Artists

Jeremy Bert & Jen Elek



JEREMY BERT


 

EDUCATION             

 

1994                          BFA Alfred University, clay and neon sculpture

                                  BFA Studies at University of Montana

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012                            “Light It Up,” Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA.

2010                            “Illuminating Experiments,”  Neon sculpture class with blown

                                    and cast glass. Collaborative class with glass artist Jen Elek. Pilchuck Glass   

                                    School, Stanwood, WA.

2007                            Neon sculpture class focus on using reclaimed sign materials. Pilchuck Glass 

                                    School, Stanwood, WA.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2007–present            JBJE Artists, Seattle, WA. Owner. Ceramic tableware

                                

                                  Culbertson Signs, Tacoma, WA. Licensed journeyman, Sign Electrician/Installer,

                                  Class B Commercial Truck Driver, certified WABO Structural welder

 

2011                          Owner Jeremy Bert Neon, Seattle WA. Neon, Illumination.

 

1996 – 2007              Western Neon Sign Company, Seattle, WA. Neon layout,

                                  tube processing, sign electrician, installer.

 

1993 – 1995              Fred Fredrickson Ceramic Kiln Fabrication

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2011                           T_XT_RT, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

                                   PLUGGED IN, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York NY.

2009                           A to Z and TARGET, Gather Galley, Seattle, WA.

2008                           Black front Gallery, Portland, OR.

2007 – present           RANSOM NOTE, McLeod Residence, Seattle WA.

2005, 2006                  Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2006                           LONG LIVE THE LAMPLIGHTER, Priceless Works Gallery,

                                   curated by Katherine Gray, Seattle, WA.

2005                           DON’T ACT SO SURPRISED, Bubba Mavis, Seattle, WA.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

November 2007           Sunset Magazine, “Inside Seattle,” Page 108.

November 2007           Sound Seattle ,“The Life,” page 80.

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Microsoft Collection

Ohio State University

 


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JEN ELEK

 

EDUCATION

2001                     Student of Lino Tagliapietra, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Haystack, ME
2000                     Student of Dante Marioni & Ann Wahlstrom, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1994                     BFA in Metal Sculpture & Hot Glass Sculpture, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1993                     Student of Michael Scheiner
1992-93               Concentration on Mig, Tig, Stick & Flux Core Welding, Welder Training & Testing Institute, Allentown, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2012                    Residency, Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma, WA 

                            Contract Welder, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA

2011                    Gaffer, Pilchuck Glass School

                            Professional Artist in Residence, Kilnforming Bullseye Glass Panels, Lino Tagliapietra

                            Project, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2006                    Residency, Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma, WA
2002-present       Team Member for Lino Tagliapietra, Seattle, WA                            

                            Designer, Gaffer & Teacher, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA             
                            Assistant to Josiah McElheny, caneworking and traditional Italian style blowing t

                            techniques, Seattle, WA
2000-present       Primary Assistant to Sonja Blomdahl, encalmo techniques, Seattle, WA
2001-present       Gaffer and Assistant for Ginny Ruffner, blown & solid sculptures, Seattle, WA
2000-03               Assistant to Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles, blown & solid sculptures, Seattle, WA
2000-01               Assistant to Dale Chihuly, member of Chandelier production team, Persian Studio

                            Editions, Chihuly, Inc., Seattle, WA
1998-00               Welding and Fabrication: Glass Equipment Fabrication, Combustion Systems Pluming,

                            Mold Making, Tig Welding & International Hotshop Installations, Spiral Arts, Seattle, WA
1996-97               Assistant to Dale Chihuly, member of Chandelier production team, Persian Studio

                            Editions, Chihuly, Inc., Seattle, WA
1995-97               Assistant at Denny Park Glass Studio, Seattle, WA
1995                    Member of production team, Manifesto Glass, Seattle, WA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2012                     50x50, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

                             Convergence Zone, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

                             John Miller and Friends, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2008                     Living Legacies: Homage to a Maestro, curated by Margery Aronson, Museum of

                             Glass, Tacoma, WA 

2007-08                Now: Glass on the Cutting Edge, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2004                     The Human Factor, Solo Show at Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA
                              Pilchuck 20, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID
                              Cocktail & Barware Show, Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
                              Long Live the Lamplighter, Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003                      Bubba Mavis Artist's Drawing Group Show, Seattle, WA
1998                      Westering Neon Group Show, Seattle WA
1997                      Bubba Mavis Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

AWARDS

 

2011                       Juried Artist's Grand Prize, Red Hot Auction, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2000                       Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Stanwood WA
1993                       Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Stanwood WA
                               Alfred University First Place in Junior Art Exhibition, Alfred, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012                       Instructor with Annette Blair, "Eating Your Way Through Design," Pilchuck Glass

                               School, Stanwood, WA

2011                       Teaching Assistant, Lino Tagliapietra, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

                               Guest Lecturer, AUSGlass conference, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

2006                       Blow and Sculpt!, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2002-present          Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2003                       Beginning Glassblowing instruction for at-risk youth, Pilchuck Glass School,

                               Stanwood, WA
2002                       Teaching Assistant for Josiah McElheny & Jan Erik Ritzman, & Nancy Callan,

                               Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Haystack, ME
2001                       Teaching Assistant for Nancy Callan & Bronze Casting and Resin Bonded Sand
2000                       Teaching Assistant for Ben Moore & Checco Ongaro
                               Artist's Assistant for Johnathan Seliger
                               Teaching Assistant for Nancy Callan, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass,

                               Corning, NY
1999                       Instructor, intensive workshop focusing on sculpting techniques & team working T

                               Toyama Glass Art Institute, Toyama, Japan
1998                       Teaching Assistant for Nancy Callan & Bronze Casting and Resin Bonded Sand, Pratt

                               Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1997                       Intermediate Glassblowing Instructor, Seattle Glassblowing Studio, Seattle, WA

1993-94                  Outdoor Light Exhibition, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

PUBLICATIONS

2004                       The UrbanGlass Review, Art Quarterly, Autumn ‘04

 

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