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MARTIN BLANK

 

 

BORN

1962 August 29, Sharon, MA

 

EDUCATION

1984 Rhode Island School of Design, BFA

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

 2017 Crystal Veil Chandelier, Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

 2016 Bruce and Anne Bachmann Glass Collection, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

         Pipes, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH              

2015 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2014 Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA

        Toledo Museum of Fine Art, Toledo, OH

        Dayton Celebrates Glass: Chihuly, Littleton, Labino and Beyond, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

2013 Contemporary Glass Sculpture, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

        Northwest Collects, Museum Of Glass, Tacoma, WA

        White Box Museum, Beijing, China

        Ringling Museum, Philip and Nancy Kotlers Collection, Sarasota, FL

        Coos Bay Museum, Coos Bay, OR

        Naples Museum Of Art, Naples, FL

2012 Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT

        Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

        50 Years of Studio Glass, Museum of Art & Craft Kentucky, Louisville, KY

         Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio Glass, Dennos Museum Center, MI

         Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections, Krannart Art Museum, Champaign, IL

         Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

2010 Go Figure, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University Contemporary Collection, Stanford, CA

         Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2009 Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA

2008 Steninge Palace Cultural Center, Sweden

         Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

         Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI

         New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2007 Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

2006 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

         Block Museum, NW University, Evanston, IL

2005 Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

2004 Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2003 Museum of Northwest Art La Conner, WA

         Honolulu Academy of Art, HI

2001 International Glass Exhibition, Shanghai Fine Arts Museum, China

        Millennium Museum, Beijing, China

1996 Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL

        The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom, Nashville, TN

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Schantz Galleries Contemporary Art, Stockbridge, MA

2011 Project Room, Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2009 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

        Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL

        William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2007 Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH

         Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

2006 Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

         Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

         Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH

2005 Hawk Gallery, Columbus OH

         Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL

2002 William Traver Gallery Seattle, WA

         Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

2001 Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL

         Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2000 Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

         Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

         Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

1999 William Traver Gallery Seattle, WA

1998 Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL

        William Traver Gallery Seattle, WA

        Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

1997 Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1996 William Traver Gallery Seattle, WA

         Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

         Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

1995 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

        Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Crystal Reveal, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

         SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         44th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2015 Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

         SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         43rd International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2014 SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

        42nd International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2013 Red, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

        Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

        Art Palm Beach, with Echt Gallery IL

        Visions, The Next 50 years, 41st Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

        SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2012 Anniversary Edition: 40th International Glass Invitational & Expose, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

        American Studio Glass: Fifty Years of Extraordinary Achievement, Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

        Expressions: International Glass Invitational, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI

        SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2011 39th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         Art Palm Beach, represented by Habatat Gallery MI

         Art Naples, represented by Habatat Gallery MI

2010 Carving Spaces: Martin Blank & Steve Jensen, Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH

         SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         38th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

         Art Palm Beach, with Habatat Galleries, FL

2009 Fluent Steps Series, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

         New Work, Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

         SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         Art Palm Beach, with Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

         37th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2008 SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         Art Palm Beach, with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

         International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

         36th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

2007 New Work, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

         La Galerie International du Verre, Biot , France

         35th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         Behind Glass: Creativity and Collaboration, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2006 Sculpture and Drawings, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

         William Traver Gallery, Tacoma WA

         Art Scottsdale, with Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL

         34th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2005 33th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

2004 International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

         32rd International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

2003 31nd International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

2002 30th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

2001 Toronto International Art Fair, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1999 1999-2009 A Region Collects, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

1998 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997 Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

        Heller Gallery, New York, NY

        Meitetsu Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1996 J. Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996

        Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

        William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

        Riley Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH

        Horwich Lewallen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1996 Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL

        SOFA NY, with Grand Central Gallery, Tampa FL

1995 SOFA Miami, with Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL

        Helander Gallery, Palm Beach

        Friesen Fine Art, Seattle, WA

        Taiwan International Invitational, Taipei, Taiwan

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2017 Reflecting Pool, Polar Flares, Lotus Commission, Kruttschnitt, Palm Desert, CA

2016 Steam Portrait, Larry and Clara Silverstein, Four Seasons, New York, NY

         Crystal Skin, Weyerhaeuser, Seattle, WA

2015 Descending Wind, David Heerensperger, Seattle, WA

         Lotus Grouping, Dr. Phil, Beverly Hills, CA

2013 Winged Victory, Four Seasons, Saint Petersburg, Russia

         Golden Wheat Landscape, Pendleton Hospital, Pendleton, OR

         Government Hotel, Putuo District, Shanghai, China

2009 Fluent Steps, permanent exterior installation, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2004 Repose in Amber, 120 La Salle Chicago, IL

         Echo, Orchestral Hall, Detroit, MI

         The Giving & Winds of Inspiration, Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Atlanta, GA

         Access to Learning Award, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA

2001 Eternal Light, The Temple, Nashville, TN

1999 Current, Melvin Poll Inc., Seattle, WA

1998 Amber Duet, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

1995 Drinking from the Cup, Everett Properties, Bellevue, WA

         Silver Blue Nikkos, The Benaroya Company, Seattle, WA

 

VISITING ARTIST

2016 Speaker, Habatat Gallery Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

         Featured Artist, Ringling College Bash, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL

         Guest Artist Lecturer, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL

2013 Lecturer, SOFA, Chicago, IL

2008 Unprecedented 42 day residency, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA

2007 5th Anniversary Visiting Artist, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA

2006 Chihulys’ Gaffers, Demonstration, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2003 Visiting Artist, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

         Visiting Artist, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2001 Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

         Visiting Artist, Wheaton Village, Visiting Artist, Millville, NJ

         Visiting Artist, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

1999 Visiting Artist, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

1998 Visiting Artist, Bellingham Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA

1996 Visiting Artist, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

1996 Bellevue Art Guild, Bellevue WA

1996 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1995 “Chihuly Over Venice” at Waterford Crystal, Waterford, Ireland

1995 “Chihuly Over Venice” at Nuutajarvi, Finland

1995 Visiting Artist, Miami University, Miami, FL

1994 Visiting Artist, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

1994 Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1994 Visiting Artist, NY Experimental Glass, New York, NY

1994 Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1993 Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1992 Visiting Artist, NY Experimental Glass, New York, NY

1992 Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1991 Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1991 Visiting Artist, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

1991 Visiting Artist, Contemporary Art Glass Museum, Ebetoft, Denmark

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2013 Presented ‘Award of Excellence’ for the International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2011 Presented ‘Award of Excellence’ for the International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2010 38th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winner, Habatat Gallery, MI Presented ‘Award of Excellence’ for the International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2006 34th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winner, Habatat Gallery, MI

2005 Repose in Amber tour site for Public Art & Architecture Tour, Chicago, IL

2003 Selected to propose public art commission for 7 World Trade Center

1996 Art In Embassies, American Embassy to Slovakia

1990 Artists Grant, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1986 Artists Grant, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

DIGITAL MEDIA

2017 CONVERSATION: Martin Blank on the installation of his NYC public-art project, Andrew Page,    https://urbanglass.org/glass/detail/a-conversation-with-martin-blank-on-the-installation-of-his-major-new-york                            

2013 House of Glass: The Basch’s glass collection, Mallory Gnaegy, www.yourobserver.com

2011 KCTS9, American Masters: McCracken and Blank’

2010 Renowned Artists Albert Paley and Martin Blank to Collaborate in Museum of Glass Hot Shop, www.artdaily.org

2009 King 5 TV, Fluent Steps

KIRO TV 7, Fluent Steps

Pierce County News, Fluent Steps

Q13 Fox TV, Hagedone Residence-Imago Gallery

Aztec America, Fluent Steps

2008 Voice of America – Beijing Olympic Coverage

2008 Portland NOW

2008 KING 5 News Fluent Steps

2008 Arts Fund at the Museum of Glass

2007 Repose In Amber film by Peter West

2007 PBS Chihuly’s Gaffers

1999 IBM Convention film

1998 Heat and Mass, Lufthansa Airlines film

1998 PBS Chihuly Over Venice

1996 KCTS “Current”

1994 KIRO TV Strictly Northwest

 

