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Glass Artist Residency

The Glass program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is accepting applications for an Artist-in-Residence.

Deadline: January 28, 2019.

The Residency will encompass the entire 2019 Fall semester (Aug. 19 - Dec. 13).

This one-semester long residency invites a professional artist who primarily works with glass to pursue artistic research at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The artist-in-residence program is one of the activities that promotes a vibrant creative environment in the SIU Glass program. During the Residency, the artist is invited to participate in all aspects of our program’s academic activities including reviews, critiques, demonstrations, and collaborations, as well as work side by side with students in the glass studio. Additionally, towards the end of the residency the artist will be awarded a solo exhibition with the outcome of the residency on the SIU campus.

The Glass program provides a personal studio space and access to all glass facilities for the artist's creative research. Available studio facilities at SIU include a hot shop, a variety of kilns, and a coldworking studio. Since 2009 SIU has hosted eight resident artists: Amy Rueffert, Jennifer Halvorson, Takeshi Fukunishi, Scott Chaseling, Anne Petters, Aya Oki, Joshua Hershman, and David Levi. SIU Glass and our student run organization (Southern Glass Works) fund the artist with $4,000 towards the expenses of the residency. The artist will be responsible for any additional costs as well as their own housing during the residency.

International artists are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Selected International artist must comply with the requirement for the University’s J-1 VISA Exchange Visitors (see details )

Applications must include the following: 

  • C.V. 
  • Residency project proposal 
  • Portfolio: provide link to the personal website or link to the web based storage (present minimum of 15 images)
  • Image description
  • Two letters of recommendation

All application documentation must be saved and sent as one PDF file only.

The application deadline is January 28, 2019.

Please send the application and recommendation to

For questions and further details of the residency:

Jiyong Lee, Associate Professor
Head of Glass program, School of Art and Design
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 S. Normal Ave. mailcode: 4301
Carbondale, IL 62901

Glass Artists-in-Residence from Previous Years 

David Levi

Fall 2018

American artist and designer David Levi has made sculpture and functional works using glass as his primary medium since 1983. Unraveling expressive possibilities of the material has been a constant over a long career in the studio, and in service to the art glass industry in design and engineering. Levi gained national recognition for innovative and timely work in the 1980s and 90s, during the peak of the American Studio Glass Movement. He was invited to exhibit at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and the American Craft Museum in New York City (now the Museum of Art and Design), as well as earning the American Craft Council Young Americans Award and a fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work belongs to permanent collections of museums in Europe, Japan and the US.

Joshua Hershman

Fall 2017

Joshua Hershman received a BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA Alfred University. Josh has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and shown in several international art fairs. His work has been published in international magazines and has been invited to participate in several residency programs including North Lands Creative Glass, D&L Art Glass, and Southern Illinois University. Hershman has been an instructor and lecturer at many academic institutions throughout the US including Pittsburg Glass Center and California College of the Arts. Most recently his work was accepted into the Young Glass Exhibition at Ebeltoft Museum.

Aya Oki

Fall 2016

glass bubble artAya Oki is a Japanese artist based in San Bernardino, California.

Her focus is on the interaction between glass as a medium and the life brought to glass through blowing. She controls the materiality of glass and uses her personal process to illuminate it. She considers glass to be a very sensual material and actively seeks to model her vision of its sensibility.

She completed her undergraduate and master’s degree in glass at the Aichi University of Education, Japan. Aya was awarded the Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists from the Pola Art Foundation and the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan for studying abroad as a researching artist. She then went to California State University, San Bernardino before completing her MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Recently, Aya was a fellow at Wheaton Arts in New Jersey in 2014. Her work was published in the American Craft Magazine February/March issue in 2015.

Anne Petters

Anne PettersFall 2015

Anne Petters is a multi media artist with a strong background in glass. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Institute for Ceramics and Glass Art, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany and a MFA in Sculpture/ Glass from Alfred University, New York.

Born in Dresden in 1978 she grew up in the German Democratic Republic. She understands the political change in her country, which she experienced as a displacement of reality, as a basic influence on her lifestyle and artistic work. Her interest in controlling and displaying moments of our fleeting, vulnerable existence leads her to a poetic, metaphoric use of glass and other materials, including natural phenomena.

Anne Petters has been awarded numerous Artist Residencies, including a fellowship at Wheaton Arts New Jersey in 2012, a one-year residential stay at the Edinburgh College of Art 2013-2014 and the Emerging Artists in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington. In 2014 Anne Petters received the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholarship for excellence in British Craft, London, GB.

Scott Chaseling

Scott Chaseling exhibitionFall 2014

Australian Artist Scott Chaseling is an established glass artist known for his unique approach to glassblowing including the ‘roll-up technique', experimentations with the murini-making process, and non-traditional fabricated glass installation. Chaseling brings years of teaching expertise to the students of SIUC along with his experience as a professional artist who travels worldwide with his exhibitions and workshop teaching. He has won numerous awards including Ranamok Award, Gold medal in Bavarian State Prize in Germany, and Australian Council Grant. He currently lives in Canberra Australia as an artist in Residence at the Australian National University.