Sean Salstrom

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