Michael Janis

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Exhibitions & Awards


Silvermine Arts Center, ‘Structure: Space and Light’, New Canaan, CT


Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, 43rd International Glass Invitational


Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC), “Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art”, Pittsburgh, PA


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


University Art Gallery, “Glass in the 21st Century”, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md


Maurine Littleton Gallery, “Body / Building”, Washington, DC


Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, 42nd International Glass Invitational


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


‘Glass/Ceramics’, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL


Stewart Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL


‘Edinburgh Art Fair’, Creative Cohesion Gallery / Edinburgh, UK


‘International Glass & Clay’, Sunderland Museum, Sunderland, England


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


‘Common Discourse’, Morgan Contemporary, Pittsburgh, PA

Maurine Littleton Gallery/Wheaton Arts Center, Millville, NJ' Glass Weekend 2013'


International Glass & Clay 2013, Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC


Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL ‘Artists of Washington Glass School’


Maurine Littleton Gallery/Wheaton Arts Center, Millville, NJ' Glass Weekend 2013


Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC, ‘International Glass & Clay 2013


‘Artists of Washington Glass School’, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


2012 Washington Craft Show, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC


‘Blast! 2012’, ZeST Gallery, London, England


“Image”, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Perrysburg, OH


“Glass Secessionism”, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC


Permanent Collection, Bucharest Embassy, US Department of State, Romania


Affordable Art Fair, London, United Kingdom


Fulbright Fellowship, US Department of State, University of Sunderland, UK


“Facture”, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR & RCBA Gallery, Emeryville, CA


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA, Solo Show


Maurine Littleton Gallery / Wheaton Arts Center, Millville, NJ ‘Glass Weekend 2011’


Long View Gallery, Washington, DC


Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art / The Glass Canvas, Lommel, Belgium


artdc Gallery, Hyattsville, MD


Miami International Art Fair, Mayer Fine Art, Miami, FL


Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, First Place Award


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


Bay Area Glass Institute Gallery, San Jose, CA, Solo Show


Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Habatat Galleries, International Invitational, Royal Oak, MI


Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC


Miami International Fair, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL


Red Dot Art Fair, Mayer Fine Art, Miami, FL

Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


Wheaton Arts Glass Weekend 2009, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Millville, NJ


Emerson Gallery, MPA, McLean, VA


SOFA Santa Fe, Duane Reed Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


ArtDC Gallery, Hyattsville, MD


Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis, MO


Outstanding Emerging Artist Award 2008 - 2009, Florida Art Glass Alliance


Finalist, Washington, DC Mayor’s Art Award 2009, Outstanding Emerging Artist


Mayer Fine Art, Norfolk, VA


Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY


SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery, New York, NY


Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, FL


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC


VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MD


Smith Farm Center for the Arts, Washington, DC

Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD


St Louis Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO


Glass 3, Washington, DC


Migration Gallery, Charlottesville, VA


Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach FL


SOFA Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, IL


Solo Show, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD


Solo Show, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD


Moving Beyond Craft, Touche Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Glass Weekend 2007, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ


artDC International Art Fair, Washington, DC


Solo Show, Red Door Gallery, Richmond, VA


International Artist Exhibition Art Interview Magazine (Honorable Mention), Gallery 24 Berlin

Lovebirds, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD


PhotoGenesis, Juried Show, MPA Emerson Gallery, McLean, VA


Rebound, Juried Show, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA


Shock & Awe, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC


A Phenomenon of Nature, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD


Seeing is Believing: Glass and Fiber Art, Gallery at VisArts, Rockville, MD


Compelled By Content II, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD


Text in Art, GRACE Gallery, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA


NCAGG Juried Glass Exhibition, Arts Afire Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Canticle of Creation, Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC


Connections, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC


Voices and Vision National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Gallery, Bethesda, MD


The Human Form, Juried Regional Show, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC


WPA/C Seven, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC


Points Of Tangency, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC


Compelled By Content, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD


Re-Vision, Invitational Exhibition, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC


Best of Art-O-Matic Exhibition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD


Art-O-Matic, Non-juried Exhibition, Washington, DC


Transformed by Fire: Glass Today, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Anonymous Exhibition, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC


National Capital Art Glass Guild Show, Fisher Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Dupont Southeast Australasia Design Award, First Place Corporate Design, Energex Head Office, Brisbane, Australia


Woven Image Juried exhibition 'New Textile Design', Myer Gallery, Brisbane, Australia


Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993' Selections from the permanent collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Public Art / Commissioned Artworks


Laurel Library Public Art, Laurel, MD


Wisconsin Avenue Building Lobby, Bethesda, MD


Safeway Inc– Public Artwork for New Supermarket, Alexandria, VA


Fallen Heroes Memorial, Montgomery County Judicial Center, Rockville, MD


DC Commission On The Arts & Humanities – Outdoor Public Art Sculpture, Unity Parkside Healthcare Facility, Washington, DC


Library of Congress – Cast Glass Doors for Adams Building, Washington, DC


Safeway Inc – Public Artwork for new LEED Certified Building, Bethesda, MD


Vanderbilt University - Critical Care Tower, Nashville, TN


Outdoor Sculpture - Upper Marlboro Courthouse, Prince George’s County, MD


Outdoor Park Sculpture – Liberty Center, Arlington, VA


Palomar Hotel Lobby Sculpture, Washington, DC


Contemporary Glass Craft Display, Luce Foundation Center for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


