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Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University's glassblower before completing his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationall. Bandhu is currently an independent glass artist and the owner of Salusa Glassworks, Inc. He is the author of Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame and Formed of Fire: Selections in Contemporary Lampworked Glass. Selected Exhibitions: 2006: Passing the Torch (Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT) Invitational Exhibition (Venice Art Center, Venice, FL) 2004: Summer Instructor Show (Pittsburgh Glass Center) Solo Show (Mountain Artists Gallery, Prescott, AZ) North American Glass 2004 (Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT) International Glassymposium Lauscha (Lauscha, Germany) 2003: Glass Weekend (Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ) International Glass Collectors Exhibition (Global Art Venue, Seattle, WA) Solo Exhibition (Parada Gallery, Prescott, AZ) 2002: Magic of the Lamp (Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY) Goblet Invitational (Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX) Instructors Exhibition (Penland School Gallery, Penland, NC) 2001: Regions of the Flame II (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Passing the Torch (West End Gallery, Corning, NY) Instructors Exhibition (Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass) 2000: Niijima International Festival Exhibition (Tokyo) Recollection & Recognition (Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix) Glass Art Association of Canada (Red Deer College) When It Melts, It Pours (Shemer Art Center, Phoenix) 1999: Solo Exhibition (Scherer Gallery, Sedona, AZ) Tip of the Iceberg (Florida Craftsmen Gallery, Tampa) Sculptural Glass (Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT) Featured Artist (Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas) Flame Shapes (Solo Exhibition) (RASberry's Art Glass, Yountville,CA) Glass Act (Prism Gallery, Detroit) 21st Century Tour of Glass (Missouri State University Museum) Glass: Light Through Skin (Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia) 1998: Aperto Vetro (Centro Studio Vetro, Venice, Italy) Objects of the Spirit (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Solo Exhibition (Glass Canvas Gallery,Tampa, FL) Solo Exhibition (Margaret Berman/Linda Davis Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ) Lampworking '98 (Vetro Marmo Arte Gallery, Columbus, OH) North American Glass 1998 (Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT) Objects of the Spirit (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) 1997: S.O.F.A. Chicago (with Vetro Marmo Arte Gallery) Glass (Scherer Gallery, Marlboro, NJ) Regions of the Flame (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Glass Act (Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ) Glass and Gas (Crafts Alliance, St. Louis, MO) From the Flame (Portia Gallery, Chicago, IL) Arizona's Touch of Glass (Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ) 1996: A Year At Penland (Vitrum Gallerie, Asheville, NC) A Gathering of Glass (Sable V Gallery, Wimberly, TX) Goblet Invitational (Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX) Desert Heat (Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ) New Mexico Invitational Glass Art Show (Albuquerque, NM) Olympic Goblet Invitational (Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA) 1995: Bare Essentials (Signature Gallery, Boston) Arizona Glass Invitational (Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ) Architectonics (Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ) Solo Exhibition (Vetro Marmo Arte Gallery, Columbus, OH) 1994: International Sculptural Glass Goblets (Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia) Salute to the Heart (Bead Museum, Prescott, AZ) Goblet Invitational (Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX) Scents & nonScents '94 (Signature Fine Art, Boston, MA) 1993: Neon: Art of Glass and Light (Galerie Monica Borgward, Bremen, Germany) 1992: Everything But the Kitchen Sink (Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN) Sea Fare (Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA) Progressive Art Forms of the 90's (Garland Gallery, Santa Fe, NM) Table Trappings (Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ) Contemporary Art GlassExhibition (Prescott Fine Arts Ass'n., Prescott, AZ) 1991: Culinary Arts (Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA) No Coyotes Here (Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, AZ) Annual Guild Show (Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ) It's Elemental, (Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ) 1990: Liquid Sand: Exquisite Glass Goblets. (Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ ). 1989: Arizona Glass Art Competition. (Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ). 1988: Fantasy Construct. (Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ). 