Michael Janis

Artist Bio

Exhibitions & Awards


2013

‘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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

 

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

 

Anonymous Exhibition, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

2003

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

2000

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

1996

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

1993

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



Public Art / Commissioned Artworks

2014

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

2013

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

2011

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

2010

Vanderbilt University - Critical Care Tower, Nashville, TN

2009

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

2008

Outdoor Park Sculpture – Liberty Center, Arlington, VA

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

2003

Lobby Sculpture, 1301 K Street Building, Washington, DC



Education, Awards & Appointments

2013/2014

“Distinguished Artist”, James Renwick Alliance

2012

Fulbright Scholar, University of Sunderland, UK

2011

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

2010

Saxe Fellowship Award, California Bay Area Glass Institute

2008

Florida Glass Art Alliance, Outstanding Emerging Artist 2008-2009

2005

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

2007

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Artist Fellowship Award

2006

Juried Associate, The Torpedo Factory, Arlington, VA

 

Therman Statom Workshop, Washington Glass School, Washington, DC

2005

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

2004

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

2003

Glass Blowing, Coradetti Glass Studio, Baltimore, MD

 

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

1983

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



Media / Reviews / Art Panels


2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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