“Exposed Series-Blue Round Vase” by Rachel Kalisky.
Kiln glass, blown. Measures Approximately 7″ high x 8″ diameter.
About the Artist
In her previous career as a designer, Rachel Kalisky was known for her contemporary interiors, straight lines, bold colors and her willingness to tackle any design challenge. She worked in the corporate and industrial design world creating interior spaces for retail stores, banks, offices, developed corporate branding designs, and even designing computer cases and packaging for several major computer companies.
In 2004 she attended a fusing workshop and immediately became intrigued with the medium and decided to pursue this new direction in glass. Working with renowned glass artists, she attending Red Deer College, in Alberta, Canada, Pilchuck Glass School in Washington and continued her studies with courses, workshops and most recently in 2016 an invited residency in North Lands Creative in Scotland. Rachel became a finalist in the E-merge glass 2004 and the First Texas Juried Glass competition, receiving the Jurors Award of Merit. She became a finalists in the 2006 Niche Award and a finalist again in the 2007 Texas Juried Glass II competition. She was included in the E-merge Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass book and has been included in multiple magazine and newspaper profiles and articles.
Kalisky has exhibited since 2004 in cities around the country, including in Austin (TX), Corpus Christi (TX), Delray Beach (FL), Dallas (TX), Galveston (TX), Michigan City (IN), Philadelphia (PA), Pittsburgh (PA), Portland (OR), and Taos (NM). These exhibits include numerous prestigious museums and galleries including Cornell Museum of Art in Florida, Art Museum of South Texas, and the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.
Rachel now lives and works in Austin, Texas.