Paul Schwieder a Featured Artist at 2014 Taos Art Glass Invitational
The Taos Institute for Glass Arts in New Mexico hosts a biennial, juried, multi-venue exhibition of work by some of the best glass sculptors from around the world.
“Inspiring a standard of excellence, the Taos Art Glass Invitational sets the stage by inviting to exhibit a small group of master artists chosen through their sublime achievements in the media of glass.”
In the 2014 edition of the festival, the board selected Herb Babcock, Hiroshi Yamano, Paul Stankard, Martin Janecky, and West Branch Gallery artist Paul Schwieder.
“His hypnotic, richly colored abstract forms are simultaneously forceful and serene, situated by the artist within the feminine and nature,” remarked the organizers.
Born in 1963 in Saskatchewan, glass sculptor Paul Schwieder was trained at the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design, the Orrefors Glass School, and the University of West Bohemia. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe and is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, among others. Schwieder lives in Sweden.
Paul Schwieder’s work is currently on view at West Branch Gallery through November 30th as part of the exhibition “Stone. Glass. Wood.”