A R T I S T B I O
Tim Spurchise, originally from Syracuse, New York, is skilled in glassblowing and metalworking and has shown work both nationally and internationally. His main series of artwork is a visual cacophony of whimsical and eccentric glass sea monsters as a response to his research of the sea monsters found on medieval and Renaissance maps. Tim’s twenty-first century glass sea monsters parallel their predecessors by drawing upon the fear and superstition of what lives beneath the water’s surface. Many of these sea monsters exist as a representation of the loss of potential discovery, while acting as a facetious metaphor for the unknown state of the future of our oceans.
Currently, Tim works as a studio technician for the glass and sculpture departments at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He received his M.F.A from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and has a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in Art History from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. Tim has also worked for nationally recognized glass studios such as the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, Virginia, Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Missouri, and Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth Virginia.