Artists in Residence: Tyler Kimball & Alison Siegel

We are excited to welcome our next Artists in Residency: Tyler Kimball & Alison Siegel of Monarch Glass (Kansas City, MO). Kimball & Siegel will create a new body of work during their stay in Kalamazoo, collaborating their styles for the first time ever as they combine enamel drawing & painting with hand-blown vessels. They will offer a free Artist Talk on July 31, public glass blowing demonstrations at Art Hop on August 2, and a solo exhibition in our gallery.

Tyler Kimball & Alison Siegel

Artists in Residence at Glass Art Kalamazoo


JULY 29 – AUGUST 1

11am-5pm

Studio Production at Glass Art Kalamazoo

During their residency, Tyler & Alison will be creating a new body of work. The public is invited to stop by and see them in action. FREE.

WEDNESDAY JULY 31

6pm-7pm

Artist Talk at Glass Art Kalamazoo

Tyler & Alison will present an artist talk centering on their careers in glass art. Open to the public and FREE with RSVP.


FRIDAY AUGUST 2

5pm-9pm

Gallery Reception and Live Demo

Art Hop at Glass Art Kalamazoo

Opening Reception for Tyler & Alison’s exhibit of new work in our gallery, as well as live demonstrations throughout the night. FREE. Learn more HERE.

About the artists:

TYLER KIMBALL is a working glass artist residing in Kansas City, Missouri. His work can be seen internationally in galleries, private collections, and museums. Known best for his blown sculptures of badminton shuttlecocks with fine detailed lace-like designs, Kimball strives to meld pattern and form in his pieces. His work has received many accolades and awards over the years.
Kimball has worked with glass as his main medium since 1999. He has studied at Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Pittsburgh Glass Center, amongst others, under various great instructors. As well as playing the role of student, Kimball has played the role of instructor, visiting artist, and artist in residence at an array of educational glass facilities around the globe.
Kimball is also the owner and operator of Monarch Glass Studio, located in the heart of the historic 18th and Vine district in Kansas City, Missouri. He states that being able to work with glass everyday in a wide array of techniques and applications amongst his peers and friends is the joy of his life.

ALISON SIEGEL’s fresh and brightly colored work is based on nature, both real and imagined. Much of it is inspired by of tropical fruits, vegetables, sea life, or natural items foraged from local parks and vacant lots, such as tree bark, grasses, shells, crabs, and seed pods, as well as exploratory and creative experiments inspired by the deep sea and nature documentaries.
Alison Siegel was born in 1987 in New York. She received a B.A. from Alfred University in 2009. Alison lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she works as a glassblower at Monarch Glass Studio. Alison’s collaborative work with Pamela Sabroso has been featured in Glass Quarterly and New Glass Review 39. Their most recent exhibition, Stranger Together, was at Heller Gallery in 2017.