Biography
IRA SAPIR
P.O. Box 220861
Chicago, IL 60622

917.331.3114
ira@irasapir.com

Born: 1955 Chicago, IL
Education: California College of Arts & Crafts, B.F.A.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Cervinder Museum, Valencia, Spain
Moderne International Glaskunst, Ebeltoft, Danmark
Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE
Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Fl
Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI
Byer Museum of the Arts, Evanston, IL
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
US News / Business Weekly, Washington DC
Yamaha Corporation, Kyoto, Japan
Coca Cola Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Lannan Founation. Palm Beach, Florida
Pacific Western Psychiatric, Los Angeles, CA
Commemorative M.A.S.H. Television Series, Los Angeles, CA
Juffali Import Export Headquarters, Saudi Arabia
Salibaco International, Chicago, IL
Russel Novak & Co., Chicago, IL
Center For Inquiry, Amherst, NY
The Berman Design Group, Philadelphia, PA
American Automotive Parts Association, Washington, DC
Playboy Enterprises Incorporated, Chicago, IL
San Francisco 49ers Football Team, San Francisco, CA
Ameribag Corporation, Barbados
Fisher Container Corporation, Highland park, IL
Georgia Lighting Company, Atlanta, GA
Mercantile National Bank & Trust, Rockford, IL
Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, OH
The Urban Center, Tampa, FL
Keyth Security Systems Inc., Highland Park, IL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Chicago Sculpture International-Juried Exhibition 2008
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Cedarhurst Biennial Sculpture Competition 2008
Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
Continuum, Solo Exhibition 2007
Rosenthal Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition 2002
Momus Gallery Atlanta, GA
Solo Exhibit 2001
Peterson-Hall Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
The Figure 2000
J. Carriciolla Gallery New York, NY
Art Palm Beach 2000
Palm Beach , FL
Three Sculptors 1999
Tribeca Fine Arts Gallery New York, NY
Solo Exhibition 1999
Skot Foreman Gallery Miami, FL
Group Exhibition 1998
SOFA, Chicago. IL
Group Exhibition 1998
Mindy Oh Gallery New York, NY
Solo Exhibition 1997
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Group Exhibition 1997
SOFA, Miami, FL
Solo Exhibition 1995
Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition 1995
Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Two Sculptors 1994
Omni Gallery, Hempstead, NY
Outtakes 1986-91
Curator of Photo Exhibitions
Glass America
Heller Gallery, New Exhibition 1985 New York, NY
Solo Exhibition
Connal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
New Directions-New Acquisitions ‘84
Byer Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
Solo Exhibition ‘84
Gillette-Frutchey Gallery, Atlanta, GA
World Glass Now ‘83
Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Solo Exhibition ‘83
San Francisco, CA
Two Person Exhibition ‘83
Holsten Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
On The Tabletop Exhibition 1978-’85
Habitat Gallery, Dearborn, MI
American Glass in Japan, Traveling Exhibition ‘79-80
Yamaha Corporation, Japan
National Glass Show 1978- 84
Contemporary Artisans, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibition ‘82
Gallery 10, New York, NY
Glass Invitational ‘82
Holtsen Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS:
Artist in Residence, University of Illinois, Champagne, IL 1984
Focus on the Arts, Highland Park, IL 1981-85 - ’95& 2005-07
Modern Glass, Byer Museum, Evanston, IL 1984
B.A.S.A.G. Studio Movement, Mindscape Gallery, Evanston, IL 1983
Studio Glass Movement, Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1982
Glass Techniques & Styles, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA 1982
Glass Blowing Techniques, Craftsman Gallery, Omaha, NE 1982
Glass Blowing Techniques, San Jose State University, CA 1982
Shared Visions, Contemporary Council of Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA 1979