photo of Matthew Szosz artwork

exhibition icon EXHIBITION

half place: Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky
October 21 - November 2, 2018
Commons Gallery

Special Events
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 21
Opening Reception with Concurrent Exhibitions
Vie du Pacifique II (John Young Museum of Art)
Double Take: Films by Johan Grimonprez (The Art Gallery)

1:30–1:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artist and project director Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura (John Young Museum of Art)
2:00–2:20 p.m., Gallery walk-through with curators José Ferreira and Jaimey Hamilton-Faris (The Art Gallery)
2:30–2:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artists Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky (Commons Gallery)
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception (ART Building Breezeway + John Young Museum of Art)

Music by guitarist Christopher Hopper

Exhibition Summary
This exhibition will feature the works produced on site by two artists-in-residence during fall 2018.

Artist Bios
Matthew Szosz
Born in Rhode Island, Matthew Szösz has received a BFA, a BID (Industrial Design), and an MFA (Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked professionally in art and art related fields in Rhode Island, New Mexico and California for the last twelve years. He was an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck in 2007, and a Wheaton Fellow in 2008. In 2009 he was an artist in residence at Nagoya Institute for the Arts and taught a workshop at Toyama Glass Institute. He won the 2009 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, becoming the second American ever to do so. More recently he has been the Craftsperson in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Proctor Fellow at Australia National University. In 2010 he founded Hyperopia Projects, a curatorial organization for the promotion of experimental and cross-genre work. In 2011 he was the Executive Director of Public Glass, a San Francisco non-profit, and was a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Winner. This year he will complete residencies at the Toledo Museum of Art, Canberra Glassworks, and the Danish Royal Academy, Bornholm and was selected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution as one of the top young Craft artists in America for their exhibition 40 under 40.

photo of Anna Mlasowsky exhibition

Anna Mlasowsky
Born 1984 in Germany, Anna Mlasowsky received her BA in Glass from the Royal Danish Academy in 2011 and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington in 2016. She has been an artist in residence at The Creative Glass Center of America, The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan and The Corning Museum of Glass to name a few. Her work has been shown in international competitions and has been included in Museum collections such as The Corning Museum of Glass, The European Museum of Modern Glass Art and the Glasmuseum Ebeltoft. She won the UK Glass Prize in 2013, the Otto Waldrich Preis and the Emerge Silver Award in 2014.

Anna recently received an Artist Trust Fellowship, was one of the Emerging Voices in Craft Award recipients and was awarded an Emerging Artist residency at Centrum. Anna has recently completed the Specialty Glass Residency at the Corning Inc. Science Center.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.

Gallery hours + admission
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays.

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Matthew Szosz
Courtesy of the artist.

Anna Mlasowsky
Courtesy of the artist.

Information may be subject to change.