Home > Artists > Mark Rosenbaum
Artist Image
Artist - Mark Rosenbaum Artist Statement "It is through twenty years of working with glass that I have gained an understanding of the dialogue that is established between artist and material. A lapse of concentration can ruin a piece, but a controlled flick of the wrist or light breath through the blowpipe can give the piece a subtle curve or movement that makes the piece extraordinary. It is this controlled spontaneity that makes glass so magical. I know that the weight from the additional glass bits on the side of the piece will stretch the form. But by using centrifugal force and holding the piece at the correct angle and speed, I can create a composition with the glass that allows both the glass and artist some influence on the final piece. Glassblowing is much akin to a dance; the artist moves with respect and knowledge of the partner. Each has an important contribution to the final piece, but only one will lead - the artist. The dance, when completed, yields an object that was only conceived in one's imagination or on paper, a tangible work as a result of collaboration between artist and material." PLACE OF BIRTH: Stamford, Connecticut EDUCATION: 1981 - 1983 MFA Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 1978 - 1980 BFA (Cum Laude) Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WORK EXPERIENCE: 1993 - present Owner, Rosetree Glass Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana 1985 - 1993 Co-Owner, Nuance Blown Glass Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana 1984 - 1989 Visual Artist, Chapter One Arts in Education Program, Jefferson Parish, Harvey, Louisiana summers of 1988 - 90 Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington summer of 1987 Coleridge Glass Studio, London, England 1981 - 1984 Adjunct Faculty, Glassblowing Area, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana SCHOLARSHIPS: Summer of 1986 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington Summer of 1984 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina 1981 - 1983 Tulane University, Graduate School, New Orleans, Louisiana PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Glass Art Society, American Crafts Council, Louisiana Craftsmen Guild GRANTS: 1985 - 1986 Recipient of $5,000 Louisiana Division of the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship to establish the first private glassblowing studio in Louisiana COLLECTIONS: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana Numerous Private Collections EXHIBITIONS: Over forty solo and group shows Over thirty invitational and juried exhibitions Over one-hundred and twenty-five juried arts festivals
Sort By:
Page of 1