Bandhu Dunham - "Airship" Glass Hanging Sculpture

Bandhu Dunham - "Airship" Glass Hanging Sculpture
Item# 000313

Product Description

Approximately L 8 1/8" x W 2 7/8" x H 5 1/2"

Bandhu Dunham - Toledo Museum of Art G.A.P.P. Residency Artist

Biographical Information

Bandhu Dunham is an internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the US and abroad, and his Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in his field. Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University’s glass-blower before completing his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationally. In 2010 he was Visiting Foreign Instructor at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan.

Selected Exhibitions:

2010:Playing With Fire (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Mechanics of the Imagination (Prescott College, Prescott, AZ) Momentum (Tempe Public Galleries, Tempe, AZ)

2009: International Hot Glass Invitational (Las Vegas, NV) Craftsmanship 2009 (Arizona State University, Tempe AZ) Contemporary Flamework (Wheaton Arts Gallery, Millville, NJ) 2009 Governor’s Arts Award Glass Artist Exhibit , (Mesa Art Center, Mesa AZ) 2008:Behold The Brilliance (Cattletrack Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ) Playful Mystique (Solo exhibit; Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ) Steep In Thought (Teapot exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh) 2007: Kobe Biennale: International Lampwork Competition (Invited Artist) (Kobe, Japan) Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets (Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY) 2006: Color and Movement (NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ) Passing the Torch (Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT) Glass Art Association of Canada (Red Deer, Alb., Canada) 2d Invitational Glass Exhibition (Venice Art Center, Venice FL) 2005: Glass Metal Wood (Phoenix Airport Museum) Solo Exhibition (Yuma Fine Art Museum, Yuma, AZ) 2004: Summer Instructor Show (Pittsburgh Glass Center) Solo Show (Mountain Artists Gallery, Prescott, AZ) North American Glass 2004 (Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT) International Glassymposium Lauscha (Lauscha, Germany) 2003:Glass Weekend (Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ) International Glass Collectors Exhibition (Global Art Venue, Seattle, WA) Solo Exhibition (Parada Gallery, Prescott, AZ) 2002:Magic of the Lamp (Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY) Goblet Invitational (Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX) Instructors Exhibition (Penland School Gallery, Penland, NC) 2001:Regions of the Flame II (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Passing the Torch (West End Gallery, Corning, NY) Instructors Exhibition (Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass) 2000:Niijima International Festival Exhibition (Tokyo) Recollection & Recognition (Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix) Glass Art Association of Canada (Red Deer College) When It Melts, It Pours (Shemer Art Center, Phoenix) 1999: Solo Exhibition (Scherer Gallery, Sedona, AZ) Tip of the Iceberg (Florida Craftsmen Gallery, Tampa) Sculptural Glass (Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT) Featured Artist (Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas) Flame Shapes (Solo Exhibition) (RASberry’s Art Glass, Yountville,CA) Glass Act (Prism Gallery, Detroit) 21st Century Tour of Glass (Missouri State University Museum) Glass: Light Through Skin (Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia) 1998: Aperto Vetro (Centro Studio Vetro, Venice, Italy) Objects of the Spirit (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Solo Exhibition (Glass Canvas Gallery,Tampa, FL) Solo Exhibition (Margaret Berman/Linda Davis Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ) Lampworking ‘98 (Vetro Marmo Arte Gallery, Columbus, OH) North American Glass 1998 (Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT) Objects of the Spirit (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) 1997: Glass (Scherer Gallery, Marlboro, NJ) Regions of the Flame (Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ) Glass Act (Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ) Glass and Gas (Crafts Alliance, St. Louis, MO) From the Flame (Portia Gallery, Chicago, IL) Arizona’s Touch of Glass (Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ) 1996: A Year At Penland (Vitrum Gallerie, Asheville, NC) A Gathering of Glass (Sable V Gallery, Wimberly, TX) Goblet Invitational (Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX) Desert Heat (Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ) New Mexico Invitational Glass Art Show (Albuquerque, NM) Olympic Goblet Invitational (Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA) 1995: Bare Essentials (Signature Gallery, Boston) Arizona Glass Invitational (Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ) Architectonics (Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ) Solo Exhibition (Vetro Marmo Arte Gallery, Columbus, OH) 1994:International Sculptural Glass Goblets (Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia) Salute to the Heart (Bead Museum, Prescott, AZ) Goblet Invitational (Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX) Scents & nonScents '94 (Signature Fine Art, Boston, MA) 1993: Neon: Art of Glass and Light (Galerie Monica Borgward, Bremen, Germany) 1992:Everything But the Kitchen Sink (Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN) Sea Fare (Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA) Progressive Art Forms of the 90's (Garland Gallery, Santa Fe, NM) Table Trappings (Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ) Contemporary Art GlassExhibition (Prescott Fine Arts Ass'n., Prescott, AZ) 1991:Culinary Arts (Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA) No Coyotes Here (Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, AZ) Annual Guild Show (Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ) It's Elemental, (Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ) 1990: Liquid Sand: Exquisite Glass Goblets. (Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ ). 1989: Arizona Glass Art Competition. (Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ). 1988: Fantasy Construct. (Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ). 1987: Neon: It's a Gas. (Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ). Wyoming Glass Show. (Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY). Contemporary Southwestern Glass Artists. (Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ and Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ). 1986: Pilchuck Faculty Show. (Traver/Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA and The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO). 1985: Seventh Annual Pilchuck Auction. (Seattle, WA). 1984: Culinary Arts. (del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA). Flameworks '84. (Eileen Kremen Gallery, Fullerton, CA). 1983: Fifth Annual Pilchuck Auction. (Seattle, WA). 1982: Dollhouse Invitational Retrospective. (Travelling satirical art exhibition). Pilchuck Student Goblet Show. (The Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA). 1979: Princeton University Student Show. (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ).


