Sean Salstrom

Assistant Professor
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Sean Salstrom approaches sculpture through action, object and performance and often seeks out the poetic through absurdity, temporality, instantaneity and perceptual phenomena. He has held full-time academic posts at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (Japan), the Akita University of Art (Japan) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and artist spaces such as the Stevens Point Sculpture Park in Stevens Point, WI; the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, WA; the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY; the Nizayama Forest Art Museum in Nyuzen, Japan; Cocolaboratory Gallery in Akita City, Japan; and Nami Island Glass Gallery in Nami Island, South Korea. His work is in the collection of the city of Toyama, Japan; The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Japan; the Akita University of Art; and numerous private collections. He’s a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award nominee and has received the Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Juror’s Choice Award.

Salstrom earned his BFA in Three Dimensional Fine Arts with a concentration in Glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in Glass from RISD.

Fall 2022

  • GLASS-2141-01 The Molten Window: Time-based Making In The Glass Hotshop
  • GLASS-2388-01 Interdisciplinary Hot Casting
  • GLASS-4300-01 Glass IA Studio

Spring 2023

  • GLASS-4310-01 Glass IB Studio
  • GLASS-4318-01 Glass IIB Degree Prog. Wkshp
  • GLASS-4322-01 Glass IIIB Degree Program Workshop
  • GLASS-436G-01 Grad Glass II Degree Program Workshop
  • GLASS-438G-01 Grad Glass IV Degree Program Workshop
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design