Instructor, Glass Art
Alexander is a Philadelphia-based artist, educator and writer. He received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in glass from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Science in Visual Studies from MIT. His artistic practice is rooted in the study of glass as a material, in conjunction with broad interdisciplinary investigation crossing over into many other media and research areas. His most recent project, "A Climber's Guide to Eastern State Penitentiary; or East State's Architecture and How to Escape It," is on display at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Alexander is featured on the Netflix glassblowing competition show “Blown Away”.
Alexander pursues his practice with artist residencies, teaching, performances and exhibitions locally and internationally. He earned the 2012 International Glass Prize, The Esther & Harvey Graitzer Memorial Prize, UArts FADF Grant, and the de Florez Humor Fund Grant (MIT). He has attended artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Urban Glass, Vermont Studio Center, StarWorks, Pilchuck Glass School, GlazenHuis in Belgium, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Worcester Craft Center. His writing has been published in Glass Quarterly, The Glass Art Society Journal and the Art Blog. He is a founding member of Hyperopia Projects.
View his work at www.alexanderrosenberg.net.