LISABETH STERLING

b. 1958

CURRICULUM VITAE

   ARTIST STATEMENT

   PUBLICATIONS                

EDUCATION

2011        Pratt Fine Arts Center / Jiri Harcuba / Glass Engraving

1993        Pilchuck Glass School / Jiri Harcuba / Glass Engraving

1988        Pilchuck Glass School / Ludwig Schaffrath / Mosaic and Architectural Glass

1987        Fusing Workshop / Gil Reynolds / Fusing

                 Pilchuck Glass School / David Hopper / Painting on Glass

1986        University of Minnesota / Tom Lane / Glass Working

                 Pilchuck Glass School / Albinas Elskus / Painting on Glass

1985-86  Anoka Ramsey Community College / Bob Toensing / Glass Blowing

1978-80  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts / Various / Drawing and Painting

1977-78  University of the Arts / Various / Drawing and Painting

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016        "Slices of Life" / Florida CraftArt / St. Petersburg, FL

2015        Group Show / Duncan McClellan Gallery / St. Petersburg, FL

                 "Italian Traditions" / Chihuly Collection Space / St Petersburg, FL

                 “Museum of Glass (Tacoma), Visiting Artist Collection” / National Glass Centre / University of Sunderland, UK

                 "Clearly Compelling” Glass Art From Tiffany to Chihuly" / The Morris Museum / Morristown, NJ

2014        Group Show / Duncan McClellan Gallery / St. Petersburg, FL

                 "Glasscentric" / Chihuly Collection Space / St Petersburg, FL

                 "Body Talk" / The Glassmuseet Ebeltoft / Ebeltoft, Denmark

                 "Create + Collect = Connect" / National Liberty Museum / Philadelphia, PA

2013        Group Show / Duncan McClellan Gallery / St. Petersburg, FL

2012        "Global + Local" / Museum of Fine Arts / St Petersburg, FL

                 "Glass Act: The Contemporary Studio Glass Movement turns 50" / The Boca Museum of Art / Boca Raton, FL

                 "Handle with Care: Recent Acquisitions in Glass" / Racine Art Museum / Racine , WI

                 "Women on Top" / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago IL

                 "Glass Engravers" / Johansfors Gallery / Broaulla, Sweden

                 "21st Century Engraved Glass" / The Red House Cone / Wordsley, Stourbridge, England

2011        "Seattle Reigns" / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago IL

                 "Glass Mad" / Glasmuseet Ebeltoft / Ebeltoft, Denmark

                 "The Ultimate Goblet" / Habatat Gallery / West Palm Beach, FL

2010        "Her Story" / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago IL

                 "This Woman's Work" / Morean Arts Center / St. Petersburg, FL

                 Group Show / Galerie De Twee Pauwen / Den Haag, Holland

2009        International Exhibition / Habatat Gallery / West Palm Beach, FL

                 "GlashArt" / Fort Vuren / The Netherlands

                 Group Show / Galerie Mark Peet Visser / Heusden, the Netherlands

                 "International Exhibition and The Vessel Explored" / Habatat Gallery / Boca Raton, FL

                 "Big Ideas, Small Packages: Magnificent Glass under 20” / Bergstrom-Mahler Museum / Neenah, WI

                 Group Show / Galerie Mark Peet Visser / Heusden, The Netherlands

                 "Contemporary Glass: Chihuly and Beyond" / New British Museum of Art / New Britain, CT

                 "Glasmuseet Ebeltoft: The Permanent Collection on Tour" / Nostetangen Museum / Hokksund, Norway

2007        "International Exhibition and The Vessel Explored" / Habatat Gallery / Boca Raton, FL

                 “Mistaken Identity” / Hawk Galleries / Columbus, OH

                 "Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets" / Museum of Arts and Design / New York, NY

                 "The Art of Glass from Galle to Chihuly" / The Newark Museum / Newark , NJ

                 "Shadows" / The Glassmuseet Ebeltoft / Ebeltoft, Denmark

2006        "Two Expressions / Two Media" / Springfield Museum of Art / Springfield, OH

                 "Masters of Reflection" / Everhart Museum / Scranton, PA

                 "Sarasotans Collect III:  The Art of Glass" / The Ringling School of Art and Design / Sarasota, FL

2003        "The Glass Vessel: An International Invitational" / Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design / Louisville, KY

                 "Masters of Contemporary Glass"/ The Berkshire Museum / Pittsville, MA

                 "20/20 Vision" / The Museum of American Glass / Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

                 "The Visible Man" / The Glassmuseet Ebeltoft / Ebeltoft, Denmark

                 "Images in Glass" / The Guild of Glass Engravers / London, England

                 Glass Weekend Featured Artist / Holsten Gallery / Stockbridge, MA

2004        "Natural Forces" / Marx Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

