Shane Fero

 

   

     Shane Fero was born in Chicago, IL in 1953 and has been a flameworker for 49+ years and maintains a studio next to Penland School in North Carolina. He participates in international symposia and conferences by lecturing and demonstrating. Fero is also an educator and has taught at institutions such at Penland School, Urban Glass, the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the University of Michigan, Eugene Glass School, Espace Verre, Montreal, Quebec, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany, the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, UK, Scuola Bubacco, Murano, Italy, Chameleon Studio, Tasmania, Taiwan, China, Australia and in Seto, Osaka, and the Niijima Glass Art Center in Japan.

      His work can be found in collections both private and public institutions worldwide.  He has had over 33 solo exhibitions since 1992 and has participated in over 400 group exhibitions during his career.  He has been honored with three retrospectives; a 30 year at the Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan in 1999, a 40 year at the Huntsville Museum of Art in 2008 and at the Christian Brothers University in 2010.  His work can be found in over 25 museum collections worldwide including the Museum of Art & Design NY, The Corning Museum of Glass NY, GlasMuseum, Denmark, the Asheville Art Museum, NC, the Huntsville Museum of Art, AL, the Museum fur Glaskunst, Lauscha, Germany, and the Nijiima Contemporary Glass Museum in Japan.  He is the Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Glass Art Society and received the Lifetime Membership Award from GAS in Chicago in 2014, honored in 2009 for Extraordinary Contribution to the Glass Art World, Salem Community College, Carney’s Point, NJ and Award for Significant Contributions to the Chinese Glass Community from the Hejian Government, Hejian, China in 2017.

 

 

Short Resume: Shane Fero

Selected Teaching Experience

 

Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany

Chameleon Glass Studio, Franklin, Tasmania, Australia

Creative Glass, Rochester, Kent, UK

Espace Verre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Eugene Glass School, Eugene, OR

International Glass Center, Niijima, Japan

International Glass Festival, Stourbridge, UK

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Kent State University, Kent, OH

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Ropex International, Osaka, Japan

Scuola Bubacco, Murano, Venezia, Italy

Sonoran Glass Academy, Tucson, AZ

Studio Uneo, Seto, Japan

The Studio at the Toledo Museum of Glass, Toledo, OH

The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Tsinghau University, Beijing, China

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Selected Museum Exhibitions

 

Art Museum of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA

Asheville Art Museum, NC

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Hickory Museum Of Art, NC

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

Kentucky Museum of Craft & Design, Louisville, KY

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Kobe, Japan

Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

Museum Fur Glaskunst, Lauscha, Germany

Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ

Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH

Permanent Collections

 

Arizona State Museum at Tempe, AZ

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Bank of America Corporate Collection, Tampa, FL

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, NY

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

The Luski Collection, Foundation of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Mi Shang De Glass Museum, Hejian, China

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

Hsinchu Glass Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

Izo-Kogen Tombotama Museum, Ito City, Japan

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Kobe, Japan

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Museum fur Glaskunst Lauscha, Lauscha, Germany

Museum Of American Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Niijima Contemporary Glass Museum, Niijima, Japan

North Carolina State University, Visual Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

Pilchuck Glass School Collection, Stanwood, WA

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

Salem Community College, Carneys Point, NJ

Suqianjing Glass Art Museum, Suqian City, Jiangsu Province, China

Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA

The Fine Art Museum of Western Carolina University, Cullowee, NC

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Permanent Collection, Iowa City, IO

University of Michigan Permanent Collection, Dearborn, MI

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

2017

Award for Significant Contributions to the Chinese Glass Community from the Hejian Government, Hejian, China

 

2014

Lifetime Membership Award, Glass Art Society, Chicago, IL.

 

Hsinchu City Government Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to the Hsinchu Glass Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

 

2009

Honored for Extraordinary Contribution to the Glass Art World, Salem Community College, Carney’s Point, NJ.

 

1991

John Burton Award for Lampworking, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

“Spotlight Exhibitions”, Spring & Winter, Mobilia gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

2017

“Shane Fero-Select Works”, Neusole Glassworks, Forest Park, OH

 

2015

“Harbinger”, Neusole Glassworks/Marta Hewett Gallery, Forest Park, OH

 

Shane Fero & Shane Fero Collaborations with Elizabeth Brim, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

 

Spotlight Gallery, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

2014

"Birds from A to Z", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati, OH                

 

2013

Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC

 

“Shorebirds”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

2012

Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, CO

 

2011

Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

 

2010

The Ross Gallery, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

 

2009

Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC

The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL

 

2008

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (July-Sept)

Georgia State College & University, Milledgeville, GA

 

2007

Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

2005

Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

2004

Featured Artist, Vetri, Seattle, WA

Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

 

2002

R. Duane Reed, St. Louis, MO

 

2001

Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

erl originals, Winston-Salem, NC

 

1999

“A Shane Fero 30th Anniversary Retrospective”, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

Kane Marie Fine Arts Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

 

1997

Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018

 

“Summer of Glass: Glass Takeover”, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

 

“Fire From The Mountain: Glass and Steel”, David McCune International Art Gallery, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

 

“Beauty of the Beast” Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

 

“Raise Your Glass”, Recent acquisitions from the Alan & Barbara Boroff and Kohler Foundation, Inc., Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

 

“Sphere of Influence”, Toe River Arts, Spruce Pine, NC

 

“Glass Catalyst: Littleton’s Legacy in Contemporary Sculpture”, John W. Bardo Fine Arts Museum, Cullowee, NC

