Brianna Gluszak

Emerging glass and textile artist Brianna Gluszak utilizes shape, color and material to question and play with viewers' perceptions of gendered traits, circumstances, and implicit bias. In bright and colorful tufted rugs, Gluszak bends edges and draws the eye around an unconventional visual plane. These edges, curves, colors, and shapes are all stand-ins for our bodies in space. Brianna Gluszak received a bachelor's in fine art with distinction in glass from The Alberta University for the Arts (formerly The Alberta College of Art and Design) in 2016. Gluszak has studied and worked at Pilchuck Glass School, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and StarWorks Center for Creative Enterprise. In 2017 she was the recipient of an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant for a six-month long residency at The Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Nexø, Denmark. Other past residencies include, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, ON and Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland. Gluszak is currently a master's in fine art candidate and graduate teaching associate at The Ohio State University.​ Her work utilizes various playful motifs, captivating color schemes, and gendered forms and materials. She often exploits the hard-edged masculine gallery architecture as well as the phallus form to transform the assumed gender of an object or space through the transition and translation of color. Blurring the visual descriptors associated with femininity and masculinity through glassmaking, textiles, and installation.