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EDUCATION

1967–74 University of Oregon & Portland State University, Ceramics and Fine Arts

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2016 | Museum of Glass, Fuel Their Fire IV, Artist-in-Residence; Tacoma Wa 

2011 | Rakow Commission, Corning Museum of Glass 

2008 | Juror’s Choice Award, Fog; The Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass Review 29  

2004 | Urban Design Award, Ring of Water, Atlanta, GA

           Americans for the Arts, Year in Review; Public Art, Ring of Water 

2003 | Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art, Visiting Artist Summer Series, Tacoma, WA

1997-98 | Seattle Arts Commission, Individual Artist 1998, Purchase Award

1994-95 | National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1994 | Tulane University, Artist-in-Residence; New Orleans, LA

1993 | Louis Comfort Tiffany Award; New York, NY

           Pilchuck Glass School, Artist-in-Residence; Stanwood, WA

1991 | Certificate of Design Excellence, Catalog Cover, Art Works for Aids; Design Award, Print Magazine

           Centrum Foundation, Printmaking, Artist-in-Residence, Port Townsend, WA

1987 | Pilchuck Glass School, Artist-in-Residence; Stanwood, WA

1986 | National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

           Kohler Foundry, Artist-in-Residence; Kohler, WI

1985 | Pilchuck Glass School, Artist-in-Residence; Stanwood, WA

1984 | Kohler Foundry, Artist-in-Residence; Kohler, WI

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 Corning Museum of Glass; Corning, NY

 Seattle Art Museum; Seattle, WA

 American Craft Museum; New York, NY

 Microsoft Corporation; Redmond, WA

 Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art; Washington, DC

 Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

 Huntsville Museum of Art; Huntsville, AL

 Charles Wustum Museum of Fine Art; Racine, WI

 Birmingham Museum of Art; Birmingham, AL

 Detroit Institute of the Arts; Detroit, MI

 Washington State Arts Commission; Seattle, WA

 Whatcom Museum of History and Art; Bellingham, WA

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

 

2017 | Untitled - in progress, San Francisco; CA. Private Commission

           Untitled - In progress, San Diego; CA. Commissioned by the City of San Diego for the County Operations Center (COC).

2016 | Journey- Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Ferris Highschool, Spokane; WA. Washington State Arts Commission

           Water – In progress, Private Commission, Seattle, Wa              

           Yellow Orb - Hanging Sculpture, White Center Library, Seattle, WA

2014 | Day Light - Hanging sculpture. In the entry hall of the Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, WA

          Petal - Sculpture. Court of Light at the Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, WA

2013 | Ripple - Hanging sculpture. Troxel Hall, Iowa State University; Ames, IA

         Day Light - Hanging sculpture. In the entry hall of the Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, WA

         Petal - Sculpture. Court of Light at the Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, WA 

         Lumens – Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Private Commission; La Jolla, CA 

         Untitled – Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Private Commission; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 

         Passage – Suspended glass sculpture.  Private commission; Horseshoe Casino, Cincinnati, OH

2012 | One Day – Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Commissioned by Horizon House; Seattle, WA

          Light – Exterior glass free-standing sculpture. Commissioned by Central Oregon Community College; Bend, OR 

          North Star – Exterior glass wall-mounted sculpture. Commissioned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC 

          Grace – Five glass wall-mounted panels.  Commissioned for Gandhi residence; San Francisco, CA

          Untitled – Exterior glass free-standing sculpture. Private commission; Seattle, WA

          Moonlight – Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Private commission; Barcelona, Spain

2011 Time – Glass panel. Commissioned by Swedish Medical Center Issaquah Hospital, WA

          Waterfall 2 – Exterior glass wall-mounted sculpture.  Private commission; San Diego, CA

          Two Vessels – Glass wall-mounted sculptures.  Private commission; Bellevue, WA    

2010 | Lumen – Suspended glass sculpture.  Commissioned by City of San Antonio, TX for San Antonio International Airport

           Loop – Suspended glass sculpture.  Commissioned by WA Arts Commission for Clark College; Vancouver, WA

           Waterfall - Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Commissioned by Shorenstein Realty Services; Portland, OR

2009 | Trace - Suspended glass sculpture.  Private commission; Palm Springs, CA                            

           Convergence – Outdoor sculptural glass wall.  Private commission; Seattle, WA   

           Morning – Suspended glass sculpture.  Private commission; Washington, DC

           River of Light – Glass wall-mounted sculpture.  Private commission; Bellevue, WA

2008 | Untitled – Six glass wall-mounted panels.  Commissioned by Blackburn Architects for Indianapolis; International Airport

           Three – Three glass wall-mounted panels.  Private commission; Shenzhen, China

           Long Day/Long Night – Suspended glass sculpture.  Commissioned by Alaska Dept. of Transportation for Fairbanks, International Airport; Fairbanks, AK

2008 | One Day – Glass sculpture. Commissioned by Regional Arts & Culture Council for Providence                        Portland Medical Center 

2007 | Link – Suspended glass sculpture. Commissioned by St. Alphonsus Medical Center, Boise, ID

           Sliver of Light – Two wall-mounted sculptural panels, The Metropolitan; Pearl District, Portland, OR

2006 | Heartline – Hanging glass sculpture.  Private commission; Seattle, WA 

           Sky 2 – Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Commissioned by Joan Warren-Grady, Art Advisor; San Diego, CA for Regent Bal Harbour in Bal Harbour, FL

           Landscape – Glass wall-mounted sculpture. Commissioned by Joan Warren-Grady, Art Advisor; San Diego, CA for Mosaic on Miami Beach, Mosaic Condos

           Trace – Outdoor glass wall. Private commission, Mercer Island, WA

           Center – Glass sculpture. Private commission, Bellevue, WA

           Wave 2 – Glass sculpture. Commissioned by Washington Mutual; Seattle, WA

2005 | Circle, Wave, Horizon – Commissioned by Regional Arts & Culture Council; Portland, OR for Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, Vancouver, WA

           Earth – 4 wall-mounted panels, Commissioned by Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA 

           Untitled – Monoprint, ink on paper. Commissioned by Marriott Hotel, St. Louis, MO

2004 | Weave – Hanging glass sculpture. Commissioned by Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR for St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA

           Land & Sky – Glass wall-mounted sculpture Commissioned by City of Everett Cultural Commission for Everett Events Center, Everett, WA

2003 | Ring of Water – Hanging sculpture with terrazzo floor. Commissioned by the Bureau of Cultural Affairs; Atlanta, GA

           Wrap – Stained glass windows. Commissioned by Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR

           Untitled – Suspended glass sculpture. Commissioned by Marriott Hotel, San Jose, CA

2002 | Sunrise/Sunset and Circle – Two interior glass wall-mounted sculptures. Commissioned by Sato Pharmaceutical; Tokyo, Japan

           Wave – Interior hanging glass sculpture. Commissioned by Talbot Corporation, Bellingham, WA

           Earth & Sky – Glass sculptural panels. Commissioned by Stoel Rives, LLP; Seattle, WA

2001 | Lebeg (slight movement in the air) – Suspended and rotating glass sculpture with terrazzo

floor. Commissioned by WA State Arts Commission in partnership with the WA State Convention and Trade

Center; Seattle, WA

           Ripple – Three undulating glass wall panels. Commissioned and installed at Good Samaritan Hospital; Puyallup, WA

           Yin & Yang – Two glass wall mounted sculptures. Commissioned by Clise Properties; Seattle, WA

2000 | Four Vessels – Found and blown glass sculptures. Commissioned by London Club, London, England. Installed: Las Vegas, NV

           Evidence – Glass panels. Commissioned by University Hospital; Seattle, WA

           Tango Rojo – Glass column. Private commission; Seattle, WA

           Sliver of Fire – Glass sculpture. Private commission, Mercer Island, WA

           Day & Night – Glass wall panels. Commissioned by Swedish Medical Center; Seattle, WA

1998 | Uno, Dos, Tres – Exterior wall. Commissioned by Target Stores; Walnut Creek, CA

           Untitled – Cast glass lighting. Commissioned by Dumas Bay Community Center; Federal Way, WA

1996 | Danza del Cerchio – Exterior wall installed at Pier 66. Commissioned by the Port of Seattle; Seattle, WA

           Untitled – Site-specific commission. Commissioned by Columbia Basin College; Pasco, WA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011    Winston Wächter Fine Art, Point in Time; Seattle, WA 

2008    Winston Wächter Fine Art, Lumen; New York, NY

2007    Winston Wächter Fine Art; Space, Seattle, WA

            Michelle Bello Fine Art at Sloan Miyasato; San Francisco, CA

2006    Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

2005    Winston Wächter Fine Art; Light, Seattle, WA

            Friesen Gallery Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID

2001    William Traver Gallery, Mantra; Seattle, WA 

1999    William Traver Gallery, Continuum; Seattle, WA

1996    Butters Gallery, Studies in Geometry and Color; Portland, OR

1994    Linda Farris Gallery, Positioning; Seattle, WA

1993    Butters Gallery, Soft Edges; Portland, OR

1992    Linda Farris Gallery, Familiar Rhythms; Seattle, WA

            Allrich Gallery, Patterns of Identity; San Francisco, CA

1989    William Traver Gallery; Seattle, WA

1988    William Traver Gallery; Seattle, WA

1987    Art Gym, Marylhurst College; Portland, OR

            William Traver Gallery; Seattle, WA

            Esther Saks Gallery, Sculpture in Glass and Mixed Media; Chicago, IL

1986    Bellevue Art Museum, Transitions, Heads and Faces in Clay and Glass; Bellevue, WA

1985    Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Good Spirit Poles; Moscow, ID

