Gent, Oost Flanders, Belgium
About John Moran
Known in several different countries for his astounding artwork, biting wit and charming personality, John Moran lives in the city of Ghent, Belgium. In 2009, John was awarded a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship at Wheaton Arts. In early 2010, he was invited to IKA Mechelen, Belgium as an artist in residence and guest instructor. Upon his return to the great United States of America, he spent the next three years in Normal, IL completing his MFA. His work reflects his interests in politics, philosophy, religion and human social behavior meshed with his sense of humor and a touch of altruism. He has exhibited at SOFA Chicago, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Traver Gallery, Flame Run, and several other galleries within the continental United States. His work has also been exhibited at the Museum of Glass in Lommel, Belgium and the Royal Summer Palace at the Prague Castle, Czech Republic.
MFA: Illinois State University, Normal Illinois - Glass. Professor John Miller. BFA: Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Glass. Professor Jon Clark.
2012 - Neusole GlassWorks. Artist in Residence.
2010 - IKA Mechelen. Artist in Residence.
2009 - Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship. Artist in Residence.
2014 - “American Idols” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, Delaware
2013 - “I Came, I Saw, I Concurred” Geuzenhuis in Ghent, Belgium
2013 - “Sorry for the Convenience” cometogetherspace Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois
2013 - “Back to school” MFA Thesis Exhibition. University Galleries in Normal, Illinois
2012-2013 - “American Idols” Pittsburgh Glass Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2011 - “Displaced” Dylan Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2013 - Stanislav Libensky Award Finalists. Juried. Prazska Galerie in Prague, Czech Republic.
2012 - “ArtPrize” The B.O.B. Group Show and Prize, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2012 - “Glass at 50: A Tradition in Flux” Invitational. Curator: John Miller. University Galleries in Normal, Illinois
2011-2012 - “Glasinterland: België – Nederland” Invitational. ‘Het Glazen Huis’ in Lommel, Belgium
2011 - “Odd Couples” Invitational. Flame Run Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky.
2011 - “Glass Carnival” Invitational. Flame Run Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky.
2012-2008 - “Get It While It's Hot” Invitational. GoggleWorks in Reading, Pennsylvania.
2010 - “The Three Candidates” Invitational. Echt Gallery in Chicago. Illinois.
2010 - “Who’s Who” Juried. Essex Art Center in Essex, Massachusetts.
2009 - “Sofa Chicago” Represented by Thomas R. Riley Galleries. Chicago, Illinois.
2009 - “Lines into Shapes” Juried. Art Center of Estes Park in Estes Park, Colorado.
2009 - “Impact” Invitational. Wheaton Arts in Millville, New Jersey.
2009 - “Look Forward” Invitational. Traver Gallery Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington.
2009 - “Guilty Pleasures” Juried. Projects Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2008 & 2007 - “Fire and Ice Gala” Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
2006 - “Insert Glass Here” Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
2006 - “War !t” Juried. MBN Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2004 - “CGP Award Recipient Show” Hot Soup Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2003 - “Pilchuck Staff Show” Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.