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Matthew Szösz

Untitled(inflatable) no. 97g , 2020

Fused and inflated glass

11.5 x 15.25 x 9 inches

Presented by Corning Museum of Glass

Matthew Szösz’s Untitled (inflatable) is an ongoing project exploring alternative form factors produced by process innovation. As the title suggests, works within the series are produced by inflating fused arrangements of flat sheet glass at high temperature. the transformation from two to three dimensions produces complex, surprising and satisfying forms, and allows exploration of the virtues of glass’ interplay with light and color.

Matthew Szösz is a practicing artist and educator known primarily for his inventive processes and innovative use of glass to explore the intersection of material, aesthetics, and the poetic.

Born in Rhode Island in 1974, Matthew is the product of the combined efforts of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Industrial Design and Glass departments. His work hovers at the intersection of Art, Design and Craft, and explores how systems of making affect our built world, and how what we make contains our ideas of self and purpose.

Matthew has won a variety of prizes, grants and residencies which has allowed him to meet and work with friends, colleagues and collaborators across four continents and dozens of institutions in the past twelve years. His work is featured in a variety of publications, public and private collections, and public spaces. He enjoys working as an educator, and has taught, lectured and given numerous workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He currently lives and works in Seattle with his wife, Anna Mlasowsky.

Photo by James Harnois Photography