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Artist / Austin Stern

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Austin Stern (b.1989) was born in Seattle and started blowing glass at the age of 14. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Glass from Emporia State University in Kansas. And he is currently a resident artist and lecturer in the United States, Thailand, and Sweden. Austin's artistic inspiration is rooted in his childhood memories of bright, saturated colours found in toys and cartoons, as well as patterns in the natural and fashion worlds. His resulting works are characterised by extremely whimsical and unique shapes, full of imaginative flights of fancy. Through his use of vibrant "mischievous creatures," Austin joyfully explores interpersonal relationships and embodies ways to cope with various anxieties and fears. His unique perspective allows him to express a childlike sense of playful humour, adding a touch of lightheartedness to his creations.



2013    Degree in glassblowing from Emporia State University Exhibition

2021    Renwick Gallery of Smithsonian Art Museum “New Glass Now” Washington, DC, USA

2020    Peninsula School of Art “Old is New: Contemporary Artists using Historic Techniques” Door County, Wisconsin, USA     

               Habatat Gallery “Silver Show” Detroit, Michigan, USA

2019       Corning Museum of Glass “New Glass Now” Corning, New York, USA           

                 Young Arts Patrons “Young Collectors Contemporary 4th Annual Exhibition” Memphis, Tennessee, USA

2018       Bangkok Glass Company “Thailand Glass Art Festival” Bangkok, Thailand 2017       Vetri Gallery “Introducing: Portinoy, Bach, Kaha, Stern” Seattle, WA USA 2016       Öterlens Glashytta “Masters Behind the Glass: Crossing Borders” Skåne, Sweden

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