Gruen Galleries
Joe Ivacic

Education
B.F.A. University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana 2000
Studied under William Carlson, Jose Chardiet, Kathrine Gray, Greg Fidler, Brent Cole, Paul Nelson, and Robert Blakely

Classes
Glass Sculpting with Pino Signoretto 2009
Large Sculpture with John Miller, Pilchuck 2007
Traditional Forms by Matt Urban, Making Glass 2005
Cane and Murini Pickups by Matt Urban, Making Glass 2005
Venetian Goblets by Matt Urban, Making Glass 2005
Murini Pickups by John Miller, Chicago Hot Glass 2004
Goblets and Venetian Forms by Elio Quarisi, Chicago Hot Glass 2003

Shows

Art Prize, September 2011
Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

“The Collective”, February 2011
David Weinberg Gallery Chicago, IL

Art Loop Open, October 2010
Awarded 3rd place of 200 contestants Chicago, IL

“Things Left Behind”, Solo show, September 19, 2008
Haus Gallery
Chicago, IL

“Glass ?”, Group artist show, August 8, 2008
Lotus Keep Gallery
Chicago, IL

SOFA EXPO, Group artist show, November 2-4, 2007
Rosenthal Gallery
Chicago, IL

Group artist show, September 14, 2007
Golan Liebermann Gallery
Rockford, IL

Group artist show, November 17, 2006
G. C. Lucas Gallery
Indianapolis, IN

“Scratching the Surface” Dual artist show, September 5, 2006
Kraft Lieberman Gallery
Chicago, IL

“2006 Rockford Midwestern” Group show, May 19 – July 23, 2006
Rockford Art Museum
Rockford, IL
“Reflections” Dual artist show, February 10, 2006
Underground Studio
Rockford, IL

“Three Degrees of Separation” Group Show, April 9, 2005
Acme Art Works
Chicago, IL

“Security” Solo Show, November 13-December 10, 2004
Making Glass
Highland Park, IL

“Five” group show, April 24-May 29, 2004
North Lakeside Cultural Center
Chicago, IL



Teaching Experience

Chicago Hot Glass
November 2008 – Present. Education Head. Created multiple eight week glass curriculums in: introduction to glass (basic forms), level two (basic forms with a twist), color applications and techniques, handles and bits (intermediate), cold working (intermediate), scale and size (intermediate), advanced color techniques (intermediate), and private lessons.

Making Glass
November 2004 – 2008. Taught eight week glass classes in: introduction to glass (basic forms), level two (basic forms with a twist), color applications and techniques, handles and bits (intermediate), cold working (intermediate), scale and size (intermediate), advanced color techniques (intermediate), and private lessons.

Lake Forest Academy
2004, 2006. 2007 Taught a year long program to high school students (two 12 week semesters) that encompassed basic forms, level two, cold work, cold construction, color applications, and minor garage skills.

Chicago Hot Glass
Summer 2003- December 2004. Taught Level 1, Level 2 classes, and private lessons.

Chicago Public Schools
2001-2006, Senn High School. Taught art to grades 8 through 12. Head of art department during the year of 2006. Observed gallery 37 during 2001.

Educational Material
Learn How to Blow Glass.-Level 1-4 booklets and Videos.
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