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From our earliest collaborative efforts we have explored the feminine fluidity, curvature, strength and plasticity inherent in glass.  Our work begins with a concept, a philosophy or a desire to bring a visual quality to our experiences with each other and with people from around the globe.  We design and create glass forms, design and fabricate steel mounts and armatures and adorn our work with world beads.  In 2014 we began integrating photographic imagery into our narrative.

Our inspiration comes from our own life experience, our travels and our studies of both ancient and contemporary cultures with an emphasis on women. 

Our intent is to create sculptural forms and assemblages that evoke the sensuous curves of the feminine, provide a narrative that embraces our common humanity, and engage our viewers in a moment of reflection.

Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman celebrated 25 years of collaboration in 2018 with a solo exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, “Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles:  Synchronicity – 25 Years of Collaboration,”  and with a book of the same title published by Trillium Press. 

As seekers, they have undertaken six international two-month journeys to developing nations absorbing religious beliefs, political histories, current affairs, architecture, social structure and people’s personal stories. After lengthy incubation they morph their experiences into sculptural stories to share what they have learned about healing, self-empowerment, compassion, strength, grace, and the power of the human spirit. Their intention is to create works that speak of our common humanity.

Knowles’ and Pohlman’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Connor, Edmunds Museum, Larsen Museum in Yakima, and the Pratt Gallery at the Center on Contemporary Art. Their work has been included in group exhibitions at Allentown Art Museum, PA; Bellevue Arts Museum, WA; Coos Art Museum, OR, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA; Muskegon Museum of Art, MI; Racine Art Museum, WI; and Tacoma Art Museum.

Their work is in the collections of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, Museum of Glass, New Bedford Museum of Glass, Racine Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. Their work has been published in Glass, Metalsmith, New Glass Review and the Seattle Times, featured in and on the cover of American Style magazine, and published in several books on glass art.

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle
Flint Art Institute, Sherwin and Shirley Glass Collection, MI
Henry Ford Museum, Bruce Bachmann Collection, Dearborn, MI
Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Lowe Museum of Art, Sheldon and Myrna Paley Pavillion, Miami
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Museum of American Glass, Milleville, NJ
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
New Bedford Museum of Glass, MA
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, San Juan Island, WA
Racine Art Museum, WI
Jon and Mary Shirley Collection, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Anne Gould Hauberg Collection, WA

 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020
Habatat Galleries, The 48th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Chihuly Collection, In the Light of Winter, solo exhibition,  St. Petersburg, FL

Museum of Glass, Transparency: An LBGTQ+ Glass Exhibition, Tacoma, WA

Blue Rain Gallery,group exhibition curated by Shelley Muzylowski/Allen, Santa Fe

Duane Reed Gallery, New & Archived Work, St. Louis, MO

2019
Habatat Galleries, The 47th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Chihuly Collection, In the Light of Winter, solo exhibition,  St. Petersburg, FL

Museum of Glass, Transparency: An LBGTQ+ Glass Exhibition, Tacoma, WA

Bellevue Arts Museum, BAM! Glasstastic, biennial, Bellevue, WA

2018
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Synchronicity: 25 Years of Collaboration, solo exhibition, Bainbridge Island, WA

Habatat Galleries, The 46th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Bellevue Arts Museum, Making our Mark:  Art by Pratt Teaching Artists, Bellevue, WA

Bellevue Arts Museum, BAM! Glasstastic, biennial

Chihuly Collection, Morean Arts Center, Storytellers, St. Petersburg, FL

Flint Art Institute, Isabel Foundation Collection, Flint, MI

2017
Habatat Galleries, The 45th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Montague Gallery, opening group exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Glass Wheel Studio, GAS Member Juried Exhibition, Norfolk, VA

National Liberty Museum, Transparency, Philadelphia, PA

Schack Art Center, Journey,  solo exhibition, Everett, WA

Bellevue Arts Museum, Making our Mark:  Art by Pratt Teaching Artists, Bellevue, WA

2016
Habatat Galleries, The 44th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Museum of Glass, #BeTheCurator, Tacoma, WA

Palm Springs Art Museum, Contemporary Glass, Palm Desert, CA

Duane Reed Gallery, Second Wind solo exhibition, St. Louis, MO

2015
Habatat Galleries, The 43rd Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Abmeyer + Wood, Bodies + Beings, Seattle, WA

Foss Waterway Seaport, Wunderkammer:  Artifacts, False Memories and Projections,   Tacoma, WA

2014
Habatat Galleries, The 41th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Coos Art Museum, “Playing with Fire,” Coos Bay, OR

Gallery One, solo exhibition, Ellensburg, WA

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle,WA

2013
Coos Art Museum, “Playing with Fire,” Coos Bay, OR

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Opening exhibition, Bainbridge Island, WA

Habatat Galleries, The 41th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Vashon Allied Arts, Arts & Humanities exhibition, Vashon Island, WA

2012
Allentown Art Museum, The Lerner Contemporary Glass Collection,  PA

Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

Ken Saunders Gallery, “Women on Top,”  Chicago, IL

Habatat Galleries, The 40th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

2011
Ken Saunders Gallery, “Seattle Reigns,”  Chicago, IL

Muskegon Museum of Art, “Primal Inspirations,” Muskegon, MI

Museum of Glass, “Fertile Ground:  Recent Masterworks from the Visiting Artist Residency Program,” Tacoma, WA

Habatat Galleries, The 39th Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Bellevue Arts Museum, “Convergent Zone,” Bellevue, WA

2010
Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

Habatat Galleries, The 38th Annual International

Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Tacoma Art Museum, Neddy Artist Fellowship exhibition

2009
Tacoma Art Museum, Neddy Artist Fellowship exhibition

Pismo Gallery, solo exhibition, Denver

Habatat Galleries, The 37th Annual International

Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

2008
Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

Racine Art Museum, New, Novel, and Never Shown Before 2008, Racine, WI

Habatat Galleries, The 36st Annual International

Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Friesen Gallery, solo exhibition, Sun Valley

2007
Habatat Galleries, The 35st Annual International

Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Pismo Gallery, solo exhibition, Aspen, CO

2006
Edmonds Museum, solo exhibition, Edmonds, WA

Friesen Gallery, solo exhibition, Sun Valley

R. Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

2005
R. Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, NY

Larson Museum, solo exhibition, Yakima, WA

2004
Museum of Northwest Art, solo exhibition, LaConnor, WA

R. Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

Friesen Gallery, solo exhibition, Sun Valley

2003
Habatat Galleries, “From Fire”, The 31st Annual International

Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

Creative Glass Center of America, 20/20 Vision, Millville, NJ

Friesen Gallery, “Am I Clear”, group exhibition, Seattle

2002
Friesen Gallery, solo exhibition, Sun Valley

R. Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

Creative Glass Center of America,  fellowship exhibition,  Millville, NJ

R. Duane Reed Gallery, solo exhibition, St. Louis

Ochi Fine Art, solo exhibition, Sun Valley

1999
Creative Glass Center of America,  juried, Millville, NJ

Port of Seattle, Influences in Contemporary Glass,juried group exhibition

1998
The Pratt Gallery at COCA,solo exhibition, Seattle

1997
Ochi Fine Art,solo  exhibition, Sun Valley