Born: Chicago, Illinois
Jon Kuhn is regarded as one of the leading glass artists in the world. With works featured in over 40 international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Vatican Museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the White House Permanent Collection, the National Museum of American Art and hundreds of private residences and public spaces, millions have enjoyed his beautiful works.
Where the majority work with molten or blown glass, Mr. Kuhn works in cold glass that is cut, polished, and fused into a myriad of shapes from the inside out. The result is a sculpture that takes in surrounding light, then reflects and refracts it back into space much like a fine diamond. No two are alike, and once created they appear to change color and radiance when viewed from different angles and lighting. His desire is to continue creating beautiful works, every one unique, bringing light and joy to those who experience them.
My philosophical expression in glass has always been a reflection of a deep fascination with and unknown connection to Eastern mysticism. Recently it has come to focus on inspirations from several personal, life-altering experiences.
The work references my passions for architecture, music, mathematics, and textiles—further informed by the formal and limitless considerations of structure and color. The pieces in a sense, become for me, and hopefully the viewer, architectural portals to an inner world...possibly a brighter, more clearly insightful world.