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Alan Iwamura - "Wagara, Lattice Floral" Glass Sculpture

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"Wagara, Lattice Floral"
2024
Material: Blown Glass, Inlayed Enamel.
24" Height x 7" Diameter.

Crafted with meticulous care, the contours of the blown glass form exude a sense of modernity, while the inlayed enamel adorning its surface evokes the timeless aesthetic of Japanese lattice and floral patterns. Each intricate detail speaks to the skill in marrying imagery and form into a seamless whole, inviting contemplation.

Wagara Series
Inspired by Wagara, or traditional Japanese designs, Iwamura's works incorporate patterns dating back to the 8th century. Inspired by nature and crafted by hand, each piece displays a distinct motif and its unique symbology. Inlayed vitreous enamels are applied as Intricate patterns resting tranquilly against Iwamura's blown glass forms.

Alan M. Iwamura

Alan Iwamura located to Toledo Ohio in 2016 from Brooklyn, New York and is currently the Glass Studio Manager at the Toledo Museum of Art. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from CSU, Fullerton and Bachelors degree in studio art and education from CSU, Chico. Alan has taught accredited courses in glass for many institutions including New York University (NYU), Long Island University (LIU) and The School of Visual Arts (SVA). As a classically trained working artist, Iwamura believes in visual expression and utilizes glass, in its many forms, as his primary creative medium. He is a recipient of the Leo Friedman Graduate Fellowship, New York's Metropolitan Glass Group Fellowship, and his artwork has been featured in exhibitions throughout the US as well as publications in Brooklyn Magazine, Vogue Japan and the New York Times.

Education:
2006---2008, California State University, Fullerton. (M.F.A. - Glass)
2004, California State University, Fresno.
CSU, Summer Arts - The figure in Glass.
1999---2004, California State University, Chico. (B.A. - Glass)
Option in art education.

Occupation: Administrative
2015 - Present, Asst. Studio Manager
Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH
2011---2015, Director of Education
Brooklyn Glass. Brooklyn, NY
2010---2011, Director of Education
Urban Glass, New York Center for Contemporary Glass. Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Teaching
2012 - 2015, School of Visual Arts
Adjunct Faculty, The Glass Project, Undergraduate Enrichment Course
2013 - RPNYC, L'Orangerie/ School of the Future
Instructor, L'Orangerie foundation educational art and design program for inner city youth
2009-2010, New York University
Adjunct Faculty, Projects in Sculpture, "Glass", Upper/Lower Division
2009, Urban Glass, New York Center for Contemporary Glass
Instructor, Glass Blowing II, Intermediate Glass Blowing
2008, Long Island University
Adjunct Faculty, Art-189, Survey in Glass Making

Occupation: Teaching Continued
2008, Corning Museum of Glass, "The Studio"
Instructor, Make Your Own Glass
2007, California State University, Fullerton
Part Time Faculty, Art-104, Three Dimensional Design

Teaching Assistance
2013, Pilchuck Glass School
Teaching Assistant, Michiko Sakano - Glass Blowing for Design and Sculpture
2011, UrbanGlass
Teaching Assistant, Chris Taylor - Blowing Glass
2008, CSU, Fullerton
Teaching Assistant, Joe Cariati - Art 424, Glass Blowing

Occupation: Technical
2015 - Present, Toledo Museum of Art - Asst. Studio Manager
2011 - 2015, Brooklyn Glass - Studio
2009 - 2010, UrbanGlass, New York Center for Contemporary Glass - Studio
2008 - 2009, Heller Gallery, New York, NY - Gallery/Art Preparator
2007 - 2008, California State University, Fullerton. Main Gallery - Assistant Gallery/ Art Preparator

Occupation: Glass Blowing
2015 - Present, Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion
2011- 2015, Brooklyn Glass, NY
2009, One Sixty Glass, NY
2009, Niche Modern, NY
2008, United Glass Blowing, CA
2006-2008, Cariati Glass, CA
2003-2006, Orient & Flume Art Glass, CA

