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Jack Gramann is an artist living and working between Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With many artists in his family, his creativity was sparked at an early age though it wasn't until the age of 19 that he found glass. While earning a BFA at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Jack first starting working with the material and would spend his summers as a production glassblower completely enthralled by the process. Jack quickly moved into sculpting the figure and upon graduation began traveling the world to different schools and studios in pursuit of the experience needed for his art.

Expressionism, surrealism, and experimentation combine in Jack's work to create abstracted figures that emerge to the viewer as they emerge from the glass itself. Finding beauty in the strange, familiarity in the unknown, these sculptures explore our innate ability to connect. Gramann uses the portrait as his motif, offering the viewer a connection with this non-entity. Moving around his sculptures one sees parallels of overlapping forms, the abstraction of an inverted nose, only to come full-circle and re-form into the most recognizable pattern to mankind.

EDUCATION

2010 Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Artist Assistant

2015-2018 Raven Skyriver

2015-2018 Martin Janecky

2013 Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen,

Teaching Experience

2018 TA for Raven Skyriver, Penland School of Craft

2016 Visiting Artist, Columbus College of Art and Design

2016 TA for Martin Janecky, Pittsburgh Glass Center

2015 TA for Raven Skyriver, Corning Museum of Glass,

2014 Hot Glass Demonstrator, Corning Museum of Glass via Celebrity Cruise Lines

2013 Visiting Artist, Glass Axis, Columbus, OH

2011 Gaffer, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Featured Artist, Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH

2017 Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

2016 Best of 2016, Group show, The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2015 Weiberwalz, Group show, Stadtische Galerie, Cordonhaus, Cham, Germany

2014 New Glass, Group show, Crystal Remembrance, Columbus, OH

2013 Glass, Color, and Light, Group Show, Dublin Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2010 In Between Origins, Solo show, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

AWARDS

2018 Emerging Artist in Residence, Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts

2018 Juror's Choice 2nd place, Art On Fire, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2018 Professional Development Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2017 Emerging Artist in Residence, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2015 Full Scholarship, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

2013 Summer Scholarship, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2013 Supply Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2010 Summer Scholarship, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2006 Faculty Scholarship, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH