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Biography: Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris
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Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris is a glass artist and designer living in New York City. A graduate of Brown University, Harris has studied at many of the most renowned glass schools in the country, including Pilchuck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.

Early on in his career, Harris began turning away from his technical explorations of design and craft and began to approach his glass sculptural work more from a painterly perspective than as a traditional glassblower. His work is about loud splashes of color, and capturing the innate way glass transmits, reflects, and absorbs color. All of Harris’ work shares a love of, and foundation in, color and color patterning, merging a classic Venetian technical sensibility with a modernist painterly approach.

During the September 2014 Instructor Collaborative Residency with Moshe Bursuker, the artists developed a series combining Harris’ interest in color and pattern with Bursuker’s enthusiasm for image and form. The collaborative work is the result of experimentation to develop a unique joint style as they “mashed-up” their approaches to the material.

Harris’ work can be seen in the Museum of American Glass and Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, including those from The Corning Museum of Glass, Creative Glass Center of America, Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group. Harris is represented by Duane Reed Gallery (St. Louis, Mo.), William Traver Gallery and Vetri (Seattle, Wash.), Wexler (Philadelphia, Pa.), and Melissa Morgan Fine Art (Palm Desert, Calif.).

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