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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 2019 Courses

  • GLASS-4300-01 Glass Ia Studio
  • GLASS-2388-01 Interdisciplinary Hot Casting

Spring 2020 Courses

  • GRAD-7009-01 Experiments In Optics
  • GLASS-4311-01 Glass IIb Studio
  • GLASS-4310-01 Glass Ib Studio
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design