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About Info

Artist Name
Eric Hess
Artist Statement

My work explores the touchstones of life, examining the emotional and intellectual response to events that affect my life. I address abuse, death, the ephemeral, greed and my ability to relinquish or take control.

I develop sculptures and installations using glass, cement, video, ice, steel and readymade objects. There are Platonic and existential aspirations that drive my work. I recognize that my work initially appears very simple in its presentation, but my sculptures present very complex ideas.
The need to express my life experiences is what drives my creative process. I develop contemplative works that rely on light and shadows to elicit an emotional response.

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Artistic Director and CEO of Sanctuary Arts School and Glass Studio

Selected Exhibitions
” Solo Exhibition – Silent Resonance” – Meadows Museum at Centenary College, Sept – Dec 2021, Shreveport, Louisiana
“Transparency Exhibition” – Museum of Glass, Nov.  2019 – Sept. 2021, Tacoma, Washington
“Cast and Cold Glass Exhibition” – Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Art, Dec. – Jan-Mar, 2018
“Stanislav Libensky Award Exhibition” Award Winner- September, 2018, Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, Czech Republic, Sept. – Nov., 2018
MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Texas at Arlington main gallery, Apr. – May, 2018
“Faced with Gravity” Exhibition – Two Person Show, Gallery 7012, Fort Worth, TX., Apr. – May, 2018
“Temporary Collective” MFA Regional Exhibition, April, 2018
“Underbelly MFA Discipline Show” – Gallery West, Arlington, Texas – Nov. 13 – 20, 2017
“CUFT” Discipline Exhibition – Univ. of Texas at San Antonio Terminal 136 Gallery – Nov. 2 -18, 2017
“Art Melt Exhibition” – Louisiana State Museum Capitol Park Museum – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – July-August 2017
Selected for the “29th Annual Juried Exhibition“ – Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council – Texarkana, Texas – July – August 2017
“MFA Summer Exhibition” – University of Texas at Arlington Main Gallery – Arlington, Texas – Summer 2017
“Please to Meet You” Juried Exhibition – Open Space Gallery – Dallas, Texas – May- June 2017
“CUFT”  Discipline Exhibition – Gallery West – Arlington Texas – April 2017
“Transparency” Discipline Exhibition – National Liberty Museum – Philadelphia, PA – June-September 2017
“Solo Works” – Gallery 343 – Arlington Texas – February 2017
897 Square Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition – Gallery 76102 – Fort Worth, Texas – Summer 2016
General Malaise  MFA Discipline Exhibition – Gallery West, Arlington, Texas – April 2016
Temporary Collective MFA Discipline Exhibition – 500 Singleton, Dallas, Texas – April 2016
530 Collective Discipline Exhibition – 755 Magazine, New Orleans, Louisiana – March, 2016
ARTi(Fiction) Discipline Exhibition – Studio Inferno Gallery – Arabi, Louisiana – January 2014
Glassification Discipline Exhibition – 755 Magazine, New Orleans, Louisiana – March 2014
Clear Aspects: Conversations in Glass Discipline Exhibition – OCH Gallery – New Orleans – April 2014
Student Juried Exhibition – Tulane University’s Carroll Gallery -November 2013
Art In Bloom Exhibition, New Orleans Museum of Art– 2012

