RESUME FOR LAURA MURDOCH

Born: October 2, 1962
Vancouver, Canada

EDUCATION    
1982-1985

1986-1988

1998-2004



2003


1999

1997

1996

1996

1997

1997

1997 - 2006


2008
  University of Victoria: general arts and sciences

Simon Fraser University: psychology

Red Deer College: summer intensives (Randy Walker,
Darren Petersen, Lisa Samphire, Lisa Cerny, Mark
Gibeau, Jeff Holmwood, Brenda Taylor)

Eugene Glass School: Beverley Soja-Longaker


Vancouver Art School: Louise Duthie

Pilchuck Glass School: Ken Ikushima

Pratt Fine Arts School: Leslie Speicher

Andrighetti Glassworks: Joanne Andrighetti, Gary Bolt

Seattle Glassblowing Studio: Jose Hinojosa

Due Vetro: T.C. Robertson and Lin Lakeman

Pilchuck Glass School: frequent winter visitor, volunteer and renter

Craig Studios: Jonathon Schmuck
     
EXHIBITIONS    
2008





2007

2006


2005
  Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, BC (solo)
The Crafthouse, Vancouver, BC (solo)
The Glasshouse Studio, Seattle, WA (solo)
BCGAA annual exhibit, Vancouver, BC (group)
Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC (group)

BCGAA annual exhibit, Vancouver, Canada (group)

Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA (juried, group)
BCGAA annual exhibit, Vancouver, Canada (group)

The Glasshouse Studio, Seattle, WA (solo)
BCGAA annual exhibit, Vancouver, Canada (group)
History of the World Fine Art Gallery, Camano Island, WA (group)

     
SCHOLARSHIPS
AND AWARDS
   
2006





2004

  Winner of design competition for large light sculptures for a U.S. university new performing arts center.
BCGAA Jury's Choice Award, in the category of "Architectural and Functional"


Francis Phillips Scholarship for Red Deer College, from Starfish Glassworks
     
COMMISSIONS    
2006   University of Delaware Center for the Arts; light sculpture and project design, including 2 light sculptures with 9 UDEL-specific patterns of imagery and symbolism on glass
     
JURIED AUCTIONS
   
2007

2003

2002
  Pilchuck Glass School annual fundraising auction

Pilchuck Glass School annual fundraising auction

Pilchuck Glass School annual fundraising auction
     
PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

   
2005


2003


2002


2001-present


2001-2006



1997-2006

  teaching assistant, Pratt Fine Arts School: Shelley Muzylowski-Allen, glass sculpting

teaching assistant, Pilchuck Glass School: Felice Nittolo, mosaic

Poleturners Union 1201 (team of makers of the Pilchuck auction centerpieces)

apprenticeship (glassblowing and sculpting) to Shelley Muzylowski-Allen

assisting positions with various artists from
2001 - 2006, including Randy Walker and Karen Willenbrink

occasional glass assisting includes Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, Jasen Johnsen, Rik Allen, Kimberley Haugh, Laura Freeman, Jay Macdonnell, Darren Petersen, Jeff Burnette, and Kelly O'Dell
     
MEDIA
   
2008


2007


2004
  Contemporary Canadian Glass Magazine
Craft Contacts

Vancouver Magazine
Georgia Straight Living

Decor and Style Magazine
     
GALLERIES
  Gallerie Alegria, Birmingham, AL

Renaissance Celebration, Bellingham, WA

www.glassartistsgallery.com

The Glasshouse Studio, Seattle, WA

New-Small Sterling Glass, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

 


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