Wilson Building Public Art Collection, Washington, DC


Woodman Residence, Washington, DC


Outdoor Park Sculpture - Liberty Plaza, Arlington, VA


Sculpture A New World View, Baltimore Science Museum, Baltimore, MD


Marlboro Courthouse Lobby Sculpture, Prince George's County, MD


Lobby Sculpture, Hatfield Clinical Research Center, National Institute of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD


Outdoor Park Sculpture and Site Artworks, The Residences of Rosedale, Bethesda, MD


Lobby Sculpture, 1301 K Street Building, Washington, DC

Education, Awards & Appointments


DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Artist Fellowship Award


Speaker, American Glass Guild 10th Anniversary Conference, Washington, DC


“Distinguished Artist”, James Renwick Alliance


Fulbright Scholar, University of Sunderland, UK


“Rising Star of the 21st Century”, Creative Glass Center of America


Saxe Fellowship Award, California Bay Area Glass Institute


Florida Glass Art Alliance, Outstanding Emerging Artist 2008-2009


Director of Public Art & Architecture, Washington Glass School and Studio, Washington, DC


DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Artist Fellowship Award


Juried Associate, The Torpedo Factory, Arlington, VA


Therman Statom Workshop, Washington Glass School, Washington, DC


"Imagery in Kilnformed Glass", Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, instructor Jeremy Lepisto


"Narrative in Glass", Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME, instructor Michael Rogers


Glass Blowing, Coradetti Glass Studio, Baltimore, MD


Lobby Sculpture, Hatfield Clinical Research Center, National Institute of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD


Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Media / Reviews / Art Panels


Artworks, Episode 310, Maryland Public Television


American Craft Magazine, “Capital Improvements”, by Julie K. Hanus and Perry A. Price, June/July 2013


American Craft Magazine, “Becoming Michael Janis”, by Rebecca Ritzel, April/May 2013


Glass Art Magazine, “Pushing Powder: Michael Janis’ Glass Frit Drawings”, by Shawn Waggoner, May/June 2012


élan Magazine, “Layered Stories: The Magic of Everyday Life”, by Polly Nell Jones, July 2011


100 Washington, DC Artists, Edited by F. Lennox Campello, Schiffer Publishing, USA, June 2011


100 Mid-Atlantic Artists, Edited by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, USA, June 2011


South Jersey Underground Magazine, “Michael Janis”, Issue 11, 2010


Art Glass Today, Edited by Jeff Snyder, Schiffer Publishing, USA, Aug 2010


New Glass (Neues Glas) Review 31 International Review of Glass Art, Corning Museum of Glass, May, 2010


Old Town Crier Janis, Marquart and Baker at McLean Project for the Arts, review by F. Lennox Campello, December, 2009


New Glass (Neues Glas) Review 30 International review of Glass Art, May, 2009


Falls Church News Press Glass Works review Kevin Mellema, October 09, 2008


DCist Figurative/Narrative @ Healing Arts Gallery review Heather Goss, July 18, 2008


DCist Michael Janis at Washington Glass School interview Lynne Venart, March 15, 2008


Gazette Newspapers Taking a ‘Closer’ look at Neptune review Dr Claudia Rousseau, February 20, 2008


The Onion Newspaper Glassed Over review Sumedha Sood, January 3, 2008


Washington Spaces Magazine Casting A Glow Emily Lyons, Winter 2008 issue


Boutique Design Magazine ‘Best Artwork Award’ Palomar Hotel sculpture, Nov/Dec 2007 issue


Gazette Newspapers Glass Reunions September 19, 2007


The Baltimore Sun Moving Beyond Craft: Artists of the Washington Glass School Glenn McNatt, August 9, 2007


Washington Spaces Magazine Local Art We Love Emily Lyons, Summer 2007 issue


Washington Post 'Style on the Go': Washington Glass School on Tour, July 06, 2007

Washington Post 'Artomatic': Treasures Hiding in Plain Sight review Michael O'Sullivan, May 04, 2007


The Gazette Color Shimmers at Bethesda Galleries review Dr Claudia Rousseau February 21, 2007


Sun Gazette Newspaper PhotoGenesis MPA Exhibition review Brian Trompeter December 07, 2006

50 Distinguished Contemporary Artists in Glass, Edited by Lisa Hoftijzer, IL Publishers Ltd, London 1st Printing


District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) Art Forum The Intersection of Art + Architecture July 16, 2006


Thinking About Art Wednesday June 07, 2006 "Compelled by Content II @ Fraser Gallery"


Washington Times Revelations in Glass Joanna Shaw-Eagle May 06, 2006

American Style Magazine Filling Glass With Meaning: Tim Tate and the Washington Glass School Lee Lawrence, June 2006


Washington Post 'Text': Reading Between the Lines Michael O'Sullivan, April 07, 2006


Washington City Paper You Captioned My Heart Rachel Beckman, March 3, 2006


WETA TV "Around Town" Washington Glass School


House and Garden TV "I Want That" Episode 101


Thinking About Art Friday Dec 23, 2005 "Artist Interview: Michael Janis"


DCArtNews Thurs Dec 06, 2005