Faculty Focus: Jen Blazina
August 4, 2016
Jen Blazina, Professor of Art & Art History, has a rich multi-media artistic practice that navigates moments in time with personal memory, ephemera, and found objects. Employing her expertise in photography and printmaking, Blazina uses materials to “recast the history of the objects as part of my own current voice”. Her work is represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, and Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. Blazina has seen much success as an artist in residence at such prestigious institutions as the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands, and a National Endowment for the Arts residency grant at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Brooklyn NY. Her most recent residency at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem led to a solo exhibition at the Mizaga Museum in Israel. Her work can also be found in the group exhibition Bound by Glass at the Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as in the Glass Market of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. The collections of the California Community Foundation, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, and the Cranbrook Museum of Art, among others, all contain Blazina’s work. Jen is the area coordinator for our courses in printmaking and screen-printing which offer a series of challenging and popular classes.