PRINT MEDIA

2013 Glass Magazine

        Contemporary Glass Sculpture, Orlando Museum of Art, p. 20

        Luxe Interior & Design Magazine, Issue 14, 2013

        Vibrant With Art, Florida Design Magazine, V14. No 4, p5

        Vail, Beaver Creek Magazine

2012 ‘Evolution/Revolution’exhibit reflects history of American studio glass, Janice Paine, Naples

Daily News, 3/15/12, p. 1D -2D

         Studio Glass in America: A 50-Year Journey, Ferdinand Hampson, Schoffer Publishing, pg 52-57

         The Many Arts of Glass, Herald-Tribune, Marty Fugate, 2/27/2012, Modern magazine, p 103

2009 Speak for the Trees, Andrea Friesen, pg 42-43

         Martin Blank, ArtWorks Magazine, p80-83

         Water Ballet, Interior Design, July 2009, p99-101

         Taking Shape, The Robb Report magazine, Samantha Brooks, p78-84

         Aqua Magazine, Fluent Steps

         Seattle Times, Fluent Steps

         Museum of Glass Pools Sparkle With Glass Again, News Tribune, Rosemary Ponekanti, 4/17/2009

         Changes, Honors, Farewells, American Craft, Aug/Sept

         Martin Blank’s Monumental Glass Installation ‘Fluent Steps’ ...,Tacoma Weekly, 5/13/2009

         Alaska/Horizon Air Magazines, Fluent Steps

         Weekly Volcano, Fluent Steps

         Fjoezz Magazine (Netherlands), Fluent Steps

         Cover Image and Director’s message, e-fuse, Museum of Glass, Spring 2009

2008 Martin Blank Installation at Museum of Glass? Not until Spring, The News Tribune,

         Rosemary Poneekanti, 8/22/2008, thenewstribune.com/arts/2008/08/22

2007 Building a House of Glass, Tampa Bay Metro, Nichole Reber,

http://www.tampabaymetro.com/home_glass.html

         Art of Crafts: MFA recognizes the work of crafters, The Newton Tab, 9/19/2007. P.39+41

2005 Sparkling Sculptures, The Columbus Dispatch, 12/11/2005, p, D4

2005 American Style, Contemporary Style

2005 American Craft, Repose in Amber

2003 American Style, American Redux

2002 Crystal Concepts: Habatat Glass Show Displays new Ideas and Techniques, The Detroit Free Press

1999 Fall Arts – Visual Arts, Seattle Times, Robin Updike, 2/11/2003

1999 Aspen Times

1998 Chicago Tribune

1997 Americans and Glass, American Style, Jan 1997, p28

1997 Glass And Architecture, New Glass, Jan 1997, p.15

1996 GLASS: Urban Glass Quarterly, Summer, 1996, #63

1996 Art & Antiques, Summer 1996, pp. 32-38

1996 Atlanta Magazine, At Home

1996 Sun Valley Tempo, The Maestro of Motion

1994 Profiles, Life Magazine, Sept. 1994, p. 171

1994 Christian Science Monitor

1993 Destination, United Airlines Magazine

1994 Rozek’s Magazine, Volume 1, Number 7

1993 Sunset Magazine

1992 Blowers of the Pacific NW, Glasswork, March 1992

1992 Formed of Earth and Fire, Hawaiian Island Home, nov. 1992