Artist: Jen Blazina

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  • Jen Blazina resides and has a studio in Philadelphia where she is a working artist exhibiting with solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

    Blazina has been awarded numerous residencies including: GAPP Residency at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH; The Estonia Academy of Art in Tallinn, Estonia; Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem, Israel; Corning Artist in Residency in Corning, New York; European Ceramic Work Centre in Tilburg, Netherlands; Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA; Frans Masserel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium; Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, NJ.  Among her awarded grants are: Bessie and Louis Stein Fellowship; Leeway Foundation Grant; Independence Foundation Grant; a NEA grant supported by the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY.

    Jen Blazina received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art, her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her B.F.A., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Purchase College. She is a currently a Professor of Fine Arts at Drexel University.

  • Collections

    Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA

    Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, USA

    The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Ha’mizgaga Glass Factory Museum, Nachsholim, Israel

    Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA, USA

    Woman’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, USA

    Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

    Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ, USA

    Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium

    Kala Institute of Art, Berkley, CA, USA

    Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, NY, USA

    California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Tucson, AR, USA

    The Hyatt, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Various Private Collections

  • Honors (Selected)

    2018     Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship to Israel in 2018, Drexel University,

    Philadelphia, PA

    Drexel University International Grant – Travel to Estonia, Drexel University,

    Philadelphia, PA

    Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    2017     Urban Glass Scholarship, Urban Glass Center, Brooklyn, NY

                Westphal Faculty Development Grant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

                Celebrity Foundation Scholarship, Corning Museum of Art, Corning, NY

    2016     Drexel University International Grant – Travel to Israel, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

                Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Faculty Grant, Drexel University,

    Philadelphia, PA

    2015     Urban Glass Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY

                Corning Museum of Glass Scholarship, Corning, NY

                Pennsylvania Academy of Art Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

    2014     Pennsylvania Academy of, Art Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

                Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

    Corning Museum of Glass Scholarship, Corning, NY

    2011     International Travel Grant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

                Anne & Rodney Pearlman Fellow, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA

    2009     1st Place Award, National Print Exhibition, Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA

    2008     National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, Supporting Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

                Westphal Faculty Development Grant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    2006     Westphal Faculty Development Grant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    2005     Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship Grant, Philadelphia, PA

                Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Grant, Baltimore, MD

                Windows of Opportunity Grant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

                Kala Art Institute of Art Fully Funded Fellowship, Berkley, CA

  • Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

    2019     Jen Blazina New Works, Lyon College, Batesville, AL

    2018     Images of Israel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

    2017     Floating, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

                Works as an Invited Visiting Artist, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX

    2016     Ephemera, Ha’mizgaga Glass Factory Museum, Nachsholim, Israel

                Winter-scape, The Glass Market, Corning Museum of Art, Corning, NY

    2015     Intertwined, Koelsch Haus Gallery, Houston, TX

                Homage to Corning, The Glass Market, Corning Museum of Art, Corning, NY

                Outdated, Lindenwood University, MO

    2014     Outdated, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

                Reflections, FotoFest 2014, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

    2013     Minimal Decadence, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX

    2012     Collection, Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC

                Westward Ho, Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

                Sweet and Sickly, European Ceramic WorkCentre, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

    2011     Menagerie, Outdoor Installation, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, Woodside, CA

                Collection, European Ceramic WorkCentre, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

                A Remembrance, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

    2011     Watches, Paxton Gate Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2010     Bittersweet, Affordable Art Fair, Divergence Fine Art Gallery, NY, NY

                A Garden of Decadence, Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands

    2009     Relics, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                Ephemeral Narratives, Silica Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2008     Ephemera, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

                Returning, Radford University Art Museum, Radford, VA

                Inaugural Exhibition, Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2007     Oracle, Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany

                Recollection, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

                Recollection, Art Chicago, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2006     Recollection, The Bridge International, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

                Nesting, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

                Fantasma, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2005     Mending, Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy

     

     

     

    Group Exhibitions (Selected)

    2019     Domestic Matters: Uncommon Apron, Petersvalley School of Craft, Layton, NJ

    2018     Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design, Chicago

    represented by Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

    Glass Now 2019

    The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    Some Like It Hot,

    Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery,

    Pittsburgh, PA

                46th International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition,

    Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

    Ears of Buddha: Mystical Powers

    Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                Sound and Vision

    The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2017     GlassWeekend 2017, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Millville, NJ

                Glass Now, The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

                Glass Art Society Members Juried Exhibition, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

                Art on Fire, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

                Millefiori, Freemont Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Glass, Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA

                Embodiment, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

    2016     Glass Fashion Show, Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, Toledo, OH

                Glow, Pilchuck Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Hang in 3D, Koelsch Haus, Houston, TX

                Bounded, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    2015     Reincarnation, The Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

                GlassWeekend 2015, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ

                Shattered, Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland, CA

                Works in Jewelry, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                Enchanted Forrest, Pilchuck Gallery, Seattle, WA

                Way Kool, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

    2014     Square Foot, Art Basel, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

                Influencers, Printmaking Center of NJ, Branchburgh, NJ

                Hot Glass 2014, Art Commission of Toledo, Toledo, OH

    2013     The Art of the Fellowship, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

                Common Discourse, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                GlassWeekend 2013, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2013     14th Annual Glass Exhibition, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

                4, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                Treat Yourself, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                Rock and Roll, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

    2012     9, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, P. R. China

                Lights, Camera, Action, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                Surrogates, University of Delaware Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                Hot Glass, GAS Conference, Toledo, OH

                The Fire Continues, The Gallery of Fine Craft, Millville, NJ

                Unlived Histories, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

    2011     Holding Memory, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

                Art in Public Spaces, Museum of the 21st Century, Langenois, Austria

                GlassWeekend 2011, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Millville, NJ

                Identify Yourself, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MS

                Celebrating 40 Years, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

                Sculpted Memory, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

                10x10x10, Pittsburgh Glass Center Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    2010     It’s a Group Thing, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                Ni Una Mas, Pearlstein Galleries, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

                Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, Hunter Museum of American Art,

    Chattanooga, TN

                Art on Fire, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

                Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, Western University, Seattle, WA

                Group Exhibition, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2010     Hot Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

                Into the Void, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

                Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, Western University, Seattle, WA

                Represented Artists Exhibition, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

    2009     Drukwerk Buiten de Marge, Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands

                Sculptural Objects Figurative Art 2009, Represented by Silica Gallery, Chicago, IL

                State of the Union, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

                National Print Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA

                Sculptural Objects Figurative Art 2009, Represented by Silica Gallery, New York, NY

                The Art of the Reclaimed Object, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Tucson, AR

    2009     GlassWeekend 2009, Wheaton Arts, Represented by Silica Gallery, Millville, NJ

                Vision Realized, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                Gen-X, Modern Masters Fine Arts Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

                Salon, Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands

                Alumni Exposition, Gallery of Fine Craft, Wheaton Arts, Fine Arts Gallery, Millville, NJ

    2008     Time Capsules: 2 Person Exhibition, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

                Contemporary Works in Glass, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

                Red Dot, Represented by Gallery Imperato, New York, New York, NY

                Multiplicitocracy, American University Museum, Washington, D.C

                Kunstoffice-Ziell V, Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany

    Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, Philadelphia Art Alliance,

    Philadelphia, PA

                The Art of the Reclaimed Object, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Tucson, AR

                Spirit, James Backas Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                4, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

                Cast Glass Fellows, The Gallery at Wheaton Art, Millville, NJ

                (In)Vestment, Bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                Invitational Represented Artist Exhibition, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD