MICHAEL ASCHENBRENNER BIOGRAPHY



[ Education | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Bibliography | Media | Collections ]



EDUCATION AND AWARDS:

1996
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant. New York.

1992
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant.

1991
Artists in Residence. Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton Village.

1989
Artist in Residence. New York Experimental Glass Workshop.
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant. New York.

1995
M.F.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Mn.

1975
B.A. California State University, San Bernardino.



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2001
Cuttress Gallery.” New Work”. Pomona, California.

2000
Huntington Beach Art Center. “Selected Survey”. California.

1997
The Marta Hewett Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Cutress Gallery. The Arts Colony. Pomona, California.

1995
Fredrick R. Weisman Museum. Pepperdine University.
Marta Hewett Gallery . Cincinnati, Ohio.
Whatcom Museum of Art. Bellingham. Washington.

1993
Marta Hewett Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio.

1992
Karen Garland Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1991
Franklin Parrasch Gallery. New York NY.
Marta Hewett Gallery . Cincinnati. Ohio.

1988
Anne O’ Brien Gallery. Washington, DC.

1987
New York Experimental Glass Workshop. New York, NY.

1981
Michael Bennett Gallery. New York , NY.
Sharon Creative Arts Foundation. Sharon , Ct .

1978
Coffman Gallery. University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN.



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1999
Parkland College Art Gallery. Champaign Ill. Curated by Ed Francis.
"The Quality of Glass: Heat and Light". Museum of Art and History.
The McPherson Center. Santa Cruz, California.

1997
“View points: Political, Social, and Personal”. Society of Arts and Crafts. Boston.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.

1996
DA Gallery. “Acquisitions”. Arts Colony. Pomona, California.
“Glass: The Cutting Edge”. Clark Gallery. Lincoln, Mass.

1994
“Art of Glass”. Union Gallery. San Jose State University.

1993
“Transcending Boundaries”. Elsa Mott Gallery. NY.
“Installation”. American Crafts Museum. New York, NY.

1992
“Invitational”. Robert Kidd Gallery. Birmingham, Michigan.
“Innovative Form and Expression”. NJ Center of Visual Arts.
“Art in the Park”. Thompkins Square Park. New York, NY.
Miller Gallery. Summer Exhibit. New York, NY.

1991
“World Glass Now 1991” Hokkaido Museum. Japan.
“Constructions of Meaning”. Illinois State University.
“Summer Group Exhibition” Rosa Esman Gallery. New York, NY.
“As Seen by Both Sides”. Boston University Art Gallery.
Travels throughout: United States and Vietnam.
“Le Verre”. International Exhibit of Contemporary Glass.
Conseil Regional de Haute-Normandie. Rouen, France.

1990
“Independent Curators Inc”. Bess Cutler Gallery. New York, NY.
“Bones”. Brody Gallery. Washington D.C.
“Benefit for NEST Foundation. Leo Castelli Gallery. New York, NY.
“Bridging the Gap”. Franklin Parrasch Gallery. New York, NY.
“Invitational”. Robert Kidd Gallery. Michigan.
“A Different War”. Curated by Lucy Lippard. Travels to:
Whatcom Museum. DeCordova Museum. Arkon Art Museum.
Wight Art Gallery. UCLA.
“Artistas por la Paz”. PAND International. Madrid, Spain.
“Holiday Benefit”. New York Experimental Glass.

1988
Forum Gallery. Minneapolis, MN.

1987
“The Eloquent Object: The Evolution of Am. Art in Craft Media since 1945”.
The Philbrook Museum on Art. Tulsa, Ok. Traveled thru U.S. and Japan.
Robert KiddGallery. Birmingham, Michigan.
National Museum of Dance. Saratiga Springs, NY.
Arts Signature Gallery. Tulsa, Ok.
“Glass: Another View”. University of Hawaii.

1986
“Reflexes and “Reflections”. Vietnam Vet Art Group.
Columbia Museum of Art. Columbus, SC.
University of Southern Maine. Farmington, Mass.
Islip Art Museum. East Islip, NY.
“Transpartent Motives”. Contemporary Art Center. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Robert Kidd Gallery. Michigan.

1985
“Tracers”. Joseph Papp Public Theatre. New York.
Traver-Sutton Gallery. Seattle, Washington.
“New American Glass: Focus 2” Huntington Museum of Art. W.VA.
Kraine Club Gallery. New York, NY.
Robert Kidd Gallery. Michigan.

1984
New York Experimental Glass Workshop. NY.
“Buddies”. New York State Vet Memorial Exhibit.
Silvermine Art Center. New Cannan, Ct.
Cash Gallery. New York, NY.
“Glass of ‘83”. Wabash College Gallery of Art. In.

1983
“Vietnam Memorial Exhibition”. Albany, NY.
“Sculptural Glass”. Tucson Museum of Art. Az.

1982
Silvermine Art Center. New Cannan, Ct.
“The Thirteen Collection”. Channel 13 Art Auction, NY. NY.
“Contemporary American Glass”. Young Gallery. San Jose, Ca.

1981
DeCordova Museum of Art. Lincoln, Mass.
East Carolina University. Greenville, NC.

1980
Corning Museum of Glass. New York.
New York Experimental Glass Workshop.

1979
Forecast Gallery. Minneapolis, MN.
"Contemporary Glass". American Crafts Council. NYC.

1978
"Artist's Choice". Clayworks Studio Workshop. NYC.
University of Wisconsin. River Falls, Wisconsin.

