An avid fan of frozen treats, Gayle Forman gravitates toward things that melt, spill, and generally make a mess. Artist, designer, and administrator, her studio practice and research focuses on play, imagination, the absurd and the everyday. The work is realized as performance, video, photography, installation and sculpture. First encountering glass at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in her hometown, Forman received her BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. From 2014-19, she was located in Norfolk, VA, as the Program Coordinator at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.
Forman has exhibited and presented about her work internationally, most recently as a Saxe Emerging Artist during the 2018 Glass Art Society Conference in Murano, Italy. As a 2019 Fulbright U.S. Study & Research grantee she was in São Paulo, Brazil, researching notions of material malleability, gambiarra, and searching for the "wiggle". Currently, Gayle is the Education Coordinator at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY.
Photo credit: Echard Wheeler Photography