Deborah Czeresko

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Deborah Czeresko's work examines mastery within a contemporary art context, transforming prosaic crafted objects into lush, monumental renderings to challenge perceived notions of skill and material.

She has spent years focusing on skill acquisition in order to use the concept of authenticity in her discourse on material.

In this regard Deborah exposes the inherent paradoxes and ironies of working within a material based art endeavor and comments on established ideas of value, heroism and virtuosity associated with being a master .

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Deborah Czeresko began working with glass in 1987 after completing a B.A. in psychology at Rutgers University. Her original focus in glass was the mastery of Renaissance Venetian glassblowing under the tutelage of the maestro William Gudenrath and later studies with Venetian maestros Lino Tagliapietra, Pino Signoretto, Dino Rosin and Elio Quarissa in traditional Venetian style.

In 1991 she attended graduate school at Tulane University to pursue large-scale glass sculpting and hot casting with professor Gene Koss. At this time she also studied Czech sculpting with Petr Novotny inspired by it’s more expressive gestures.

Since graduating, she has been an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School, Tyler School of Art, New York University, Parsons School of Design and Urban Glass. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and schools throughout the United States and in Europe. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Dwell, Architectural Digest, and Elle Décor.

 

RESUME:

Education

1990-1992

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
MFA

1979-1983

Rutger’s University, New Brunswick, N.J.
BA, Psychology

Membership

2008-2013

Board of Directors, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

Teaching experience

2013

LUCA School of Art, Ghent, Belgium
Material-ize

2011

IKA Glass, Mechelen, Belgium
Intro to Venetian Techniques

2008

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
City of Your Dreams

2007

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
City of Your Dreams

2006

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Hot Glass & Critical Thinking

2004

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Hot Glass & Critical Thinking

2000

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Hot Sculpture

1999

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Hot Sculpture

1998

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Advanced Glassblowing

1994-1996

New York University, New York, NY
Survey of Glass

1993-1995

Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Glassblowing & Solid Sculpting

Awards & scholarships

2012

Museum of Glass

Tacoma, WA

Residency

2010

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Millville, NJ

Fellowship

2006

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Millville, NJ

Fellowship

2001

Pilchuck Glass School

Stanwood, WA

Full scholarship

1997

Metropolitan Contemporary Glass

New York, NY

Fellowship

1995

Appalachian Center for Craft

Smithville, TN

Artist in Res.

1995

Pilchuck Glass School

Stanwood, WA

Full scholarship

Exhibitions

2013

Museum of American Glass

Millville, NJ

The Art of the Fellowship

2012

The Gallery of Fine Craft, Wheaton Arts

Millville, NJ

Fire Continues

2011

Hudson Beach Glass

Philadelphia, PA

Shoefitti

2010

Glasphemy

Brooklyn, NY

The Fabritory

2010

Louisville Glassworks

Louisville, KY

Sneakers&Ibeam

2010

Urban Glass

Brooklyn, NY

Armory Show

2009

Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Sciences

Loveladies, NJ

Glas Under Glass

2009

Wood Turning Center

Philadelphia, PA

Art of Opening

2007

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Middlebury, VT

Art Now

2006

Corridor Gallery

Reykjavik, Iceland

Transparency

2006

The White Cube at Wheaton

Millville, NJ

glass weekend

1998-2012

Site Specific Art Management

New York, NY

Salon exhibitions

2004

The Carroll Gallery

New Orleans, LA

MFA Alumni

2004

Studium

New York, NY

Solo Show

2003

Robert Lehman Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

 

Permanent collections

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Frauenau Glasmuseum, Frauenau, West Germany

Publications

2011

Interior Design

New Products

Aug 2011

Architectural Digest

Vantage Point

2010

Boston Magazine

A Home for All Seasons

2006

New York Magazine

Best Bets

November 2004

Interior Design

pg. 78

Jan/Feb 2004

Dwell Magazine

pg.111

June/July 2000

Elle Decor

pgs.170-171

Jan 2000

House & Garden

pgs. 53-54

Aug 1999

Interior Design

pgs. 196-197

Aug 1999

Flaunt

pg. 27

Feb/March 1999

Elle Decor

pg. 78

Summer 1996

Glass Magazine

pg. 66

October 1996

W Magazine

pg. 340

Winter 1995

Glass Magazine

pg. 38

Performance Groups

Present

World’s Largest Glass Ornament

Present

The Burnt Asphalt Family

Past

The Fabritory

Past

The B Team

Lectures, Demonstrations

2012

Armory Arts Week, Brooklyn Glass

Brooklyn, NY

2012

IKA Glass

Mechelen, Belgium

2011

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

Norfolk, VA

2011

IKA Glass

Mechelen, Belgium

2011

Tyler School of Art

Philadelphia, PA

2010

Wheaton Arts

Millville, NJ

2009

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning, NY

2009

Urban Glass

Brooklyn, NY

2009

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center

Millville, NJ

2008

Museum of Glass

Tacoma, WA

2008

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center

Millville, NJ

2007

Glass Roots

Newark, NJ

2005

Public Glass

San Francisco, CA

2004

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

2003

2300 degrees-the stage at Corning

Corning, NY

Fine Art-Glass Fabrication

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Jennifer Bartlett

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New York, NY

Jim Butler

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Brooklyn, NY

Robert Gober

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New York, NY

Mariko Mori

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Robert Rauschenberg

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Arlene Shechet

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Lorna Simpson

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Richard Tuttle

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Rob Wynne

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Eva Zeisel

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Art Commissions

Thad Hayes Inc. NYC
FORM Architecture Interiors and Landscapes, NYC
Carter LaRoche Interiors, Bainbridge Island, WA
Alan Wanzenberg Architect PC, NYC
Matthew Bialecki Associates, New Paltz, New York
Jeffrey Beers Int. NYC
The Wiseman Group, San Francisco, CA
Diana Kellogg Architect, NYC
Warner Music, Burbank, CA