ABOUT 

     

 

 

Hannah Alex-Glasser came to clay sculpture 28 years ago, following an international career

as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer. She is primarily self-taught in clay sculpture,

drawing on her extensive visual arts training and experience as a dance artist.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018        San Juan Islands Museum of Art, "Substrate -- underlying currents", three person show

2017        Anacortes Art Festival, Allen Family Focus Gallery, three person exhibition 

2017        Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mt. Vernon, WA, "Tears for the World", three person show

2014        Orcas Center Gallery, Orcas Island, WA, “Tears for the World”, three person exhibition

2011—      Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA,  ongoing representation

2011        Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Cumulus”, three-person exhibition

2009       Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA, two-person exhibition

2009       Orcas Center Gallery, Orcas Island, WA, group sculpture exhibition

2008       Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Strata”, solo exhibition

2008       Orcas Center Gallery, Orcas Island, WA, two-person exhibition

2006       Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA, two-person exhibition

2005       Orcas Center Gallery, Orcas Island, WA, “Earthtone”, solo exhibition

2005        Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Gallery, Berkeley, CA, solo exhibition

2005        “Ink and Clay 31”, CA State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, Western States

                          juried exhibition, juror, Henry Hopkins, Patron’s Award 

2004       “Ink and Clay 30”, Ca State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, Western States 

                           juried exhibition, juror, Hollis Goodall, Juror’s Award

2003        “Earth: Installations and Objects”, Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy

                University, Berkeley, CA, three- person exhibition, Michael Grady, curator;  catalog  

2003        “Sculpture”, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA, juried exhibition, Manuel Neri, juror

2003        Alta Bates Medical Center Gallery, Berkeley, CA, solo exhibition

2001        “Nature Spirit”, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA, group exhibition

2000        Denise Roberge Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA, group exhibition

1997         “Heart and Stone”, Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, 

                       Berkeley, CA, two-person exhibition

1995         Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA,

               two-person exhibition    

 

Awards

Patron’s Purchase Award, “Ink and Clay 31”, Western States Juried Exhibition, California State 

Polytechnic University, Pomona CA, Col. Jim Jones, patron, 2005

Juror’s Purchase Award, “Ink and Clay 30” Western States Juried Exhibition, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, Hollis Goodall, juror, 2004

 

Selected Collections

College of Environmental Design, Permanent Art Collection, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA, 2 works

Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, CA, permanent collection

Numerous private collections in the United States

 

Education

2003        John F. Kennedy University, CA, Arts and Consciousness MFA Program, “Philosophy of         

                  Art"

1990-1       Potters’ Studio, Berkeley, CA, foundation clay work;  Pueblo technique pit-firing                     w             workshop with Carol Molly Prier, Berkeley, CA               

1982-3       Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, BFA Foundation Art, 

                Avni Institute of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, painting

1975-87    Ongoing professional dance training: Israel Ballet, Bat Dor Dance Company, The Ensemble, Jerusalem, June Watanabe Dance Co

1972-5    National Academy of Arts, Champaign, IL, professional dance training, Honors graduate,   Valedictorian

 

Dance Professional:    

1983- 2010    Teaching: Ballet and Contemporary Dance teacher, Orcas Island, WA; Guest Ballet Faculty, Kibbutz Dance Co. and Studios, Israel; Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel; Orinda Community Ctr. Dance Program, CA and other Bay Area studios.

1975-1987    Dancer: Israel Ballet, Bat Dor Dance Company (soloist), The Ensemble Dance Collective, June Watanabe Dance Co., Ruth Langridge Dance Co.; independent choreographer

 

Other Visual Arts Experience

2011—        Art consultant for designers, including Paul Allen Design Group, San Diego, CA

2006-9         Board member, Orcas Open Arts; member Orcas Island Arts Consortium; Teaching Artist, Orcas Island High School, facilitator Student Art Forum, clay art and dance teacher. 

2003-4    Co-Curator Alta-Bates Summit Medical Center Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 

Personal

Hannah lives in Edmonds, WA and Orcas Island, WA with her husband Charles Glasser and is the mother of two beautiful young adults, Gemma Glasser and Julian Glasser.