Paul Housberg

Paul Housberg, photo by Scott Lapham.

Paul Housberg, photo by Scott Lapham.

Paul Housberg creates site-specific works in glass for corporate, hospitality, healthcare and public environments. He says, “my work explores the juxtaposition of order and randomness, as well as the natural human tendency to seek pattern in chaos, our persistent desire to find meaning in disorder. I’m inspired by the ordinary, yet strangely beautiful, phenomenon of degradation—weathered paint on shingles, peeling billboards, rusted metal siding—ordered objects altered by the haphazard effects of nature and time.” Born in New York City, Housberg studied painting early in his career, but was drawn to glass for its atmospheric color. After receiving his BFA and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, he studied in England with Patrick Reyntiens, a pioneer in contemporary stained glass. Later, as a Fulbright Scholar, Housberg pursued his art at the International Center of Glass Research (CIRVA) in Marseille, France.

Source: NetWorks 2015-2016 Catalogue

Untitled, 2009 (CalSTRS Headquarters, West Sacramento, CA) Mouth blown glass, vitreous enamel, mirror, 120 x 1,920 in.

Untitled, 2009 (CalSTRS Headquarters, West Sacramento, CA)
Mouth blown glass, vitreous enamel, mirror, 120 x 1,920 in.

Credits:

Video: Richard Goulis
Designer: Carla McLaughlin
Artwork Photography:
Peninsula Chicago – Jon Miller/ Hedrich Blessing
William J. Nealon Courthouse – Michael Thomas
Pfizer – Chee-Heng Yeong and Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Temple Adath Israel – Tom Crane
Raffles Istanbul – Eric Laignel
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

Additional Resources:

Artist’s Website: glassproject.com/


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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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