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Extraordinary and elegant in quality and beauty, Michael Glancy’s sculptures reveal the artist’s exacting struggle towards perfection. Drawing inspiration from natural macro- and micro-environments, Glancy translates cellular landscapes into elegant jewel-toned sculptural objects. Made with blown and plate glass, copper, bronze, silver, and gold, his works reference science, biology, molecular physics, and mathematics. A native of Detroit, Glancy received a BFA from the University of Denver, a second BFA in sculpture, and an MFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied with Dale Chihuly. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at RISD and has taught at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. Glancy’s career has included exhibitions in New York City and Switzerland and his work is in major museums and collections.
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Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.
Glancy, Michael and Goulis, Richard, "Michael Glancy" (2013). NetWorks RI | RISD Faculty Profiles. 19.