José ChardietArtist Statement “My most recent work focuses primarily on designing and making glass and metal sculptures using blowing and casting processes. Drawing from topics as diverse as Spanish still-life painting, woodwind instruments, and African art, my goal is to create sculptures imbued with a spiritual and inner life. Using the natural transparency and translucency of the material allows the viewer to look beyond the surface, to get to the core or soul of the sculpture. The interplay between the different glass forms suggests family connections and relationships.”


José Chardiet received his MFA from Kent State University, where he was the Artist in Residence in 1985. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and the Haystack School of Crafts, and served as Professor of Glass and Sculpture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1991 to 2000.  He has received fellowships from the Institute of International Education, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Creative Glass Center of America.

Jose’s work is included in many private and public collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan, and the Musee des Arts Decoratif in Laausanne, Switzerland.



B.A., Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980
M.F.A., Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1983

Public Collections

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Alexander Tutsek Foundation, Munich, Germany
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, North Carolina
Birmingham Museum of Arts, Birmingham, Alabama
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Project Art, Iowa City, Iowa
Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey
Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin

José Chardiet

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