Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles

 

Pohlman Knowles Child, Namibia Pohlman Knowles Mirror
Pohlman Knowles Memory's Ghost
Pohlman Knowles She Rises
Pohlman Knowles Dream
Pohlman Knowles Story Board
Pohlman Knowles Untitled Himba Series
Pohlman Knowles Untitled Himba Series
Pohlman Knowles Untitled Himba Series
Pohlman Knowles Second Wind Tapestry Fragment
Pohlman Knowles Untitled
Pohlman Knowles Untitled Himba Portrait Series

Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles began their collaboration in 1992. They use a variety of materials in their rich assemblages, including hot-sculpted glass, various metal works, found objects and beads. Three notable research field trips had a profound impact on their personal and artistic development: in 1997, they visited Zimbabwe and Botswana; returning to Africa they visited Ghana in 2000; and in 2002 they traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and East Africa to get a wider experience of the entire continent. They gathered creative and emotional inspiration from these travels. These experiences are used to create sculptures that embody mythological stories in glass. Part of the narrative of the object is derived from the artists’ own travels and part by ancient cultures and magic of African life as witnessed by the two artists.

"Knowles and Pohlman's collaborative creations result in a presentation of work that is original, harmonious and compelling, and which is at the same time intriguing and accessible for a widely divergent audience. And yes, these sculptures are sensual too, attracting the viewer with beautiful soft surfaces of sandblasted glass, and undulating forms, with a chromatic vocabulary articulating the humbleness of natural materials, with embellishments of glass, and metal, and fiber, and pods, and shells, and found objects - some common, some not. These sculptural works by Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman emphatically celebrate life's complex journey, while honoring, respecting and ultimately illumination for all of us the spirituality and beauty inherent in great cultures past and present." Margery Aronson, Seattle WA (2001)

EDUCATION - Jenny Pohlman
1982 BS Journalism, Ohio University, Athens OH
1992 - 99 Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA
1993 - 96 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, teaching assistant for Hank Murta Adams


EDUCATION - Sabrina Knowles
1986 - 88 Liberal Arts, SCCC, Seattle WA
1988 - 89 Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA
1993 - 96 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA; studies with Dante Marioni, Lino Tagliapietra

Selected Exhibitions
2016  Solo Exhibition, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2015  Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ, Duane Reed Gallery
          SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2014  SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
          Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
2013  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
          Art Palm Springs, Duane Reed Gallery
2012  SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2011  Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
          Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
          Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2010  Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI
          Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          SOFA New York & Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2009  Palm Beach 3, Duane Reed Gallery
          SOFA New York & SOFA West, Duane Reed Gallery
          Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2008  Racine Art Museum
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2006  Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
          Edmonds Museum, Edmonds, WA
          SOFA New York & Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

          Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2005  Port of Seattle, juried group show
          Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
          SOFA New York & Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
          Duane Reed Gallery, NY
          Larson Museum, Yakima, WA
2004  Museum of Northwest Art, WA
          Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
          Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          SOFA New York & Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

Selected Collections
Cancer Care Alliance Center, Seattle, WA
Anne Gould Hauberg Collection, Seattle, WA
Allen & Kathleen Shoup Collection, Seattle, WA
Jon & Mary Shirley Collection, Seattle, WA
Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

 

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