Jay Musler

Jay Musler is an American glass artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1949. From 1968-1971, he attended the California Collage of the Arts and received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the California Arts Council. Musler also received two awards at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, World Glass Now in Sapporo, Japan.

Recognized early in this career for his creative and individualistic approach to constructing glass sculpture and vessel forms, Jay Musler has influenced the development of contemporary glass as an educator and a world-renown artist. From this early cityscapes with strategically placed spikes of glass to his more sophisticated masks and vessels, Musler’s works have consisted of meticulously constructed layers of lamp worked, sandblasted and painted components.

Jay Musler is in many private, public and museum collections around the world. They include Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; The Museum of Art and Design New York, New York; Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada; Renwick Gallery of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The American Craft Museum, New York, New York; The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii; JB Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Wheaton Village Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey; United States Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Kitano Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Musee de Design et D’Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jay Musler is an American glass artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1949. From 1968-1971, he attended the California Collage of the Arts and received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the California Arts Council. Musler also received two awards at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, World Glass Now in Sapporo, Japan.

Recognized early in this career for his creative and individualistic approach to constructing glass sculpture and vessel forms, Jay Musler has influenced the development of contemporary glass as an educator and a world-renown artist. From this early cityscapes with strategically placed spikes of glass to his more sophisticated masks and vessels, Musler’s works have consisted of meticulously constructed layers of lamp worked, sandblasted and painted components.

Jay Musler is in many private, public and museum collections around the world. They include Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; The Museum of Art and Design New York, New York; Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada; Renwick Gallery of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The American Craft Museum, New York, New York; The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii; JB Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Wheaton Village Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey; United States Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Kitano Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Musee de Design et D’Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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