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rb2I attended Syracuse University (class of ’84) and graduated with a BFA in illustration. In the fall of 1984 I moved to New York, where I did freelance illustration.  Clients included New York Times, Psychology Today, Billboard Magazine, etc.  In 1992 I segued into writing/illustrating children books.  Several of my illustrations were included in “The Original Art Show” at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.  Work was also acquired my the Zimmerli and Maza Art Museums.

In the early 90’s my wife, Christina Bothwell, went from painting to sculpting. With my history in clay, I introduced her to some of the basics in ceramics. Eventually we both ended up casting glass, and in 2010 I transitioned to glass full time.

In 2011 and 2015 I was included in New Glass Review, an international competition featuring outstanding work from that year.  Since 2012 I’ve been included in Hababtat Galleries Annual Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition.  I was also featured in a show titled “Glass Secessionism” at Blue Spiral Gallery in Ashville, NC. (2012)  Other selected shows are Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Biennial (2014), Fort Wayne Museum of Art (2015), Cape Cod Museum of Art (2015), and Pittsburgh Glass Center (“Turned on: Lighting Hooks Up With Sculpture”)  I’ll be looking forward to a two person show at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery in Dearborn, Michigan. (May of 2017)  My work is represented by Sherrie Gallerie, Habatat Galleries, and Morgan Contemporary Glass.

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