1987: Neon: It's a Gas. (Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ). Wyoming Glass Show. (Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY). Contemporary Southwestern Glass Artists. (Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ and Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ). 1986: Pilchuck Faculty Show. (Traver/Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA and The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO). 1985: Seventh Annual Pilchuck Auction. (Seattle, WA). 1984: Culinary Arts. (del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA). Flameworks '84. (Eileen Kremen Gallery, Fullerton, CA). 1983: Fifth Annual Pilchuck Auction. (Seattle, WA). 1982: Dollhouse Invitational Retrospective. (Travelling satirical art exhibition). Pilchuck Student Goblet Show. (The Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA). 1979: Princeton University Student Show. (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ). Awards 2004: First Place, Flame-Off, Sonoran Art Institute Niche Award Finalist, Goblet and Lampworked Glass Categories Invited Artist, International Glass Symposium, Lauscha, Germany 2003: Creativity Award, Flame-Off, Sonoran Art Institute 2001: Best of Show, Arizona Designer Craftsmen 1999: Residency, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass 1997: Niche Award Finalist, Goblet and Glass Sculpture categories 1996: First Place, Scottsdale Arts Festival 1991: First Place, Sedona Arts Center First Place, Festival In the Pines, Flagstaff, AZ Best of Category, Coconino Center for the Arts 1989: Best of Show, Arizona Glass Competition. 1987: First Place, Sedona Arts Center Annual Guild Show 1986: Scholarship to attend the Pilchuck School. 1985: Teaching Assistantship, the Pilchuck School (Assistant to Ginny Ruffner). 1982: Nomination for Corning Purchase Prize to Pilchuck Students. 1981: United States Patent for satirical "Test Tube Baby." 1979: Work Selected to decorate New Jersey State Christmas Tree. Professional Experience President, Northern Chapter, Arizona Designer Craftsmen President and CEO, Salusa Glassworks, Inc. Editor and Publisher, Attitude Problem Magazine Teaching and Demonstration Engagements Niijima Glass Art Center (Japan); Glass Art Accociation of Canada; Society of Glass Beadmakers, The Studio of Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, Glass Art Society, Antonius Glass Studio, Oak Creek Ranch School, Coconino Center for the Arts, Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Sable V Gallery, Horizons/New England Crafts Program, Shemer Art Center, Portia Gallery, Aichi Educational University (Japan), Glass Axis, Timberwolf Studio, Inspiration Farm/Gossamer Glass Studio; Pisstburgh Glass Center, International Glass Symposium. Glass Related Studies 2000: Advanced Lampworking. The Studio of Corning Museum of Glass (Under C??sare Toffolo). 1987: Neon Fabrication. The Pilchuck School (under Fred Tschida). 1986: Neon Fabrication. The Pilchuck School (under Fred Tschida). 1984: Lampworking. The Pilchuck School (under Ginny Ruffner). 1983: Lampworking. The Pilchuck School (under Pavel Molnar). Offhand Glassblowing. Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ). 1982: Offhand Glassblowing. The Pilchuck School (under Dan Dailey). Offhand Glassblowing. Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ). 1981: Offhand Glassblowing. The Pilchuck School (under Dan Dailey). 1980: Offhand Glassblowing. The New York Experimental Glass Workshop. 1977- 1979: Lampworking. Princeton University (under Chemistry Department Glassblower). 1975: Began Self-instruction in Lampwork. Collections The Corning Museum of Glass; Lampwork Museum, Austin, TX; Enigma Restaurant; Athanor, Inc.; Niijima Glass Art Center, Niijima, Japan; Sphere Museum, Tokyo, Japan Publications Writings by Bandhu: Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (First through third Editions) Formed of Fire: Selections in Contemporary Lampworked Glass "Lampworked Goblets", Vetro Magazine "Shane Fero, Torchbearer of Dreams" Vetro Magazine Editor, Attitude Problem Magazine. Additional Media: "The New Craft," Desert Living Magazine, May/June 2004 Design! by Steven Aimone, 2004, Lark Books Two-part Interview, Neues Glas Magazine, Spring and Summer, 2004 The Flow Magazine, Fall 2003 Glass Talk Radio, 2002, 2003 "Carrying the Torch" Phoenix Home & Garden, October 2001 Niijima International Glass Art Festival Video Documentary "Museum Begins Series With Visit From Lampworker" The Leader The Glass Art Society 1998 Journal "Glorious Goblets" American Style, Fall 1998 Vetro Magazine, June 1998 This Side Up! Magazine, Spring, 1998 The Glass Art Society 1997 Journal Princeton Alumni Weekly, December 3, 1997 "A Glass Act In Fine Sculpture" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 13, 1997 The Glass Art Society 1996 Journal "Lampwork Overview" Glass Art Magazine Sept./Oct. 1995 "Lampworking Outside of Europe", Neues Glass, 4/91 Phoenix New Times Magazine Thrasher Magazine Glass Line Magazine Glass Craftsman Magazine
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