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DAN ALEXANDER

BLOWN GLASS

Dan Alexander grew up in a small town in Northeast Ohio. He has always been interested in art, history, nature, and creating. After seeing glass being made for the first time, he knew this was a trade he had to master.


He decided to further his education by attending Kent State University where he received a BFA-Glass Concentration. In college he was able to explore glass as an artistic medium while being introduced to working with other materials, history, color theory, and composition.


Post graduation, he has studied with some of the top glass artists in the field today and even worked in Murano Italy where he studied with Maestro Davide Salvadore creating large scale blown glass art. He also worked for the Corning Museum of Glass where he held the Lead Gaffer position where he spent 6 years traveling the world and educating the public about the science and history of glass art.


After working for Corning, he decided to take on a new role as the Studio Director of a large glass factory and adjunct professor role at Washington University both located in St. Louis. When he wasn’t teaching, he was producing higher volume work, creating site specific installations, and overseeing studio operations and glass production.


Since 2016, Dan began to branch out and create a name for himself as an independent artist. In recent years he was awarded an emerging artist residency at Duncan McClellan’s Gallery in St Petersburg Florida, the AACG professional artist residency at Goggle works Center for the Arts in Reading Pennsylvania, Empire of Glass exhibition/residency in Vienna Austria, he was nominated for the Glass Art Society’s Saxe Emerging Artist Award, and received an international exhibiting artist award from the Effect, Dream, Transform exhibition in Uskudar,Türkiye.

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