Alex Bernstein

"Lake View", 2019

Alex Bernstein

"Lake View", 2019

Cast and cut glass, fused steel

10 x 23 x 3 in

"Neo Steel Night", 2019

Alex Bernstein

"Neo Steel Night", 2019

Cast and cut glass, fused steel

20.50 x 20.50 x 3 in

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Alex Bernstein
About Alex... Alex studied psychology at the University of North Carolina in Asheville and worked at a children’s psychiatric hospital before making the decision to pursue his artistic endeavors full time. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts and went on to teach at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Penland School of Crafts, and The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. Most recently Alex was the Department Head of Glass at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts but he made the decision to return to his hometown, Asheville, NC, in 2007 to set up a studio and focus on creating his own work full-time. Bernstein has recently mounted solo shows at Chappell Gallery in NYC; Hooks Epstein Gallery in Houston; Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, MI; and the William Traver Gallery, Seattle. His work is included in numerous collections, including those of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany, the Mellon Financial Corporation, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Palm Springs Art Museum. EDUCATION 2001: Masters of Fine Art, Rochester Institute of Technology, The School for American Crafts, Rochester, NY. 1999: Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Concentration in glass blowing with David Levi. 1998: Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Concentration in glass blowing with Dimitri Mechealidis. 1996: BA, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC. TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2009 Pilchuck Glass School Seattle, WAInstructor: Glass for Sculpture (Session 5) 2004-2007 Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester, MAGlass Department HeadInstructor: Advanced Glass Blowing, Coldworking, Glass Theory 2007 The Corning Museum of Glass Studio Corning, NYInstructor: Summer Workshop – Glass as a Material for Sculpture 2003-2004 Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OHAdjunct Professor: Glass and Foundations Design, Advanced Glass, 3D Sophomore Design, Intermediate Glass Blowing, Professional Practice 2002-2003 Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OHAdjunct Professor: Advanced Glass, 2D-3D Freshman Design, Continuing Education Glass BlowingInstructor: National Summer Workshop – Glass as a material for Sculpture 2001-2002 Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OHAdjunct Professor: Advanced Glass, Continuing Education Glass Blowing Instructor: National Summer Workshop – Glass Blowing 2003 Penland School of Crafts Penland, NCInstructor: Summer Workshop – Glass for the Artist 2001 Pilchuck Glass School Seattle, WATeaching Assistant to Paul Marioni and Ann Troutner 2001 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NYAdjunct Professor: Glass BlowingInstructor: Flat Glass, Fusing, and Slumping 2000 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NYInstructor: Flame Working 2000 Anoka-Ramsey College Minneapolis, MNInstructor: Glass Blowing Workshop 2000 Penland School of Crafts Penland, NCTeaching Assistant to Paul Marioni and Ann Troutner 2000 The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NYInstructor: Hot Glass Workshop for high school students 1999-2000 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NYTeaching Assistant Sophomore Glass Class; Elective Casting Class 1998 Penland School of Crafts Penland, NCTeaching Assistant to William Bernstein EXHIBITIONS / SOLO SHOWS 2016 Natural Progression, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX 2015 New Works, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL 2014 Latest Work, New River Fine Art Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL 2012 Natural History, Winterowd Fine Art Gallery, Sante Fe, NM 2010 Contemplative Reduction, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA 2009 Progressions, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY New Work, Winterowd Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2008 Small Work, Tom Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH New Work, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX Time Exposed, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA New Work, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC 2007 Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario New Work, Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL Inside Out, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA A look back- five years at Chappell Gallery, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY New Work, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI 2006 New Work, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2005 New Work, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario New Work, Prism Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, IL New Work, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville NC 2004 Tactile Visions, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY 2002 Featured Artist, Tomas R. Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2001 Stories and Observations, Bevier Gallery; Rochester, NY Observations, The Hope Collection; Santa Fe, NM SELECT GROUP SHOWS 2015 Group Glass, Winterowd Fine Art Gallery, Sante Fe, NM OFA Chicago, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL 43nd Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Collective Glass Show, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC Mentors, Blue Sprial 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC 2014 Group Glass, Winterowd Fine Art Gallery, Sante Fe, NM SOFA Chicago, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL 42nd Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Texture & Tensions, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 Group Show, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC 41st Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL SOFA Chicago, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI 2012 Houston Art Fair, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houson, TX 40th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL Art Naples, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI 2011 SOFA New York, Represented by Duane Reed Gallery, St.Louis, MO Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL Art Naples, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI SOFA Chicago, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI 39th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI 2010 SOFA Chicago, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI Special Glass Invitational Show, LaKae Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 38th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL 2009 SOFA Chicago, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY Rising Stars of the 21st Century, American Glass Museum, Millville, NJ Art Santa Fe, Winterowd Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Glass