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Carrie Fertig
Carrie Fertig

About Me

Personal Statement

I create sonic and visual environments for transformative experiences. I use flameworked glass in an interdisciplinary practice incorporating sound, light, fire, electronics, dance, and film to address emotional, spiritual, and physical states and thresholds. My preferred materials are invisible or transparent: sound and clear glass. My work is made with fire: this elemental process speaks to my recurring subjects of human connection, self-knowledge, and flight and stasis. I build environments and situations to which people privately bring their deepest selves to visually public installations. Outputs are experiential: performance, music, film, installation, and sculpture. All of my work contains engagement with collaborators or participants, and much of it is interactive.

Year Established: 2007

Achievements

Collections
European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, Germany
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, England
North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland
The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Scotland

Awards/Competitions
2015 Open Project Funding Grant, Creative Scotland
2015 Royal Scottish Academy, Residencies for Scotland Bursary
2014 Lyth Art Centre, Caithness, Scotland, Creative Scotland Creative Futures Residency
2014 Hope Scott Trust
2013 Professional Development Grant, Creative Scotland
2011 Best Creative Campaign of 2011: Art. Glass Wings for Chichester. Crowdfunding website IndieGoGo
2010 Arts Trust Scotland
2010 Glass Manufacturers Educational Trust
2009 Professional Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council

Residencies
2016 Royal Scottish Academy, Residencies for Scotland; Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath; North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster; Stills, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014 Lyth Art Centre, Wick, Scotland
2014 ICT/Art Connect, Brussels, Belgium, sponsored by the European Commission
2014 The European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, Germany
2014 Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
2013 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
2011 Chichester Cathedral/West Dean College
2009 University of Sunderland
2007 North Lands Creative Glass

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