Jeffrey Sarmiento is a Reader in Glass at the University of Sunderland, where he completed a PhD in 2011. Educated at Rhode Island School of Design, he has been a Fulbright Fellow in Denmark and an artist in residence at UrbanGlass in New York, S12 in Bergen, Norway, and Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. A pioneer of print techniques for kiln glass, he has taught workshops in China, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland, Ireland, the UK, and the USA. He was recently a guest critic at UMPRUM Academy in Prague, Czech Republic, a Jury member for Young Glass at Ebeltoft Glasmuseum and a co-curator for European Glass Context.
Known for his creative practice, exploring cultural identity and the graphic image in glass, Sarmiento embeds layers of information in his intricately constructed objects, sculptures and public commissions. He has been using Bullseye glass exclusively in his work for over 15 years. The cutting and pasting of printed glass involves kilnformed lenticular imagery and a graphic ‘swim’ within the transparent medium. He won the International Glass Prize at Glazenhuis, Belgium in 2012, and his 2013 solo exhibition at National Glass Centre in Sunderland toured the USA. His collaborative work was included in Glasstress Gotika at the 56th Venice Biennale. He is represented by Bullseye Projects, USA. Learn more about Jeffrey at www.jeffreysarmiento.co.uk
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