Education / Training 
Master of Fine Arts Degree – Concentration in Glass and Sculpture – University of Texas at Arlington, May 2018
Visiting Artist Class with Megan Biddle – University of Texas at Arlington – Fall 2016
Visiting Artist  Class with Boyd Sigiki & Lisa Zerkowitz – University of Texas at Arlington – Spring 2016
Artist in Residency – Washington School of Glass – Summer 2015
Studied under Aesa Bjork at Pilchuck Glass School – 4th Session – Summer 2016
Visiting Artist Class with Mick Milan – Tulane University – Advanced Glass – Spring 2015
Studied under glass artist Weston Lambert – Tulane University – Advanced Glass – Spring 2015
Studied under glass artist Jeffrey Stenbom – Tulane University – Foundations of Art: Glass – Fall 2014
Studied under glass artist Weston Lambert – Tulane University – Advanced Glass – Fall 2014
Course with David Gillies – YaYa Creative Glass – Kiln Casting – Summer 2014
Visiting Artist Class  with Giles Bettison – Tulane University – Fall 2014
Visiting Artist class with Eoin Breadon – Tulane University – Fall 2013
Studied under glass artist Weston Lambert – Tulane University – Advanced Glass – Fall 2013
Studied under glass artist Gene Koss – Intermediate Glass – Tulane University – Spring 2013
Studied under glass artist James Vella at YAYA Creative Glass – Summer 2012
Studied under glass artist Mitchell Gaudet – February 2012 – July 2015
Maintained a 4.0 GPA for all course work at Tulane University from 2012 to 2014
Studied under glass artist Ben Wright at YAYA Creative Glass – Summer 2011
Collections
Permanent Collection  – Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
 
Awards, Recognitions & Publications

Visual Arts Fellowship – 2022 – Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Roster Artist & Collectible Artist – 2022 – Shreveport Regiona Arts Council
Stanislav Libensky Award 2018 Third Place Winner, Prague, Czechoslovakia,  2018
Harvey & Bess Littleton Full Scholarship – Penland School of Craft – Studies with Joe BenVenuto & David Walters – Summer 2017
Scholarship from Pilchuck Glass School – Kiln Studies with Aesa Bjork – Summer 2016
Visionary Scholarship – Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass – 2016
Scholarship for MFA Program, University of Texas at Arlington. 2014 – 2018
Joan Mitchell Scholarship Recipient – Glass studies with glass artist Ben Wright – 2014
Articles in Louisiana Life Magazine, Dallas Advocate, New Orleans Magazine and Shreveport Forum
Teaching & Professional Experience
Teaching Sculpture Course, University of Texas at Arlington, Spring 2018

Served on Artist Panel, “Seeking Meaning in Art,” University of Texas at Arlington – Fall 2017

Artist Talk at University of Dallas – Onward Forward Exhibition, Dallas, Texas Summer 2017
Artist Talk at Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas – 2017
Curate Texas Contemporary Glass Exhibition at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas – 2017
Teaching 3D Design Course at University of Texas at Arlington – 2016 – 2017
Teaching Sand Casting Course for Advanced Glass Students – University of Texas at Arlington – Fall 2016
Artist Talk at University of Texas at Arlington – Advanced Glass Students, Arlington, Texas – 2016
Curated the 530 Collective Discipline Exhibition – 755 Magazine, New Orleans, Louisiana – March, 2015
Curated the Glassification Discipline Exhibition – 755 Magazine, New Orleans, Louisiana – March 2014
Teaching Assistant (Glass Blowing) – University of Texas Arlington – 2015-16
Directed the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Discipline’s New Orleans Tour of area glass studios and to view a demonstration by Gene Koss at Tulane University.
Memberships
Glass Art Society March 2012 – Present

Arts Council of New Orleans January 2015 – Present

Shreveport Regional Arts Council September 2016 – Present

Community Service & Activities
Attended the 2016 Glass Arts Society Conference at Corning Museum of Glass

President of M.A.C.H.I.N.E. – MFA student organization at the University of Texas at Arlington,  2016

Member of Grants Review Panel for Arts Council of New Orleans, 2014

Guest Lecturer at Loyola University, Tulane University and Louisiana State University, 2009 -2014

Member of Grants Review Panel for Louisiana Division of the Arts, 1986

Guest Lecturer for Arts Council of New Orleans – “Arts Marketing” 2010-2012

Disciplines

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Studio Art
Public Discipline
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Visual Artist
Public Discipline
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Sculpture
Public Discipline