Artist: Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles

  • Sabrina Knowles’ and Jenny Pohlman’s collaboration spans two decades. 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.

     

    • PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, Friday Harbor, WA

    •  Cancer Care Alliance Center, Seattle

    •  Anne Gould Hauberg Collection, Seattle

    •  Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

    •  Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

    •  Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

    •  Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

    •  Jon & Mary Shirley Collection, Seattle

    •  Allen & Kathleen Shoup Collection, Seattle
    • The New Bedford Museum of Glass, MA

     

    •   Photo selected for “Inside Out,” a global art project by 2010 TED recipient J.R.  3317 photos submitted, 150            selected, 2011
    •   Service in the Arts award, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2011
    •   Neddy Fellowship nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle 2010, 2009
    •   Bellevue Arts Museum board of trustee members 2009-2012
    •   Saxe Fellowship Award, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose 2009
    •   Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center “Glass Weekend” featured artists, Millville, NJ  2007

    •  Glass Art Society Conference, demonstrator, 2006, 1999

    •   Creative Glass Center of America, visiting artists, 2004

    •  Service in Education  Award, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2000

    •  Creative Glass Center of America, fellowship, 1999

    •  A+ Partnership Award, Seattle Education Alliance, “Fired Up About Glass” 1997

    •  Jon & Mary Shirley Scholarship, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1996

    •  Alice Rooney Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, 1996

    •  Pilchuck Glass School, Scholarship recipient, 1993

     

    •  Museum of Glass, Hot Shop Artist Series Residency, Tacoma, WA, 2014, 2007, 2003
    •  Pilchuck Glass School scholarship, Knowles, 2013
  • SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

    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