1977
Tweed Museum. Duluth, Michigan.
Minnesota Museum of Art. St. Paul, MN.



PUBLICATIONS:

2000
Gilbert, Rick. “Selected Survey: Michael Aschenbrenner”. ARTWEEK, June.

1998
Goff, Robert. "Terrible Beauty". FORBES MAGAZINE Oct.19,1998.

1995
Leddy, Pat. "Michael Aschenbrenner" at Weisman Museum/Pepperdine Uni. ARTWEEK. December 1995.

1993
Cotter, Holland. "Glass Sculptors Whose Work Transcends Crafts". NEW YORK TIMES. June 18,1993.
Dodds, Jane. "Glass Installations". GLASS MAGAZINE. June 1993.
Louie, Elaine. "Glass that Flickers and Plays Tricks". NEW YORK TIMES. April 15, 1993.
Gluck, Grace. " Glassy-eyed at the American Crafts Museum". THE NEW YORK OBSERVER. June 14, 1993.
Out of State. THE STAR LEDGER. May 21, 1993.
Agenda: What's on in. ELLE DECOR. June/July 1993
Art Scene. MIDTOWN RESIDENT. NYC. April 30, 1993.
Spectrum. NEUES GLAS. Feb. 1993.

1992
Freundenheim, Betty. "New Reflections Abound in Glass Art. THE NEW YORK TIMES. Sunday March 15, 1992
Tarchinski, Pamala J. "Artists Chisel Contemporary Life With Glass". JOURNAL NORTH. March 12, 1992.

1991
Wilson, William. "Vietnam Revisited". THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. Mar. 27
Tarlow, Lois. "As Seen By Both Sides". Indochina Arts Project, Inc. Boston, Mass. catalog 1991.
Italiano, Laura. "Shattering the Mold". ATLANTIC CITY MAGAZINE.
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art. "WORLD GLASS NOW 1991".
McGovern, Adam. COVER MAGAZINE. Art review. page 10. May 1991.
Spooner, Peter F. "Construction of Meaning". catalog. University Gallery. Illinois State Production Press, Inc. Jacksonville, Ill.

1990
Lippard, Lucy. "A Different War: Vietnam in Art" catalog. Whatcom Museum of Art. Real Comet Press. Seattle, Washington.
Perreault, John. "Michael Aschenbrenner: Glass Plus" GLASS MAGAZINE VOL. 40 cover photo. page 28-33.
Hess, Elizabeth. "Apocalypse Now and Then". THE VILLAGE VOICE. vol. xxxv. No. 15. April 10, 1990. page 95.
Lippard, Lucy. "A Different War: Vietnam in Art". CONTEMPORANEA. No.22 Nov. 1990 p.95
Shinn, Dorothy. "Art Helps in Healing the Wounds of Vietnam". AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. September 8, 1990.
Polsky, Richard. Interview. Oral History Archives. Columbia University. NY.
Stapen, Nancy. "Visions of Vietnam". THE BOSTON HERALD. Feb. 23.
Chaddock, Gail Russell. "Art From a War". THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. page 10-11.

1989
Plagens, Peter. "A Painful War's Haunted Art". NEWSWEEK Sept. 11 p. 54.
Glowen, Ron. "A Different War: Battlegrounds in the Mind". ARTWEEK September 9, 1989. vol. 20 No 29.

1989
Harris, John. "Broken Bones of War Heal in His Art". THE BELLINGHAM HERALD. August 31, 1989.

1988
Treskow, Ivan. "Glass: Another View" catalog. Tongg Publishing Co. 1988.

1987
Diran-Khewhok, Carol. "Glass Another View.

1986
Chambers, Karen. "Transparent Motives: Glass on a Large Scale" catalog essay. Berman Printing Co. Contemporary Art Center. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Findsen, Owen. CINCINNATI ENQURER. January.

1985
ARTSPEAK. 1984.

1984
Levin, Kim. "Choices". VILLAGE VOICE. June 12, 1984.
Hollister, Paul. NEUES GLAS. April 1984.

1983
Frantz, Suzanne. "Sculptural Glass". Tucson Museum of Art.

1982
Raynor, Vivien. THE NEW YORK TIMES. Connecticut. May 25, 1982.
Jinishijan, Russell. FAIR PRESS. Connecticut ed. May 9, 1982.
Milman, E. THE SUNDAY POST. Connecticut. May 19, 1982.
NCECA catalog. San Jose State University. California.
"Contemporary Glass Review". Corning Museum. NY.

1981
Wallach, Amei. "A War-Born Rage for Shocking". NEWSDAY. Nov 8.
"New Work". New York Experimental Glass Workshop.
Annual Report. catalog photo. Corning Museum. NY.

1979
Hegman, William. MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE. Feb. 25, 1979.

1978
Hare, Sharon. CRAFTS HORIZONS. Summer edition.



MEDIA:

1991
Davis, Tony D. "A New Voice" WCIN radio interview. Jan. 6, 1991.

1989
Walker, Karla. "A Different War". WKSU National Public Radio interview. September 17, 1990. Kent, Ohio.



PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Honolulu Academy of the Arts. Honolulu, Hawaii.
American Crafts Museum. New York, NY.
Museum of American Glass. Millville, NJ.
Vietnam Veterans Arts Museum. Chicago, Ill.
Fredrick R. Weisman Museum. Pepperdine University, California.




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