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Doug Gillis

Doug Gillis Fused Glass

"Using a modular and contemporary approach, my work attempts to integrate the science of heat and light with the organic nature of fused glass. I attribute my aesthetic styling to the European Bauhaus designs I studied extensively at Ohio State University."

Fused glass artist Doug Gillis believes that it's the processes and materials themselves that inspire his drive to exhibit art's elements: line, pattern, texture, balance, color, light and composition. He believes these are the aesthetic rewards of letting Earth's natural materials express themselves as fine art, unconstrained by the limitations of utility and function.

Doug Gillis is recognized for introducing non-traditional materials (metals, organic materials, etc.) into the melting process. In other ways, he remains loyal to centuries-old glassmaking traditions in his use of hand tools to form and finish each piece individually.

Doug Gillis received a B.S. in Industrial Design at Ohio State. He was an Art Director in Los Angeles, Orlando, and The Netherlands. He has supplemented his formal education and professional experience by taking fused glass courses at the University of New Mexico and at the Bullseye Studio in Santa Fe. He continually explores new materials and techniques.

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Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Doug Gillis
$ 570
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Doug Gillis
$ 570
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Zen Opening, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Canyon Road Contemporary Gallery, 2012
Contemporary Concepts II Opening, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Weyrich Gallery, 2012
Glass Award Winner (Juried), Albuquerque, NM, USA, New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, 2012
Glass Award Winner (Juried), Ruidoso, NM, USA, Northern New Mexico Art and Crafts Fair, 2011
Featured Artist Opening, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Canyon Road Contemporary Gallery, 2013
Best of Show - Glass (Juried), Albuquerque, NM, USA, New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, 2014
Solo Show, Sedona, AZ, USA, Gallery of Modern Masters, 2014
Solo Show, Santa Fe, NM, USA, Canyon Road Contemporary Gallery, 2014
Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX, Bayou City Art Festival, 2014
NMCC "Red or Green" Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM, USA, New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, 2014
Taos Invitational Glass Exhibit, Taos, NM, USA, Mission Gallery, 2014