Annual MFA Exhibition
Started in 2004, UrbanGlass's Annual MFA Exhibition highlights emerging artists who use glass in their work. This year's show will present large-scale sculpture by artists whose work explores the natural world through the combination of glass, found objects, wood, and technology.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's Craft/Material Studies program, Melissa Athey's work uses glass and robotics to create installations that explore our sense of self.
The installations of Sarah Briland, also a graduate of the Craft/Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University, are inspired by the writings of Pliny the Elder, whose studies of science
and biology connected inseparably to his studies of painting, drawing and sculpture.
Weston Lambert, a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant for his thesis exhibition at Tulane University creates large-scale sculptures of glass, wood and aluminum. His work, which encases
glass inside protective rigid enclosures, references methods of seed dispersal.
Through his work Wil Sideman, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, explores his family's relationship to the sea. Through the transparency of glass, his sculptures expose the
intimate and life-sustaining relationship between tools and those who used them.
UrbanGlass's 2014 MFA Exhibition Competition was juried by artist and teacher Amy Lemaire; Assistant Professor at the Bard Graduate Center, Catherine Whalen; and Artist Stephanie Powell.
Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Robert Lehman Foundation. For additional information or images please contact Rachel Feinberg, Rachel@urbanglass.org or 718-625-3685 x204.