Biography

Marina Hanser is an international glass artist and educator based in Austria. She started working with glass in 2000, at the age of 15, when she enrolled in the Technical School for Glass in Kramsach, Austria. In 2008, she moved to Italy where she studied at the Vetroricerca Glass School in Bolzano, Italy for 2 years. In 2010 she moved to Australia to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree with Honors in the Glass Workshop, School of Art and Design at the Australian National University.

She has received a series of national and international opportunities including Residencies at Corning Museum of Glass, Bullseye Glass, Canberra Glassworks and the Australian National University, Teaching Assistant at Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass, the Pittsburgh Glass Centre, Bild-werk Frauenau and Cesty Skla as well as teaching at Berlin Glas e.V. She has received a number of awards including, the Warm Glass Prize UK, the Boronia Award in Glass and her work was published in the New Glass Review 36. Her work has been exhibited internationally and was a finalist in the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa (JP), European Glass Context (DK), National Emerging Art Glass Prize (AU), Fuse Glass Prize (AU) and Hindmarsh Prize (AU).

 

Statement

My current body of work and research explores the ideas of revealing and concealing, deconstruction and reconstruction and states of transition. Inspired by notions of loss, transformation and remembrance. I draw influence from medical imagery, scientific and emotional concepts, material investigations, as well as my own personal experience with loss. My ideas are explored through a physical as well as conceptual connection to the material and its transformative processes. I use both additive and subtractive processes in my work, a modification over a period of time, to explore destruction as well as creation simultaneously, through multiple kiln-forming and cold working processes. – Marina Hanser, 2017

Curriculum Vitae

Artist Background

Born:  Tyrol, Austria, 1986
Resides: Tyrol, Austria

Education/Training

2014 – Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Specialisation Glass, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2012 – Bachelor of Visual Arts, Specialisation Glass, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2009 –  Technical & Professional Development Diploma in Glass, Vetroricerca
Glas & Modern, Bolzano, Italy

2006 – Diploma in Arts, Crafts and Object Design, Technical College for Glass Arts, Kramsach, Austria

2004 –  Technical Diploma in Hollow Glass, Technical School for Glass Arts
Kramsach, Austria

Workshops

2017 – Graphics and Media Design Basis 1, Seminar, BFI Kufstein, Tirol, Austria

2016 –  Anna Mlasowsky & Matthew Szösz: The Hunt is Sweeter Than the Kill, Session 4, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, US

2015 –  Mapping your Practice, Workshop with Susan Cohn, Australian National University, School of Art Gold and Silversmithing Department

2007 – Art Clay Silver Class, Creative Glass, Wels, Austria

Solo Shows

2018 – Bullseye Resource Center New York Gallery, 20 June – 22 September, Mamaroneck, New York, US (forthcoming)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 – Glaskunst in Österreich, Galerie der Stadt Traun, Austria (forthcoming)

2017 – Millefiori: Pilchuck Auction, US
2017 – National Liberty Museum, Auction, US
2017 – (r)evolve, ANU School of Art and Design, ACT, Australia

2016 – Motiv, RAW Artists Showcase, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT, Australia
2016 – Featured Artist Exhibition at Canberra Glassworks, ACT, Australia
2016 – Staff Exhibition Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, US
2016 – European Glass Context, EGC2016 Open Call Exhibition, Gronbechs Gard, Denmark, Europe
2016 – The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, Notojima Glass Art Museum, Notojima-koda, Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan
2016 – The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Japan
2016 – FUSE Glass Prize, Jam Factory Adelaide and Jam Factory Seppeltsfield, South Australia
2016 – Hindmarsh Prize, The Fitters Workshop Kingston and Canberra Glassworks, ACT, Australia
2016 – National Emerging Art Glass Prize, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

2015 – MAGE Mansfield, Melbourne, Australia
2015 – Emerging Contemporaries, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, Australia
2015 – States of Illumination, The 2015 Ausglass Conference Exhibition, Worth Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2014 – Graduation Exhibition, Australian National University, School of Art
2014 – National Student Art Glass Prize Exhibition, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

2013 – Ensemble Exhibition, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

2012 – Graduation Exhibition, Australian National University, School of Art, Australia
2012 – Pop up Exhibition, Kiola, Australian National University, Australia

2006 – Student Exhibition, Technical College for Glass Arts Kramsach, Austria

Professional Experience

2018 – Independent Studio Artist, Kramsach, Tyrol, Austria(since 2017)

2017 –  3D Printing and Laserengraving Assistant to TB-Mair, Kramsach, Tyrol, Austria
2017 –  Cold Working Assistant to Heike Brachlow, Parndon Mill, Essex, UK

2016 –  Cold Shop Assistant Session 5, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, US
2016 –  Resident Artist, Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT, Australia (and 2015)
2016 –  Cold Working and Studio Assistant to Richard Whiteley, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia (2013 – 2016)
2016 –  Cold Working Assistant to Nadege Desgenetez, Australian National University, ACT, Australia (2013 – 2016)
2016 –  Cold Working Assistant to John White, Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT, Australia

2015 –  Cold Working Assistant to Mel Douglas, Australian National University, ACT, Australia (and 2014)
2015 – Gallery Assistant to Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Glass Weekend, Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ
2015 – Volunteer at GAS Conference, San Jose, CA
2015 – Cold Working Assistant to Clare Peters, Australian National University, ACT, Australia (and 2014)
2015 – Cold Working and Mould Making Assistant to Heike Brachlow, Australian National University, ACT, Australia
2015 – Cold Working Assistant to Matthew Day Perez, Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT, Australia (and 2012)

