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Born 1989, based in Seattle, WA, USA
Austin Stern has been blowing glass since the age of 14, as a high school student in Palo Alto, California. After earning a degree in glassblowing from Emporia State University in Kansas, Stern moved to Seattle to develop his own artistic practice in the vibrant glassblowing community of the Pacific Northwest. Stern exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and has been a resident artist and instructor in the United States, Thailand, and Sweden.
“I am inspired by the bright and highly saturated colors found in the toys and cartoons of my childhood, and the patterns found in both nature and the world of fashion. My current work explores interpersonal relationships, and mental health. The ways in which we support each other, take care of ourselves, and how we cope with various anxieties and fears are all concepts my work explores through a cheerful lens of brightly colored playful creatures.”
2013 BFA in Glassblowing, Emporia State University, KS, USA
2022 2022 “XMAS’22 – The Annual Winter Group Show”, Galleri Christoffer Egedund, Copenhagen
2022 “Summertime’22 The Annual Group Show, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
2021 “XMAS’21 – The Big Annual Group Show”, Galleri Christoffer Egedund, Copenhagen
2021 Renwick Gallery of Smithsonian Art Museum “New Glass Now” Washington, DC, USA
2021 “Summertime’21 The Annual Group Show, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
2020 Peninsula School of Art “Old is New: Contemporary Artists using Historic Techniques” Door County, Wisconsin, USA
2020 Habatat Gallery “Silver Show” Detroit, Michigan, USA
2019 Corning Museum of Glass “New Glass Now” Corning, New York, USA
2019 Young Arts Patrons “Young Collectors Contemporary 4th Annual Exhibition”. Memphis, Tennessee, USA
2018 Bangkok Glass Company “Thailand Glass Art Festival” Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Vetri Gallery “Introducing: Portinoy, Bach, Kaha, Stern” Seattle, WA USA
2016 Öterlens Glashytta “Masters Behind the Glass: Crossing Borders” Skåne, Sweden
2019 2300∞ Featured Artist Residency. Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, New York, USA
2017 Summer Featured Artist Residency. Tacoma Museum of Glass. Tacoma, Washington, USA
2017 John and Mary Shirley Scholarship. Pratt Fine Arts Center. Seattle, Washington, USA 2017 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship. Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, Washington, USA
Corning Museum of Glass- Corning, NY. USA. Permanent collection.
Samcheok City Hall Public Artwork- Samcheok City, South Korea. Permanent collection. Bangkok Glass Company Public Artwork- Pathum Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. Permanent collection.