Issue 122 | Spring


A new documentary about Ginny Ruffner's remarkable life; remembering Elio Quarisa (1936 - 2010); Pilchuck's celebrates 40 years with special summer schedule; The Toledo Museum of Art acquires new work by Fred Wilson; Newark's nonprofit GlassRoots gets a new executive director.


April Surgent at the Bellevue Arts Museum; Bellevue, Washington; Jean Wells at David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe: Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans at the Museum on Eldridge Street, New York City.

UrbanGlass News

The 2011 visiting artists announced; artist Jamie Harris joins the UrbanGlass board of directors; the work of Leo Tecosky to be featured at the UrbanGlass booth at SOFA New York.


by Grace Duggan

A new generation of artists seeks to broaden what it sees as overly narrow parameters for glass art.


Tinkerer, Designer, Researcher, Artist: Mark Peiser

by James Yood

A variety of roles coalesce in the artist's rigorous explorations and unique expressions in the material of glass.

Intuition of Beauty

by Peter Schjeldahl

Liza Lou's grueling transformation of mundane objects by adorning them with thousands upon thousands of glass beads is antic comedy, indignant satire, populist ceremony, and ulitimately the product of a highly personal vision.

Invisible, Invincible Light

by Annie Buckley

By painting on glass, or rendering the phantom shadows of light, Mary Temple fools us with poignant atmospheres that aren't real but still affect us profoundly.

Hang Time

by Andrew Page

Nikolas Weinstein Studios pushes the limits of glass engineering to create epic forms that appear weightless as they drape and torque like fabric.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.