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    Victoria Ahmadizadeh

      Victoria Ahmadizadeh, BFA 2010, was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. Ahmadizadeh is a sculptor who uses many materials and processes to create narrative objects and installations examining paradox in society, as well as individual identity. She draws inspiration from a myriad of places, such as her Persian and Hispanic family heritage, symbolism, the history of painting and photography, and fashion’s role in defining culture.

      This past fall, Victoria was selected as an intern for an Arts and Industry Residency at John Michael Kohler Art Center, where she was an artist assistant to the residents in the Kohler Co. Pottery.  This highly competitive internship/residency provides young artists the opportunity to assist the artists-in-residence and also to make their own work.

      Victoria’s work has been included in exhibitions in Philadelphia and Washington, and one of her pieces was selected for inclusion in New Glass Review 33.

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      Portrait of a Veiled Woman
      Sandblasted Glass
      Image credit: Scott Seifert at Kohler

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    Kate Clements

      Kate Clements is a recent graduate from the MFA glass program. Since graduating in May 2015 she has been awarded the Museum of Art and Design Residency. This program fosters dialog between artists, designers, and the public. From October through February, Kate will be one of six artists in residence working in the Artist Studios at the MAD Museum in New York City.

      Kate is currently preparing for her solo exhibition in November at Sherry Leedy Contemporary in Kansas City. In April she will be a part of the 38th annual Wind Challenge Exhibition at Fleisher Art. Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people's lives through art. Three Wind Challenge Exhibitions are held from September through May, featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the Philadelphia region. Kate’s work will be shown in the third round. In 2014 her work was featured in Vogue Gioiello and she was one of four artists to be featured in Bullseye Glass for Art and Architecture Catalog 10. You can download the whole catalog at

  • Beth Lipman

      Beth Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, WI. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She recently completed One Portrait of One Man, a sculptural response to Marsden Hartley for the Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota.

      Lipman has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art in Florida; ICA/MECA in Maine; RISD Museum in Rhode Island; Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin; Gustavsbergs Konsthall in Sweden; and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; and the Corning Museum of Glass.

      Collective Elegy, a retrospective, will be held at the Museum of Art and Design in New York in May 2020.

  • Yixuan Pan (MFA '17)

      Yixuan Pan (MFA '17) translates language through various devices: poetry, swimming pool, lollipops, soap bubbles, music therapy, glass shards, escorted situations, love letter, or whatever. By dislocating language from its context and form, she questions the words/sentences people learn and unlearn, specifically on its comfort, temperature, power, transparency, and hierarchy. She also received Tyler's Laurie Wagman Prize—a prestigious award given to just one graduating student in the school's Glass Program each year.