1984    Mahler Fine Arts, Five New Sculptures; Seattle, WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014   Winston Wächter Fine Art, Variations; Seattle, WA

2012   Heather Gaudio Fine Art, Black + White; New Canaan, CT           

           Palm Springs Art Museum, Contemporary Glass; Palm Springs, CA

2010   Bellevue Arts Museum, Eyes for Glass: The Price Collection; Bellevue, WA

2009   Wright Exhibition Space, Artists of Artech; Seattle, WA 

2008   J Crist Gallery, Spring Salon; Boise, ID

           Winston Wächter Fine Art, New Directions; Seattle, WA

2007   Katonah Museum of Art; Shattering Glass; Katonah, NY

2006   Winston Wächter Fine Art, Please Do Not Touch; New York, NY

2005   Winston Wächter Fine Art, Lucky 7; Seattle, WA

2004   Winston Wächter Fine Art, Expansion; Seattle, WA

           Friesen Gallery; Sun Valley, ID

2002   Huntsville Museum of Art, Permanent Collection Highlights; Huntsville, AL

           William Traver Gallery, 25th Anniversary Show; Seattle, WA

           Sloan Miyasato; San Francisco, CA

1999   Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Glass! Glorious Glass!; Washington, DC

           Art Center of Battle Creek, Breathless: The Figure in Contemporary Glass; Battle Creek, MI

1998   Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian; Washington, DC

1997   Heller Gallery; New York, NY

           Traver Gallery; SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

           Butters Gallery, Art Fair Seattle; Seattle, WA

           Traver Gallery, Art Fair Seattle; Seattle, WA 

           Kirkland Art Center, Printworks; Kirkland, WA

1996   Huntsville Museum, Breaking the Mold; Huntsville, AL

           Birmingham Museum of Art; Birmingham, AL

           University of Montana, The Translucent Object; Missoula, MT

1995   Seattle Art Museum, Holding the Past: Historicism in Northwest Glass, Seattle, WA

           Marylhurst College, Endowment: Refittings; Portland, OR

1994-95  Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, World Glass Now, (traveling exhibition); Japan

1994   William Traver Gallery, 17th Annual International Pilchuck Glass Exhibition; Seattle, WA

           Butters Gallery, Butters Glass; Portland, OR

1993   University of Washington, Endowment: Refittings; Seattle, WA

           Joanne Rapp Gallery, New Glass Works; Scottsdale, AZ

           Linda Farris Gallery, Sculptors on Paper; Seattle, WA

           William Traver Gallery, 16th Annual International Pilchuck Glass Exhibition; Seattle, WA

1992   Salt Lake City Art Center, Dreams and Shields; Salt Lake City, UT

           West One Bank, Spirit of the West, (traveling exhibition); WA

1991   Bellevue Art Museum, Come to Your Senses; Bellevue, WA

           Bellevue Art Museum, Frozen Moments; Bellevue, WA

           California Crafts Museum, West Coast Glass: A Survey of Contemporary Glass Artists, San Francisco, CA

           Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA

           Robert Kidd Gallery, Glass Invitational; Birmingham, MI

           Elaine Horwitch Gallery; Scottsdale, AZ

           Security Pacific Gallery, Interface/Innerface; Seattle, WA

1990   Jamison Thomas Gallery, Contemporary West Coast Sculpture; Portland, OR

           The Allrich Gallery, Archeology of Glass; San Francisco, CA

1988   U.S. Embassy, Pilchuck Glass; Prague, Czechoslovakia

           Whatcom County Museum and the Society for Arts and Crafts; Bellingham, WA

           Walters Gallery, Pilchuck: An Exhibition of Contemporary Glass Sculpture; Los Angeles, CA

           Bellevue Art Museum, Pilchuck: The Great Glass Experiment; Bellevue, WA

1987   Hand and Spirit Gallery, Women in Glass; Scottsdale, AZ

           Matrix Gallery, NEA Show; Austin, TX

           Bumbershoot, Seattle Sculpture 1927-1987, (curated by Matthew Kangas); Seattle, WA

1985   Center on Contemporary Art, Neo-New York; Seattle, WA

           William Traver Gallery, Pilchuck 1985; Seattle, WA

           Habatat Gallery, Pilchuck 1985; Lathrup Village, MI

1983   Long Island University Hillwood Art Gallery, The Raw Edge: Ceramics for the 80’s, (curator: Sussan Wechsler); Greenvale, NY

