Tom Kreager

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EDUCATION

 

M.F.A.

University of Illinois, Champagne, Illinois

Instructors: William Carlson and Frank Gallo

 

B.F.A.

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Instructors: Richard Harned (1982-1985)

 

Diploma

Sylvania High School, Sylvania Ohio

 

 

ADDITIONAL NON-DEGREE STUDIES:

Bullseye Glass, Portland OR

Instructor: Nathan Sandberg

Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Kawasaki, Japan

Instructor: Masato Kigasawa

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Instructor: Richard Harned 1997

Bilk-Werk Glass School: Fraunau, Germany

Instructors:  Dick Weis, Bob Carlson: 1996

Pilchuck Glass School: Stanwood, Washington

Instructors; Fritz Dreisbach, Jan Fredric: 1995

Instructors  Loradono Rosin, Billy Morris: 1989

Instructors:  Fritz Dreisbach, Marvin Lipofsky: 1988

Instructor: Richard Royal: 1988

Instructors:  Andrew Magdanz, Suzy Shapiro: 1987

Instructors:  Richard Marquis and Therman Statom: 1984

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2013

“Black Light Show”, Hastings College, Hastings Ne

Tulsa Glass School, Tulsa Ok

2012

Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition, Hastings College Gallery

Faculty Exhibition, Hasting College Gallery

Visiting Artist exhibition, West Texas A&M University

Museum of Nebraska Art, Invitational, Kearney, Ne

2011

Lux Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2010

Faculty exhibition, Hasting College, Hastings, NE

Lux Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2008

Museum of Nebraska Art, Nebraska Glass Artists. Invitational exhibition, Kearney, NE

Juror, Nebraska glass artists, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

Graham Gallery, solo exhibition.

Invitational Exhibition, Artist Co-op, Omaha, NE

“Spirit” Exhibition and fund raiser for the Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

Juror, Wings Over the Platte, exhibition at the Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, NE

2007

“Different Directions” An exhibition with Nate Steinbrink, Courtney Boyd and Tom Kreager. Western Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff NE.

Curator for glass exhibition at the Lux Center for the Arts. Lincoln, NE

2006

“Botanicals” Eisentrager-Howard gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

“A Gathering” A survey of contemporary glass. Penland Gallery, Penland NC

Faculty Exhibition, Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, NE

Instructor exhibition, Penland gallery, Penland, NC

2005

Invitational, Asheville Arts Council, Asheville, NC

“5 to 14” Solo Exhibition: Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE.

Gallery Artists Exhibition, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

2004

One Person Exhibition, Minden Opera House Gallery, Minden, NE

Group Exhibition. Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

Kreager/Duff, “Color Zone” Two-person exhibition, Prairie Winds Gallery, Grand Island, NE

Lovekin/Kreager. Two-person exhibition, University Place gallery. Lincoln, NE

2003

Two Person Exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Kansas City, MO

One Person Exhibition, Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE

2002

Hastings College Faculty Exhibition, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Walker Gallery, Kearney, NE

Two Person Exhibition, Penland Hayden Gallery, Lincoln, NE

University of Illinois, Alumni Exhibition, Rock Island, IL.

Penland Instructor Exhibition, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

Group Exhibition, Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE

Tokyo Glass Art Institute Students and Teachers, Artisan Gallery, Omaha, NE

The Fine Art of Craft, Group Exhibition, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2001

One Person Exhibition, Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, IA

Sabbatical Exhibition, Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, NE

One Person Exhibition, Artisan Access Gallery, Omaha, NE

Hastings College Faculty Exhibition, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE

One Person Exhibition, Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, VA

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Metropolitan State College. Denver, CO

2000

“Glass Sonnets 3” Invitational. Shibuya, Japan

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Arts and Science Center for SE Arkansas,

Pine Bluff, AR

1999

Glass Education Network, Invitational. Tokyo, Japan

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries, College Station, TX

1998

Three Person Show, Artisan Access Gallery, Omaha, NE.

Two Person Exhibition, Hayden Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

“North American Glass ‘98”, juried exhibition, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guildford, CT.

Two Person Exhibition, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

One Person Exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE.

Copeland Hall, commission, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE.

1997

Invitational Glass Show, Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE.

Invitational Glass Show, Owensburg Museum, Owensburg, KY.

Small Works, Hayden Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

The Traveling Show, performance piece, Hastings College, Hastings, NE.

Two Person Show, Gallery W.D.O., Charlotte, NC.

Three Person Show, Images Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY.

