ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is a by product of my rebellious yet sensitive personality. It is born out of the need to break through the limits imposed on us by external forces; in both abstract and physical form.

Working with glass poses a very real challenge while yielding an immediate reward when tamed. Combining different glass working and glazing techniques I can work beyond the constraints of this unforgiving medium and bring forward its best qualities. With each piece I make, I get closer to the medium and attempt to bring the audience closer to It. Glass can be seen as fragile and vain, yet in my work it represents strength of character and the natural world. Its fragility is only a reflection of our own.

My work attempts to remind us of our true place in the natural world. The only way I know how; by looking to the future.

BIOGRAPHY

Zac Knudson is a seasoned glass artist from South Florida. In 2005, Zac founded The Glass Artist, a glass design and fabrication house. Since then, he has been working closely with some of the best decorative glass and design firms in South Florida. For more than 10 years he has been creating unique works of art for private collectors, celebrities and publicly funded projects across the country.

Zac has been experimenting with glass since a young age and is tirelessly pushing its boundaries. He continuously takes the art of glass sculpture to the next level with his use of lights, layering and his expertise in etching and carving. There is a recurrent theme in his work guided by a passion for nature and elevation of consciousness. His work reaches into a deeper dimension of thought while maintaining a grounded foot on the realities of today’s world. Themes like Learning from the past, bees awareness, death and the elevation of Thought are often seen in his work.

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2018

  • Art Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL
  • ART Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
  • CONTINUUM, West Palm Beach Arts, FL

2017

  • Palm Beach Art, Antique and Design Show, Palm Beach, FL
  • Red Dot Art Fair, Miami FL
  • Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL
  • Art Market Hamptons- Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY
  • 1st Annual Spring Art Festival, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Naples Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, Evan Lurie Gallery, Naples, FL
  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, Evan Lurie Gallery, West Palm Beach , FL

2016

  • Scope Miami, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami Beach , FL
  • Red Dot Miami, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami Beach , FL

2015

  • CMYK Gallery, Group Show for Art Basel 2015, Midtown Miami, FL
    2014
  • Tiny Ninjas Project, Temporary Urban Installations, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL

2012

  • WEAM, World Erotic Art Museum, Miami FL
  • Grey Area Gallery, Co-Founder & Artist, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL

2008

  • Recipient of the People’s Choice Award at Mixed Media show for the Broward Art Guild, FL

COMMISSIONS

  • Public Art Sculpture, Tamarac Veterans Tribute Wall, Tamarac, FL
  • Public Art Sculpture, Coral Springs Art Walk , Coral Springs, FL
  • Installation, Clive Daniels Design Firm, Fort Myers FL
  • Sculpture, Tundra Restaurant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Public Art Sculpture, Marathon Key Fire Rescue Memorial, Marathon Key, FL
  • Public Art Sculpture, Boca Raton Public Library, Boca Raton, FL
  • VIP Lounge Design, Haimov Jewelers, Miami, FL
  • Glass Mermaids, Retail Store, Houston, TX
  • Etched Sculpture, Bertram/ Faretti Yatchs, Miami, FL
  • Glass Sculpture Awards, Winners Circle Charities, Sponsored by Mike Schmidt, Delray Beach, FL
  • Sculpture, Ringo Starr
  • Etched piece, Mike Miller, Miami Heat player

PUBLICATIONS

  • Featured in HGTV , Color Splash Miami with David Bromstad
  • WLRN, Art Street Series, “Glass Act” Documentary
  • Sunsentinel Newspaper
  • Life Publications
  • WEMERGE Magazine
  • Design Bureau Magazine
  • Florida Design Magazine
  • Gulfcoast Living Magazine
  • Churn Magazine
  • Lifestyle Magazine
  • Under the Sun Magazine