Here is a beautifully executed art glass vase by Brent Kee Young. The light teal body and the fantastic landscape in its desert colors draws the eye and holds it. This is undoubtedly one of Young's works from the early 1980's. It bears his script signature on the bottom (see images).
Brent Kee Young, glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art professor emeritus, has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia, which have displayed and acquired his work and invited him to speak, demonstrate and teach. In 2006, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery acquired its second piece by Professor Young for its permanent collection. “Amphora....Save” is from Professor Young’s Matrix Series, a construction of intricate and technically complex works he created by flame working borosilicate glass rods into layers of glass webs. Also in 2011, Professor Young was selected to receive a most prestigious Creative Workforce Fellowship, generously supported by the citizens of Cuyahoga County, Ohio where he lives and works. In 2012 his work was published in 50 Years of Studio Glass, a selection of 50 top glass artists working world-wide.
Professor Young has conducted numerous workshops in the U.S. and Asia including at The Niijima International Glass Art Festival, Niijima, Tokyo; the International Glass Art Society Conference, Seto, Japan; Grand Crystal, Peitou City, Taiwan, ROC; University of Miami, Coral Gables; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; University of Kentucky, Louisville; and California Polytechnic University, San Louis Obispo. He has served as a juror for The National Endowment for the Arts and lectured at the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery. In 1990, Professor Young was selected as head of glass at Aichi University of Education, Kariya, Japan where he was responsible for establishing the studio, designing and implementing the curriculum and teaching the first glass program in a national university in Japan.
Currently retired from teaching, Professor Young continues his inquiries into the mysteries that working with glass has to offer....
Brent Lee Young's artwork pieces are featured in Permanent Public Collections and Fine Art Galleries all over this country and around the world.
This piece stands 7 1/2" tall, is just over 3 1/4" across the rim, and measures 3 1/4" across the base. The walls of the vase are thick and it has quite a heft for its size. There are no chips, cracks, flakes, or any other damage of any sort that I can detect.
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