           Seattle Art Center, Bumberbiennale (curated by Matthew Kangas); Seattle, WA

           Sheppard Fine Art Center, Seattle Exchange, (traveling exhibition curated by Ron Glowen); Seattle, WA and Reno, NV

1982   Factory of Visual Arts, Clay in Architecture; Seattle, WA

           Oregon State University, Oregon State Juried Art Show; Salem, OR

           San Jose Museum of Art, Pacific Currents/Ceramics 1982, (curated by Susan Foley and Sherri Warner); San Jose, CA

 

 

SELECTED REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

New Glass Review 33, The Corning Museum of Glass, Five Pods, The Rakow Commission, cover, pp. 98-100, June 2012

New Glass Review 33, The Corning Museum of Glass, Lyric Drawing (White), p. 18, June 2012 

The Gather, Corning Museum of Glass, Five Pods, Ann Gardner: Recipient of the 2011 Rakow Commission, p. 11, Fall 2011/Winter 2012 

Architectural Digest, Drawing One, Downstairs, Upstairs, by Fred Bernstein, pp. 116-121, June 2011

City Arts - Seattle, Convergence; The Curator’s Eye: Reflecting on the ‘Hood, pp. 50, May 2010

Sculpture Magazine Insider, Convergence; Commissions; May 2010

Mosaic Art Now, A Body of Work: Ann Gardner; cover, pp. 16-24, ed. 2010

IND Foundation, Inc./Emmis Publishing.  IND, The Art of it All; pp. 72-75, 2009

Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest magazine, Art Well Served; pp. 19-22, October 12, 2008

New Glass Review 29, The Corning Museum of Glass, Fog; Juror's Choice Section, June 2008

ICO.  Public Art:  A World’s Eye View; pp. 280-287

Neues Glas, Ann Gardner; pp. 30–37, Winter 2005/2006

Artweek, Ann Gardner at Winston Wächter Fine Art, p. 19, December 2005/January 2006 

New Glass Review 26, The Corning Museum of Glass, Ring of Water; pp. 18, August 2004

Art in America, Ring of Water; Public Art 2003 In Review, August 2004 

Sculpture Magazine, Ring of Water; Commissions September 2004

Art in America, Ann Gardner; Selected Commissions of the Year, pp. 56-57, April/May 2002 

The Bellingham Herald, Light Wave, Sculptor refines mosaic expression, October 12, 2002

Seattle Post Intelligencer, Pendants of beauty go public, July 9, 2001

Glass Magazine, Ann Gardner, William Traver Gallery show review, Ron Glowen, pp. 56, Winter 99

American Craft, Ann Gardner, by Vicki Halper, pp. 46-51, Apr/May 1998

Seattle Times, Architecture for Art Collectors, David Berger, pp. 25-28, December 7, 1997

Landscape Architecture, Tile Tales, by Daniel Winterbottom, pp. 42-47, February 1997

New Glass Review 18, Neues Glas and The Corning Museum of Glass, 1997

Designing With Glass, The Creative Touch, Carol Soucek King, pp. 92-93, 1996 

Glass Magazine, Ann Gardner; Reinterpreting Domesticity, Summer, 1993

Seattle Post Intelligencer, Ann Gardner Shows a Tender Side, February 1992

Out of the Fire, Bonnie Miller, ed., pp.44-46, 1991

The Northwest, Linda Humphrey and Fred Albert, ed. 1991

Artweek, Static Refinement, April, 1990

Architectural Digest, Melding Art and Architecture in an Urban Seattle Apartment, February 1990

Seattle Post Intelligencer, A New Romanticism Takes Wing from Glass Sculptor’s Angelic Idea, March 1989

Artweek, Moving Beyond Androgyny, June 13, 1987

Seattle Post Intelligencer, An Iron Reputation Grows Out of Sometimes Fragile Art, June 5, 1987

Reflex, Modern Theater, July/August, 1987

American Crafts, Shattered Self, Northwest Figurative Ceramics, Aug/Sept 1986

American Ceramics, Review of Ann Gardner’s work, 1986

Artweek, Ceremonial Sculptures, November 9, 1985

Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sculptures Offer a Powerful Presence, April 18, 1984

American Ceramics, Review of ceramic and glass sculptures, Winter, 1983

Art in America, Review of ceramic work, October, 1982

 

SELECTED LECTURES

2011      Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

2011      Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY 

2007      Michelle Bello Fine Art at Sloan Miyasato

2005      Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2004      Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

2003      Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA 

              Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA

2001      Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA

1996      Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

1995      Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1994      Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

1993      Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA

              Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1990      University of Washington, Ceramics Dept., Seattle, WA

              Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA

1988      University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1986      Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA