Anja Isphording

  • 2000 move to Vancouver, Canada
  • 1998-2001 scholarships at Pilchuck Glass School, WA
  • 1998, 1999 instructor for glass engraving at the summer school Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany
  • 1995 scholarship at the Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton Village, NJ
  • 1993-1994 scholarship at the Academy of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, class Vladimir Kopecky
  • 1986-1988 glass design, FS Zwiesel, Germany, class Franz X. Hoeller
  • 1983-1986 apprenticeship in glass engraving, BFS Zwiesel, Germany
  • 1964 born in Hilden/Germany

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
  • Kunstpalast, Glasmuseum Hentrich, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Germany
  • Glassammlung Ernsting, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
  • Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, NJ, USA
  • Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
  • Glasmuseum Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2011 Feature Article - Neues Glas / New Glass Art Magazine, Spring Issue
  • 2009 Contemporary Kiln-Formed Glass- A World Survey, Keith Cummings, GB
  • 2006 25 Years of New Glass Review-Tina Oldknow, The Corning Museum of Glass, USA
  • 2005 500 Glass Objects- Maurine Littleton, Lark Books, USA
  • 2005 Particle Theories-Susanne K. Frantz, Museum of American Glass, USA
  • 2001 feature in “Glashaus”, Art Magazine, Germany
  • 2000 Engraved Glass, International Contemporary Artists- Tom and Marilyn Goodearl, Antique Collectors Club, GB
  • 2000 Spirited Approach, Women Glass Artists Today- Helmut Ricke
  • Corning New Glass Review (publication of the annual competition of the Corning Museum for Glass, Corning,USA)
    • 2010 issue # 31
    • 2007 issue # 28
    • 2004 issue # 25
    • 2000 issue # 21
    • 1999 issue # 20
    • 1998 issue # 19
    • 1994 issue # 15
    • 1993 issue # 14
    • 1991 issue # 12
    • 1988 issue # 9

AWARDS

  • 2011 First prize at TGK competition, Germany
  • 2004 Artist of the Month, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, USA
  • 2001 Second prize at the WG at BE Exhibition, Portland OR, USA
  • 1995 Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation prize, Germany
  • 1993 Bayrischer Staatspreis, Germany
  • 1986 First prize of the Leistungswettbewerb der Handwerksjugend, (competition of journeyman, glass engraving), Germany

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 Solo exhibition at Heller Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012 "Meister der Moderne", special exhibition at the Handwerksmesse, Munchen, Germany
  • 2011-12 Triennale des Kunsthandwerks Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2010 On The Edge- Kruisgang Roermond, Holland
  • 2009 SOFA West - with Heller Gallery, New York
  • 2008 On View- group show Heller Gallery, New York
  • 2008 Glass Quake- group show Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge,MA
  • 2008 On The Edge- Kruisgang Roermond, Holland
  • 2006 SofaChicago- with HellerGallery, New York
  • 2006 Palm Beach 3-with Heller Gallery, New York
  • 2005 Solo Exhibition-Heller Gallery, New York
  • 2005 Particle Theories- International Pate de Verre and other GlassGranulations, Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village,NJ
  • 2005 20/20 Hindsight, Twenty Artists/Twenty Years-The Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2005 SOFA Chicago- with Heller Gallery, New York
  • 2003 SOFA Chicago- with Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland OR
  • 2002 SOFA Chicago- with Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland OR
  • 2001 The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2000 Spirited Approach-Woman Glass Artists Today- Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2000 Solo Show at JCC Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • 2000 Triennale, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1999 Summer Show, Glassammlung Ernsting, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
  • 1998 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 1997 Manu Factum, 18te Landesausstellung NRW, Germany
  • 1995 Groupshow, Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1994 Synagoga, exhibition of the Atelier Vladimir Kopecky,Prague Czech Republic
  • 1992 Neuland, exhibition at the “ambiente”, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1989 Jugend Gestaltet, exhibition at the International Craft Fair, Munich, Germany