Fred Wells Show, Nebraska Wesleyan Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

Faculty Show, Hastings College, Hastings, NE.

1996

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Lincoln, NE.

New Artist Show, Hayden Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

Biannual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Lincoln, NE.

Gallery Artists Exhibition, Hayden Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

Glass “State of the Art”, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

Group Exhibition, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA.

“National Glass Invitational”, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

1995

Solo Exhibition, White Crane Gallery, Omaha, NE.

Pilchuck Faculty Show, Stanwood, WA.

Solo Exhibition, Gallery 306, Sioux Falls, SD.

1994

“Kreager and Sweet” Two person show, University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

Two person show, White Crane Gallery, Omaha, NE.

“Prairie Lights Showcase”, Juried exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE.

“Glass Invitational” Fort Hayes Art Coalition, Fort Hayes, KA.

“Invitational”, Frogman Press and Gallery, SD.

“Artists Choice Show” Invitational show, Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE.

1993

"Nebraska Exchange", Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE.

"Sitting on Art", University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

1992

 Hastings College Faculty, Concordia College, Seward, NE.

"Invitational", University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

"Nebraska Art Educators", Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE

"Prairie Lights Showcase", Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE.

Faculty Show, Hastings College, Hastings, NE.

1991

Nebraska Art Educators", Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE.

Group Show, Anderson O'Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE.

"Invitational", University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

1990

"Nebraska Art Educators", Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln,  NE.

"Art Center Presents", University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

"Peek at Christmas", University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

Group Show, Anderson O'Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE.

 Neon Sculpture, Winterfair, Ohio Designer Craftsman, Columbus, OH.

"Best of 1990", the Ohio Designer Craftsman Gallery, Columbus, OH,

 Juried by Toni Sikes.

Dominic Labino Award for Excellence.

"Studio Art Glass Work by Glass Axis", Ohio Designer, Craftsman Gallery, Columbus, OH.

1989

"Absence of Conscience", Acme Art Company, Columbus, OH.

"Glass Axis", Bountiful Art Center, Bountiful, CO.

"Dairy Barn", Glass Invitational, Athens, OH.

"Angels and Devils", Columbus Art League, Columbus, OH.

"Winterfair", Ohio Designer Craftsman, Columbus, OH.

"The Neon Project", Lima Art Association, Lima, OH.

"Capital Glass Award Exhibition", The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD.

"New Visions", Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

"Pilchuck Staff", Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"Ohio Artists in Japan", Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH.

1988

“1988 Capital Glass Invitational", the Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD.

Jurors Award.

"Glass R Us Exhibition", Doo Wac Gallery, Columbus, OH.

"Tenth Annual Pilchuck Auction", Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA.

"The Columbus Art League Fall Exhibition", Upper Arlington Municipal

 Building, Upper Arlington, OH, R.G. Berry Award.

"Question of Conscience”, Champaign, IL.

"Plaza Installation", Student Center, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

"Glass Art Society Student Exhibition", Student Center, Kent State

University, Kent, OH, Jurors Award.

"Wink-O-Rama", Heritage Village, Columbus, OH.

"Columbus Art League Spring Exhibition", the Columbus Museum of Art,

 Columbus, OH.

"Thesis Exhibition", Krannert Museum, Urbana, IL.

"Pilchuck Artist Exhibition", Travor Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"Wink-0-Matic Deluxe", Sculpture on the Green, Worthington, OH; in

Collaboration with Richard Harned (also exhibited as an element in "Quantum Ladder" by Richard Harned, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York).

"The New Bedford Glass Museum Invitational", The New Bedford Glass

Museum, New Bedford, MA.

"Ninth Annual Glass Auction", Pilchuck Glass School, Sheraton Hotel,

Seattle, WA.

1987

“Capital Glass Invitational", Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MA, Emerging Artist Award.

“Neon Walk”, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

“Soundshape – Combined Media in Compositions, Krannert Center for

 The Performing Arts”, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

 “Wyoming Glass Invitational”, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY.

“The Junior League Art Exhibition”, the Huntington Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

1986

"Works in Glass”, Two Person Exhibition, Spangler Cummings

Gallery, Columbus, OH.

"Pilchuck Artist Show", Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"New Bedford Glass Museum Invitational", The New Bedford Glass

 Museum, New Bedford, MA.

"Eighth Annual Pilchuck Auction", Seattle, WA.

"Glass and Gloss", Spangler Cummings Gallery, Columbus, OH.

"Glass Invitational 1986", Robert L. Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

"Placement, A Sculpture Symposium:” New Mexico State University

Las Cruses, NM.