2013 – Technical Assistant to Phil Spelman in the fabrication of studio equipment, Australian National University, ACT, Australia

2012 – Internship with Kirstie Rea, Pialligo, ACT, Australia

2009 – Practical Training in Concrete Glazing (Vetroricerca), 5 weeks, Chacas, Peru, South America

2008 – Practical Training in Fusing and Sandblasting (Vetroricerca), 2 weeks, Sicily, Italy

2007 – Production Worker, Swarovski, Wattens, Austria

Teaching Experience

2018 – Instructor, Surface, Texture and Mark-Making, 17-21 September, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster Caithness, Scotland, UK (forthcoming)

2018 – Instructor, Surface, Texture and Mark-Making, Session 5, 9-14 Juli, Corning Museum of Glass, US (forthcoming)

2018 – Instructor, Hybrid Processes – Casting and Pate de Verre, 22-15 March, Creative Glass, Switzerland (forthcoming)2018 – Instructor, Hybrid Processes – Kilncasting and Pate de Verre, 12-16 March, Pittsburgh Glass Centre, Pittsburgh, US (forthcoming)

2018 – Instructor, Hybrid Processes, 6-9 March, Creative Glass, UK (forthcoming)

2017 – Teaching Assistant to Noisefold, Pilchuck Session 5, Transcoding Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, US

2017 – Teaching Assistant to Heike Brachlow, Color, Light and Form, Cesty Skla-Ways of Glass, CZ

2017 – Teaching Assistant to Colin Reid, Formgeschmolzene Glasskulptur und Natur, Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany

2017 – Teaching Assistant to Matthew Day Perez, Printing Glass: Experiments in 3D Printing and Cast Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, US

2016 – Teaching Assistant to Bryan Jablonski, Pilchuck Session 6, Scaling Up With Success, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood,US

2015 – Co-Instructor with Charles Walker, Pate-de-Verre, Casting and Surface Finishing, Berlin Glas e.V, Berlin, Germany

2015 – Teaching Assistant to Heike Brachlow, Shaping Color: From Raw Materials to Finished Sculpture, Corning Museum of Glass, US

2015 – Teaching Assistant to Matthew Day Perez, Smoke and Mirrors, Pittsburgh Glass Center, US

2014 – Teaching Assistant to Heike Brachlow and Richard Whiteley, Pilchuck Session 4, Sculpting Color & Light, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, US

2013 – Mould Making and Cold Working Instructor for VAA Class, Australian National University, ACT, Australia

2009 – Teaching Experience Children Glass Fusing and Casting Classes at Montagne di Vetro, (Vetroricerca), 2 weeks, Val Rendena, Italy (and 2008)

Residencies

2018 – TFAiR Residency, Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT, Australia (forthcoming)

2017 – Artist in Residence, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, US

2015 – Graduate in Residence (GIR), Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT, Australia

2014 – Bullseye Residency, Bullseye Glass Factory, Portland, US

2014 – Graduate in Residence, Glassworkshop, Australian National University, ACT, Australia

Presentations/Gallery Floor Talks

2017 – TA Presentation, Pilchuck Glass School, US

2017 – TA Presentation, Cesty Skla – Ways of Glass, CZ

2017 – TA Presentation, Bildwerk Frauenau

2017 – Artist Talk, Corning Museum of Glass

2016 – TA Presentation, Pilchuck Glass School

2016 – Gallery Floor Talk Hindmarsh Prize, Fitters Workshop, Kingston, ACT, Australia

2016 – Crystal Clear Artist Talk, Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT, Australia

2015 – TA Presentation, Pittsburgh Glass Centre

2015 – TA Presentation, Corning Museum of Glass

2014 – TA Presentation, Pilchuck Glass School

Awards/Scholarships

2016 – Saxe Award Nomination, Pilchuck Glass School, US

2016 – Finalist, The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan

2016 – Finalist, Hindmarsh Prize, Australia

2016 – Finalist, FUSE Glass Prize, Emerging Artist Category, Australia

2016 – Finalist, National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2016, Australia

2015 – Distinguished Talent Residency Visa, Australia

2015 – New Glass Review 36

2014 – EASS Craft ACT Exhibition Award, Australian National University

2014 – EASS KPMG Acquisition Award, Australian National University

2014 – Winner Warm Glass Prize UK, Bullseye Artist Category

2012 – Scholarship of the country memory foundation Tyrol, Austria (and 2011)

2011 – Boronia Award for Excellence in Glass

2011 – Chancellors Letter of Commendation, Australian National University

2008 – National Champion from the Glaziers, South Tyrol, Italy

Collections

KPMG Art Collection, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Ishikawa Design Collection, Japan
Corning Museum of Glass, Studio Collection, Corning, US
Private Collections

Publications

2017 – Glashaus Internationales Magazin für Studioglas, Im Interview: Marina Hanser, 2/2017, p. 10-13

2017 – Featured Artist in the Book Glass Art 112 Contemporary Artists, published by Schiffer Publishing, Barbara Purchia and Ashley Rooney, p. 96-97

2016 – EGC2016 Exhibition Catalogue, 16-17

2016 – The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Catalogue

2016 – Hindmarsh Prize, Catalogue

2016 – FUSE Glass Prize, Catalogue, p.18

2016 – National Emerging Art Glass Prize Catalogue 2016, p. 26

2015 – New Glass Review 36, p. 23

2014 – Graduation Exhibition Catalogue 2014, p. 30

2014 – National Student Art Glass Prize Catalogue 2014

2012 – Graduation Exhibition Catalogue 2012, p. 32