ARTIST STATEMENT

The way light and glass interact with one another has always interested me, therefore many of my pieces change color or cast beautiful shadows when placed in direct light. I try to work directly with the interaction between light and manipulated glass that causes shadows as beautiful forms themselves.


BIOGRAPHY

Curtiss Brock has a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Illinois, Champaign and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Goddard College. He teaches at the Pilchuck Glass School and Penland School and has lectured widely in the U.S. and Japan. In 1988, he received the Shimono Sake Museum Prize at the International Glass Now Competition. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Southern Arts Fellowship grant, and a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. Brock studied glass at Goddard College, Massachusetts College of Art, and The California College of Arts and Craft. His primary influences were his experiences during the nine years that he worked and taught at The Pilchuck Glass School. He a met and worked with Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Bertil Vallien and many other well established glass artists. 


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American Craft Museum, New York, NY
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA
Crystalex Factory Collection, Novibor, Czechoslovakia
Cincinnati Museum of Art Collection, Cincinnati, OH
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Corning Museum, Corning, NY
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
Koganezaki Glass Museum Shizuoka Japan
Muskegon Museum of Fine Art, Muskegon, MI
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
Musee des Arts Decoratifs Switzerland

 

EDUCATION
MFA, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
BA, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT