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MFA Sculpture and Dimensional Studies, emphasis glass. Alfred University, Alfred NY

BS Biochemistry with Honors. University of Wisconsin Madison

BS Molecular Biology. University of Wisconsin Madison


Instructor, Glassblowing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Instructor, Neon Light as Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Curator, Women of Madison Glass, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

Studio Assistant, glassblowing, Studio Paran, Madison, WI

Glassblowing Tutor, University of Wisconsin Madison

Visiting Artist, University of Illinois glass dept, Champaign Urbana, IL

Studio Coordinator, Flat Shop, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Demonstrator, Midwest Scientific Glassblowers meeting, Madison, WI

Assistant Instructor, Glassblowing II, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Instructor, Intro to Neon Art and Fabrication, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Teaching Assistant, Intro Glass, Advanced Glass, Drawing, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Instructor, Fun With Chemistry, Institute for Chemical Education, Madison, WI

Graphic Designer. Boxfish Productions, Madison, WI

Laboratory Technician, USDA Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI

Research Associate, University of Wisconsin Biochemistry, Sebastian Bednarek Laboratory

Laboratory Assistant, University of Wisconsin Nutritional Sciences, Charles Elson Lab

Lisa Koch

Awards and Publications

Pale Blue Dot acquired by the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass. 2019.

New Glass Review, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY. 2012.

Second Prize, Regional Juried Exhibition 9. Freeport Art Museum, Freeport IL. 2012.

First Prize, Regional Juried Exhibition 8. Freeport Art Museum, Freeport IL. 2011.

Finalist, Public Art Competition, Institute for Discovery, Madison, WI, 2010

Second Prize, North American Glass 2006, Juried by James Mongrain

Second Prize, International Juried Exhibition, One Fine Art Gallery, Chicago

Honorable Mention, Wisconsin Artists Biennial, 2003

Purchase Award, Oshkosh Art Festival, 2003

Solo Exhbitions

Molecular Reason. Janet Carson Gallery. EauClaire, WI. 2013.

Molecular Reason. MacRostie Arts Center. Grand Rapids, MN. 2013.

A Collection of Fleeting Moments. The Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend,WI. 2012.

A Cloudy Odyssey. James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts. Madison, WI. 2010.

Flux. Porter Butts Gallery, Wisconsin Union. Madison, WI. 2009-10.

Renewed Perspective - Chicago. Making Glass Gallery. Chicago IL. 2005.

Renewed Perspective. Fosdick Nelson Gallery. Alfred, NY. 2005.

Group Exhbitions

Wisconsin Ideas, Global Influences. Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass, Nenah WI. 2019-2020

Sharper Edges: Women Workign on the Edge of Glass. Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass, Nenah WI 2018

Gleam: Art in a new Light. Olbrich Botanical Gardens outdoor Exhibition, Madison WI 2016

Antifragile: Contemporary Wisconsin Glass. Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend, WI. 2013

Regional Juried Exhibition 9. Freeport Art Museum, Freeport IL. 2012.

Rockford Midwestern Biennial. Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL. 2012.

Ossuary. Organized by Laurie Beth Clark as a part of Compendium. Chazen Museum, Madison WI. 2012.

Regional Juried Exhibition 8. Freeport Art Museum, Freeport IL. 2011-12

The Frozen Moment. Art Lofts Gallery, Madison WI. 2011

Eat Dessert First. Art Lofts Gallery, Madison WI. 2011

{Superposition}, juried exhibition by Hyperopia Projects. Seattle, WA, 2011.

Light on the Prairie, Biennial Outdoor Neon and Light Exhibition, Stoughton, WI, 2011.

Adjunct: Faculty and Staff Exhibition. 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI. 2010..

Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now. Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. 2010.

Wisconsin Artists Biennial. Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI. 2009

Glass Unexpected. Space 301, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL. 2009.

A Screw Loose. S12 Galleri og Verksted, Bergen, Norway. 2009.

Women of Madison Glass. Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI. 2008.

Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Competition. Wisconsin Dells, WI, January 18-20 2008.

Contemporary Glass. link Gallery, Boulder, CO, 2008.

Glass Splash. Beaver Dam Art Alliance, Beaver Dam, WI. 2007.

Santa Fe Design Week with SiO2 Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2006.

North American Glass 2006. Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT, 2006.

International Juried Exhibition. One Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2006.

Glass Invitational. Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison WI. 2006.

Midwest Meltdown with SiO2 gallery. Traveling exhibition. 2006.

Pilchuck Glass. History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA, 2005.

Alfred on 25th. Lohin Geduld Gallery, Chelsea - New York City, NY. 2005

Outdoor Light Exhibition. Museum of Luminous Phenomenon, Alfred, NY, 2005.

Totally Tubular. group neon show with my students, Alfred NY. 2004.

Spring Thaw. Artsite, Wellsville, NY. 2004.

Outdoor Neon and Light Exhibition. Madison WI & Alfred, NY. 2004.

Grads Gone Wild. Artsite, Wellsville, NY. 2003.

Wisconsin Artists Biennial. Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, WI. 2003.

Glass and Light. Gallery Night, Milwaukee, WI. 2002.

Continuing Education

Accepted into Wisconsin Arts Board's Percent for Art Mentorship Program

Public Art 101 Webinar: Americans for the Arts' Public Art Network

Artists Working in the Public Realm 101. Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison WI

Blacksmithing course at Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

Pittsburgh Glass Center course with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Pittsburgh, PA

Small Metals course with Marcia Macdonald at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Absorbing info at Pilchuck Glass School for 6 summers while working as Studio Coordinator, Stanwood, WA

Professional Organizations

Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA

College Art Association, New York, NY

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