 

2017

 

“The Nature of Glass”, Liuli Manor, Nanxun, China

 

“International Lampwork Festival Exhibit”, Glass Museum, Hejian, Hebei, China

 

“Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix”, Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC

 

“Making our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artist, a Forty Year Celebration”, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

 

“Print Plus One: Beyond the Glass Matrix,” Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC

 

“Flights of Fancy,” Mica Fine Contemporary Craft, Bakersville, NC

 

“Spotlight Exhibition”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

“Our Appalachia: Community and Innovation,” Eastern Tennessee State University Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN

 

“Treasures in a Technicolor Space,” Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH

 

“Fire and Form:  North Carolina Glass,” Brahm Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC

 

“North Carolina Perspectives,” Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

“Bild-Werk Frauenau@30,” Eisch Galerie & Museum”, Frauenau, Germany

 

 

2016

 

“11th Annual International Glass Festival,” Taiwan

 

“Teapot Exhibition,” Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


“Fauve Exhibition,” Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

2015

 

“Furnace and Flame: Contemporary Studio Glass,” Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC.

 

 

2014

 

“Making it in Crafts II,” The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

 

“The Arts Commission: Hot Glass Exhibition,” Toledo, OH

 

“Living with Craft,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

 

“One and Only: Gifts Made by Hand,” ARTspace: A Gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center,Sheboygan, WI

 

“Keepers of the Flame:  A Celebration of Contemporary Flamework,” Wheaton Arts Gallery, Millville, NJ.

 

“Hsinchu City International Glass Art Festival Exhibition,” Glass Museum of Hsinchu City, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

“The Magic of Glass,” The Denver International Airport, Curated in partnership with Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, CO

 

“Lifeforms”, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA&Merwin Gallery at

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

 

2013

 

Spotlight: “Shorebirds,” Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

“Lifeforms,” Hodge Gallery at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

“Glass Collector’s Weekend,” WheatonArts, Milleville, NJ represented by Pismo Fine Art Glass

 

”Igneous Expressions,” Methodist University, David McCune International Gallery, Fayetteville, NC.

 

“Nature in Craft Exhibition,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

 

“June Exhibition,” Mobilia Gallery Cambridge, MA

 

2012

 

“Our Shared Planet: The Animal Kingdom Portrayed,” Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA

 

“Glass in the Mountains,” Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

 

“50 Years of Studio Glass,”Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft, Louisville, KY

 

“North Carolina Glass 2012,” Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

 

“Small Works Exhibition,” Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC

 

“Chicks! It’s All Gone to the Birds,” The Bascom/A Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

 

“TRAC History of Glass Show,” Toe River Arts Council Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC

 

“Visionaries! 2012,” A Benefit for the Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

 

 

 

2011

 

“Handle with Care,” The Galleries, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC

 

“Glass Quake 2011,”Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

“Peru Exhibition,” with Robert Johnson, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

 

2010

 

“7 plus 11,” Eisch Galerie am Museum,Frauenau, Germany

 

“Intersection:Work from the Sutherland Artists—In—Residence Series,”

 

University of Louisville’s Cressman Center, Louisville, KY.

 

“Collector’s Choice 30 Years of Celebrating NC Art,” Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC.

 

“Glass Quake Again 2010,” Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

 

“Southeastern Art Celebration,” Vespermann-Cooper Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

 

“Gathering Light: The Women’s International Glass Workshop Exhibition,” in collaboration with Chris Bird-Jones, Swansea, Wales, UK

 

“Sofa New York,” represented by the Jane Sauer gallery, New York, NY

 

“16th Annual Goblet Show,” Kittrell-Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX

 

“A Survey of Contemporary Flameworking,” the Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University,

 

 

 

2009

 

Sofa Chicago,” Represented by the Works/Synderman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

“Perfume Bottle Show 2009,” Kittrell-Riffkind, Dallas, TX.

 

“Gathering Light: The Women’s International Glass Workshop Exhibition,” in Collaboration with Chris Bird-Jones, Centre International Du Vitrail, Chartre, France

 

2008

“Big Ideas/Small Packages, Magnificent Glass under 20,” Bergstorm-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI.

 

“NC Glass Exhibition” Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.

 

“Contemporary Flamework,” Gallery of American Craft, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ.

 

“15th Annual Scent Bottle Show,” Kittrell-Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX

 

Workshops, Visiting Artist, Residencies, Demos & Lectures

 

2014

 

Workshop Instructor at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

 

Workshop Instructor & Visiting Artist, Jackson County Green Energy Park/Western Carolina University, Cullowhee & Dillsboro, NC

 

Artist Demonstration at the Glass Art Society Conference, Chicago, IL

 

Artist Residency at Neusole Glass, Cincinnati, OH

 

Artist Demonstration/Collaboration with Marshall Hyde, Kari Russell-Petrovic, and Marc Petrovic, International Flameworking Conference Salem, New Jersey

 

2013

 

Workshop Instructor & Visiting Artist, Jackson County Green Energy Park/Western Carolina University, Cullowhee & Dillsboro, NC

 

Workshop Instructor, Artist Lecture and Demonstration at the “The 26th Annual International Glass Festival”, Niijima, Japan

 

2012

 

Workshop Instructor at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

 

Workshop at Asheville Glass Center, Asheville, NC

 

2011

 

Workshop Instructor, Artist Residency & Lecture, Toledo Museum of Art/Glass Pavilion, Toledo, OH

 

Workshop Instructor, Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany

 


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