Kliszewski

Glass (4-works)

Kliszewski Bobtanical
Bobtanical
Glass
11 x 7 x 6.5 in
Kliszewski Bobtanical - Mid Size
Bobtanical - Mid Size
Glass
20 x 0 in
Kliszewski Teapot
Teapot
Glass
11 x 15 in
Kliszewski Bobtanical - Mid Size
Bobtanical - Mid Size
Glass
20 x 0 in
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Kliszewski

Kliszewski

Kliszewski Biography

Est. 1993

Laurie Kliszewski (American, b. 1960);  Bob Kliszewski (American b.1960)

For over twenty years, Bob & Laurie Kliss have produced a line of glass art that has strived to enrich the lives of art lovers everywhere. We take pleasure in each handmade item we produce and wish continued enjoyment to those who have included us into their art filled world.

 

Kliszewski Statement

Glass has always intrigued us, especially the material's ability to convey pure color. From our beginnings, working with stained glass, to the present, working with hot glass, we have considered ourselves colorists. Some of our current series take advantage of the pure color of glass in the form of shard drawings. Shard drawings are basically abstract assemblages of colored glass shards, cane, stringer, and murrini. The vessel's form becomes the canvas upon which the shard drawing is displayed. 

Kliszewski Resumé

Exhibitions

2002 - Group Exhibit, 10th Annual "A Gathering of Glass", Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Wimberly, TX

1999 to 2001 - Touring Group Exhibit, "Hot & Cool: Contemporary Glass", USA

2001 - Group Exhibit, Gallery Functionart, Pontiac, MI

2000 - Group Exhibit, "The Met In Bloom", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA

2000 - Group Exhibit, Plums Gallery, Fresno, CA

2000 - Group Exhibit, "California Design 2000", California Contemporary Craft Association, San Francisco, CA

2000 - Group Exhibit, Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, CA

2000 - Group Exhibit, "California Glass", Ontario International Airport, Ontario-, CA

1999 - Group Exhibit, "California Glass", Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA

1999 - Group Exhibit, "Glass in Bloom", The GK Collection, Philadelphia, PA

1998 - Group Exhibit, "Vace or Vaaz: Questioning the Vessel", Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1998 - Group Exhibit, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

1997 - Group Exhibit, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA

1997 - Solo Show, Margaret Berman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1997 - Group Exhibit, Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997 - Solo Show, The Glass Canvas Gallery, Tampa, Fl

1996 - Group Exhibit, Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996 - Group Exhibit, Philabaum Studios, Tucson, AZ

1996 - Group Exhibit, Nimbus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996 - Group Exhibit, Gallery Dorita, Atlanta, GA

1995 - Group Exhibit, Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA

1994 - Art Glass Association of Southern California, Bravo Gallery, San Diego, CA

1994 - Group Exhibit, University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

1993 - Glass Summer, Eileen Kremem Glass Gallery, Fullerton, CA

1993 - Margaret Douglas Gallery, Napa, CA

1992 - Glass Summer, Eileen Kremem Glass Gallery, Fullerton, CA

1990 - Student Exhibit, Conely Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno, CA

 

Publications

February/March 2001 Glass Craftsman, "Kickstarting Your Creativity"

November 1999 The Fresno Bee, "High Temperatures, Hot Art"

May 1999 Crafts Report, "Insight: Artist to Artist"

January 1998 - Glass Craftsman, "Poggenpohl Exhibit"

Spring 1997 - American Style, Cover Shot

June 1996 - Price Costco Today, "Work Hard, Play Hard"

May 1995 - Glass Art Magazine, "Kliszewski Shard Vessels"

January 1995 - Glass Art Magazine, "Bravo for Glass"

February 1994 - Palm Springs Life Magazine, "Interior Design"

February 1994 - The Fresno Bee

October 1993 - American Craft Magazine, "Gallery"

November 1992 - Insight, California State University, Fresno, CA

March 1992 - The Arizona Republic

May 1990 - Insight, California State University, Fresno CA

 

Awards

2006 – Niche Award Winner

2005 – Niche Award Winner

2005 – Scottsdale Arts Festival – “Glass” – First Place

1997 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - Second Place

1996 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - Second Place

1994 - Sausalito Art Festival - "Glass" - First Place

1994 - Art Glass Association of Southern California - "Sculptural Glass" - First Place

1994 - La Quinta Arts Festival - "Glass" - First Place

1994 - California State Fair, Fresno - Best of Show

1994 - California State Fair, Fresno - First Place

1993 - California State Fair, Fresno - First and Second Place

 

Commissions

The Marriott Corporation - Corporate Gift Commission

Winners on Wheels - Achievement Awards Design

Walt Disney Corporation - Walt Disney Art Gallery - Paperweight Design

Fresno Arts Council - Achievement Awards Design

Oracle Software Corporation - Achievement Awards Design

Walt Disney Corporation - Disney Dimensions - Limited Edition Series

Fresno Metropolitan Museum - Corporate Gift Commission

The Greater Valley Concours d'Elegance - Special Awards Design

Valley Public Television - Visionary Awards Design

 

Collections

Rolm Corporation

Crayola Corporation

Marilyn Hamilton

George Benson

Bill and Marcia Wayne

Matrix Hair Care Corporation

Nicholas and Kathryn Zwick

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