                 "Clearly Inspired" / The Guild of Glass Engravers / London, England

                 "New Works" / Thomas R. Riley Gallery / Kirkland, WA

2002        "A Secret To Tell" / Hodgell Gallery / Sarasota, FL

2001        "Lucid Dreams" / Marx Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2000        Artists from the Glass Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass / Arnot Art Museum / Elmira, NY

                 "Blowing Bubbles" / Riley Hawk Gallery / Cleveland, OH

                 "Storytelling" / Riley Hawk Gallery / Columbus, OH

1999        "Out of the Mouths of Men" / Riley Hawk Gallery / Seattle, WA

1997        "Interconnecting Relationships" / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA

1994        Group Show / Contemporary Crafts Museum / Portland, OR

1993        "New Works" / Kimzey Miller Gallery / Seattle, WA

1992        The Kristallnacht Exhibit (as Lisabeth Levine) / Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2012        Summer Featured Artists Residency / Museum of Glass / Tacoma, Washington

2002        Best First Time Exhibitor / Guild of Glass Engravers / London, England

2002        Outstanding Emerging Glass Artist / Florida Glass Art Alliance / Miami, Fl

1999        New Glass Review 20

1994        Fellowship / Creative Glass Center of America / Wheaton Village, NJ

1993        Glass Art V Recognition Award / BC Glass Art Association / Vancouver, BC, Canada

1992        Bronze and Purchase Awards (as Lisabeth Levine) / The Kristallnacht Project / Philadelphia, PA

1991        DuPage County Courthouse / Wheaton, IL

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Glass Museum / Ebeltoft, Denmark

Museum of Glass / Tacoma, WA

Wheaton Museum of American Glass / Wheaton Village, NJ

American Interfaith Institute / Philadelphia, PA

Dupage County Courthouse / Wheaton, IL

Carnegie Museum of Art (gift of Maxine H Block) / Pittsburgh, PA

Racine Art Museum / Racine, WI

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012        Low Relief, High Resolution / Lisabeth Sterling

2011        Seattle Reigns / Ken Saunders Gallery / March 2011

2010        Moving Art Magazine / The Netherlands / April 2010

                 International Glass Invitational / Habatat Galleries Florida

                Art Glass Today / Jeff Snyder / Schiffer Publishing

                 Her Story / Ken Saunders Gallery (exhibition catalog)

2009       International Glass Invitational / Habatat Galleries Florida

                Annealer Magazine, Issue IV / Beyond the Torch - A special feature on Lisabeth Sterling

2008       26th International Glass Invitational / Habatat Galleries Florida

2007        The Art of Glass from Galle to Chihuly / Newark Museum

                 Vessel Explored 2007 / Habatat Galleries Florida

                 25th International Glass Invitational / Habatat Galleries Florida

2004        20th Century Glass / published by The Price Guide Company

                 Natural Forces / Marx Saunder Gallery (exhibition catalog)

2003       A Celebration of Glass / published by Butler Books

                 Women Working in Glass / Lucartha Kohler / published by Schiffer books

2001        Lucid Dreams / Marx Saunders Gallery (exhibition catalog)

2000        Glass:The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly / Summer Issue 79

1999        New Glass Review 20

                 Nouvel Objet IV

1996       Creative Glass Center of America 1996 / Artists Fellowships Promotional Materials

1994        The Journal / Wheaton Cultural Alliance

1992-93  Chess Chow / Cover Art, Oct.- Dec. '92 and April-May '93

                 Inside / Art for Article, "Through a Glass Darkly" / Spring '92

                 Artists Confronting the Inconceivable / April '92 (see Lisabeth Levine)

1979        Record Album Cover Art for The River, by Bill Lewis & Khan Jamal

                 Record Album Cover Art for Of Mythic Worlds, by Sun Ra

The relationships between individuals in my work are important to me.  A portrait of a single person is like a monologue; when you get two or more people together emotions are heightened. It’s a dialogue, a debate, maybe even an argument, passion is possible.

 

The images on my glass are of individuals that populate my thoughts and dreams. It is almost as if those individuals have a life of their own. I often don’t know the stories that they want to tell until I start to draw and see them develop on the vessel or panel. Frequently I don’t have the right words to express what I feel, see and experience. Fortunately I have the characters in my glass to do it for me.

 

I spend a great deal of time in my garden. And, not surprisingly, in recent years my garden has made its way into much of my art. Through imagery, I celebrate aspects of the change of seasons, the themes of birth, growth, death and rebirth. Acts of creation and nurturing are necessary whether you’re raising a family, growing a garden or making art.

 

Lisabeth Sterling

WOMEN ON TOP

Ken Saunders Gallery

Digital 32 pages

2012

 

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SEATTLE REIGNS

Ken Saunders Gallery

Hardcover 90 pages

2011

 

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HER STORY

Ken Saunders Gallery

Digital 36 pages

2010

 

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