Bio & Artist Statement, Awards & Exhibitions, In the Media, Teaching Schedule

Glass has been a medium of expression for me for more than 30 years. I began as a stained glass enthusiast, but glass art gradually took over, evolving from a hobby to a full-time obsession.

 

My experience has included glass blowing with several Hudson Valley studios in New York and workshops in blown and fused glass at Penland School in North Carolina, Urbanglass in New York, and the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

Over the years my work has included Japanese-style art glass lamps, elegant jewelry boxes and decorative hanging panels. More recently I have concentrated on creating fused glass vessels of stunning form, color, and texture. My newest work involves sculptures of various sizes inspired by sources such as Japanese architecture, sculptor Richard Serra, and glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra. I am influenced primarily by texture and pattern from many sources including Native American fabrics, Italian masonry, classic American quilts, and wood marquetry.

Fusing, or kilnforming, is an ancient technique that is undergoing a revival. In fusing, the piece is set up cold, using a variety of techniques in common with traditional stained glass and mosaics. Firing in an electric kiln follows at temperatures up to 1800 F. As many as four firings may be required to achieve the desired appearance and form. Grinding, sandblasting, and polishing complete the piece.

 

 

Awards

NICHE Award 2003 - Fused Glass
First Prize 2002  -  American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD
NICHE Award 2002 - Fused Glass


Honors

On permanent display at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
[ Rainbow Bowl ]


Exhibitions


Two Life Views 2016
Space, Structure, and Light 2015
Death In The Aviary 2014
The Secret Life of Glass 2014
All Fired Up 2014
Craft Forms 2014
Tutti Vetro 2013
Sculpture: On & Off The Wall 2012
Caithness Lines 2011
FRESH PICS: Contemporary Art In Connecticut 2010
Reflections In Glass 2009
Elliptical Work 2008
Glass: Evolving 2008
Focus 2008
Architecture & Landscape in the Abstract 2008
Contemporary Connections 2007
INFUSION 2007
Artist Series 2007
Artistic Fragments 2005
Magnificent Extravagance 2005
Color in Glass 2005
Innovative American Glass 2004
International Craft Bienalle Invitational 2003
New Talent in Craft II 2002
Stained and Fused Glass Invitational 2002
North American Glass Invitational 2002
ZigZag Invitational 2002
WG@BE - Kiln-formed Glass Competition 2001
Contemporary Glassworks Invitational 2000
The ABC of American Glass 2000




Maine Jewish Museum
Silvermine Arts Center, New Cannan, CT
Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
Gallery 66NY, Cold Spring, NY
Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA 
Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY
Silvermine Arts Center, New Cannan, CT
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA 
Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland, ME
VisArts, Rockville, MD
The Bender Gallery, Ashville, NC
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts, NJ
Toad Hall Gallery, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Kittrell-Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine WI
Alianza Gallery, Boston, MA
Ironwood Gallery, Ridgefield CT
Cheongju, Korea
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
Wheaton Village, NJ
Guilford Handcrafts Center, Guilford, CT
Pikes Peak Community College, CO
The Bullseye Connection, OR
The Gallery on the Hudson, NY
Mostly Glass, NJ

I get my inspiration from many sources. Fabric patterns, quilts, ethnic patterns, just the complexity of warp and weft is enough to get me going. Klaus Moje and Lino Tagliapietra are inspiration enough for anyone. Also, 20th century Italian and Swedish blown glass, and traditional Japanese design.



In the Media


My art has been featured in:

"Art Glass Today", by Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing, 2010
"A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-formed Glass", by Brenda Griffith, Lark Books
, 2007
"Interview with Marty Kremer", Glass Talk Radio, a Glass Art Internet Talk Show, 2005 (Podcast & MP3)
"International Glass Art", by Richard Yelle, Schiffer Publishing, 2003
"Marty Kremer", by Judith Conway, February-March 2003, Glass Craftsman Magazine
"Artist Profile - Marty Kremer", by Jody Wright, Winter 2003, NICHE Magazine
"Contemporary Warm Glass: A Guide to Fusing, Slumping & Kiln-Forming Techniques", by Brad Walker
Four Corners International, 2000 - www.warmglass.com
"Lighting 2000: A Guide to the Best in Contemporary Lighting Design", by Tina Skinner, Schiffer Publishing, 2000


Teaching

2011
Technique & Vision in Kilnformed Glass: A Mixed Marriage - Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

2010
Within the Walls - Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Windows Into the Vessel: Disruptions, Inclusions, Surface Manipulations - Worcester Arts Center, Worcester, MA
Centre de Verre, Bow NH
Windows on the Vessel - Warm Glass Gallery & Studio, Clemmons, NC

 

 

I am greatly indebted to Helena Van Nuys, my assistant, for her collaboration and dedication. She has been working with me since 1996.

 

Thank you Barbara, for making this possible, for your love and support



Martin Kremer and Kremer Glass Studio