About Narcissus Quagliata
Born in Rome, where he studied painting with Giorgio De Chirico, Narcissus Quagliata moved to the US at age 19 and completed his fine arts training at the San Francisco Art Institute. Soon after graduation, he began working in glass and continues to use it as his principle form of artistic expression. Known for his pioneering work in the painterly use of frits, stringers, and sheet glass for kilnforming, artist Narcissus Quagliata continues to develop methods that allow for an even greater sense of fluidity, both in process and in finished results.Quagliata's recent monumental glass works—one built on Michelangelo's last Roman basilica and another in a Taiwanese transportation station—underscore the multicultural issues inherent in the artist's use of light and color. He is the subject of Narcissus Quagliata: Archetypes and Visions in Light and Glass, published in 2012.
New Frontiers in Fluidity
Known for his pioneering work in stained glass and in the painterly use of frits, stringers, and sheet glass for kilnforming, Narcissus Quagliata is now developing methods that allow for an even greater sense of fluidity, both in process and in finished results. In this workshop, he will guide participants as they combine traditional glass painting methods and enamels with kiln-glass processes to make images that can be at once both very crisp and concrete while also having passages that seem to float or even dissolve. Level: Intermediate to advanced.
From Watercolor to Glass
A demonstration Narcissus Quagliata
Known for his pioneering work in the painterly use of frits, stringers, and sheet glass for kilnforming, artist Narcissus Quagliata continues to develop methods that allow for an even greater sense of fluidity, both in process and in finished results. In this 90-minute event, Quagliata will start with a demonstration of his approach to watercolors and then show images that illustrate how he transforms his paintings into glass.
Explore Santa Fe: Landscapes of New Mexico, with Narcissus Quagliata.
Deepen your artistic practice and expand your kilnforming skills with this intensive workshop. Bullseye is excited to offer a limited number of spaces in Explore Santa Fe with Narcissus Quagliata, a truly unique learning experience. You'll spend part of each day immersed in Santa Fe's splendid natural areas. The remainder of the day, you'll be translating your experience of the landscape into glass in the kilnforming studio at Bullseye Resource Center Santa Fe. Most evenings, students are free to explore the many pleasures of this historic, arts-rich city.
Explore Santa Fe package also includes:
- Lodging, plus breakfast and lunch each day.
- All glass and tools needed for studio work.
- Field trips to amazing canyons, ruins, and vistas.
- Insider tips on interesting shops, galleries and other features many visitors miss.
- Evening tour of the art collection at Casa de Asterion (private home of Bullseye Glass owners).