Nancy Callan’s artistic voice as a glass sculptor reflects her high-level training and talents. Callan attended the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA 1996) and lives in Seattle, WA where she is part of the vibrant Northwest glass community. Callan’s numerous awards include the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship and residencies at the Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA), The Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), the Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA), and the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA), STARworks, . She was a key member of maestro Lino Tagliapietra’s glassblowing team for nineteen years.
Nancy Callan is represented by galleries throughout North America. Her artwork is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, the Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, the Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, WA, the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China and in numerous prominent private collections.
Callan is highly influenced by pop culture, and references sources such as comic books (“Superhero Stingers”), children’s toys (“Tops”) and high fashion (“Plaid Winkles”) in her ongoing series.