s of Contemporary Glass, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire, NY

    2002

    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, with the Marx-Saunder’s Gallery,
    Chicago, IL
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI

    2000

    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Vessels, The International Exhibition of Glass, Koganezaki Glass Museum, Japan
    Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
    Extreme, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    1999

    Glass America, Heller Gallery, New York City, NY
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
    Mixed Media, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    1998

    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, with the Marx-Saunder’s Gallery,
    Chicago, IL
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Shoebox Sculpture, University of Hawaii Art Gallery at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1997

    Glass Today, American Studio Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
    Contemporary Studio Glass, Cleveland Museum of Art,
    Cleveland, OH
    International Contemporary Glass, Hinsinchu Cultural Center, Taiwan
    Celebrating American Craft, Kunstindustrie Museum,
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Glass America, Heller Gallery, New York City, NY
    Shoebox Sculpture, University of Hawaii Art Gallery at Manoa,
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    1996

    Studio Glass in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
    40 Years of American Craft, American Craft Museum, NYC
    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, with the Marx-Saunder’s Gallery, Miami Convention Center, Miami, FL
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Light Interpretations, The Jewish Museum, SanFrancisco, CA
    Glass Art Three: The Belkin Collection,The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
    Triptych, La Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Shoe Box, The University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery,
    History and Art, Bellingham, WA

    1991

    Chicago International New Arts Forms Exposition, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Art Junction 1991, La Galerie Internationale du Verre, Nice, France
    Le Verre, Espace du Champ-Villion Centre Saint Sever Rouen-Normandy, France
    L.A. Art Fair, Brendan-Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    1990

    Les Pates de Verres, La Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Gent Lineart Internationale, Gent, Belgium

    1995

    Taipei International Glass Exhibition, Taipei, Koahsiung and Tainan, Taiwan
    International Contemporary Glass, Hinsinchu Cultural Center, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
    Sculpture, La Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Habatat International, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
    Take a Seat, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art,
    Providence, RI
    Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, with the ‘Marx Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    1994

    Quatre Artistes Americains, Galerie Sordello, Paris, France
    Inside Information, Kavesh Gallery, Ketchum, IL
    Form and Light, Contemporary Glass from the Permanent Collection and the American Craft Museum, American Craft Museum,
    New York City, NY

    1993

    Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    Autrement, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    1992

    Glass From Ancient Craft to Contemporary Art: 1962-1992 and Beyond, The Morris Museum, NJ
    Miami Art Fair, Helander Gallery, Miami, Fl
    Cristolomancia: Centro de Arte Vitro, Monterrey, Mexico
    Clearly Art: Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy: Whatcom Museum ofHistory and Art, Bellingham, WA

    1991

    Chicago International New Arts Forms Exposition, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Art Junction 1991, La Galerie Internationale du Verre, Nice, France
    Le Verre, Espace du Champ-Villion Centre Saint Sever Rouen-Normandy, France
    L.A. Art Fair, Brendan-Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    1990

    Les Pates de Verres, La Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
    Gent Lineart Internationale, Gent, Belgium

    1989

    Craft Today USA, American Craft Museum traveling exhibition: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Museum of Applied Arts, Paris, France;
    Helsinki; Museum fur Kunsthanwerk, Frankfurt; Zacheta Galeria, Warsaw;
    Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition,
    Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Glass: State of the Art, Ella Sharp Museum
    Le Universe del la Transparence, Musee des Arts Decoratifs,
    Lausanne, Switzerland

    1988

    History of American Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass and The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    25 American Artists, The Florida State University Museum, FL

    1987

    Bildwerke in Glass: 25 Jahre New Glass in Amerika,
    Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany

    1986

    Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum traveling exhibition
    Palm Beach Glass Invitational, Holsten Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
    Neus Glass aus Japan and Amerika, Gewerbe Museum,
    Basel, Switzerland
    Contemporary American and European Glass from the Saxe Collection, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

    1985

    World Glass Now Exhibition, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,
    Sapporo, Japan

    1984

    Americans in Glass, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
    Contemporary Glass: National-International, Owens Illinois Art Center, Toledo, OH
    12th Annual National Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries,
    Lathrup Village, MI
    Glass ’84 in Japan: Talking to the World, Odakyu Department Store Grand Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    1982

    World Glass Now, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
    American Glass Art: Evolution and Revolution, Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences, Morristown, NJ

    1981

    Contemporary Glass: Australia, Canada, USA, and Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan
    Americans in Glass, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
    Glass Routes, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

    1979

    New Glass: A Worldwide Survey, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

    1978

    Young Americans: Clay/Glass, American Craft Museum,
    New York City, NY