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BJ Katz

3235 N, Washington St.
Chandler, AZ 85225, U.S.A.
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Phone: 480.633.3366     Fax: 480.633.3344
Email: bjkatz@meltdownglass.com
URL: http://www.meltdownglass.com

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        Exhibitions

  • 2005 Willow Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (2 person show)
  • 2004 Bedazzled Gallery, Phoenix AZ (two person show)
  • 2003 “Facets of Womanhood” West Valley Art Museum , Phoenix AZ (1 person show)
  • 2003 Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY (permanent collection)
  • 2002 B.C.G.A.A. Biennial Exhibition, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • 2002 “Astral Bodies” Exhibition of Contemporary Glass, Palmer Lake, CO
  • 2001 “Body and Soul” The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD (two person show)
  • 2001 Kittrell/Riffkind Contemporary Art Glass, Dallas, TX (group show)
  • 2001 Gaige & Company Contemporary Art Gallerie, Scottsdale AZ (one person show)
  • 2000 Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (invitational group show)
  • 1999 Aspen Fine Arts Gallery, Flagstaff AZ (invitational group show)
  • 1998 Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Wimberly TX (juried group show)
  • 1997 Tubak Center for the Arts, Tubak AZ
  • 1996 Art Detour, Phoenix AZ (2 person show)
  • 1995 Philabaum Art Glass, Tucson AZ
  • 1994 Shemer Art Center , Phoenix AZ (juried group show)

        Selected Commissions - Private Development Public Art

  • 2008 Baylor University Hospital Center , Dallas, TX .  'Elements of Nature'. Cast glass sculptural mural. 12'H x 117'W 
  • 2005 Midwestern University Downers Grove, IL, cast-glass painted panels, 9'H x 88'W
  • 2004 Wells Fargo Bank Tempe, AZ, cast-glass painted lobby installation, 8'H x 12'W
  • 2003 ACT (American College Testing) Iowa City IA , cast-glass wall 11'H x 88'W
  • 2002 Maricopa County Forensic Science Center Phoenix AZ, cast-glass wall 9'H x 18'W.
  • 2002 Texas Children's Hospital Houston TX, cast-glass chapel wall 10'H x 17'W
  • 2001 Phelps Dodge Corporate Headquarters Phoenix AZ, cast glass wall 17 1⁄2'H.
  • 1999 Sheraton Hotels Phoenix AZ, cast-glass water wall 10'H x 6'W
  • 1999 Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Chicago IL, sculpture 72”H x 94”W
  • 1999 American Express Corporation Phoenix AZ, cast glass art wall 8'H x 35'W
  • 1998 Grand Princess Cruise Ship Milan , cast-glass sculpture 42”H x 42”W x 21”D

         Public Art Commissions

  • 2008 Bay Area Rapid Transit Station, Milpitas, CA. Work in progress.
  • 2008 City of Iowa City, Robert A Lee Recreation Center. Iowa City, IA. Work in progress.
  • 2007 Chandler Gilbert Community College , Health Sciences Building . Gilbert AZ, 12'H x 15'W  Work in progess
  • 2007 City of Frisco, Aquatic Center . Frisco, TX. 'Free Flow'. Cast glass painted mural. 8'H x 45'W
  • 2006 Desert Breeze Police and Fire Dept. Chandler AZ , 'Spirit of Service'. Painted, laminted glass/steel.  8' H x 40'W
  • 2005 Sky Harbor International Airport , Terminal Four Phoenix, AZ, 'Peace Portal'. Painted cast glass sculpture. 20'H x 40'W
  • 2005 SouthEast Branch Library Jacksonville FL, 'Sun Salutations'. Painted cast glass sculpture. 7'H x 4'W
  • 2002 Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Scottsdale AZ, cast glass torso. 20”H x 14”W x 6”D
  • 2002 Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix AZ, 12 painted wildlife art glass panels. 2'H x 3'W
  • 2000 International Cat Museum Amsterdam, Holland , cast glass painted panels. 12”H x 10”W
  • 1997 Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservatory Dunedin, New Zealand, cast-glass panels. 30”H x 24”W 
  • 1996 Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix AZ, cast glass art screen. 84”H x 66”

        Lectures

  • 2002 Art in Public Places NeoCon, internat'l architectural tradeshow. Chicago IL , with Shirley Knipp, Knipp Design Asoc.
  • 2001 Art in Architecture NeoCon, internat'l architectural tradeshow. Chicago IL , with Shirley Knipp, Knipp Design Asoc.
  • 2001 Career Retrospective Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, docents

Publications and Media Coverage

  • 2006 “Extreme Makeover – Home Edition,” ABC, July 2006.
  • 2006 “Morning News,” Channel 3, twice in 2006.
  • 2006 “BJ Katz: Sculptor of Glass,” by Sue Breding, Phoenix Home & Garden magazine, March 2006.
  • 2006 “Four Artists Unveil Works that Lead the Way for Chandler's own Creative Renaissance,” by Bruce Farr, Chandler Life magazine, Feb. March 2006
  • 2005 “Decorative Art Glass,” by Brigid O'Leary, Glass magazine, Nov. 2005.
  • 2005 “I Want That,” HGTV, 2005.
  • 2005 “How to Work with Glass Artists: Keys to Collaboration,” by BJ Katz, Glass magazine, August 2005.
  • 2004 “Building Artful Relationships: BJ Katz & Randy Schmitgen,” The Guild Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 19, 2004.
  • 2004 Editorial Feature on American College Testing Headquarters art wall, Architectural Record magazine, August '04.
  • 2004 “The Love of Art Glass,” Glass Living 2004 Annual Guide.
  • 2004 “Polishing Her Craft,” by Jennifer Cox, Sonik magazine, 2004.
  • 2003 “Magnifying Glass,” John Villani, Arizona Republic , A&E front page, April 13,
  • 2003, 2000. Editorial Mentions, Interior Design magazine.
  • 2002 'Women Artisans,' “Modern Masters,” HGTV, 2002.
  • 2002 “Kaleidascope World,” Kristin Jekel, East Valley magazine, Nov./ Dec. 2002.
  • 2002 “Glassmaker Clearly Sees Art, Function,” Arizona Republic , August 24, 2002.
  • 2001 “Heart of Glass,” Sources and Design magazine, Summer 2001.
  • 2000 “Member Profile,” Glass Art Society News, Oct./ Nov. 2000.
  • 2000 “Fired Up,” Becky Krissler, Phoenix Home & Garden magazine, August, 2000.
  • 1999 “People in Glass Houses...Should Clearly Showcase These Sparkling Works of Art,” by Anita M. Leach, Arizona Republic , July 31, 1999.
  • 1993 “Through a Katz Eye”, Lynne Pyne, The Phoenix Gazette, July 29, 1993

        Awards and Grants

  • 2006 Master of the Southwest. Phoenix Home & Garden.
  • 2005 Artist Career Advancement Grant, Arizona Commision on the Arts.
  • 2002 Design Excellence Awards. The Ashley Group, first prize for Decorative Glass & Mirrors.
  • 2000 Regional Craftsmanship Award. Construction Specifications Institute, Southwest region. (Feeling Fall sculptural wall)