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Kunstart: Skulptur
Technik: Glas


Statement:
My grandfather was an amateur photographer who documented our familys history. My grandmother told family stories using his images as a reference point. My idea of memory has been formed by what I have been told, viewed, and read. The influence of images and words has transformed my concepts of memory. Subsequently, new and old stories are intermixed, create a past and present tense voice, and speak to a new generational history.

Referencing the human experience of family, my installations use photographs to create a pathway into the past. These pictures present us with an untouchable place we can only re-visit again through memory. Some of the photographs retain evidence of recollections, which become a metaphor for the fragmentation of memory and the desire to recapture those ephemeral moments.

Discarded objects as well as ones passed down to me by my family, become personal keepsakes and icons of the past, which would otherwise be overlooked or regarded as something useless. My collections represent a sense of holding onto a place in time. By re-creating these objects through casting and re-fabrication, I recast the history of these objects in as part of my own current voice.

I create installations that examine commonplace objects and subtle images, which evoke an ephemeral sense of familiarity with the past. These photographs and objects become iconic in themselves. They allude to the tangible evidence of a portal to a moment and the temporal narratives evoked by image and memory.

My installations conserve and preserve my familys personal narratives, which then become abstract imagery through which a universal audience can relate to experiences of their own.


Artistic Goals

As an artist, my goal is to exhibit, lecture and conduct workshops. It is important to me to experiment with my work technically, educate myself further in a multitude of media, and challenge myself conceptually to broaden the themes and content in my work. I seek reviews and critical recognition. I want to expand exhibiting my work in different parts of the country and the world.



Vita / Lebenslauf:
Jen Blazina resides and has a studio in Philadelphia where she is a working artist exhibiting with solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

In 2009, she will have a solo exhibition at Silica Galleries in Philadelphia, PA entitled Ephemeral Narratives. She will be a part of two group shows: one at Pictura Gallery in Dordrecht, Netherlands and the other at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jen has recently been awarded two residencies during the summer of 2009: one at Toos Neger in Dordrect, Netherlands and the other at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium. She was recently featured in Contemporary Glass Philadelphias monthly newsletter.

Blazina has had multiple solo exhibitions in the past: Kunstoffice in Berlin, Germany; Project Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; Washington Square Windows, New York University in New York City, NY; Bridge International during Art Chicago, Chicago, IL and Glass Weekend at Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ, represented by Marx Saunders Gallery of Chicago. She has also been included in a two person exhibition entitled, Historia, Jen Blazina and Michael Markwick, at Pictura in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

She has been awarded numerous residencies including: Womens Studio Workshop in New York, in 2006; Scuola di Grafica in Venice, Italy; Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, in 2005 and 2007; The Creative Glass Center of Americas Residency Fellowship for 2003 in New Jersey; Millay Colony for the Arts in New York. She has also been awarded numerous grants including the Leeway Foundation Grant, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Independence Foundation Grant.

Jen Blazina received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1996, her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 1991 and her B.F.A., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Purchase College in 1994. She is a currently a professor of fine arts at Drexel University.




Aktivitäten / Ausstellungen:
Education
M.F.A., 1996, Printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
B.F.A., 1994, Cum Laude, Photography, S.U.N.Y. at Purchase College, Purchase, NY,
B.A., 1991, Art History and Fine Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2009
Current Work, Silica Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2008
Current Work, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium
Current Work, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
Returning, Radford University Art Museum, Radford, VA
Current Work, Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007
Oracle, Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany
Recollection, Glass Weekend, Represented by Marx Saunders Gallery,
Wheaton Arts Museum, Millville, NJ
Recollection, The Bridge International during Art Chicago,
Represented by Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Il
2006
Recollection, The Bridge International during Art Basel Miami,
Represented by Marx Saunders Gallery, Miami, FL
Nesting, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fantasma, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Mending, Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy
Re-collect, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Translucency, Spare Room, Baltimore, MD
Sending, District Fine Arts, Detroit, MI
2004
Organica, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Reliquaries, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Class of 1940, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD
2003
Intimate, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
New Glass Works, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Current Work, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2001
Floating into Ether, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Rest, Gallery 402, New York, NY
Hilltop, (Site-Specific Window Installation Exhibition), Art Center/South Florida, Miami
Arrival, (Site-Specific Window Installation Exhibition), Art Center/South Florida, Miami
2000
Longing, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Transcendence, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
1998
Touch, School 33, Baltimore, MD
1997
Matrimonia, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Two Person Exhibitions
2008
Time Capsules, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD
2007
Historia, Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands
2005
Implied Narratives, Pittsburgh Center for Glass, Pittsburgh, PA

