During this workshop the students will explore narrative in glass and how they can develop their own vocabulary to embody ideas in glass and be able to build a narrative.
In her work, Silvia Levenson is not focused in the beauty of the material but in how she can convey her ideas and concepts and she will share her ideas and process with the students.
During the workshop she will teach kiln forming, mold making , lost wax process and experimental printing in glass ( low decal printing and gum bichromate process )
Silvia Levenson was born in Argentina in 1957. Lives and works in Italy since 1980
" Revealing ", making visible what is normally hidden or people can not see is an integral part of her work, and she uses glass to embody this metaphor.
Through her artwork she explores the relationships in families and in society with a critical and ironic eye . From 1994 to date she has deal with several issues such migration , tensions in daily life , violence against women and recently the crimes of the dictatorship in Argentina like in the travelling show “ Identidad Desaparecida” .
In 2004 she received the Rakow Commission Award from Corning Museum of Glass, and in 2016 ,the Prize Glass Venice from the Instituto Veneto.
Her artwork is in several public and private collections such as Fine Art Museum of Houston, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fè , Toledo Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass , David Owsley Museum of Art. Muncie. Indianapolis, Coleccion Casa de las Americas, Cuba, Musée Atelier du Verre de Sars Poteries,Castello Sforzesco,Milano, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli , Murano Glass Museum, Venice, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland (OR), Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung , Munich, and Museo de Bellas Artes, La Plata, Argentina .
She loves teaching and she was instructor in Vetroricerca, Italy, Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Studio of Glass, Pittsburg Glass Center, Bullseye Glass Co, North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland , Glass School of Berazategui, Buenos Aires and Camberra Glass Center in Australia.