Curatorial:
2010, "Transitions", Artists of UrbanGlass. Robert Lehman Gallery, NYC
Co-Jurors: Jennifer Scanlan, Assistant Curator; Museum of Art and Design
Courtney J. Wendroff, Visual Arts Director; Brooklyn Arts Council
Dave Altman, Co-Chair; Urbanites

Awards, Exhibitions, and Recognitions:
2017, Accelerator Grant, (The Arts Commission. Toledo, OH)
2017, Hot Shots, (The Arts Commission. Toledo, OH)
2017, The Berlin Painter & His World, (special edition glass vases. Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH)
2016, Annual Goblet Design, (Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH)
2016, 10 Year Anniversary Architectural Series, (Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH)
2016, Let Them Eat Cake, S. Peterson Performance, (Urban Glass)
2016, Hot Glass 2016, (Toledo Arts Commission. Toledo, OH)
2016, Hot Shots, (The Arts Commission. Toledo, OH)
2016, Pink Martini, (Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH)
2014, Captured Light Glass Biennial Exhibition, (Jackson Hole, WY)
2014, Architectural Digest Exposition, (Featured Artist, Brooklyn Glass, NYC)
2013, Playing with Fire, 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, (Museum of Art and Design, NYC)
2012, Pamela Gonzales, SoHo, (Invitational Exhibition, NYC)
2012, Trust Art Triennial, (Invitational Exhibition, NYC)
2011, Mail'n It In, (Invitational Exhibition, Chicago, IL)
2010, HotGlass 2010, (The Arts Commission. Toledo, OH)
2010, Jerry Raphael Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group Fellowship, (NYC)
2010, Margins, (Faculty Exhibition, NYU Commons Gallery, NYC)
2010, Destiny is Already in Your Memory, (Armory Arts Week, NYC)
2010, Heartburn, (UrbanGlass, NYC)
2009, Fountain for Humanity, (Collaborative Public Installation, NYC)
2009, Artists of UrbanGlass, (Selected Exhibition)
2008, Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, (Stanwood, WA)
2008, Precarious, Graduate Exhibition, (CSU, Fullerton)
2008, Mission Viejo 50th Anniversary, (Showcase City Hall, CA)
2007, Leo Friedman Graduate Fellowship, (MFA, CSU, Fullerton)
2006, Vitreous Humor, (Invitational Exhibition, CA)
2004, Glass, Exploring the Diversity of the Medium, (Conley Gallery, Fresno,CA)
2003, California State University, Chico, (Student Exhibition)

Publications/Press
2015, Brooklyn Magazine, Down the Glory Hole, Inside the World of Brooklyn Glass
2014, Good Day New York, Artist Profile and Live Interview
2014, Made by Hand, Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices; Black Dog Publishing
2012, Tumblr StoryBoard, Glass Blowing the Brooklyn Way
2012, Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, "Design"
2011, New York Times, HeartBreak at a Monument to Humanity
2010, Not Couture, For your Luxe and Fashion Indulgences
2010, Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, "Seen": Socially conscious Fragrance Debuts in Hand Made Bottle.
2010, Vogue Magazine Japan, The Humanity Bottle

Public Art Commissions
2016 - Promedica Health & Wellness: Toledo Museum of Art
2010 - Fountain for Humanity: Trust Art & New York City Parks Department

Private Art Commissions
2014 - Warren Tricomi, NYC
2014 - Hotel Hugo, NYC
2014 - Honua Design, NYC
2014 - Bloomingdales, NYC
2013 - Calvin Klein
2013 - Steven Alan, NYC
2013 - Mark Twain House and Museum, NY
2013 - Per Se, NYC
2013 - Heineken
2013 - Vitruvius, NYC
2012 - Raison Pure, L'Orangerie


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