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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2008   Bowling Green State University Political Science Dept. Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Art
2012   Student of Therman Statom, Pilchuck Glass School, Washington
2012   Private study with Milan Handl, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
2012   Go with the Flow, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon
2012   TA, Nijima Glass Festival, Nijima, Japan


2016   Visiting Artist in Residence, Alfred University, Alfred, New York
2015   Awarded Residency Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
2014   Named to American Design Hot List, Herman Miller
2014   Awarded GAP Residency Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
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, Washington


2019  Design Miami/ Basel, The Future Perfect, Miami, Florida
2019  Menagerie, Solo Exhibition, The Future Perfect, San Francisco, California
2018  Design Miami/ 2018, The Future Perfect, Miami, Florida
2017  Design Miami/ 2017, The Future Perfect, Miami, Florida
2017  The Future Perfect, Solo Exhibition, New York, New York
2017  Sight Unseen Offsite New York, New York
2017  Euroluce, Roll and Hill at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2017  Architecture Biennial, Collaboration with MOS Architecture, Chicago, Illinois
2017  Solo Exhibition, Curtis Steiner, Seattle, Washington
2017  Chihuly Garden and Glass Award
2016  Design Miami Basel, The Future Perfect, Miami, Florida
2016  The Future Perfect, The Immaculate Object, New York, New York
2016  Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Lit, Alfred, New York
2016  Matter, MMOTIF, New York, New York
2016  Sight Unseen, Join, New York, New York
2016  Salone del Mobile, Hotel Wallpaper, Milan, Italy
2015  Curtis Steiner, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
2015  Sight Unseen Offsite, New York, New York
2015  Jonald Dudd, New York, New York
2014  Traver Gallery, Considering Design, Seattle, Washington
2014  Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Vitrum Balticum, Kaunas, Lithuania
2014  Material Matters, Makers, Seattle, Washington
2014  Sight Unseen Offsite, New York, New York
2014  Future This Now, Love City Love, Seattle, Washington
2013  Curtis Steiner Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
2013  Group Design Exhibition, “NOHO Next” New York, New York
2012  Fancy, Duo show, Jenny Crischeullo and John Hogan, Seattle, Washington
2012  419 Gallery, Embark, Group show, Toledo, Ohio
2011  Curated Next, Invitational Exhibition, Seattle Glass Gallery
2011  Curtis Steiner Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
2011  Fancy, Group Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
2011  Glass Art Society Studio tour, Studio 5416, Ballard, Washington
2011  Pilchuck Studio Tour, Studio 5416, Ballard, Washington