Hot Glass Sculpture

Stacey Neff

Great art requires the embrace of creativity and abandonment of fear

Biography

Artist Stacey Neff is known for pioneering new forms of art glass.  She exhibits sculpture internationally, founded and directs the non profit arts organization New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop, and has authored cutting edge artist centric art market programs.  From 1994 – 1998, after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Glass, Stacey managed a production glass company acting as Vice President for Glass Improvement in Espanola, NM.  Between 1994 – 2010, Stacey had many solo and museum exhibits internationally; her artwork added to permanent collections including:


Glasmuseet Ebeltoft – Ebeltoft, Denmark
Mint Museum of Art – Charlotte, NC
Corning Glass Museum – Corning, NY
Museum of New Mexico – Santa Fe, NM
Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art - Tacoma, WA
Eiteljorg Museum - Indianapolis, IN


Over her career, Neff has been featured in many magazine articles, including, Art in America, ArtNews, Glass Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, as well as included in hard cover publications, 3-D art/techne Aline Brandauer, 2005; and New Mexico Artists at Work, Dana Newmann.  Neff has also made two short films about her work, “Echoes in Form: Stacey Neff with the International Museum of Glass”, and and “Zig-zag: Dance to Art about Music”.  Neff has received awards including:


2008            Study Fellowship Award, Neon Boneyard, Neon Museum, Las Vegas NV
2006            Bellinger Sculpture Award, Chautauqua Institute 49th National Exhibition - Chautauqua, NY
Official Selection “Stacey Neff: Echoes in Form”, New York Short Film Festival
Official Selection “Stacey Neff: Echoes in Form”, San Francisco Short Film Festival
2005            Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Purchase Award
2004            Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Hot Shop Residency
2002            Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Purchase Award
2000            POLLOCK KRASNER FOUNDATION INC. Grant Recipient


Currently, Neff is Directing New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop, pursuing an MBA, online, from Washington State University, and continuing exhibitions of her sculpture. 

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