"Contemporary Glass Invitational", Indiana University Southeast,

 New Albany, IN.

"Thomas Kreager/Glass", P.M. Gallery, Columbus, OH.

1985

"Pratt Glass", Richard Green Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"Seventh Annual Pilchuck Auction", Madison Hotel, Seattle, WA.

"Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition", Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

"Installation", Ohio State University, West Campus, Columbus, OH.

1984

"Fall Show", Columbus, Art League, Columbus, OH

"OSU Glass", Ohio Union; Drake Union, Ohio State University,

Columbus, OH.

 

"Spring Juried Undergraduate Show", Hopkins Gallery, Ohio State

University, Columbus, OH.

"Fantasy Glass”, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1990 -present

Professor: Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska.  Teaching all levels of glass art, including casting and blowing.  Teaching all levels of sculpture, including figure modeling, steel working and various non-traditional sculpture processes.  I also run, build and maintain all the above areas.  Designing the curriculum and teaching the senior thesis program.

2012

 West Texas A&M University. Visiting artist

2008

Work shop for Northern College students, South Dakota, at the Hasting College Glass studio.

2007

Work shop for Northern College students, South Dakota, at the Hasting College Glass studio.

2006

Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC, beginning glass class.

2002

Penland School of Crafts, Ashville North Carolina..

Teaching an overview glass class with Simone Travisano.

2001

Central College, Pella Iowa.

Gave a two day workshop with lecture

1999-2000

Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Kawasaki, Japan. Teaching all aspects of glass art for the postgraduate class. Including blowing techniques and all critiques and discussion on content of graduation projects. Also assisted in the setting up and design of a neon facility, Design of the neon curriculum and taught the first neon classes. This took place during my sabbatical from Hastings College.

1999

University of Nebraska, Kearney Nebraska. Visiting professor

Taught all levels of glass blowing during the spring semester.

1998

Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Tokyo, Japan , Visiting  Artist,

Gave a lecture and demonstrations.

1997

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Island, Maine

Assisted Richard Harned with the teaching of a glass blowing class.

1996

Bilk-Werk Glass School, Fraunau, Germany

Assisted Dick Weis and Bob Carlson with all aspects of a glass art class.

1995

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

Assisted Fritz Dreisbach and Jan Fredric with a hot and cold glass blowing class.

1994

University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska

Lecture and demonstrations.

1991

Chaperon State College, Chaperon, Nebraska. Visiting Artist:  Demonstrated various glass techniques for all levels of glass students and instructor.  Gave slide lecture for students and public.  Worked one on one with the advanced students who needed my help.

1990

Artist in Residence: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Teaching advanced glass art.  Helping Faculty and Visiting Artists produce their work.  Maintaining the glass facility and producing my own work.

Visiting Artist: Goodman Glass Studio, Ketchup, Idaho.  Designing new product line and teaching the employees how to execute the new line.  Designed and made new equipment for studio.

1989

Instructor/Technical advisor: The Golden Glass Studio and School, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Designing and building the glass facility and instruction of the use of the facility.  Taught an intermediate glass blowing and a slumping and fusing course.

Visiting Artist: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Teaching beginning and advanced glass art.  Redesigned and manufacture new equipment for glass blowing studio.

Teaching Assistant: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.  Assisted Loradono Rosin and William Morris with the teaching of the first solid glass sculpting class ever taught at Pilchuck Glass School.

1988

Teaching Assistant: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.  Assisted Richard Royal with the teaching of a beginning hot glass class

Teaching Assistant: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.  Assisted Marvin Lipofsky and Fritz Dreisbach with the teaching of an advanced hot glass class.

1987

Teaching Assistant: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.  Assisted Andrew Magdanz and Suzi Shapiro with the teaching of an intermediate hot glass class.

 

HONORS AND RECOGNITION:

Outstanding Faculty achievement Award 2011

Invited Faculty lecture 2010

Morton and Ella Steinhart Endowed Chair in Art. 2001-2003, 2006-2009

Board of Directors for the Glass Art Society, 1997-2003

Nebraska Arts Council, Fellowship. 1994

Artist Lecture Series Grant, for visiting artists. 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000

Best of Show, Cottonwood Prairie Festival, 1995, 1996

The Dominic Labino Award for excellence, 1990

Nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, 1989

R.J. Berry Award, 1988

"The 1989 Capital Glass Invitational" Jurors Award, 1988

Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School 1988, 1987, 1986

Hallwalls Project Grant, 1988

Materials Grant, University of Illinois, 1987

Fellowship in Art and Design, (hot glass and neon) University of Illinois, August 1987 -May 1988

