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MICHELLE  KNOX Michelle Knox - Blue Reliquary
Blue Reliquary
65 x 12 x 12 in
165 x 30 x 30 cm
MICHELLE  KNOX Michelle Knox - The Standing Reliquary_ Shadows of Enigmatic Thought
The Standing Reliquary: Shadows of Enigmatic Thought
84 x 12 x 12 in
213 x 30 x 30 cm
MICHELLE  KNOX Michelle Knox - The Standing Reliquary_ A Place to Hold My Quiet Thoughts
The Standing Reliquary: A Place to Hold My Quiet Thoughts
72 x 12 x 12 in
183 x 30 x 30 cm
MICHELLE  KNOX Michelle Knox - Intersection
15 x 48 x 18 in
38 x 122 x 46 cm
MICHELLE  KNOX Michelle Knox - Oceania Tower
Oceania Tower
78 x 12 x 12 in
198 x 30 x 30 cm

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Michelle Knox is originally a New Jersey native. She relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997, where she attended and graduated from The California College of the Arts in 2000 with a Bachelors of Fine Art with an emphasis on glass arts.

Knox has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the Saxe Family Scholarship, the Richard Ritter Scholarship, the William Morris Scholarship for Pilchuck, and the Jury’s Choice Award at the Bay Area Glass Institute’s Annual Gala in April, 2009.

For more than fifteen years Knox has studied art, and specifically glass making, at internationally recognized glass institutes such as Public Glass, Urban Glass, Bullseye Glass, Penland School of Crafts, and the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School. In 2008, she won her first Public Art grant with the Richmond Art Center to produce a permanent public art piece in the City of Richmond, CA, with local community youths. Knox has studied under many respected artists like Clifford Rainey, Pamina Traylor, Therman Statom, Deb Cerzedsco, Silvia Levenson, and most recently, Gene Koss at Tulane University where she received her MFA on full scholarship in 2011.

Knox is rapidly emerging into her career and shows regularly throughout the country. Some of her venues have included the Oakland Museum, The Museum of Craft and Design, and the National Liberty Museum, along with numerous fine art galleries. Trained as a glass blower, Knox is also well versed in glass casting, kiln forming, cold working, metal fabrication, and woodworking. She has several different bodies of work that have multiple ranges of topics. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


I am interested in creating sculptures and installations that consider their relationship to, about, and from the individual or the space they inhabit. To do this, I employ a variety of abstracted visual cues that allude to the figure, the monumental, or the spiritual. The work I create is theatrical in nature and requires participation. This interface comes from simply navigating the space and extends itself to seeing oneself reflected on the often highly reflective surfaces.

These sculptures are created part-by-part and composed with a minimalist logic. I work in a diverse set of media that speaks to the history of sculpture: wood, concrete, and metal, as well as glass. These materials are combined with traditional and non-traditional means. Scale and physicality are important aspects to my work. They speak both to the process of making, the literal physical interaction with large masses of material, as well as afford me the ability to speak to architecture – the scale larger than oneself.

The motivation behind making my artwork comes from a deep-rooted desire to affect my world and create a positive sense of self. I completely enjoy the feeling that creating something unique brings to me. I chose glass as a medium because it is so alluring, so fragile, and so representational of the human condition. The combination of materials in my work allows me to play on the tension and fragility of glass as a metaphor, and the rigidness of metal as a foundation to balance that fragility.

The current state of modern life is so busy, so full with tasks and needs. My work is a reaction to that white noise, that static pace of life and the over load of information. My work represents something simple, something quiet, and something almost forgotten in the American way of life. My work is not overdone, over-engineered, or loaded with connotation, but remains simple, pure, and quiet. The process and the products reconnect me with a lost sense of spirituality in my own life, and heighten my awareness of the lack of it in the world around me. The loss of precious things, ancestral traces, and meaningful talisman is concerning to me. In the objects I create, I bring those moments of reflection; I reintroduce preciousness into an object and spark a memory of history.

































































