Alex Gabriel Bernstein

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Alex Gabriel Bernstein
Alex Gabriel Bernstein presents a bold and refreshing exploration of visual form and story telling through the art of glass. Bernstein skillfully combines metaphor with the impact and optical quality of glass. His cast glass sculptures provide the viewer with intimate narrative landscapes, drawn from light, form and color.color." Alex Gabriel Bernstein literally grew up in a family of glass artists so it is no surprise that he decided to pursue the art of glass as his career. In his young career, he has already spent time as head of the glass department at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts and has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Rochester Institute of Technology, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts and the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School. In 2007, Alex returned to his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, to set up his studio and focus on creating sculpture full-time and quickly became the a success, selling out exhibits at prestigious galleries around the world. Bernstein developed his unique approach to glass through stone sculpting techniques. After casting a rough shape, he uses stone mason tools to carve and shape the glass. Alex developed his method of fusing metal and glass through serrendipity. While repairing a furnace weld at his parent’s home, he mistakenly splattered hot metal on one of his father’s glass sculptures and discovered it permanently adhered to the glass. Intrigued, he continued to develop the methodology until it became his trademark. An educator at heart, he shared the technique with his students and it’s become so popular that it is now referred to throughout the art world as the “Bernstein Technique”. Alex holds an M.F.A. in glass sculpture from the School for American Crafts at RIT. His work is held in many collections, including those of the Corning Museum of Glass, Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, Mellon Financial Corporation, Wachovia Corporation and the Bascom Center for the Arts. Alex Gabriel Bernstein presents a bold and refreshing exploration of visual form and story telling through the art of glass. Bernstein skillfully combines metaphor with the impact and optical quality of glass. His cast glass sculptures provide the viewer with intimate narrative landscapes, drawn from light, form and color.color." Alex Gabriel Bernstein literally grew up in a family of glass artists so it is no surprise that he decided to pursue the art of glass as his career. In his young career, he has already spent time as head of the glass department at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts and has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Rochester Institute of Technology, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts and the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School. In 2007, Alex returned to his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, to set up his studio and focus on creating sculpture full-time and quickly became the a success, selling out exhibits at prestigious galleries around the world. Berstein developed his unique approach to glass through stone sculpting techniques. After casting a rough shape, he uses stone mason tools to carve and shape the glass. Alex developed his method of fusing metal and glass through surrendipity. While repairing a furnace weld at his parent’s home, he mistakenly splattered hot metal on one of his father’s glass sculptures and discovered it permanently adhered to the glass. Intrigued, he continued to develop the methodology until it became his trademark. An educator at heart, he shared the technique with his students and it’s become so popular that it is now referred to throughout the art world as the “Berstein Technique”. Alex holds an M.F.A. in glass sculpture from the School for American Crafts at RIT. His work is held in many collections, including those of the Corning Museum of Glass, Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, Mellon Financial Corporation, Wachovia Corporation and the Bascom Center for the Arts.
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