Morgan Madison is a Pacific Northwest based artist. Growing up in Denver as the middle of 3 brothers he sought early on to find his own niche and discovered it in art.

Drawing was his first love and it led him to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR where he received a BA in Studio Art. Thereafter, a fateful job in the fiery depths of a glass factory led to his pursuit of glass as a medium.

Today, working from his studio in Seattle, he uses a variety of materials and processes to create work that is informed by his love of drawing and inspired by place- the colors, textures, design and landscape which help define the places we live.


EDUCATION

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

  • Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art
  • Focus in drawing, sculpture and art history

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Guest Speaker, BECon 2017- Transformations in Kiln Glass Conference—Portland, OR

Education Strategies in Kiln Formed Glass with Richard Whiteley, 2017—Portland, OR

Artist in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design, 2015—New York City, NY

Paradoxes in Glass with Silvia Levenson, 2015― Session 2, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Kiln-Glass Residency with Steve Klein and Richard Parrish, 2013―Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Collected Images and Powder Printing with Stacy Smith, 2012―Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR

In-Place: Kiln-Glass in the Built Environment, Professional Residency, 2011―North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland

Printed Image in Glass Workshop with Jeffrey Sarmiento, 2008―Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Blowing Fused Glass Workshop with Scott Chaseling, 2005―Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia

Kiln Forming and Cold Working Workshop with Jessica Loughlin, 2005―Blue Pony Studio, Adelaide, Australia

Independent Study in Sculpture, 2003―Portland State University 

 

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2021
Happy Place – Online Master Class, Warm Glass UK, Bristol, UK
Powder Potential – Online Master Class, Warm Glass UK, Bristol, UK

2020
Concept to Completion – Master Class, Warm Glass UK, Bristol, UK
Making an Impression – Master Class, Warm Glass UK, Bristol, UK
Graphic Glass – Bullseye Glass Resource Center, Oakland, CA

2019
Crash Course in Kiln Forming – Master Artist Program, Whanganui, New Zealand
Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming – Bullseye Glass Resource Centers: Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA

2018
Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming – Creative Glass, Zurich, CH and Rochester, UK
Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming – Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2017
Crash Course in Kiln Forming – Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming – Bullseye Glass Resource Centers: Santa Fe, NM; Los Angeles, CA and Mamaroneck, NY

2016
Personal Topography – Session 1, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming – Bullseye Glass RC's: Portland, OR; Oakland, CA

2015
Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming – Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Teaching assistant for The Skin of Objects with Silvia Levenson – The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, REPRESENTATION & AWARDS

2021
Shunpike Storefronts- Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
Amaterra- Portland, OR (permanent collection)
BAM Biennial 2021- Architecture and Urban Design- Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

2020
Ireland Glass Bienniale- Dublin Castle, Dublin, IE
Lewis and Clark College- Distinguished Alumni Awards, Commissioned Artist

2019
Morgan Contemporary Glass- Pittsburgh, PA
Heidi McBride & Co- Portland, OR

2018
BAM Biennial 2018- Glasstastic- Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Heidi McBride & Co- Portland, OR

2017
Pilchuck Glass School- 39th Annual Auction- Live Auction Selection, Seattle, W
Morgan Contemporary Glass- Group exhibition- Pittsburgh, PA
Glass Wheel Studio- Solo exhibition- Norfolk, VA
Curiocity- Solo exhibition- Agnes Varis Art Center at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Let the Light In- Glass Biennial- Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

2016
Curiocity- Solo exhibition- Pilchuck Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA

2015
Multiply- Print in glass, group exhibition- Bullseye New York Gallery, Mamaroneck, NY
Heidi McBride Art- Portland, OR

2014
Pilchuck Glass School- 36th Annual Auction- Live Auction Selection, Seattle, W
Multiply- Print in glass exhibition, Bullseye Bay Area Gallery, Emeryville, CA
Heidi McBride Art- Portland, OR
Paul Scott Gallery- Solo exhibition, Bend, OR

2013
Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR
Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair- Bellevue, WA
Paul Scott Gallery- Solo exhibition, Bend, OR
Heidi McBride Art- Portland, OR

2012
Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR
American Craft Council Show- San Francisco, CA
Heidi McBride Gallery- Portland, OR
Paul Scott Gallery- Solo exhibition, Bend, OR
Oregon Arts Commission- Career Opportunity Grant Recipient

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019 
Glass 3: The James Della Collection

2016 
American Craft Magazine, April/May issue

2014
Pilchuck Glass School, 36th Annual Auction Catalog

2013
Southwest Art, June 2013
Oregon Home, Dec-Jan 2013