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EDUCATION
1988 Fine Arts Degree, Major in Painting & Intaglio
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Vancouver, BC

STUDIO EXPERIENCE
1997-2004 Glass Sculpting Assistant William Morris Inc.
2001-2002 Winter Resident Artist Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA

“Glass is a medium that keeps me in the moment. Striving to bring a painterly quality to this dynamic medium, I layer color to add depth to the sculpture being made. The textures and patterns have the fluidity and gesture of brushwork and enrich the strong, solid, three-dimensional form.

Rendering these creatures in states of grace, repose, or movement, I hope to capture their inherent nature. My background as a painter and an understanding of anatomy form the basis from which I depart towards more impressionistic or contemplative expressions and vignettes. In this pursuit, inspiration comes from a wide variety of cultures, time periods, and artistic mediums. From the long and storied history of the horse and all it has signified throughout the ages, to medieval tapestries depicting the mysteries of the unicorn, to the miniature sculptural tradition of Japanese netsuke, I am continually finding new sources of subject matter that fuels my work.

There are many aspects I hope to convey regarding the place that these different species have occupied over time: as utilitarian beings; associated with magic, legend, divinity, mythology; and as symbols or icons of eras and cultures around the world. It is important that my work reflects not just my own insights or experiences, but that it can also inspire an emotional connection for the viewer.”

EDUCATION
1988 Fine Arts Degree, Major in Painting &Intaglio
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Vancouver, BC

ACHIEVEMENTS
2010 Hot Glass Sculpture Demonstration – Glass Arts Society – Louisville, KY
2009 Residency – Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA
2007 Guest Artist – Toyama City Institute of Glass – Toyama, Japan
2006 Guest Artist – International Festival of Glass – Stourbridge, England
2004 Guest Artist – Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA
2003 Tiffany Foundation Nomination – Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, NY
2001-03 Saxe Award Nomination – Pilchuck Glass School
1996 Scholarship – Pilchuck Glass School/BCGAA
1994 Scholarship – Pilchuck Glass School
1982 Provincial Arts Scholarship – Government of British Columbia

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
“Primal Inspirations” Muskegon Museum of Art
“Modern Menagerie” Solo Show, Museum of Northwest Art – La Conner, WA
Mansfield Art Center -Mansfield, OH
“Looking North from Pilchuck” – History of the World Gallery, Camano Isl. WA
“Pilchuck Glass Artists” – History of the World Gallery, Camano Isl. WA

STUDIO EXPERIENCE
1997-2004 Glass Sculpting Assistant William Morris Inc.
2001-2002 Winter Resident Artist Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA

COLLECTIONS
Dale Chihuly – Seattle, WA
Sir Elton John
Sara Morgan – Kinder Morgan, Inc. – Houston, Texas
Toyama City Institute of Glass Arts Permanent Collection, Toyama, Japan
Museum of Northwest Art – La Conner, WA
Museum of Glass – Tacoma, WA
Alan Ginsberg
Michael Dickinson – Ontario, Canada
Riverside Health Club – Burlington, WA
Moss Adams, LLP – Bellingham, WA

Shelley Muzylowski Allen

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