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 highly sought after glass artist from South Florida. He is known for pushing boundaries, and continuously redefines the art of glass sculpture through his use of light, layering, and skill in etching and carving.

In 2005, he founded The Glass Artist, a glass design and fabrication house, where he works closely with the best decorative glass and design firms in South Florida to bring their shared visions to life. For more than 10 years he has been creating unique works of art for private collectors, celebrities and publicly funded projects across the country.

The recurrent themes in his work are guided by a passion for nature and a commitment to the pursuit of elevated consciousness. These include learning from the past, awareness of the plight of bees, death, and higher thinking. His work reaches into a deeper dimension of thought while maintaining a grounded foot on the realities of the modern world.

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2019

  • Art Wynwood, Miami, FL

2018

  • Art Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL
  • ART Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, FL
  • Art Miami, Miami, FL
  • Kunst 18 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
  • EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
  • Affordable Art Fair NYC, New York City, NY
  • Market Art + Design, The Hamptons, NY
  • SCOPE Basel, Haus, Switzerland
  • Spring Art Festival, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL
  • CONTINUUM, West Palm Beach Arts, FL
  • LA Art Show Modern + Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

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

  • Art Hamptons, The Hamptons, NY
  • Scope Miami, Miami Beach , FL
  • Red Dot Miami, 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