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EDUCATION California College of Arts & Crafts,
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1978

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

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS  –  SELECTED
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

EXHIBITIONS  –  SELECTED
Meijer Sculpture Park and Gardens 2010
Grand Rapids, MI
Art Expo International 2009-10
Chicago, IL
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
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 1981
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
Art Encounters, Chicago, IL 2009-10
Artist in Residence, University of Illinois, Champagne, IL 1984
Focus on the Arts, Highland Park, IL 1981-1985, 1995,  2005 – 2007
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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Fredrik Meijer Gardens focuses on sculpture of Artprize.Grand Rapids Free Press 10/4/2010
The Art of Change;
Chicago Tribune,  March 4,  2007
Sculptor Ira Sapir’s Life Has Been a Study in Reinventing Himself;
Art Bistro, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 4, 2007
Restless artist settles into steel;
Chicago News Star, Nov. 21, 2007
The Messenger; Installation, Television broadcast,
ABC 7 & CBS 2,  April 20, 2007, Chicago, IL
Watching the World Change: The stories behind the images of 911
By David Friend,  2006
United We Came. A Personal Account From Ground Zero
by  Mary Stevens, Red Cross, 2002
Harvest for Freedom: Jewish Artists in America-1930’s to 1980’s by L.D.Yochim
Design for Living: January, 1984, USA Cable, New York, NY
Glass Video Documentation KQED-TV, Public Broadcasting System,
San Francisco, CA,  March, 1982
North Shore Magazine, March, 1983, Chicago, IL
On the Table Top, American Crafts Museum, New York , 1981
Visual Dialogue Magazine, January, 1979
Hot Glass-The Enchanting; California Life Section, Sacramento Bee, Dec. 1982

CURATOR
Outtakes, Chicago, IL  1986 – 1991
Curator of Photographic Exhibitions