Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio

The Artist

Artist Statement
In my recent artworks I have been designing and shaping large, thick glass sculptures that have evocative textures and narratives. Making this art involves elements of planfulness and chance. First, I design, layer, and shape the glass into plotted designs. Then, under the tremendous heat of the kilns, the glass becomes soft and pliable and eventually cools and hardens into textured and expressive sculptures. The kilns and gravity are my collaborators – together we make large sculptural forms that embody silent, flowing narratives.

About the Artist
Bobbi Vischi is an award winning glass artist living in Colorado. She specializes in kilnformed and flameworked glass and creates large sculptural forms as well as wall art and vessels. Bobbi received her BFA and MFA from the University of Utah, where she performed with Ballet West and taught at the University. Bobbi enjoyed a career as a professional dancer, choreographer, guest artist, and educator for over 25 years. For the past 19 years, Bobbi has been a studio glass artist and educator, specializing in kiln glass. She was a founder, artist-in-residence, and faculty member of the Art Glass Center, Glen Echo National Park, Maryland. Bobbi is currently the artist/owner of Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio in the Boulder/Denver Colorado area. The studio specializes in sculptural and architectural kiln glass and offers art glass commissions. Bobbi’s art glass has received many awards and has been featured in magazines, galleries, national exhibitions, and private collections internationally.

Awards and Recognition:
Bobbi's art is notable for its expressive content and its mastery of the kiln glass medium. It has been recognized by the following awards:

- NICHE Award Finalist in Fused Glass, 2014

- Best in Show and First Place in Kilnformed Glass, Glass Artists Fellowship Exhibit, CoArt Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2012

- NICHE Award Finalist in Kilnformed Glass, 2012

- Best in Show Award, Glass Artists Fellowship Exhibit, CoArt Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2011

- Metropolitan Stained Glass Award for Excellence, Creative Craft Council Biennial Exhibit, Rockville, Maryland, 2005

Selected Exhibits

2016
- 'Intersections' exhibit and featured artist in March at Osmosis Gallery, Niwot, Colorado
- 'Glassworks' exhibit at Arts Longmont Gallery, May 13 to June 25, Longmont, Colorado
- Featured Artist at Osmosis Gallery August 5 - 31, Niwot, Colorado
- New gallery representation with Creative Framing Art Gallery, Louisville, Colorado

2015
- New Gallery Representation: Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, Durango, Colorado; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Museum Shop, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Third Dimension Art Gallery, Kamuela, Hawaii
- Open Studios - Exhibit - September 5 - October 11, Canyon Gallery at the Boulder Public Library
- Open Studios Fall Artists Tour - October 3 & 4 and October 10 & 11 - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio, Boulder, Colorado

2014
- New Gallery Representation: The Wit Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts; Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade, Colorado; Blue River Fine Art Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado; Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Cableland Art Auction Gala - April 11 - Denver, Colorado
- Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts - Art Glass Exhibit - July 1 through August 1 - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Longmont Studio Tour - Muse Gallery Exhibit - September 5 through September 28 - Longmont, Colorado
- Longmont Studio Tour - September 27 & 28 - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio - Longmont, Colorado
- Open Studios - Exhibit - September 8 - October 11, location to be determined - Boulder, Colorado
- Open Studios - Fall Artists Tour - October 4 & 5 and October 11 & 12 - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio - Boulder, Colorado

2013
- Longmont Studio Tour - Muse Gallery Exhibit - September 6 - September 29, Longmont, Colorado
- Longmont Studio Tour - September 28 & 29 - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio, Longmont, Colorado
- Open Studios - Exhibit - September 7 - October 13 - Boulder Library Canyon Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
- Open Studios - Fall Artists Tour - October 5 & 6 and October 12 & 13 - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio - Boulder Colorado
- Cableland Art Project Auction - November 6 - Denver, Colorado
- Foothills Art Center - Holiday Art Exhibit - November 16 - December 29 - Golden, Colorado
- Represented Artist - Creations Art Gallery, Louisville, Colorado

2012
- Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market Exhibit, Nov 10 - Dec 29, Golden, Colorado
- Open Studios - Fall Artists Tour - October 6 & 7 and October 13 & 14, Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio, Boulder, Colorado
- Open Studios - Exhibit - September 8 - October 14 - Boulder Library Canyon Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
- Glassworks - recent kiln glass, Osmosis Gallery, September 2012, Niwot, Colorado
- Glass Artists Fellowship Exhibit, May 14 - 28, CoArt Gallery, Denver, Colorado
- The NICHE Show Exhibit, February 17 - 19, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- 1 x 1's - A Group Exhibit - February 3 - 26, Osmosis Gallery, Niwot, Colorado

2011
- Open Studios - Fall Artists Tour - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio, Boulder, Colorado
- Open Studios - Exhibit - Boulder Library Canyon Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
- Rising to the Surface -- Featured Artist, August 5 - Sept 26, Osmosis Gallery, Niwot, Colorado
- Glass Artists Fellwship Exhibit -- May15 - 29, CoArt Gallery, Denver, Colorado
- Bits and Pieces - Kiln Glass Collage -- Featured Artist, April 1 - 28, Shack Man Glass Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2010
- Open Studios - Fall Artists Tour - Bobbi Vischi Art Glass Studio, Boulder, Colorado
- Open Studios- Exhibit - Boulder Library Canyon Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
- Represented Artist - Shack Man Glass Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2009
- Art Glass Center at Glen Echo, Dedication of Studio Award, Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo National Park, MD
- Holiday Art Exhibit, Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo National Park, MD

2008
- Bailey Law Group Art Exhibit, Washington, DC
- Perspectives In Glass, Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo National Park, MD

2007
- Possibilities... A Kiln Glass Exhibit, Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo National Park, MD
- Artisan Members Exhibition - 2004 through 2007 - Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA
- Taking Shape: Sculpture - A Multi-Media Exhibit - Glen Echo National Park Gallery, Glen Echo, MD

2006
- The Myriad Forms of Glass, Arts Afire Glass Gallery, Alexandria, VA
- Fine Craft Exhibit, Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, VA

2005
- Creative Craft Collection, Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD
- Color Moves, Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo National Park, MD
- Art From Arlington, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
- Sacred Icons, Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

2004
- Transformed By Fire: Glass Today, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
- Represented Artist - The Artisan Center of Virginia, Wayesboro, VA 2004 to present

2003
- Creative Craft Collection, Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD
- Melting Pots: A Convergence of Glass, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville MD
- Layers: A Multimedia Exhibit, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
- A Handmade Season, Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

2002
- The Art of Glass - in conjunction with the Kane Marie Glass Collection, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
- North American Glass 2002, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT
- Sculptural Glass Invitational - Millenium Art Center, Washington, DC

2001
- New Fusion, Harford College Gallery, Harford, MD
- Creative Craft Collection, Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD
- Metropolitan Stained Glass Association Award for Excellence

2000
- Mystery and Mastery, with Kari Minnick, Meredith Signature Glass Gallery, Silver Spring, MD
- Art Glass Center Exhibits 1999-2007, Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo National Park, MD