DANIEL CLAYMAN

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“I am in contact with my work everyday. Most days I come to the studio as the "working artist." Other days I come as an observer, to see what the "artist" is doing. The work is a continual, always evolving exploration of simple forms.

Using a vocabulary of extremely simple forms whose scale ranges from three to nine feet; these objects describe volumes in space. Some of the pieces are easily identifiable as vessels and may allude to holding volumes of water. Others are pure abstraction holding only quantities of air and space. By taking away any real solid mass, I am left with just the skins of glass, bronze or graphite that define a measure of capacity. Other objects are identifiable as a ramp ("PLANE") that divides space with a simple line or as a wheel ("CIRCULAR OBJECT ONE") that makes the center volume of air as important as the white structure itself.”

Born 1957, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA         

Education 1986 B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Connecticut College, New London, CT

Daniel has been involved in the visual and performing arts since the mid 1970’s. His first formal training was as a theater and modern dance lighting designer. He began “sculpting with light” as a lighting design student and then as a visiting Lighting Designer for the Dance Department at Connecticut College in 1977. The year 1983 proved pivotal in his artistic career. After six years of working with numerous touring theater and dance companies, he enrolled in the Glass Program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Graduating with a BFA in Glass in June of 1986, Daniel made his home in the Providence, RI area where he has maintained a studio.

In 2018 Dan Clayman became the first endowed chair of glass at University of the Arts in the history of the Philadelphia institution that has one of the oldest glass programs in the U.S.

Awards

2017    Exhibition Grant, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ          

2016    Artist in Residence, Massachusetts College of Art and Design            Project Funding, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University, Providence

2013    Laurie Wagman Artist in Residence Research Funding, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

2001    Urban Glass Award; “Innovative Use of Glass in Sculpture”, Brooklyn, NY

1997    Artist's Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

1995    Artist’s Fellowship, New England Foundation for the Arts                 Artist’s Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

1989    Artist’s Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

1987    Artist in Residence, ARTPARK, Lewistown, NY

1985    St. Louis Cristalleries, France

 

Selected Public Collections

    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

    Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

    The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

    Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

    The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

    Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum), New York, NY

    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

    The Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

    Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

    First National Bank of Siam, Chicago, IL

    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

    The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

    Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, NJ

    Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

    The Museums of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

    The Museum of Art, Fukui, Japan

    Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

    Le Musée-Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poterie, France

    National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

    The Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

    Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

    Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

    Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,

    Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

    St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Little Compton, RI

    Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

    Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

    The Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA

 Solo Exhibitions

    2017       Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton NJ

    2017       Rainfield, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

    2008        White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

    2007        White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman, Mint Museum of Craft and Design   

    2006       Line, Form, Shadow, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA      

 Selected Group Exhibitions

    2016       Glass for the New Millenium, Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection,  Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

    2015       New Space, New Light, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY              Art Today: 2000-Present, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT               Works From the Permanent Collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA               Summer Group Exhibition, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

    2014       Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN        Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT               Dayton Celebrates Glass, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

    2013       Through the Ages: 100 Years of RAM, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL               Contemporary Glass Sculpture, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

    2012       Rodin to Now: Modern Sculpture, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA               New Art For The New Century, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI               Evolution/Revolution, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

               Spark and Flame; 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin-Madison    

    2012       New Art For The New Century, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI                    Evolution/Revolution, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL                    Spark and Flame; 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

    2010        Networks RI, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (catalogue)

    2009        Trends in Contemporary Glass, Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel                    Blown Away, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

    2004        Selections from the Esterling/Wake Collection, Marx Hausen Gallery, Concordia                                      University, Seward, NE

    2003        The Inspired Vessel, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, CA                     Material in the Service of Form, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH

    2000        Salon International de la Sculpture, Delle, France

    1999       Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection, MH de Young Memorial Museum, CA                       Holding Light: Contemporary Glass Sculpture, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX                             Glass; Daniel Clayman, Flo Perkins, Laura de Santillana, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, TN                    R.I.S.D. Works: Alumni from the Glass Department at Rhode Island School of Design, RI                    Providence Art Club, Providence, RI                   La Galerie International du Verre, Biot, France

1997       Glass Today: American Studio Glass from Cleveland Collections, Cleveland Museum of Art

    1996        Strasbourg Art Fair with La Galerie du Verrie d’Biot, Strasbourg, France;                Triptychs by Gallery Artists, La Galerie International du Verre, Biot, France1995                                 New Acquisitions, Museum of Art, RISD, Providence, RI

    1994       Contemporary Art in Rhode Island, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

    1993       Thirteen Artists, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI                   New England Glass Artists, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA                   Group Exhibit, La Galerie International du Verre, Biot, France

    1992       Glass Now ‘92, Yamaha Corporation, Japan (catalog)                   Contemporary Kilnformed Glass, Contemporary Crafts Center, Portland, OR (catalog)

    1991       Glass Now ‘91, Yamaha Corporation, Japan (catalog)                   La Galerie International du Verre, Biot, France

Selected Commissions

    2017    Rainfield, The Design and Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

    2012     KL Gates, LLP, Doha, Qatar

    2011     Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

    2010     KL Gates, LLP, Dubai, UAE

    2009     Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI     

    2004     Temple Beth El, Providence, RI

    2002     Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA

    2000     Starwood Wasserman, Providence, RI

    1999     Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

    1998     St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Little Compton, RI

    1996     McAndrews, Held and Malloy, Attorneys at Law, Chicago, IL

    1989     Laurence S. Rockefeller, New York, NY

    1988     Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

    1988     Cambridge Laboratories, Cambridge, MA