Jen Elek is a glass artist who utilizes bold colored blown glass, fabricated steel, neon tubes and electric light elements to create works that engage the viewer with landscapes of glass and light. Jen graduated in 1994 from The New York school of Art and Design at Alfred University earning a BFA. Since moving to Seattle, WA in 1995 Jen has been employed as a glass blower and metal fabricator for many notable Northwest artists. Jen worked as a key member of Lino Tagliapietra’s glass blowing team for 15 years. Elek has been a guest lecturer/ instructor at University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, Sydney College of Art, The Jam Factory AUS, Penland school of crafts, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Hastings College. Jen shares a studio with husband Jeremy Bert in South Seattle. Elek exhibits her work internationally, she is represented by Traver gallery in Seattle WA and Schantz gallery in MA.