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Joshua Noah Dopp

June 6. 1969


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MFA in Sculpture/Glass    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                                              Sept. 1999 to May 2001

BA in Art History                 University of California at Santa Barbara

                                              Sept. 1990 to May 1993

AA in Studio Art            Santa Barbara City Collegge

                                              Sept. 1987 to May 1990


Residencies and Workshops


Artsit in Residence              Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

                                              Jan. 2008 to Current

Fellowship                           Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, new Jeresy

                                              April 2002 to July 2002

Course Work                       Schule fŸr Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

                                              Sept. 1994 to Feb. 1995

Glass Concentration          Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina   

                                             Sep. 1998 to Nov. 1998 


                   Artist Statement


The speed at which our lives work is getting faster and less stable everyday. Technology tries too hard to make our lives ŇbetterÓ and frequently just makes it more complicated and less real. Sometimes it is the simple things which are able to speak volumes; or in their quietude transport us to a more ethereal sublime state. Barriers surround us and define us. From our skin to the stone walls around our possessions to lines on a map. The edge or the border is the home of doubt and anxiety. At the threshold there is transformation and change, which our minds either comfortably confront or vigorously repel. I am interested in duality and the tension or blurring of opposites. At what point does anything change? Where and when does chaos become ordered or ultimately at rest?




The Legacy of University of Illinois GLASS, Cinema Gallery

                                             Urbana, Illinois Nov. 2007 to Jan 12, 2008

Spotlight on Arizona Artists, Cervini Haas Gallery

                                             Scottsdale, Arizona Jan 7 to Feb 2007

Glass Invitational Exhibition, Cervini Haas Gallery

                                             Scottsdale, Arizona Jan 5 to Feb 11, 2006

New Works In Cast Glass solo show. Weisspollack Gallery

                                             New York, NY Mar. 3 to April 30, 2004

New Faces In Glass group show. R. Duane Reed Gallery

                                             St. Louis, MO Sept. 18 to Oct. 18, 2003

20/20 Vision group show of CGCA fellows. Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village

                                             Millville, NJ June 1,2003 to January 4,2004

Faceted Forms  solo show. The Cultural Exchange Gallery,

                                             Scottsdale, AZ March 7 to April 8, 2002

New Work juired group show.  Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery,

                                             Pittsburgh, PA July 12 to Sep. 8, 2002

Made in Illinois juired group show. Quad Cities Arts Center,

                                             Rock Island, IL Nov. 8 to Dec. 28, 2001

Unity in Varity juired group show. Art Exhibition Series, Springer Cultural Center

                                             Champaign,  IL  Jan. 30 to Feb 18, 2001

Master of Fine Arts Exhibition University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Krannert Art Museum,

                                             Champaign, IL. Mar. 24 to Apr. 15, 2001

Simultaneous juried group show. Old Urban League Building,

                                             Champaign, IL. Mar. 24 to Apr. 21, 2001

The Next Next Wave juired group show. Portia Gallery,

                                             Chicago, IL Feb, 2001

The Next Wave juired group show. Marx Saunders Gallery,

                                             Chicago, IL. Feb. 1999 to Mar. 2000

Visions of Flight solo show. Beef and Feet Gallery,

                                             Champaign IL. Sept. 1999

Affordable Housing group show.  Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery,

                                             Pittsburgh, PA. Jan. 1999

Labyrinth Drawings  solo show. Galerie fŸr Gestaltung,

                                             Zurich, Switzerland May 1995

Recent Glass Blowing Works  solo show. Guernica Gallery,

                                             Santa Barbara, CA Apr. to May 1993

Exhibition of Painting group show. Gallery Salle Curie SBCC Student Art Show. 

                                             Paris, France Nov. 1989

Santa Barbara City College Student Art Show. Group show. Honorable Mention

                                             Santa Barbara, CA May 1988 

Arizona Regional Exhibition, group show. Scholastic Art Award.

                                             Scottsdale, AZ June 1984