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In my work I am drawn to the processes of birth, death, and renewal. What lies below the surface fascinates me and I try to capture the qualities of the “unseen” that express the sense of wonder that I feel in my daily existence. I am attracted to glass because it can do everything that other sculptural media can; in addition, it offers an inner space and transmits light.

My subject matter includes babies, animals, and children as they embody the essence of vulnerability that is the underlying theme in my work. Currently I am exploring metamorphosis as a topic, and have been incorporating figures within figures in my pieces. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass.

I think of these pieces as souls, each being pregnant with their own potential, giving birth to new, improved versions of themselves.

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Museum of International Contemporary Glass, Denmark

SMOG, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich, Germany

The Smithsonian Museum of Art’s Archives of American Art,

Oral History Collection

Fuller Craft Museum, MA

Racine Museum, Racine, WI

Corning Glass Museum, NY

Palm Springs Museum, CA

Lowe Art Museum, FL

Virginia Groot Foundation Collection, IL

2014   Salon Show, “Christina Bothwell,”, Austin Art Projects & Studio, Palm Desert, California

2012   Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011   POWER IN EACH STEP, Obsolete Gallery, Venice, CA

2010   LANDSCAPE WITHIN, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009   TRANSITORY PRESENCE, E Avery Draper Showcase, Delaware Center

for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

Exhibition travels to Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2008  THE DREAM WELL, Habatat Chicago Gallery, Illinois

2007-2008    INVISIBLE REALITIES, Exhibition travels to Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH,

Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio,

Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 32 page full color catalogue available

2007   BETWEEN FASCINATION AND FEAR: Mixed Media Sculpture,

Heller Gallery, New York, NY

BELOW THE SURFACE, Habatat Gallery Chicago, Illinois

2004     L’Eclat du Verre Gallery, Paris, France

2003     LUCID DREAMING, Habatat Galleries, Chicago, Illinois,

2002     John Elder Gallery, New York City, NY

1999      I REMEMBER YOUR VOICE, Elliot Smith Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri

HIDDEN IN FULL VIEW, Susan Cummins Gallery,  Mill Valley, California

SCREEN MEMORIES, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DOGS, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham,  Michigan

1997     LIVING WITH GHOSTS, Radix Gallery,   New York, NY

1996     WHEN DOLLS GROW OLD, K & E Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014       Figure It, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio

Contemporary Glass Sculpture, Palm Desert Museum, Palm Desert, California

Narrative Sculpture, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

Shattered, Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, Frederick Meijer Garden Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

2013       10 Years, Gallery Sklo’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Sklo, Korea

Ocean, A Look at Marine Life Through Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft,

Denmark, *full color catalogue

41st International Glass Award Winners Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Visions, 41st Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Michigan Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan,

*full color catalogue

The Philadelphia Story Exhibition, Asheville Museum of Contemporary

Art, Asheville, North Carolina

2012       Perturbations, Le Musee Febre, France

Fire and Sand, Mesa Museum, Contemporary Art Center

The Female Gaze, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Phila.

40th International Glass Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012       40th Annual International Invitational Glass Exhibition, Habatat

Michigan Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan, *full color catalogue

2011       Strong Presence, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL

In The Name of Love, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Germany

*full color book

2011       Strong Presence, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Fresh Figurines, A New Look at a Historical Art Form, Fuller Craft  Museum, Brockton, MA

Regards Complices, Musee Languedocien, Montpelier, France,

*full color catalogue

Anything But Clear, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee

Glass Uprising, Swanson Reed Gallery, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville KY 2010

2010      See Through, Islip Art  Museum, Long Island, NY

Matters of Size, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2009        Visages, Rockford Art Museum, Chicago, IL,

Narratives in Contemporary Glass, Art Gallery,Highland Park, IL

Rising Stars, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ

2007      The Art of Glass from Galle to Chihuly, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

2006       Poetic Expressions of Mortality, Figurative Ceramics, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Al,  Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Al

Life Insight. The Human Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art, KY.

2005         OUTSIDE THE CENTERS/ON THE EDGE. Exhibition travels to

Kutztown U., Pa College of Art & Design, Lancaster, Erie Art Museum,

Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell U, Lewisberg, Southern Alleghenies

Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

Figurative Art , Arnot Art Museum, NY

2004             1st Biennale International, La Puissance Du Verre dans L’art  Contemporain, Paris, Franc

HSINCHU INT’L GLASS ART EXHIBITION, Hsinchu    Museum,Taiwan

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