John Moran is a politically and socially engaged hot glass sculptor, mixed media artist, studio co-founder and operator at Gent Glas, and all around nice guy.
John's work is primarily composed of free-hand sculpted glass and mixed media. His work is defined as Pop-Political - works of art that fall between the realm of politics, pop culture, social awareness, and craftsmanship.
MFA: Illinois State University, Normal Illinois - Glass. Professor John Miller.
BFA: Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Glass. Professor Jon Clark.
2017 StarWorks. Artist in Residence.
2016 Dortyardt. Demonstrating Artist.
2015 Sars Poteries. Visiting Artist.
2015 S12. Artist in Residence.
2014 New Trier Glassworks. Artist in Residence.
2014 Glazenhuis, Lommel. Artist in Residence.
2014 Leerdam Nationaal Glasmuseum: de Glasblazerij. Demonstrating Artist.
2014 Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG). Grant for the American Idols Exhibition in conjunction with the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.
2012 Friends Of the Arts (FOA). Materials Grant.
2012 Neusole GlassWorks. Artist in Residence.
2011 Friends Of the Arts (FOA). Materials and Marketing Grant.
2011 Puffin Foundation. Materials Grant.
2009 Herb and Sherry Mignery Sculpture Award. Art Center of Estes Park.
2009 Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship. Artist in Residence.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 A Still Life. SIC Galleries of Contemporarty Art. Wroclaw, Poland.
2016 Paradise Lost. Augustinerkloster. Gent, Belgium.
2015 Youth_AnaSiA. S12 Gallery. Bergen, Norway.
2014 American Idols. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Wilmington, Delaware
2013 I Came, I Saw, I Concurred. Geuzenhuis. Ghent, Belgium
2013 Sorry for the Convenience. cometogetherspace Gallery. Bloomington, Illinois
2013 back to school. MFA Thesis Exhibition. University Galleries. Normal, Illinois
American Idols. Hodge Gallery. Pittsburgh Glass Center. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 45th Habatat Invitational Award Winners. Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Fort Wayne, Indiana.
2017 45th Habatat Invitational. Habatat Galleries. Royal Oak, Michigan.
2016 Europe Glass Festival - Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde. Wrocław Central Train Station. Wroclaw, Poland.
2016 Ambrosiana. Saint Nicholas Cemetary. Lochristi, Belgium.
2016 44th Habatat Invitational. Habatat Galleries. Royal Oak, Michigan.
2015 OEMTA DELL’ ARTE. Our Lady Assumption Church. Ertvelde, Belgium.
2014 Wrede/Vrede Kunst. Seven Oaks Church. Lochristi, Belgium.
2014 DIAFAAN VI. Saint Elizabeth Church. Gent, Belgium.
2013 Stanislav Libensky Award Finalists. Royal Summer Palace. Prague, Czech Republic.
2012 ArtPrize. The B.O.B. Grand Rapids, Michigan
2012 Glass at 50: A Tradition in Flux. University Galleries. Normal, Illinois. Curator: John Miller
2011 Glasinterland: België – Nederland. Het Glazen Huis Museum. Lommel, Belgium. Curator: Jeroen Maes
2011 Odd Couples. Flame Run Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky.
2011 Glass Carnival. Flame Run Gallery. Louisville, Kentucky.
2010 ISU Graduate Exhibition. Echt Gallery. Chicago. Illinois.
2010 Who’s Who in Glass? Essex Art Center. Essex, Massachusetts.
2009 Sofa Chicago. Navy Pier. Chicago, Illinois. Represented by Thomas R. Riley Galleries
2009 Lines into Shapes. Art Center of Estes Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
2009 Impact. Wheaton Arts Gallery. Millville, New Jersey.
2009 Look Forward. Traver Gallery Tacoma. Tacoma, Washington.
2009 Guilty Pleasures. Projects Gallery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.