Biography

Photo of Therese LahaieTherese Lahaie has sculptural work in the permanent collections of the Crocker Art Museum (CA), Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Collection (NY), the DiRosa Collection (CA), and the Glassmuseet Ebeltoft, (Denmark). She has been an artist in residence at the Kala Art Institute (CA) and had three honorary fellowships at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program (CA).

Lahaie has a degree in glass sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and a B.A. in Fine Art from Emmanuel College, Boston, MA. She is the 2015 award winner of the LuciteLux Just Imagine award for her public art project Crossing Signal Mosaic in Emeryville, CA. The project will be featured in the January 2016 issue of Architectural Record Magazine.

She lives and works at the 45th Artist Cooperative in Emeryville, CA, where she is working on getting solar panels installed on the cooperatives live/work buildings.

Statement

As an artist I have used light and technology to reveal the nature of glass as a medium for expressing solace as well as danger.  My glass research, as you will see on this web site, spans from the micro view, making photogram studies of life inside the bubbles, to the macro view, projecting video through architectural glass.  I use glass as a reflective and refractive canvas with techniques of projecting, slumping, scouring, painting, polishing, printing, breaking, and motorizing it. Almost ten years ago I returned to the studio from a trip to Dia Beacon, NY, energized by the unexpected impact of scale in the minimalist sculpture installed there, and driven to infuse my work with similar qualities. Ever since, I have been expanding my use of LED technology to construct light environments.

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