Michael Janis

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My newest work will be exhibited in Chicago this fall at Chicago SOFA Expo with Habatat Galleries at the Habatat pop-up gallery Habatat Prime. Habatat will be presenting my new work, along with a spectacular collaborative work I made with artist Tim Tate titled: “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air”.


In December I will be showing my artwork at the huge Art Basel / Miami Art Fairs – Alida Anderson Art Projects will be featuring my work at international contemporary art fair “PULSE”, December 5-9, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida.


The Fort Wayne Museum of Art currently has my work on exhibit as part of 47th International Glass Invitational Award Winners. On display through November 17, 2019, the exhibit features contemporary glass sculpture in the greater context of international influence with unconventional forms and processes.


Maryland’s Goucher College recently featured my work and history as part of their series on Contemporary Glass Art.


I recently installed a large site-specific commission in the lobby of the new state-of-the-art Schar Cancer Institute in Fairfax County, VA.


The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) in Washington, DC named me as the 2014 Distinguished Artist. As part of honor, I lectured on my work, techniques and career at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The museum filmed the presentation for broadcast – view the SAAM webcast online : http://americanart.si.edu


My glass and steel sculpture for the Hotel Palomar received "Best Artwork Award 2007" from Boutique Design Magazine, nd in January, the national newspaper The Onion singled out that sculpture as one of the reasons that Washington, DC is becoming a cool arts center. The Washington Glass Studio was also featured in the article on public artworks.


A documentary film on my work and technique was created by the Verizon FiOs creative film production team.
View online www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBTNm5jF3LE


The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities features one of my castings as part of the permanent collection in The John A. Wilson Building City Hall.


American Craft Magazine featured my work in the April/May 2013 issue of the magazine. Titled “Becoming Michael Janis” , the article gives an extensive profile of my background and influences.


American Craft Magazine also featured the work of my studio, Washington Glass School and Studio in the June/July 2013 issue of the magazine. Titled “Capitol Improvements”, the magazine reviews the process in our creation of the new cast glass doors for the US Library of Congress Adams Building.


The U.S. Department of State awarded me a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2012, I was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Sunderland and National Glass Centre in the UK. The people, facilities and workshops there were incredible and will have a tremendous impact on my work. I’d like to thank the US / UK Fulbright Commission, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) The University of Sunderland, the City of Sunderland and Creative Cohesion for all their generosity and assistance in the assignment.