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Marlene Rose-Coates was born in New York. She grew up surrounded by art--her mother was a painter and her father a sculptor of found objects.
She was educated at Pomfret School in Connecticut and continued her exploration of visual mediums at Tulane Univrsity in New Orleans. There she developed her unique style and held her first solo exhibition before graduation which was a sell-out. She went to graduate school at the Californa College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA and attended a summer program at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle Washington—the birthplace and epicenter of the art-glass movement.
She has since traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean. She is fast becoming the most sought-after female cast-glass artist in the USA, with her work entering the collections of celebrities and renowned art patrons.
MEDIUM: Sculpture Glass
Art glass creations hand cast from molten glass in a process of heat and light.
Using ancient or intriguing found objects as integral parts of her art glass creations, the sculptures become relics of our post-industrial civilization, uniting present and past.
PRICE RANGE OF EXHIBIT ART: $3,000 to $15,000
Palm Beach Contemporary, Jan 2004
Baisden Gallery Solo Show, Tampa, FL, Jan 2004
Temple Beth El, St Petersburg, Jan 2004
St. Petersburg Art Center Museum Show, March 2004
Art Philadelphia, May 2004
Atlanta Art Expo, Sept 2004
SOFA, Chicago Nov 2004
“My goal as an artist is to create life in whatever I make; to make the piece come alive. I like to reveal the true and unique source of life-energy in each creation.
I see beauty all around me. In the ordinary, I see the extraordinary: beauty in a salad bowl, grace in a wicker basket. The glass reflects something fleeting, something beyond the moment. The glass takes that instant’s view and freezes it forever.
Like relics, they call back to some ancient time, these modern relics are shards of what I have seen, unnamed emotions, visions, concepts, memories. They call back to me things beyond themselves. They call back, and they are the vehicle on which the viewers vision can ride away.
Glass changes as light plays through it. I work in glass because it is beautiful. I invite viewers to allow light to play through my sculptures. The action of light through the glass changes continually. I want the viewer to see the life in the glow of the glass and to see that it is a reflection of the manificent life that is with them.”
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© Temple Arts Festival, 2005
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