ARTIST BIOGRAPHY Gerry Chodak devoted 40 years to his first career of practicing medicine as a urological surgeon. In 2006 while lecturing to doctors in Oklahoma, Gerry visited an art gallery displaying the works of Dale Chilhully and was overwhelmed with excitement watching a video of him blowing glass in Murano, Italy. He immediately began taking lessons from several artists and his commitment to glassblowing was established. After ending his surgical career he has devoted the last ten years to creating original works of art. Gerry is very excited by the interaction of color and shape and thoroughly enjoys the unexpected results as the pieces evolve. His goal is to excite the viewer with the combination of color and design.