All of my work is about light. "I paint with light."
My stained glass glows with transmitted light and color.
I make my gilding with the sweep of my hand so it reflects the light.
In my watercolors I respond to the light that gives form to a transcendent landscape.
My commissions help to create an environment for people's real use and offer the possibility of focus and serenity in a stressful world.
SELECTED ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS
2014 Temple Beth Shalom, Annapolis, MD
2012 Kol Shalom Synagogue, Rockville, MD
2006 Queens College Library, Flushing, NY
2006 Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
2004 B'Nai Shalom of Olney, Olney, MD
2003 Holy Spirit Community, Naperville, IL
2003 Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD
2001 Marion Woods Retirement Home, Hartsdale, NY
2000 South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
1998 Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI
1995 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minneapolis, MN
1993 Community Church of NY, New York, NY
1993 Greater Baltimore Medical Center Hospital, Townsend, MD
2016 AGG American Glass Guild named Senior Advisor
2014 SGAA Stained Glass Association of America board named accredited Artist/Designer
2014 Ahavas Sholom Honorable Mention Award for Design Excellence, Newark, NJ
2012 Williamsburg Art & Historical Society's 16th Anniversary Grand Harvest Award for Excellence
2011 Stained Glass Association of America, Residential Glass Design Award
2001 Ministry and Liturgy Award, for Christ United Methodist Church
1997 AIA Religious Art Award of Excellence, for Adath Jeshurun Synagogue
2014 Gallery35- Retrospective, New York, NY
2010 Gallery35- Painting with Light, New York, NY
2006 Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY
1998 Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY
1990 Port Washington Public Library, Long Island, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Gallery35- Glass & Gold, Two-Person Exhibition, New York, NY
2016 Centre International du Vitrail- Lumiere du Monde, Paris, France
2016 Washington Cathedral- AGG Now, Washington, DC
2016 Amie Gross Architects- The Art of Architecture, LIC, NY
2015 Atlantic Gallery- Over the Bridge, New York, NY
2015 Gallery35- The Fall Collection, New York, NY
2014 Williamsburg Art & Historical Society- Salon, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Space Gallery- Wish, LIC, NY
2013 Diego Salazar June Group- Featured, LIC, NY
2012 New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Romont Schweizer Glasmalerel Museum, Romont, Switzerland
2005 Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY
2003 American Bible Society, New York, NY
1993 Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL GLASS WORKSHOP EXHIBITIONS
2016 La Grange Aux Verrieres- Lumiere Visible, Saint-Hilaire-en-Lignieres, France
2014 Cathedral, Giverny, & Stained Glass Tour, Paris, France
2010 University of Iceland, Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Reykjavik, Iceland
2009 National Waterfront Museum, Gathering Light, Swansea, Wales
2009 Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England
2008 Centre International du Vitrail, Captur la Lumiere, Chartres, France
2006 Glass Art Gallery, Spirit Journeys, Sydney, Austrailia
2005 Swiss Museum for Stained Glass and Glass Art, Romont, Switzerland
2004 Material Matters Gallery, Sense of Place, Toronto, Canada
2002 Lane Gallery, Glass with Attitude, Auckland, New Zealand
1997 Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
1997 The Glass Art Gallery, London, England
1995 Shinjuko Park Tower Gallery 2, Tokyo, Japan
1994 Clay and Glass Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1993 Creative Center, Vienna, Austria
2016 The Aesthetics of Art, by Liza Renia Papi, Cognella Academic Publishing, p109-113.
2014 American Glass Now: 2014, Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, PA, p24-25.
2013 American Glass Now: 2013, Galleries of the St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL, p22-23.
2012 "'The Cauldron' Bubbles Effervescently at New Century Artists Gallery" by Byron Coleman, Gallery & Studio
Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012, p16.
2010 'Pictures at an Exhibition', by J. Kenneth Leap, American Glass Guild, AGGnews Quarterly, Issue 1.4,
Fall 2010, p11.
2009 'Hei Goleuni, Gathering Light', Stained Glass Quarterly, Winter 2009, p248.
2008 Gathering Light, Centre International Vitrail (CIV), Chartres, France, p82-83.
2006 'Contemporary Stained Glass Artists: A Selection of Artists Worldwide', by Kate
Baden-Fuller, A&C Black Publishers Ltd., London, England, p156-159.
2003 'Marian Woods', by Katei Gross, Stained Glass Quarterly, Spring 2003, p58.
2002 'Spiritual Reflections in Bits of Glass', by Claudia Rowe, The New York Times,
Westchester edition, Sunday, January 20, Section 14, p1 & 10.
2000 'South Carolina Aquarium: Charleston, SC', Architectural Record, October, p118-25.
2000 'Glass Landscape Commissions', American Craft, vol. 60, no. 5, Oct/Nov 2000, p58.
1998 'The Art of Stained Glass', by Christopher Peterson, Rockport Press, June, p86-91.
BY ELLEN MANDELBAUM
2014 'Living Stained Glass: Finding My Way', Stained Glass Quarterly, Spring 2014, p52-61.
2009 'New Adventures in a Related Medium', Stained Glass Quarterly, Summer 2009, p127.
2007 'How Landscape Has Inspired My Stained Glass', Stained Glass Quarterly, Cover & article, Fall 2007, p200-203.
2002 'Working With a Stained Glass Artist', Faith & Form, Issue No. 3, p6-9.
1992 'New Glass, The Painterly Alternative', Professional Stained Glass, September, p7-10.
1989 'Beyond Matting and Tracing', Professional Stained Glass, Sept 1989, p14-19.
1988 'The Venice Chapel: Matisse's Legacy in Stained Glass', New Work, #32, Winter, p16-18.
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA)- accredited Artist/Designer
The American Glass Guild (AGG)
Who's Who in American Art, since 1991
Ellen Mandelbaum Glass Art, Long Island City, NY- Studio Workshops
SGAA Stained Glass School, Raytown, MO- A Brush with Freedom & Light; The Empowerment of Skill
Hunter College, New York, NY- History of Modern Painting; Modes of Expression in Painting
Pace University, New York, NY- History of Architecture
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY- Docent
Pilchuck Glass School, WA, 1985, 1983
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; MFA in Painting with High Honors, 1963; AB, Phi Beta Kappa, 1960
Study with International Glass Artists: Ludwig Schaffrath, Johannes Schreiter, Jochem Poensgen, Albinus Elskus