2009: Juror’s Award, Craftsmanship Exhibition, Arizona Designer Craftsmen Work Selected for Governor’s Art Awards, Arizona 2004: First Place, Flame-Off, Sonoran Glass Art Academy, Tucson AZ Niche Award Finalist, Goblet and Lampworked Glass Categories Invited Artist, International Glass Symposium, Lauscha, Germany 2003: Creativity Award, Flame-Off, Sonoran Glass Art Academy, Tucson AZ 2001: Best of Show, Arizona Designer Craftsmen 1999:Residency, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass 1997:Niche Award Finalist, Goblet and Glass Sculpture categories 1996: First Place, Scottsdale Arts Festival 1991: First Place, Sedona Arts Center First Place, Festival In the Pines, Flagstaff, AZ Best of Category, Coconino Center for the Arts 1989: Best of Show, Arizona Glass Competition. 1987: First Place, Sedona Arts Center Annual Guild Show 1986: Scholarship to attend the Pilchuck School. 1985: Teaching Assistantship, the Pilchuck School (Assistant to Ginny Ruffner). 1982: Nomination for Corning Purchase Prize to Pilchuck Students. 1981: United States Patent for satirical "Test Tube Baby." 1979: Work Selected to decorate New Jersey State Christmas Tree.

Professional Experience

Grants Committee, Arizona Glass Alliance President, Northern Chapter, Arizona Designer Craftsmen President and CEO, Salusa Glassworks, Inc. Editor and Publisher, Attitude Problem Magazine

Teaching and Demonstration Engagements

2010 Foreign Guest Professor, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan Workshops and Conferences: Niijima Glass Art Center (Japan); Glass Art Accociation of Canada; Society of Glass Beadmakers, The Studio of Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, Glass Art Society, Antonius Glass Studio, Oak Creek Ranch School, Coconino Center for the Arts, Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Sable V Gallery, Horizons/New England Crafts Program, Shemer Art Center, Portia Gallery, Aichi Educational University (Japan), Glass Axis, Timberwolf Studio, Inspiration Farm/Gossamer Glass Studio; International Glass Symposium (Lauscha, Germany) Japan Lampwork Society; Pilchuck Glass School; Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle), Tama Art University; Glass Mouse; Ropex International.

Glass Related Studies

2000:Advanced Lampworking. The Studio of Corning Museum of Glass (Under Césare Toffolo). 1987: Neon Fabrication. The Pilchuck School (under Fred Tschida). 1986: Neon Fabrication. The Pilchuck School (under Fred Tschida). 1984: Lampworking. The Pilchuck School (under Ginny Ruffner). 1983: Lampworking. The Pilchuck School (under Pavel Molnar). Offhand Glassblowing. Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ). 1982: Offhand Glassblowing. The Pilchuck School (under Dan Dailey). Offhand Glassblowing. Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ). 1981: Offhand Glassblowing. The Pilchuck School (under Dan Dailey). 1980: Offhand Glassblowing. The New York Experimental Glass Workshop. 1977-1979: Lampworking. Princeton University (under Chemistry Department Glassblower). 1975: Began Self-instruction in Lampwork.


The Corning Museum of Glass; Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Kobe, Japan; Enigma Restaurant; Athanor, Inc.; Niijima Glass Art Center, Niijima, Japan; Sphere Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Museum für Glaskunst, Lauscha, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design (Formerly American Craft Museum); Osaka University of Arts Museum;

Selected Private Collections: Robin Anderson; Curtis Brock; Dale Chihuly; Shane Fero; Suellen Fowler; Brian Kerkvliet; Pavel Molnar; Marilyn & Steven Neulander; Jonathan Richman; Ginny Ruffner; Lewis C. Wilson.

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