SONJA BLOMDAHL

b.1952

CURRICULUM VITAE

   PUBLICATIONS

EDUCATION

1976        Orrefors Glass Skolan / Orrefors, Sweden

1974        BFA / Massachusetts College of Art / Boston, MA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008-09  Museum of Northwest Art / La Conner, WA

2008        Muskegon Museum of Art / Muskegon, MI

2007        Sonja Blomdahl: Encalmo / Montgomery Museum of Fine Art / Montgomery, AL

2006        Martha's Vineyard Glassworks / West Tisbury, MA

2005        Friesen Gallery / Sun Valley, ID

2003        William Traver Gallery / Tacoma, WA

                 Hawk Gallery / Columbus, OH

2001        Surface / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA

                 Riley Hawk Gallery / Cleveland, OH

2000        Butters Gallery / Portland, OR

1999        Twenty Years / Museum of Northwest Art / La Conner, WA

1998        R. Duane Reed Gallery / St. Louis, MO

                 Butters Gallery / Portland, OR

1997        Gumps / San Francisco, CA

                 Joanne Rapp Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ

1990        Joanne Rapp Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ

1985        Joanne Rapp Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ

1981-01  William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012        Women On Top, Group Show / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2011        Seattle Reigns, Group Show / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2008        Clear Your Mind: Contemporary Glass Invitational / Figge Art Museum / Davenport, IA

                 Hot Color Cool Glass / Arkansas Arts Center / Little Rock, AR

2006-09  Contrasts: A Glass Primer / Museum of Glass / Tacoma, WA

2003       Masters of Contemporary Glass Art, Curated by Holsten Gallery / Berkshire Museum / Pittsfield, MA

2002        Seige Damer, 3 Person Show / Nordic Heritage Museum / Seattle, WA

2000        Vessels: The International Exhibition of Glass / Koganezaki Glass Museum / Shizuoka, Japan

                 An International Survey of Glass / Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation / Louisville, KY

                 Glass from the Emerald City / Fresno Art Museum / Fresno, CA

1999        Glass!  Glorious Glass! / Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian / Washington, D.C.

                Reflections on Light / Holter Museum / Helena, MT

1998        Aperto Vetro - Exposizione Internazionale del Vetro Contemporaneo / Venice, Italy

1997        Glass Today by American Studio Artists / Boston Museum of Fine Arts / Boston, MA

1995        The White House Collection of American Crafts / National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

1992-94  Clearly Art:  Pilchuck's Glass Legacy /  Whatcom County Museum / Bellingham, WA and touring

1992        International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa / Kanazawa, Japan

1989-90  History of American Glass / Corning Museum of Glass, at the Hermitage / Leningrad and Moscow, USSR

1986        Crafts Today:  Poetry of the Physical,  Inaugural  Exhibition / The American Crafts Museum / New York, NY

1985        Northwest Glass / Philbrook Art Center / Tulsa, OK

1980-91  Pilchuck Glass Exhibition / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2001        U.S. State Department, gift presented by President Bush to Prime Minister of Sweden

1987        Artist's Trust Fellowship Grant

1986        National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship Grant

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

American Craft Museum / New York, NY

Bank of America / Portland, OR

Birmingham Museum of Art / Birmingham, AL

Boeing Corporation / Seattle, WA

Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Iowa State University / Ames, IA

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts / Racine, WI

Clinton Presidential Library and Museum / Little Rock, AR

Collection of Modern Glass, Museum of Decorative Art / Prague, Czech Republic

Corning Museum of Glass / Corning, NY

Everett Public Library / Everett, WA

Fine Arts Museum of the South at Mobile / Mobile, AL

Harborview Medical Center, Cultural Heritage Artwork Collection / Seattle, WA

Huntsville Museum of Art / Huntsville, AL

IBM Corporation / New York, NY

Kitazawa Contemporary Glass Museum / Kitazawa, Japan

Mathew's Collection, Arizona State University / Tempe, AZ

MCI Communications Corporation, World Headquarters / Washington, D.C.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Art / Montgomery, AL

Museum of Contemporary Art & Design / New York, NY

Museum of Decorative Art, Prague / Czech Republic

Muskegon Museum of Art / Muskegon, MI

Oregon Public Arts Commission (Salem Public Service Building) / Salem, OR

Port of Seattle / Seattle, WA

Prescott Collection of Pilchuck Glass, Pacific First Centre / Seattle, WA

Racine Art Museum / Racine, WI

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution / Washington D.C.

Safeco Corporation / Seattle, WA

Seattle Arts Commission Portable Works Collection / Seattle, WA

Sheraton Hotel / Seattle, WA

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas / Lawrence, KS

The Museum of Fine Arts / Boston, MA

The White House Collection of American Craft / Washington, D.C.

United Parcel Service Headquarters / Atlanta, GA

Washington Mutual Savings Bank / Seattle, WA

Washington State Arts Commission (Art in Public Places) / Olympia, WA

Westin Hotel / Seattle, WA

 

PUBLICATIONS

2008        Greco, Patti.  "Glass Act", More, Dec. 2007/Jan. 2008, p. 34

1999        New Glass Review, No's 4, 6, 13, 20.  The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

1996        Oldknow, Tina.  Pilchuck:  A Glass School.  Seattle: University of Washington Press

1995        Monroe, Michael W.White House Collection of American Craft.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

                 "Matters of Mood: The Glass of Sonja Blomdahl," GLASS Quarterly.  No. 59, Spring

1992        New Glass Review, No's 4, 6, 13, 20.  The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

1991        Miller, Bonnie.  Out of the Fire:  Contemporary Glass Artists and Their Work.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books

1990        Biskeborn, Susan.  Artists at Work:  25 Northwest Glassmakers, Ceramists, and Jewelers. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books

1983-85  New Glass Review, No's 4, 6, 13, 20.  The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1991-present   Pratt Fine Arts Center / Board of Trustees, Advisory Board / Seattle, WA

1983-present   Built and operating private glass blowing studio / Seattle, WA

 

2002        The Pilchuck Glass School / Instructor / Stanwood, WA

1998        Haystack Mountain School of Crafts / Instructor / Deer Isle, ME

1993        Urban Glass Workshop / Fall Workshop / Brooklyn, NY

1992        Haystack Mountain School of Crafts / Instructor / Deer Isle, ME

1988        Haystack Mountain School of Crafts / Instructor / Deer Isle, ME

1985        The Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor / Stanwood, WA

 

WOMEN ON TOP

Ken Saunders Gallery

Digital 32 pages

2012

 

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SEATLLE REIGNS

Ken Saunders Gallery

Hardcover 90 pages

2011

 

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