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Gonny Glass

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Birthplace
Netherlands

Birth year
1965

Lives in
London, UK

Works in
London, UK

Website

Schools
University for the Creative Arts, 2011, BA (Hons) 3D Design in Glass

Representing galleries

Tags
exhibition/performance, graffiti/street-art, modern, pop, conceptual, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, inventive mixed media pop video-art traditional, mixed-media installation modern painting, glass art

BIO

Describing herself as an urban glass and inventive mixed media artist, Dutch born Gonny van Hulst aka GonnyGlass is taking traditional glass-making to new artistic levels and bringing it into the 21st century. Her fascination for street art and its context within the urban environment is reflected in her wry style and subject matter dealing with social issues and urban symbolism, translating this to her multimedia works, focusing on glass, a material that in itself is very much a representative of urban life.

Very much interested in the experimental possibilities of glass-making processes, Gonny combines this ancient medium, using a range of traditional and contemporary techniques, such as lost-wax casting, stained glass and screen-printing with enamels and often includes a mixture of other materials in her works. She creates work based on themes that are fundamental to her artistic motivation, such as reactions to real life events resulting in work that is both bold and seductive; enticing you in only to leave you intrigued and amazed at how something that is often so unsettling can be made into something beautiful.

Gonny grew up in the Netherlands and has lived in the US and Norway before she  moved to London where she achieved a first class BA degree 3D Design in Glass at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, and has undertaken artist residencies and private commissions in the England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. She has been awarded several grants and awards, including Friends of North Lands Creative Glass, Malta Arts Fund and Public Art Project by Solum in connection with Network Rail and Rolfe Judd Architects. Her work has been documented in catalogues and has also been featured on the cover of InkStyle Magazine. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally through galleries, as well as major art fairs, including Netherlands, UK, Germany, Tenerife, Ibiza and is affiliated with galleries in London and the Netherlands.

 

E  X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N  S    &    E  V  E  N  T  S:
2014    Year in Review : See.Me Featured Creatives Rising during Armory week, See|Exhibition Space, LIC, New York
2014    Chinese Open 2014 Group show curated by Vanya Balogh, Q-Pqrk, Chinatown, London
2013    No Flakes Xmas group show, Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich, London
2013    Herrods* Xmas Bizzare Junk & Gems, London
2013    Zealous X Multidisciplinary exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2013    Groepexpositie & mini concerten @ St. Art Gallery St. Art Gallery, Stampersgat, Netherlands
2013    Oli Bennett Secret Cards Oli Bennett Charitable Trust Anonymous Art Fair, Westminster School, London
2012    Urban Barrier Ben Oakley Gallery & No Format, Second Floor Studios, Woolwich, Group Show, London
2012    Tweet-Me-Up! UNDERCURRENT Project curated by Tracey Moberly, Tate Modern, London
2012    Air 3 Artists-in-Residence UCA @ Crafts Study Centre, Group Show, Farnham
2012    Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam Represented by St Art Gallery, Netherlands
2012    Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Represented by DegreeArt Gallery, London
2012    Affordable Art Fair Battersea Represented by DegreeArt Gallery, London
2012    Signature Art - The Exhibition DegreeArt Execution Room, Group Show, London
2012    Signature Art Prize VIP Gala for Finalists at Old Spitalfields Market, London
2012    Urban in Ibiza #4 Music, Fashion & Urban Art Festival @ Atzaró Hotel, Ibiza
2012    Religionis Violenta KGB-Projects @ the London West Bank Gallery, Group Show, London
2012    Deus-Dei (Super-Ego) Círculo de Bellas Artes, Group Exhibition, Tenerife, Spain
2012    KunstRai Art Fair represented by St Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012    Amsterdam 8th International Tattoo Convention  Represented by St Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012    ArtHaus DegreeArt Execution Room, Group Exhibition, London
2012    Tattoo Expo 1st Den Bosch Represented by St Art Gallery, Autotron Rosmalen, Netherlands
2012    Long Player Ben Oakley Gallery - Greenwich, Group Show, London
2012    Gaze The Collection curated by Graffik Gallery, Group Show, London
2012    RAW Art Fair Represented by St Art Gallery (NL) Stand #28, Fenix Hangars, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2012    Designer Crafts 2012 - Society of Designer Craftsmen - The Mall Galleries, Group Show, London
2011     National Open Art Competition Show Goodwood Racecourse, Juried Show, Chichester
2011    ART.FAIR Modern & Contemporary Art Represented by St. Art Gallery (NL), Cologne, Germany
2011    CGS Online Gallery Exhibition Highlights from 13 glass graduates @ New Designers, London
2011    Are you looking at my Bird!? Ben Oakley Gallery, Group Show, Greenwich, London
2011    New Designers 2011 Business Design Centre, Graduate Show, London
2011    Old Boots, New Laces Vibe Gallery curated by Ben Oakley Gallery, Group Show, Shoreditch, London
2011    Degree Show 2011 University for the Creative Arts, Graduate Exhibition, Farnham
2010     The BIG Vibe Affair Vibe Gallery [The Big Art Affair], Group Show, Shoreditch, London
2010     National Open Art Competition Show Goodwood Racecourse, Juried Show, Chichester
2010     London International Creative Show Soho Theatre, Group Show, London
2010     Signature Art Awards DegreeArt Gallery, Group Exhibition, London
2010     Craft at Liberty's Pop-up Show, Farnham
2010     Hang Them High Artswipe at the Rag Factory, Group Exhibition, Shoreditch, London
2009     Tate the Biscuit East End Arts Club at Shoreditch Townhall, Group Exhibition, London
2009     Endings North Lands Creative Glass Gallery, Group Exhibition, Lybster, Scotland
2009     Ghosts St Mary's Church (derelict), Solo Exhibition, Lybster, Scotland
2008     End of Year Show Kensington & Chelsea College, Group Exhibition, London

 

Recent Exhibits

Gonny Glass participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2012 AIR 3
Crafts Study Centre
 
Oct, 2012 Signature Art Prize 2012
DegreeArt: The Execution Room
 
Sep, 2012 Religionis Violenta
London West Bank gallery
 
Aug, 2012 Urban in Ibiza 4
Atzaro Ibiza
 
Jun, 2012 Deus-Dei (Super-Ego)
Círculo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife
 
Jun, 2012 8th International Tattoo Convention
RAI Amsterdam
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Gonny Glass

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