Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky

October 21, 2018 - November 2, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Commons Gallery, Dept. of Art + Art History

This exhibition will feature the works produced on site by two artists-in-residence during fall 2018.


Born in Rhode Island, Matthew Szösz has received a BFA, a BID (Industrial Design), and an MFA (Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked professionally in art and art related fields in Rhode Island, New Mexico and California for the last twelve years. He was an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck in 2007, and a Wheaton Fellow in 2008. In 2009 he was an artist in residence at Nagoya Institute for the Arts and taught a workshop at Toyama Glass Institute. In 2010 he founded Hyperopia Projects, a curatorial organization for the promotion of experimental and cross-genre work. In 2011 he was the Executive Director of Public Glass, a San Francisco non-profit, and was a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Winner.


Born 1984 in Germany, Anna Mlasowsky received her BA in Glass from the Royal Danish Academy in 2011 and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington in 2016. She has been an artist in residence at The Creative Glass Center of America, The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan and The Corning Museum of Glass to name a few. Her work has been shown in international competitions and has been included in Museum collections such as The Corning Museum of Glass, The European Museum of Modern Glass Art and the Glasmuseum Ebeltoft. She won the UK Glass Prize in 2013, the Otto Waldrich Preis and the Emerge Silver Award in 2014.

SPECIAL EVENTS (All events are free and open to the public.)

Sunday, October 21

Combined reception for the openings for Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky at the Commons Gallery, Vie Du Pacifique II at the John Young Museum of Art, and Double Take: Films by Johan Grimonprez at The Art Gallery, UHM

1:30–1:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artist and project director Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura at the John Young Museum of Art 2:00–2:20 p.m., Gallery walk-through with curators Jaimey Hamilton-Faris and José Ferreira at The Art Gallery

2:30–2:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artists Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky at the Commons Gallery

3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception at The Art Gallery and Commons Gallery

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

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