Group Exhibitions
2009
Transience, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
Refused, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Glass Weekend 09, Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft, NJ
Creative Glass Center Alumni Biennial, Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft, Millville, NJ
The Art of the Reclaimed Object, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ
Vision Realized, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Transience, Pictura Dordrect, Netherlands.
Recollection, Bittersweet, Bahdee Bahdu, Philadelphia, PA
2008
Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Class of 1940, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Ephemera, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour, Philadelphia, PA
Time Capsules, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD
Red Dot, Represented by Gallery Imperato, Art New York, New York, New York
Invitational, Modern Masters Fine Arts Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
Curated Exhibition from the Museum masters Program, American University Museum, Washington, DC
Kunstoffice-Ziell V, Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany
2007
Transformation 6: Contemporary Works In Glass, Contemporary Craft Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Art Miami, Represented by Marx Saunders Gallery, Miami, FL
Invitational Exhibition of Past Fellows, The Gallery at Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ
Historia, Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Netherlands
2006
Home, The Bridge International during Art Chicago,
Represented by Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Glass Now, The Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Light, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Afterlife, Philadelphia Glass Works, Philadelphia, PA
Hot Glass 2006, One Seagate Gallery, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo,
Toledo, OH
Tierney Communication Exhibition, Represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery,
Philadelphia, PA
2005
Residency Exhibition, Kala Institute for the Arts Gallery, Berkley, CA
30 Something, Kala Art Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA
Selected Works of the Grantees, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD
Natural Selection, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Stepping Out, Byron Roche Gallery, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL
4, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sticks and Stones, Invitational Group Exhibition, Curated by Eileen Toglini
In Exile, 13th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
Cast Glass Fellows, The Gallery at Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ
Red Dot, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
(In)Vestment, Bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational Represented Artist Exhibition, The Glass Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2004
Small Works, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Print National Biennial, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Red Dot, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Charmed and Embraced, Bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003
Fellowship Exhibition, The American Museum Glass, Millville, NJ
Two-Person Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Invitational Two-Person Exhibition, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Collected Evidence, ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA
Doppelganger, Laura Mesaros Gallery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
2002
Sculptural Objects Functional Art Convention, Represented by Aron Packer Gallery,
Chicago, IL
Invitational Two-Person Exhibition, Salem State College, Salem, MA
Hopscotch, The Painted Bride Center, Philadelphia, PA
Insights, Invitational Two-Person Exhibition, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2001
Contemporary Glass, Sculptural Objects Functional Art Convention, Represented by The
Glass Gallery, Chicago, IL
Glass Weekend, Represented by the Glass Gallery, Millville, NJ
Group Show (Invitational Exhibition), Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Art of Glass, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA
Open Book, Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Contemporary Glass, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota Springs, FL
Innovations in Printmaking Exhibition, Curated and Juried Exhibition, Delaplaines Art
Center, Frederick, MD
Summer Show, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2000
Minimal Glass, Sculptural Objects Functional Art Convention, Represented by The Glass
Gallery, Chicago, IL
Elements 2000 Exhibition, Silicon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lost and Found, Morgan Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh, PA
Complexity/Simplicity, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
1999
Sculptural Objects Functional Art Convention, Represented by The Glass Gallery,
Chicago, IL
(Re:)Collect, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
23rd International Biennial of Graphic Art, International Centre of Graphic Arts,
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vanities, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Just Thinking of You, Network Gallery, Pontiac, MI
Portrait / Identity, Rosenburg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Art and Technology Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts,
Grand Rapids, MI
Vital Signs, Caesar Chavez Arts Center, San Francisco State University,
San Francisco, CA
Hemicycle Exhibition, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
National Juried Photography Exhibition, University of Hartford,
West Hartford, CT
Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Project Space, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Pressed and Pulled Contemporary Views in Printmaking, Visual Arts Gallery,
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA
Contemporary Innovations in Photography, Point Seven Gallery,
Toledo Photography Gallery, Toledo, OH
The Artist Heraldry Show, McLean Center for the Arts, Council Room,
McLean, VA
9th Annual New Image Exhibition, New Image Gallery,
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Artist Residences and Commissions
Resident Artist, Toos Neger, Dordrect, Netherlands, 2009
NEA Recipient, Resident Artist, Womans Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2008
Resident Artist, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2008
Resident Artist, Kala Institute of Art, Berkley, CA, 2007
Resident Artist, Womans Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2006
Commission, The Hyatt, Philadelphia, PA 2006
Resident Artist, Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2005
Resident Artist, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
Resident Artist, Kala Institute of Art, Berkley, CA, 2005
Resident Artist, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ, 2003
Resident Artist, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, 2001
Resident Artist. Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 2001
Commissioned Artist, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, 2000 Installation for entryway and Annual Report 2001
Resident Artist, Art Center/South Florida, Miami, FL, 1998-Current

