Susan Gott Glass Artist


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2012   Global + Local, Studio & Contemporary Glass, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete Florida Focus, Invitational Exhibition curated by Ken Rollins, Gallery 620, St. Pete, FL

2010   Cast Glass of Susan Gott, Adamm’s Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2009   Wild Woman On Fire, Animazing Gallery, New York, N.Y.             

2008   Habatat Galleries International Invitational, Royal Oak, MI

                  W.O.W. 2 Sculpture Invitational, Ft. Pierce Fl

2006    South Eastern Glass Invitational,Kennesaw State University Museum, Kennesaw, GA

            Sarasotans Collect: The Art of Glass, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fl

2003    Major Glass, Gott, McClellan, Larned, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Bellair, FL

2002    Florida Visual Art Fellowship Exhibition, Florida Arts Council, Div. Of Cultural Affairs

2001    Glass Goddesses, Stein Gallery, Portland, Maine

2001    The Green Man Returns, HCC Ybor City School of Visual & Performing Arts, Tampa, FL

2000     Messengers, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

1998     Mythos, Recent Cast Glass Sculpture, West End Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, FL

1997     Anthropos, Alexander Brest Museum, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

             Recent Works in Cast Glass, TECO Plaza Public Art Gallery, Tampa, FL

1996     To Muse, To Dance, Phoenix Studio, Tampa, hot glass performance, sponsored by a New Forms Florida Grant

1993     Cast Glass Sculpture, The Lee Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

                   Sentinels-Ritual Dance, Still and Moving Gallery, Tampa, FL

1992     Transformations, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Kent Student Center Gallery, Kent, OH                    

  SELECT INVITATIONAL / JURIED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS2010      Crosby Festival of Arts, Toledo, Ohio BEST OF SHOW 2010   FIRST PLACE 2006

                    Virgina Beach Boardwalk, Va. Beach Va. First Place in Glass

2009      A Region Collects & Art of Glass 2, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia 2008      American Craft Council, Sarasota, Award of Excellence 2007-04 Beaux Arts, FIRST PALCE, Glass, University of Miami, Florida      

2006-02 Disney Festival of the Masters, FIRST PLACE, Glass, Orlando, Florida

2006       Figuratively Speaking, BEST OF SHOW, The Arts Center, St. Pete, FL, curator Michael Milcovich

2001       Body & Soul, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2000       GLASS 2000, Handsel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                Southeastern Glass Invitational, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC

1999       A Tour of 20th Century Glass, Lima, Ohio                        

               Florida & the Southeast: The Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Fl

               Art Glass of this Century, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL

               Engulfed In Glass, The Arts Center, St. Pete, FL

               Under Current/ Overview, Recent Work by Tampa Bay Artists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

               Diversity In Florida Glass, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL

               Three Divas, L. Donefer, S. Gott, S. Rogers, TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa, FL

1998       SOFA, Sculptural Objects Functional Art, at the Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

                Chism, Gott, Sterling, Three Woman Show, Gallerie Dorita, Atlanta, GA

               A Gathering of Glass, Sable V Gallery, Wimberly, TX

                North American Glass 1998, The Fifth Guilford Biennial, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT

                45th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood & Deland Museum of Art, FL

1997        Under Current/ Overview, Recent Work by Tampa Bay Artists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

                Glass Act, Galleria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

                 Cast Glass, Bel Vetro Gallery, Lincoln Rd. Miami, FL

                 Disparities, Multiple Approaches in Glass, Philabaum Contemporary, Tucson, AZ

1996         Building Materials, Contemporary Art Museum, Palm Beach, FL

                 Southwest Invitational IX, Homeo Vitreous, Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                  Glassworks: More than meets the eye; Visual Arts Center of NW. FL; Panama City, FL

                  Sandscript, The Language of Glass-Interpretation; Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

1995          SE Glass: A Regional Survey from Maryland to Louisiana, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC



2010          Three Nautical Sculptures for Waiting Rooms, All Children’s’ Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2009          The Family Grouping, The Ovation, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2001           Pegasus, University of Central Florida, Orlando

2000           Artifacts, HARTline, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, University Area Transit Center

1999           Port Tampa Benches, Public Art Commission for Hillsborough County Port Tampa Library

1998           Moon Sentinel, City of St. Petersburg City Hall

1995-96      Earth Sign, Four Square Diamond, Municipal Services Center, City of St. Pete, Public Art Commission

                   Great Hall Chandeliers, Municipal Services Center, Commission by City of St. Pete and Irwin Contracting


1992           Master of Fine Arts, in Glass, Kent State University, Kent, OH; under the direction of Henry Halem

1981           Bachelor of Science, Art Education, Radford University, Radford, VA

1994, ‘92, ‘91         Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA; Art & Architecture Symposium, ‘92 Kiln Casting w/ Warren Langley, ‘91 Lost Wax Cast w/David Reekie

1991            Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Island, Teaching Assistant with Paul and Dante Marioni

1989, ‘88      Penland School, Penland, NC; 1989 Hot Glass and Casting w/Mary Van Cline, 1989 Paul Marioni, 1988 w/ Steven Dee Edwards

