Stephan Cox has designed complex glass sculptures – invoking insects, aliens, botanicals and sea forms -- for over 40 years. His works are often defined by vibrant color and elegant form. Cox can be found most days working in his rural Wisconsin studio.
Cox studied color and painting at the University of Minnesota, then printmaking followed by glass at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is inextricably tied to the grand tradition of Wisconsin glass – studying under Jim Engebretson who, while at the Rhode Island School of Design, studied with Dale Chihuly, who studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the founder of American Studio Glass, Harvey Littleton.
Cox’s vibrant and compelling sculptures are collected and exhibited worldwide, and he continues his study of color, form, texture, and light. His work can be found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, SAS Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, and The Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama. Among the private collections that contain his work is the collection of singer/songwriter Elton John.
“I relish the artist’s journey from concept to completion, a true adventure where ideas become reality - I explore the interplay of color, form, texture, and light to achieve a compelling frozen moment.”