Thursday June 9, 2022 | by Sadia Tasnim

Karlyn Sutherland fuses glass and architectural expertise into articulated atmospheres at Heller Gallery

FILED UNDER: Exhibition

Scottish architect-artist Karlyn Sutherland’s (b. 1984) work has arrived at Heller Gallery in the heart of New York City. Using her training and expertise as an architect hand in hand with her interest in the relationship between people and places, Sutherland crafted Articulated Atmospheres. An exploration into inaccessible spatial experiences, she employs perspective drawing techniques in her glassworks to physically illustrate feelings of detachment and dissociation. Her works are as meditative as they are eye-catching in their aesthetic simplicity. In this solo exhibition, Sutherland displays her architectural philosophies alongside her artistic sensibilities. 

First coming on to the glass scene in 2009, Sutherland boasts an extensive resume of residencies and awards in the field, just recently having been awarded the 2018 Toyama Glass Residency and the 32nd Rakow Commission from the Corning Museum of Glass, where some of her works reside. After completing her PhD in architecture from the University of Edinburgh in 2014, Sutherland pursued postdoctoral research as an Endeavour Fellow at the Australian National University in 2016. She has also featured in international exhibitions, both on her own and in collaboration with other artists. 

About the artist: Karlyn Sutherland holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh (2014).  Her work has been the subject of a 2018 solo exhibition at the Toyama Museum of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan, and included in group exhibitions internationally, most notably at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and the Bornholm Art Museum, Bornholm, Denmark.   Sutherland was a 2016 Endeavour Research Fellow at Australian National University, Canberra; the recipient of the 32nd Rakow Commission from Corning Museum of Glass and the winner of the 2019 Craft Scotland Prize for Design and Craftsmanship. Her work is held in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass. 


Heller Gallery   
June 9, 2022 - July 15th, 2022    
303 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
(212) 414-4014

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