About Rob Stern

Artistic Statement

    My aesthetic resides at the crossroads where humans and nature intersect. Between organic and angular, a space, which connects the temporary man-made to the pre-existing and eternal cosmos. Here we begin to measure our perspective and contemplate the perception of our place in the world as it is one that is always changing with the evolution of space, light, and time. I venture to capture moments with materials that speak to a fleeting sensibility of the permanence or importance of this balancing act. Color and form dictate emotion and humanity is transcended as we reflect in the inherent rhythm and fractal patterning in this natural world. My constant observation of details persuades my attention to nuances in an attempt to mimic the complexity of its simplicity. My creative endeavors and sculptures are mere stepping stones towards my search for understanding life. Harmonic instances between what I sense and do are the signals which guide me through my processes and prompt daily decisions. My works act as a communicative device which seek to connect my thoughts and my actions to the collective human consciousness. A path seeking insight and enlightenment which carries me forwards and always seems to bring me back to the glass.

Experience

Teaching Positions

  • Interim Professor, University of Texas, Arlington, TX, 2010
  • Lecturer/Studio Manager, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1998 – 2004 • Adjunct, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1993

Workshops

  • Corning Glass Studio 2017
  • Sazava Glass school CZ Rep. 2015-17
  • Penland concentration (fall) 2016
  • The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003 – 2016
  • Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
    • Petr Novotny, 1998, 2005
    • Borek Sipek & Petr Novotny, 1996
    • Therman Statom, 1995
    • Bob Carlson & Petr Novotny, 1995
    • Rene Roubicek, Petr Novotny & Jan Frydrik,1994
    • John Lewis, 1991
  • Co – teacher with Therman Statom, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2001
  • Bildwerk, Frauenau, Germany, 2000, 2003
  • Co – teacher with Therman Statom, Wheaton Village, Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ, 2001
  • Teaching Assistant to Bob Carlson, Bildwerk, Frauenau, Germany, 2000
  • Pilchuck Artist assistant Libenski/Bryctova 1997
  • PIlchuck Artist assistant Italo Scanga 1995

Demonstrations/ workshops

  • Columbus collage of Art and design 2017
  • University West Texas 2013
  • Senaca Studios Ft. Worth TX 2012-13
  • University of Texas at Arlington, TX, 2009,2013, 2015
  • Tacoma Museum, Tacoma, WA, 2003, 2005
  • Spring Hill Station, Mariposa, CA, 2004
  • Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, 2003
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001
  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, 1994, 1999
  • Ajeto, Czech Republic, 1993

Master Gaffer

  • Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. 2003-17
  • Gaffer, Pilchuck, Seattle, WA, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (centerpieces) 2016
  • Guest Artist, International Glass Symposium, Ajeto, Czech Republic 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 ,2015
  • Special Projects, factory master training/production, Ajeto, Czech Republic, 1994 – 1995
  • John Lewis Glass Studio, Oakland, CA, 1990 – 1995

Selected Commissions

  • 7 Chandeliers- 2013-17
  • Ocean house South Beach 2013
  • Artefacto- Miami commissions 2012-17
  • “Barth Red Star”, Miami, FL, 2010
  • Holdfelt Fountain, Miami, FL, 2009
  • “Silver Star”, Hyatt Hotel, Trinidad & Tobago, 2008
  • The Slade, West Palm Beach, FL, 2005
  • Plaza 57, Richard Brandon Architects, Miami, FL, 2005
  • GAS Conference “Limousaic”, New Orleans, LA, 2004
  • GAS Conference Tampa Museum of Art, Artists Unlimited, Sculpture Exhibit, 2002

Education

  • Pilchuck Glass School, 1990 – 2017
  • Danny White 2017
    • Pino Signoretto and Richard Royal, 2008
    • Kiki Smith and Dante Marioni, 2003
    • Pino Signoretto, 1996
    • Cork Marcheschi, 1995
    • Pino Signoretto, 1993
    • Dante Marioni, Charlie Perriot, Machat, Velicheck, 1992
    • Thomas Tisch and Dante Marioni, 1991
    • Michael Scheiner, 1990
  • MFA – Glass Sculpture, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2004
  • Penland School of Crafts, De La Torre Brothers and Therman Statom, Penland, NC, 1998
  • BFA – Glass/Sculpture, San Francisco State University, 1991
  • AA, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA, 1988

Grants and Awards

  • 2017 Pilchuck scholarship
  • 2011 Pilchuck Auction Centerpiece designer
  • Scholarship MFA, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2002
  • Pilchuck Corning Nomination – Marcheschi, Signoretto,
  • 1989, 1993, 1996 Pilchuck Scholarships

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • DM Glass Gallery Tampa FL. 2013, 2016
  • American Fine Arts, Dallas, TX, April 2011-2013
  • Art Basel, Miami, FL, 2005 – 2013
  • Lowe Art Museum – MFA Exhibition, Miami, FL, 2004
  • Art+ Gallery, Miami, FL, 2003
  • Friends Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1994

Exhibitions

  • IGS 2009/2012/2015 Prague, CZ
  • American Fine Arts , Dallas TX 2011-13
  • Guilded Hand, Miami, FL, 2001
  • Gallery Dorita, Atlanta, GA, 1999 – 2000
  • Glass Art Society International Conference, Tampa, FL, 1999
  • Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL, 1999
  • Alexander Gallery, Key West, FL, 1999
  • Lighthouse Gallery and Museum, Lighthouse Point, FL, 1999
  • Windsor Gallery, DCOTA Design Center, Dania, FL, 1999
  • Steinhoff Gallery, Miami Beach, FL, 1999
  • Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA, 1998
  • Bubba Mavis, Seattle, WA, 1998
  • New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1998
  • Sea-Tac Airport Pichuck Show, Tacoma, WA, 1996
  • Vesperman Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1995
  • Symposium Exhibition, Czech Republic, 1994
  • California Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Oakland, CA, 1994
  • Object, The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 1993

Articles and Reviews

  • TyPennington.com 2013
  • Pilchuck Centerpieces 2011 catalogue
  • Ty Pennington At Home, “Ty’s Team”, Spring 2009
  • PBS New Florida, “Glassblower”, 2003
  • Glasswork Magazine 1998

Appointments

Weekdays

9AM-6PM

Saturdays

9AM-12PM

Contact

Phone

+(305) 903 8566

Mail

info@robsternartglass.com

Address

2341 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127