BIO    Artist Statement    CV

BIO

Terri Grant weaves stories about humanity using glass threads.  At first look, one is struck by the reality created with meticulous detail, using tiny slivers of glass.  On closer examination one sees themes of identity and strength of the human spirit emerging.  Having been a physician for 20 years in Richland, WA, Grant brings a unique perspective to her art.  She has been exploring the medium of glass since 2010.  Her work has been in national and international juried exhibitions and won numerous awards including ‘Best in Show’ in 2015 in “American Craft Today: Glass” at The Bascom.  She has been selected as a finalist for Bullseye’s Emerge/Evolve in 2014 and 2016.  Her recent piece ‘No Prisoners’ was selected for publication in the annual New Glass Review 2016. 

            Grant’s most recent work will be showing in a group exhibition at Marietta Cobb Museum in April 2017.

 

  ARTIST STATEMENT

My work begins with an experience and then expands, to examine that experience from different viewpoints. In so doing, like a coin that has rolled under the sofa, what is easily seen form one viewpoint is invisible from another.  I am both an artist and physician.  As a physician, I gather fragments of information on a macro and microscopic scale in order to more fully understand the problem.  I bring this same process to my work as an artist.  I create my art through a painterly use of glass threads.  These threads are hand pulled from a crucible containing molten glass.  The hot glass when grasped can then be drawn outward from itself, creating lines, changing the form of the glass while still retaining the original composition.  The threads are then used to carefully compose a 3 dimensional fabric like portrait.  

Glass, like the body, forms a protective barrier that is beautiful, dangerous and fragile.  It allows a porthole through which to see and be seen.  As the painter Max Beckmann said, "I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality".  My work invites the viewer to contemplate the image from differing perspectives, including their own, while experiencing the piece.

CV

Exhibitions

2017        Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta GA, Juror Kelsey Moran

2016         Elemental, Northlands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland and Coburg House Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Jurors, Emma Wolfden, Alison McConachie,  Fiona Logue

2016        Emerge/Evolve, Bullseye Projects, Portland, OR, Jurors, Stefano Catalani, Kim Harty, Sue Taylor

2015         American Craft Today: Glass, The Bascom, Highlands, NC, Juror, Melissa G Post

2015         Pilchuck Annual Auction, The Enchanted Forest ofPilchuck Glass School, Juried

2014        59th Annual Central Washington Artist’ Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA, Juror Michael D’Alessandro

2014        Functional Art: The Wine Country Home, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA, Juror Curtis Steiner

 2014         “Out of Town”- Open USA, Contemporary Glass Society, UK, Jurors board of Contemporary Glass Society

2014         Emerge/Evolve, Bullseye Projects (formerly Bullseye Gallery), Portland, OR, Jurors, Kathleen Moles, Emily Nachison, James Yood

 

Residencies, Mentorships and Invited Symposiums/Lectures

2017        Invited Speaker, Arizona Glass Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ

2016         Art Byre Symposium, Northlands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland

2015-16  Mentorship with Koen Vanderstukken, Sheridan College, Canada

2015         Steve Klein and Richard Parrish, Kirkenes, Norway

2014-16  Mentorship with Silvia Levenson, Lesa, Italy

2014         Steve Klein and Richard Parrish, Pilchuck School of Glass, Washington, USA

 

Education

2014      Critical Thinking in Glass with Silvia Levenson, Portland, OR

2014        Kiln Casting with Silvia Levenson, Bullseye Glass, Santa Fe, NM

2013       A Striking Image with Karl Harron, OATKA, Batavia, NY

2013       Lines and Layers with Jeremy Lepisto, Vitrum, Baltimore, MD

2013       The Color Lab with Nathan Sandberg, BECon, Portland, OR

2012       Boxes and Bowls with Nathan Sandberg, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, Oregon

2012        Vitrograph Cane and Murrine with Nathan Sandberg, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2012       Image Transfer Intensive with Carrie Iverson, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2012       Scaling Up: Tabletops with Nathan Sandberg, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2012      Sandblasting for Kiln Glass with Louise Krampien, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2011       Kiln forming with Rod with Bonnie Celeste, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2011      Pate de Verre with Alicia Lomne, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2011      Go with the Flow with Nathan Sandberg, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2011      Special Effects with Bonnie Celeste, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2010       Color Theory with Richard Parrish, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2010      Introduction to Coldworking with Jim Weiler, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR

2002       Sculptural Jewelry with Sandra Enterline, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2002       Pattern and Image Development in Enameling with Barbara Minor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2001       Pewter: The Other White Metal with Jim Dailing, Oregon College of Art and Crafts, Portland, OR

1999-03 Columbia Basin Community College, art and welding course work, Pasco, WA

1988        Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1984        Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland, WA

 

Awards

2015       Best in Show for ‘Natalie’ American Craft Today: Glass, juror Melissa G Post, The Bascom, Highlands, NC

2014       Sundquist Award of Excellence for ‘Strata’, Functional Art: The Wine Country Home, juror Curtis Steiner, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

2014        Honorable Mention for ‘Natalie’ 59th Annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

2000       Columbia Basin College Student Juried Art Exhibit, Ceramics 2nd Place, Pasco, WA

 

Publications 

2016         New Glass Review 37, Corning Museum of Glass

2015         Northwest Travel & Life, June 2015