Teaching Assistant in Art and Design, University of Illinois, August 1986-May 1988

Treasurer Craft Guild, University of Illinois, August 1987-May 1988

Ohio arts Council, Artist grant

Capital glass, emerging artist award, 1987

President of Undergraduate Fine Arts Council, Ohio State University, 1984

Scholarship Student, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington 1984

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1989

Artist and Residence Liaison: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.  Worked directly with visiting artists Judy Pfaff, Dennis Oppenheim, Italo Scanga, Bill Woodward and John Torreano.  Responsible for all aspects of enabling each artist to complete their projects.  Worked as liaison between gaffer, studio coordinators and faculty.

1988

Assistant to artists Norman Courtney, Ken Clark and Lutz Hofshield in the production of cast glass panels to be installed in the "Toronto Blue Jay Dome Stadium" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Assisted in all aspects of production, including managing staff, meeting time requirements, pressing plaster molds, pouring molten glass, and assembling finished pieces into panels for installation.

Gaffer's Assistant: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.  Liaison between Faculty and Artist in Residence and the Gaffer in development of work schedule and execution of blown and cast work.  Assisted gaffer William Morris and Richard Royal.  August.

1987

Assistant to artist Richard Marquis in the fabrication of a large sheet glass, blown and found objects and paint installation.  "Therman is Fine and in Amsterdam".  New Forms Exposition, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

Staff Assistant to artist Dale Chihuly, Seattle, Washington, in the production of experimental large blown glass vessels.

Gaffer Assistant:  Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.  Liaison between Faculty and Artists in Residence and the gaffer in development of work schedule and execution of blown work.  Assisted gaffer William Morris, Louis Stefano and Michael Jarousse in production of blown objects.  Worked as gaffer when needed.

Staff Assistant to artist Richard Harned, Columbus, Ohio in the fabrication of a large steel and neon "gyroscope" sculpture.

1986

Staff: Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.  Responsible for general care, routine maintenance, of all buildings and forty acres of grounds including a pond, assisted in repair and installation of glass furnaces.

Gaffer Assistant:  Assisted artist Dale Chihuly, Seattle, Washington, in the production of large blown glass pieces.

Staff Assistant to artist Richard Harned, Columbus, Ohio in the fabrication and installation of large steel, glass and neon, sculpture and environmental works for exhibition "metaphysical interactions" at the Watertower Art Center, Louisville, Kentucky.

1985

Assistant to artist Richard Marquis, Therman Statom, and Richard Harned in the construction and installation of sculptures for "Transparent Motives: Glass on a Large Scale" exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Marquis/Statom painted plate glass assemblage weighed 4 tons and occupied 7776 cu. ft. - Harned installation involved four glass high-relief sculptures, each about 9 ft. high, and a glass and neon structure 9 ft. in diameter).

Art Preparator for installation of The Glass Art Auction for the Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.  Worked on all aspects including display, lighting, photo documentation, transportation of artwork and equipment.

Staff Assistant to artist Dale Chihuly, Seattle, Washington, in all aspects of an experimental glass blow working with color and form.

Staff Assistant to artist William Morris, Stanwood, Washington in the production of large blown glass vessels and sculptures.

Staff, Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.  Responsible for general care, routine maintenance, of all buildings and forty acres of grounds, assisted in repair and installation of glass furnaces.

1985

Glassblowing Tutor to undergraduate glass students.  Beginning and intermediate classes, exhibition glassblowing demonstration: Glass Program, Ohio State University. 1983-1985.

Glassblower for artist Richard Harned.  "National Crafts Invitational" Workshop at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.  Assisted in the construction of blown glass and neon sculptures (14 ft. high).

1984

Staff, Work-Study student.  Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.

Staff Assistant to artist David Black, Columbus, Ohio.  Assisted in all phases of fabrication of monumental

Outdoor aluminum sculpture commission.

1983

Assisted artist Robert Shay and glassblower Michael Sheiner with production of double-walled blown glass vessels.

Warehouse Supervisor, Franklin County Home Weatherization Services, Columbus, Ohio.  Supervision of warehouse personnel and all aspects of material control.  Coordinate work schedules, order and inventory supplies.

1982

Glassblower for Robert Eickholt Glass Company, Columbus, Ohio.  Designed, built and maintained equipment for a four bench glassblowing studio.  Designed and produced glass sculptures and paperweights

 

 

 

 

 

 

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