1984, ‘82      Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Hot and Cold Glass Techniques with Paul Marioni, ‘82 Painting on Glass w/ Albinas Elskus


2008            American Craft Council, Award of Excellence

2005            Artist Enhancement Grant, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

2000-01       Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Award, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

1997            White House Holiday Program, “Santa’s Workshop," Blue Room Christmas tree ornaments

1997 & 2001    NICHE Award Nominee, NICHE Magazine The Rosen Group, Baltimore, MD

1996             New Forms Florida, Grants for Artist Projects, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts,

                     The Rockefeller Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation, and Metro Dade Cultural Affairs Council

1995 & 93     Emerging Artist Grant, Funded by the Tampa-Hillsborough Arts Council, Tampa, FL

1993              Individual Artist Award of Merit, Honorable Mention, glass, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

1990-92         Master of Fine Art, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waiver and Thesis Stage Grant Program, KSU. OH

1991 & 92     Scholarship Award, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA. and Kent State U. Glass Department, Kent, OH

1991              Teaching Assistant, scholarship award, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Island, MA




The Glass Art Society 1999 Journal, “Dreams to Reality," Susan Gott, pg.3-4

1999             GLASS ART, July/August, “Sentinel to Spirit Figure: Cast Glass Sculpture by Susan B. Gott," Wagner, cover art, pg. 4-8

1996-98        Florida’s Artist Residency Directory, Fl. Dept. of State, Fl. Arts Council, Tallahassee, FL

1997             PLAYBILL, front cover art for the Raymond Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL

1995             New Glass Review 16, 4/95, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. Pg. 82

                     ARTnews, Jan. Vol. 94, No. 1, “Glass Art,” Matthew Kangas, pp. 49-78, New York, NY

1994             ART PAPERS, July/Aug. Vol. 18, No. 4, “Susan Gott," review, Suzanne Neilsen, Atlanta, GA

1993              "Plaster Blow Molds," S. Gott; GLASS NOTES, A Reference for the Studio Artist, Henry Halem, pp. 49-50

1989              SEA KAYAKER Magazine, front cover art for; Fall 1989, Vol. 6, No. 2, Seattle, WA



  1. 2002GlassArt 2002, Goeorgina Fantoni, London U.K. pg. 96

Florida Visual Art Fellowships 2000-01, Florida Arts Council, Div. Of Cultural Affairs

2000              “Messengers” Polk Museum of Art

1999               Florida & the Southeast: The Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Fl

                       Art Glass of this Century, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL

1998               SOFA, Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

                       North American Glass 1998, The Fifth Guilford Biennial, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT

                       45th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood & Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL

1997               GLASS ACT, Galleria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1995                New Glass Review 16, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY      

1994                Hot Southern Lights, Florida Craftsmen Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

1990                New Faces for a New Decade Florida Craftsmen Inc., St. Petersburg, FL



1991-current     Owner/Artist, Phoenix Studio Inc; built, own, & operate hot glass studio specializing in sculptural glass, Tampa, FL

1998-01            Sculpture Instructor, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

                         Hot Glass Workshop Instructor, Taught glass blowing, glass casting, and sculptural mold-making techniques.

1997                 Demonstrating Artist, 27th Annual Glass Art Society Conference, Tucson, AZ

1996                 Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Casting and Blowing Classes held at Phoenix Studio.

2009 & 1995     Jacksonville University Glass Dept; Jacksonville, FL.

1984-98            Art Teacher, Hillsborough County, Secondary Art, advanced placement, sculpture, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, ceramics; 1993-98 Chamberlain High School; 1984-90 East Bay High School; 1988 Brandon Adult School

1990-92            Gallery Coordinator, Graduate Assistant, Kent State University Student Center Gallery, Kent, OH

                         Administered and managed all functions of the gallery exhibitions and coordination with graphics studio

1991                 Teaching Assistant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, with Paul Marioni and Dante Marioni

                         Assisted and taught adults glass blowing, sculptural sandcasting, and managed all studio equipment.

1988                 Stained Glass Instructor, University of South Florida Craft Shop, Tampa, FL.

1987                 Ceramic Workshop Instructor, Clay Factory, Tampa, FL. Taught adults sculptural mold-making for ceramics

1986                 Studio Glass Artist, West of the Moon Studios, Tampa, FL. Designed, painted, fabricated, restored stained glass


Numerous Private & Corporate Collections

All Children’s Hospital, St. petersburg Florida

Gulf Coast Museum of Art

Disney World corporate collection

Cafesjian Museum of Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Kisslinger Kristall, Rattenberg Austria

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FLorida

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Raymond James Financial Inc, St. Pete, FLorida


University of Central Florida

City of St. Petersburg, Public Art Collection, St. Petersburg, FL

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa Florida

The University of Tampa, Lee Scarfone Gallery, Tampa, FL

The University of Jacksonville Museum

Hillsborough County Public Art, Tampa, FL

Westin Grand Bohemian, Orlando, FL

The Kohler Collection, MI.

Polypak Inc. St. Pete Fl

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