Honors
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, Supporting Womens Studio Workshop, 2008
Drexel University Faculty Development Grant, 2006 and 2008
Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship Grant, 2005
Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Grant, 2005
Windows of Opportunity Grant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
Kala Art Institute Fully Funded Fellowship, 2005
Drexel University Faculty Development Grant for the Kala Art Institute, 2005
Artist Award, Print National Exhibition, Lancaster Museum, PA, 2004
Creative Glass of Philadelphia Grant Recipient, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
West Virginia University Travel Grant, 2003
Blue Mountain Center Fellowship, 2001
Nancy Graves Sculpture Fellowship for the Millay Colony for the Arts, 2001
West Virginia Gateway Visiting Artist Grant, 1999
Maryland State Arts Council Grant for Excellence in Sculpture, 1997

Publications

New Salons, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Caroline Tiger, 2008
Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, Calendar of Events, American Craft Magazine, 2008
Catalogue of Solo Exhibition, Recollection, Radford University, Radford, VA 2008
Review of Recollection, Art Papers, Heather Harvey, 2008
Representation in Multilpicitocracy Catalogue, The Kasden Museum of Art
American University, Washington, D.C., 2008
Representation in Catalogue, Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
Representation in Catalogue, Kala 25, Kala Institute of Arts, Berkeley, CA, 2008
Representation in Catalogue, Transformation 6, Society of Contemporary Craft
Contemporary Works in Glass, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007
Representation in Catalogue Hot Glass 2006, Art Commission of Greater Toledo,
Toledo, OH
Representation in Catalogue Glass Now, Liberty Museum of Art,
Philadelphia, PA
Callowhill Newspaper, Artist Selected, November 2006, Philadelphia, PA
Spaces Gallery Catalogue, 10th Anniversary of Spacelab, Cleveland, OH, 2005
Baltimore City Paper, Spare Room, Baltimore, MD, 2005
Representation in Catalogue, Print National Biennial, Lancaster Museum of Art, 2004
Representation in Space Lab Installations Catalogue, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Representation in the Catalogue for In Exile, 13th Tallinn Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
Six Artists: Jennifer Blazina, Glass Artist, Log Home Design, April/May 2003
Representation in the Catalogue Sofa Chicago, 2001
On the Scene Chicago Journal, November 29, 2001
Art Focus: Jennifer Blazina, Artist, Sarasota Downtown, April/May 2001
85 Unsung Heroes of the Non-Profit Community 2000 Annual Report, California Community Foundation, 2000
Representation in Catalogue Hot Glass 2000, Art Commission of Greater Toledo,
Toledo, OH
Representation in International Biennial Graphic Arts Catalogue. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
1999
Portrait/Identity Catalogue, The Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College
Representation in Pressed and Pulled VIII: National Juried Printmaking Exhibition Catalogue, Georgia College and State University, Fall 1999
Re:(collect) Catalogue November/December 1999, Art Center/South Florida
Fragments of a Collective Mind Washington Review, June/July 1998
Maryland Art Place, Critics Residency Program, Washington Review, April/May 1998

Artist Lectures
Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2008
Toos Neger, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2009
NEA Recipient, Resident Artist, Womans Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2008
Radford University Art Museum, Radford, VA, 2008
Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany, 2007
Pictura Gallery, Dordrect, Netherlands, September 2007
Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, September 2007
Glass Weekend, Represented by Marx Saunders Gallery,
Wheaton Arts Museum, Millville, NJ, 2007
Kala Institute for the Arts, Berkley, CA, 2007
Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA 2006
Masters College of Library Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Scuola Di Graphica, Venice, Italy, 2005
Center for Creative Studies Academy, Detroit, MI, 2005
Pittsburgh Center For Glass, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005
College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ, 2003
Salem State College, Salem, MA, 2002
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2002
West Virginia Gateway Artist Grant, Shepherdstown, 1999
Neuberger Museum of Art, Writing Through the Arts, Purchase, NY, 1996
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1996

Workshops and Panels
Kala Institute for the Arts, Berkely, CA, 2009
Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD 2008
Kala Institute for the Arts, Berkley, CA, 2008
Kala Institute for the Arts, Berkley, CA, 2007
Pittsburgh Center For Glass, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005
Scuola di Graphica, Venice, Italy, 2005
Panelist at Glass Weekend at Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ, 2005
Panelist at Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Washington, DC, 1999

Current Gallery Representation
Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD
Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Modern Masters Fine Arts Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Gallery, Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ

Collections
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The American Museum of Glass Art, Millville, NJ
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
The Hyatt, Philadelphia, PA
The Womens Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
The California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Current Printmaking Coordinator



Refused
Skulptur
Raum-Installation
1000 x 1000 x 1000 cm
2000
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Bittersweet
Skulptur
Materialmix
5 x 5 x 1 cm
2005
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Fantasma
Skulptur

17 x 12 x 7 cm
2006
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Recollection
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Skulptur
Materialmix
120 x 120 x 120 cm
2007
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Nesting
Skulptur
Materialmix
12 x 10 x 8 cm
2006
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Ephemera
Skulptur
Materialmix
5 x 5 x 1 cm
2008
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Class of 1940
Skulptur
Glas
17 x 12 x 2 cm
2004
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Transience
Skulptur
Glas
12 x 17 x 2 cm
2009
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