Weekend – Wheaton Arts, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY SOFA Santa Fe, Prism Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Summer Salon, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC All in the Family, Suffolk Center for the Arts, Suffolk, VA 37th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY Inspired By, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL 2008 Four Seasons, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Gesture and Cadence, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Terra Enigma – Abstracting the Landscape, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC 36th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Habatat Gallery – MI, Palm Beach, FL North Carolina Glass Show, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY 2007 Art Miami, Onnessimo Fine Art, Miami, FL 35th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Palm Beach, FL Invitational Glass Show, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY The Power of Red, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis, Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Chicago, IL 2006 Palm Beach 3, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Palm Beach, FL Gathering: A Survey of Contemporary Glass, Penland School Gallery, Penland, NC Invitational Show, Prism Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, IL Voices in Glass, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX Glass Invitational Exhibition, Cervini Haas Gallery, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ Arts Scottsdale, Represented by Prism Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 34th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY Refined Force: Glass of New England, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Chicago, IL 2005 33rd Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI Palm Beach 3, Represented by Chappell Gallery., Palm Beach FL SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY Glass Weekend 05, Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton, NJ Out of The Mold, A Survey Of Contemporary Cast Glass, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News VA SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Chicago, IL Dynamic Glass, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ Toronto International Art Fair, Represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2004 32nd Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI Invitational Glass Exhibition, Function + Art, Chicago, IL SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Chicago, IL Gallery Artist, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Palm Beach Contemporary, Represented by Chappell Gallery., Palm Beach FL Apercu, Prism Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, IL Toronto International Art Fair, Represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2003 Glass Invitational, Parisi Gallery, Del Mar, CA International Vessel Show, Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, KY Glass Weekend 03, Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton, NJ New Insight, Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA Il Pettoo, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Chicago, IL New Glass, Function+ Art Gallery, Chicago, IL Infusion, Gallery WDO, Charlotte, NC New Talent in Glass, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY SOFA New York, Represented by Chappell Gallery, New York, NY Bernstein Trio, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC 2002 SOFA Chicago, Represented by Chappell Gallery, Chicago, IL American Heritage; Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA Deceptions, Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA Benefit Auction Exhibition, Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA Annual Goblet Exhibition, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA New Work New Year, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC A Cast of Excellence, Chappell Gallery, New York, NY 2001 Faculty Exhibition; Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland, OH International Craft Biannual; Cheongju Arts Hall, Cheongju City, Korea Off the hook; Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA 2000 Glass Art Society Exhibition; Triangle Gallery; New York, NY International Glass Symposium; “Glass in Context 2000”, Glass Museum; Frauenau, Germany Craft Art of Western New York; Burchfield-Penney Art Center; Buffalo, NY Contemporary Crafts; Mase Art Center; Mase, AZ Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition; The Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery; Dallas, TX Featured Artist Exhibition; Craft Company #6; Rochester, NY Niche, Student Niche Award Exhibition; Philadelphia, PA People, Places, Art, Public Art Proposal; Gallery R; Rochester, NY 1999 School for American Crafts Honor Show; Student Alumni Union, Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Art of the New Millennium; The Up-Stairs Gallery; Tyron, NC Interior Spaces, Gallery r; Rochester, NY Students in Glass; The Visual Arts Center; Virginia Beach, VA Sent Bottle Invitational; The Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery; Dallas, TX 1998 Annual Goblet Show; The Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery; Dallas, TX Glass Artist of Western North Carolina, The Up Stairs Gallery; Tryon, NC A Goblet Toast; Gallery Dorita!, Atlanta, GA AWARDS & HONORS 2012 Critic’s Choice Award, Habatat International Glass Invitational 2010 Collectors Choice Award, Habatat International Glass Invitational 2009 Rising Star for the 21st Century, Distinction from The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass 2008 Award of Excellence, Habatat International Glass Invitational 2006 Award of Excellence, Habatat International Glass Invitational 2003 Selection for New Glass Review 2002 American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grant 2001 Dean of Liberal Arts Purchase Award Wallace Memorial Library Purchase Award Special Selection, International Craft Biannual, Cheongju City, Korea Honorable Mention, International Craft Biannual, Cheongiu City, Korea 2000 Niche Award for glass sculpture Sylvia L Rosen Endowment Purchase Award 1999 Aaron Rosenstreich Memorial Fund for Excellence PUBLIC COLLECTIONS American Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland American Embassy in Libreville, Gabon, West Africa American Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA The World, Residences at Sea Truliant Federal Credit Union, Winston Salem, NC Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Glassmuseum Frauenau. Frauenau, Germany Burchfeild-Penny Arts Center, Museum of Western New York Art, Buffalo, NY Wallace Memorial Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY The Dean of Liberal Arts Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Mellon Financial Corporation, Harrisburg, VA Wachovia Financial Group, Greenville, SC Deloitte & Touche, Boston, MA Bascom-Louise Gallery, Highland , NC Royal Caribbean, Oasis of the Seas Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, AL
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