K. WILLIAM LEQUIER
K. William LeQuier began to experiment with glass as a readily available material in the early 90s, layering plate glass and carving pieces with a sandblaster and diamond wheel. Though labor-intensive, LeQuier found the process intriguing, providing him with many possibilities. He abandoned this method and has only recently returned to it, inspired by its self-imposed challenges. "My work," he writes, "is inspired by the drama of everyday events in the natural world where weather and time are catalysts for change."
LeQuier received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State College in 1975 and subsequently became an instructor there, later accepting a position at Penland School. His work is can be found in many collections, including that of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the American Glass Museum of Millville, New Jersey. His work has been shown across the U.S. in more than thirty exhibitions.
American Glass Museum, Millville, NJ Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, IN Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI
1989 Penland School, Penland, NC 1987 Penland School, Penland, NC
1979 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
American Craft, Feb.1983
American Craft 47, 2 "Glass of the 80' s", Robert Kehlman, Apr-May 1987, p. 33 (ill.) American Crafts, Katherine Pearson, 1983, p.181 (ill.)
American Studio Glass 1960-1990, Martha Drexler Lynn, 2004, p. 130 (ill.)
Architectural Lighting, "Silent Light for a Private Gallery" Gareth Fenley, June 1989, p. 40 (ill) Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, Davira S. Taragin, Toledo Museum of Art 1993, p. 51 (ill.)
Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection, Sarah Nichols and Davira S. Taragin, 2002, p.30 (ill.)
Contemporary Glass, A Private Collection, Benjamin Heineman, 1988, p.20 (ill.) Glass: a Contemporary Art, Dan Klein, 1989, p. 43 (ill.)
Glass: State of the Art, Ferdinand Hampson, 1984, p. 75 (ill.)
Insight: A Collectors Guide to Contemporary American Glass, Ferdinand Hampson, 1985, chapter 11 (ill.)
New Glass Review #4,6,16, Corning Museum of Glass Works in Glass, Ferdinand Hampson, 1986, cover (ill.)
25 Years: Glass as an Art Medium, Ferdinand Hampson and Thomas Boone, 1987