John Hogan

John Hogan is a Seattle-based glass artist. His critically lauded work, which spans both functional objects and fine art sculpture, is highly distinctive in its exploration of refracted light. Drawing influences from a wide range of sources - from molecular gastronomy to physics - Hogan’s sculptures evoke an otherworldly quality; glass that feels alive - morphing simple, recognizable forms into complex, inexpressible objects.
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Hogan grew up in Toledo, Ohio, one of the world’s leading centers for fine glass production. He studied traditional glassblowing methods at the city’s acclaimed Toledo Art Museum, then relocated to Seattle, where a glass blown revival was coalescing around the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood.

His work marries tradition with modern influences: his coldworking techniques (the cutting and polishing process) are steeped in old Eastern European practices, which emphasize simplicity and the pure, optical quality of glass; while his rich, inventive use of color and formal references are more contemporary and unexpected. His most recent work uses specialized, color-changing glass - an effect achieved by exposing the raw colorant to a rich flame right after application.

John Hogan made his debut at Design Miami in 2016, with The Future Perfect. In 2017, he partnered with MOS architects to create a prototype of an interlocking structural glass block, for the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Vertical City installation. That same year, he worked with the Future Perfect on the Ripple coffee table series, his first furniture works. A natural collaborator, Hogan has worked with fellow Seattleite Erich Ginder Studio, and, more recently, New York brand Studio Ladies and Gentlemen on their Atlas and Equalizer collections.


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Commissions

EXHIBITIONS

San Francisco

Menagerie

The Future Perfect is pleased to present “Menagerie,” an exhibition by John Hogan at the San Francisco Gallery. Menagerie, a name that plays on the collection’s elevated otherness, is a continuation of the artist’s exploration of glass as a chief creative medium. For this collection, and by contrast to a number of the artist’s recent collections – which deployed glass at furniture scale – Hogan produced a number of pieces that are smaller in scale than some may expect. This shift, whilst emphasizing a rigorous production process, signals a return to Hogan’s roots with diminutive, exquisitely proportioned pieces that emphasize 3-dimensionality and can be easily admired in the round.

San Francisco

Menagerie

The Future Perfect is pleased to present “Menagerie,” an exhibition by John Hogan at the San Francisco Gallery. Menagerie, a name that plays on the collection’s elevated otherness, is a continuation of the artist’s exploration of glass as a chief creative medium. For this collection, and by contrast to a number of the artist’s recent collections – which deployed glass at furniture scale – Hogan produced a number of pieces that are smaller in scale than some may expect. This shift, whilst emphasizing a rigorous production process, signals a return to Hogan’s roots with diminutive, exquisitely proportioned pieces that emphasize 3-dimensionality and can be easily admired in the round.

THE PRESENT TENSE

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Education

2008  Bachelor – Political Science, Minor in Art – Bowling Green State University

2012  Student of Therman Statom, Pilchuck Glass School, WA

2012  Private study with Milan Handl, Novy Bor, Czech Republic

2012  Go with the Flow, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR

2012  TA, Nijima Glass Festival, Nijima, Japan

Exhibitions

2019  “Design Miami/Basel” – The Future Perfect, Miami, FL

2019  “Menagerie” – The Future Perfect, San Francisco, CA

2018  “Design Miami/2018” – The Future Perfect, Miami, FL

2017  “Design Miami/2017” – The Future Perfect, Miami, FL

2017  Solo Exhibition – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2017  “Sight Unseen” – Offsite, New York, NY

2017  “Euroluce” – Roll and Hill at Salone del Mobile, Milan, IT

2017  “Architecture Biennial, Collaboration with MOS Architecture” – Chicago, IL

2017  Solo Exhibition – Curtis Steiner, Seattle, WA

2016  “Design Miami/Basel” – The Future Perfect, Miami, FL

2016  “The Immaculate Object” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2016  “Lit” – Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

2016  “Matter” – MMOTIF, New York, NY

2016  “Join” – Sight Unseen, New York, NY

2016  “Salone del Mobile” – Hotel Wallpaper, Milan, IT

2015  “Curtis Steiner, Solo Exhibition”, Seattle, WA

2015  “Offsite” – Sight Unseen, New York, NY

2015  “Jonald Dudd” – New York, NY

2014  “Considering Design” – Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014  “Vitrum Balticum” – Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

2014  “Material Matters, Makers” – Seattle, WA

2014  “Offsite” – Sight Unseen, New York, NY

2014  “Future This Now” – Love City Love, Seattle, WA

2013  Solo Exhibition – Curtis Steiner Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013  “NOHO Next” Group Design Exhibition – New York, NY

2012  “Fancy” Duo show, Jenny Crischeullo and John Hogan – Seattle, WA

2012 “Embark” Group show – 419 Gallery, Toledo, OH

2011  “Curated Next, Invitational Exhibition” – Seattle Glass Gallery

2011  Solo Exhibition – Curtis Steiner Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011  “Fancy” Group Exhibition – Seattle, WA

2011  “Glass Art Society Studio tour” – Studio 5416, Ballard, WA

2011  “Pilchuck Studio Tour” – Studio 5416, Ballard, WA

Professional

2016  Visiting Artist in Residence, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2015  Awarded Residency Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2014  Named to American Design Hot List, Herman Miller

2014  Awarded GAP Residency Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

2014  Craftsperson in Residence (Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School

2014  Collaborations in Design with Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Grain, Erich Ginder

2014  Collaborations in Art with Karen Donnellan and Amy Rueffert

2013  Founded Professional Associates Design Studio with Erich Ginder

2013  Awarded Emerging Artist Residency Pilchuck Glass School

2011  Nominated for Emerging Artist award at GAS conference Toledo for 2012

2010  Founding Studio member, Studio 5416, Ballard, WA

Awards

2017  Chihuly Garden and Glass Award