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Gallery Artist: Adam Waimon

about the artist

Born: Connecticut, 1983

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Glass Department BFA 2002-2006
Recipient of Glass Department Honors
Studio Assistant for Alan Klein
Studio Assistant for Bernard D'Onofrio
Studied under Dan Dailey
Corning Museum of Glass 2006
Cane and Murrini Techniques - Studied under Tobias M∅hl.
Haystack Mountain School of Craft 2007
Italian Techniques - Studied under Boyd Sugiki.
Haystack Mountain School of Craft 2008
Italian Goblet Techniques - Studied under Dante Marioni.
Haystack Mountain School of Craft 2010
Exploration of Asymmetrical Glassblowing - Studied under Benjamin Edols.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Chazan Gallery, Intersections: Architecture and Nature, Providence, RI
Flinn Gallery Art and Craft, Greenwich, CT
Islip Art Museum Duality: Glimpse of the other side, Islip, NY
Art Prov Gallery Providence, RI

2016
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Rush Art Gallery Newark, NY
Morgan Gallery, Pittsburg, PA, Fall 2016
University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI, Solo Exhibition
Art Prov Gallery Providence, RI
Behnke Doherty Gallery Martha’s Vineyard, MA
New Britain Museum of America Art, Nor’Easter, New Britain, CT
Ken Saunders Gallery Winds and Currents, Chicago, IL

2015
Cate Charles Gallery, A Sense of Place, Providence, RI
Exhibit by Aberson Group Exhibition Tulsa, OK
Bakalar Gallery Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston Benefit Auction, MA 2006 - 2015
Total Art Gallery, Taos, NM

2014
Ken Saunders Gallery Original Voices, Chicago, IL
Red Hot Glass Auction Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Hot Glass Gala Edison Building Gallery, Toledo, OH

2013
Heather Gaudio Fine Art In the Details, CT
Bender Gallery Through the Future, Brightly, NC, Two Person Exhibition
Behnke Doherty Gallery Passages, CT, Two Person Exhibition
Ridgefield Guild The Women, CT
MD Gallery Visual Cues, RI, Two Person Exhibition
Tacoma Museum of Glass Red Hot Glass Auction, WA 2011 - 2013

2012
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
Black + White, CT
Mattatuck Museum Many Visions / One Community, CT: Induction to the Permanent Contemporary Art Collection
Trudy Labell Fine Art Hand Work, FL
Behnke Doherty Gallery Saturated Hues, CT, Two Person Exhibition
Behnke Doherty Gallery Group Exhibition, CT

2011
Silvermine Arts Center Craft USA 2011, CT :: Juror: Holly Hotchner - Former Director Museum of Art + Design NYC
WAA Galleries Potential Space, CT
Museum of Fine Arts Summer Auction, Boston, MA   Juried by Committee
White Gallery New Works, MA, Two Person Exhibition
Ridgefield Guild Continuum, CT
WAA Galleries Young Talent, CT
City of Brea Art Gallery ACGA Clay and Glass National Juried Competition, CA

2010
The White Gallery
Group Exhibition, CT
Fairfield Arts Council Trialogue, CT
Hallway Gallery Boston Area Glass Artists, MA  
ArtPlace Gallery Summer Invitational, CT

2008     
Ironwood Gallery
Group Exhibition, CT

2007
Gary Levine Gallery,
CT


AWARDS/ACCOLADES

2006  Friends of Glass Award - Cash prize awarded to those with a vision and quest in the glass arts. 
2016 Genesis Prize Award Design - Honorable Mention 


DESIGNS/COMMISSIONS  

2017 Bombay Sapphire - Drinking Vessels Design/Prototyping  
2016 Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Alumni Award Design/Creation 

 

PUBLICATIONS/ AFFILIATIONS/COLLECTIONS

Urban Glass Quarterly (Winter 2018)
The Nice Niche, Adam Waimon Glass Sculptor, January 2015
Original Voices Exhibition Catalog, Ken Saunders Gallery Chicago, IL
Total Arts Galley, Gallery Retrospective Large Format Book 45th year Celebration, December 2014
New England Home, Connecticut Edition, “Clear Intentions”, January 2013
New York Times, Arts Section, Metropolitan Edition Dec. 18 2011
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT selected work entered into permanent collection 2011
Visual Overture, Featured Artist, Fall 2011
Saturated Hues, Exhibition Publication, 2012
Greenwich Post, “Glass Artist Adam Waimon, Art Of Glass” Dec. 1, 2011
Waterbury Republican, “Art As Real As It Gets” Nov. 27, 2011


artist statement

CARVED SERIES

Adam Waimon’s sculptural glass forms incorporate subtle monochromatic transparent color. This singular use of color allows the delicately engraved surface to refract and transmit light. Waimon utilizes the glass to create strong elegant forms with a minimalist approach. He gathers his inspiration mainly from the natural world. Multiple forms are
often placed together allowing for interaction and use of negative space.

PROCESS

Each form goes through numerous stages to accomplish it's final design. Initially each piece is sculpted into shape. Once it cools from the glassblowing process the labor intensive procedure of carving begins. Textures and intricate details are cut into the surface using diamond embedded tools. Subsequently, the entire piece is sandblasted unify the surface. The final and most delicate step of the process requires the entire carved form to be reheated. This will heat only the exterior and will give the piece its final surface.