Selected Exhibitions
2015 “Original Voices,” Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 “HOT PICKS!,” online exhibition with guest curator Tom O’Connor, Sculpturesite Gallery,     Glen Ellen, CA
2014 Solo Show, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2013 "Black, White, Red," a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012-2013 “Playing with Fire,” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2012-2013 Oakland International Airport, Terminal 3, Oakland, CA
2012 Co-Producer of “Glass Weekend: The CA Contribution,” The Crucible, Oakland, CA
2012 “Amorphous,” Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA
2012 “Crucible Artist,” The San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA
2012 Affordable Art Fair: LA, with Micaela Gallery + Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2012 "41st Marin Designers Showcase," with A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite at the Villa Belvedere, Belvedere, CA
2011 "Spatial Relations," Carroll Gallery: Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2011 Duane Reed Gallery, Millville, NJ
2011 Graphite Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011 Micalea's Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2010 "Sculpture in the Garden," Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
2010 Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Graphite Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 "Glass by the Block," YMCA in conjunction with the G.A.S. Conference, New Albany, IN
2010 “Hot and Cold Exhibition,” Micaela’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Pacinni Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008-2009 "Winter Salon: A Glass Exhibition," Micaela's Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008-2009 "Bay Area Glass Sculpture," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 "Heat and Light," Arts94124 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Varnish Galley, San Francisco, CA
2008 Solo Show, The Public Glass Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 "CCA: A Legacy in Studio Glass," The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
2006 "Made in California: Glass Exhibition," The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2006 "Glass Now: 2006 Auction Event," National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Deep Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005 "Guilty by Association: Group Show," Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Imagery Partners, Portland OR

Selected Private Collections
Ron Valdez – Owner, Hamilton Selway Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Laura Fennel, Los Altos Hills, CA
Paul Lederman, Bellevue, WA
Richard Pi, San Jose, CA
Michael Himes, Fort Wayne, IN
Dan Rosen, Kirkland, WA
Merle Hofman, Wynnewood, PA
Sharlin and Mel Galpin, Los Angeles, CA

Scholarships and Awards
2009-2011 Full tuition scholarship and Teaching Fellowhip, Tulane University: MFA, New Orleans, LA
2010 Summer Research Award / SLA Grant, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2009 William Morris Scholarship for Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2009 Jury’s Choice Award, Bay Area Glass Institute Annual Gala, San Jose, CA
2008 Public Art Grant, mosaic glass mural, City of Richmond, CA
2007 Finalist, Green-Haven Pocket Library Art in Public Places Project, City Of Sacramento, CA
2004 The Corning Award nomination, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2004 Richard Ritter Scholarship to attend Penland School of Crafts, Penland< NC
2000 Honorable Mention: All College Honors for Creative writing CCA, Oakland, CA
1999 Saxe Family Scholarship for Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1995-1997 Dean’s List: Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH

Professional Experience
2015-present Studio Manager and Program Manager, Brooklyn Glass, Brooklyn, NY
2006-present Business owner of The Knox Resource Group
2011-2014 Instructor at The Crucible, Oakland, CA
2008 Director of Public Glass: San Francisco’s Center for Art Glass, Non-profit, San Francisco, CA
2002-2005 Lighting and Glass Technician and Designer for Lightspann Illumination Design, Emeryville, CA

2009-2011 MFA: Glass Major, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Full Scholarship
1997-2000 BFA: Glass Major, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
1995-1997 Environmental Science/Glass Minor, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH

Additional Education
2009 Kiln Casting with Silvia Levensen, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2008 Educators Forum on Teaching Glass Techniques, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR
2007 Artist Assistant to Arthur Gonzales, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2007 Independent Extended Travel, Eastern Europe
2004 Sculpting Glass with Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA
2004 Glass and Metal Combination Class with Che Rhodes and Rick Smith, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2003 Drawing for Sculpture, The Crucible, Oakland, CA
2003 Independent Extended Travel, Southeast Asia
2000 Pilchuck Glass School summer staff, Stanwood, WA
1999 Hot Sculpting with Deborah Czersko, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1998 Goblet workshop with Alan Goldfarb, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

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