Fragile, glass fetus and ice, 12 in  x 12 in x 12 in suspended on Wire, 2016

Updates

Stanislav Libensky Award Third Place Winner (only artist selected from U.S.A.) - Exhibition - Sept. - Nov., 2018, Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Czech Republic

 

MFA Degree - Concentration in Glass and Sculpture - University of Texas at Arlington - Completed May, 2018

 

MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Texas at Arlington main Gallery, April - May, 2018

 

“Faced with Gravity” two person exhibition, Gallery 76012, Fort Worth, Texas, April - May, 2018

 

Temporary Collective MFA Dallas/Fort Worth Exhibition, April, 2018

 

Teaching Level 3 Sculpture Course, University of Texas at Arlington, Spring 2018

 

“Underbelly MFA Group Show” - Gallery West, Arlington, Texas - Nov. 13 - 20, 2017

 

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

 

“CUFT” Group Exhibition - Univ. of Texas at San Antonio Terminal 136 Gallery - Nov. 2 -18, 2017

 

Curatorial Talk at Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas - 2017

 

Curating Texas Contemporary Glass Exhibition at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas - 2017

 

Artist Talk at University of Dallas - Onward Forward Exhibition, Dallas, Texas Summer 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

 

Harvey & Bess Littleton Full Scholarship - Penland School of Craft - Studied with Joe BenVenuto & David Walters - Summer 2017

 

“Pleased to Meet You” juried Exhibition - Open Space Gallery - Dallas, Texas - May- June 2017

 

“CUFT”  Group Exhibition - Gallery West - Arlington Texas - April 2017

 

“Transparency” Group Exhibition - National Liberty Museum - Philadelphia, PA - June-September 2017

 

“Solo Works” - Gallery 343 - Arlington Texas - February 2017

 

Received UTA’s Dean’s research Travel Grant Award, April, 2018

Scholarship for MFA Program, University of Texas at Arlington. 2014 - 2018

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.

 © 2018 by Eric Hess

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