Jon Kuhn, American (1949 - )

Jon Kuhn

Jon Kuhn is regarded as one of the leading glass artists in the world. With works featured in over 40 international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Vatican Museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the White House Permanent Collection, the National Museum of American Art and hundreds of private residences and public spaces, millions have enjoyed his beautiful works.
Where the majority work with molten or blown glass, Mr. Kuhn works in cold glass that is cut, polished, and fused into a myriad of shapes from the inside out.

The result is a sculpture that takes in surrounding light, then reflects and refracts it back into space much like a fine diamond. No two are alike, and once created they appear to change color and radiance when viewed from different angles and lighting. His desire is to continue creating beautiful works, every one unique, bringing light and joy to those who experience them.

Jon Kuhn is one of the foremost glass artists in his field, creating highly intricate architectural glass art sculpture that has won world-wide acclaim. Kuhn works exclusively in cold glass art, cutting the glass into small segments before polishing and laminating them into abstruse knots of light and color. Jon Kuhn glass sculptures are immediately recognizable for their intricacy and ability to reflect and refract light.; Among architectural cold glass artists, Kuhn's work stands out for its complexity, its geometric forms and for its presence which has almost a spiritual quality. Jon Kuhn believes that "the goal of spirituality is perfection" and that striving for perfection is quite evident in his architectural glass art. Kuhn, who has studied Eastern spirituality extensively, writes, "Striving for perfection has never been more evident in what I do. Perhaps my glass sculpture has become an architectural model of a vision for a better world."

Kuhn originally studied ceramics in college before becoming one of the leading cold glass artists. His early works in cast glass had ceramic like surfaces and were reminiscent of rocks which when broken open reveal glass like minerals inside. Jon Kuhn received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kuhn's architectural glass art is very highly regarded among collectors and connosieurs of cold glass art. Jon Kuhn glass sculptures can be found in many prominent private and public collections, including the White House Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Corning Museum of Glass. He resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


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