AKUA LEZLI HOPE
Art Resumé


Exhibits and Shows

Solo Show


Shield, glass and paper sculpture, objects and jewelry at the Miles Aduwaa Gallery, 3800 South Calumet, Chicago, IL, May 11-August 30

2004


Corning on Canvas, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY, May- June, 2004

Random Selections III, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, Feb. 17- March 14, 2004

2003



Faculty Exhibit, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY, September-October 2003

Celebration of American Paper Arts, Crane Museum of Papermaking, Dalton, MA, June-October 2003

Clay and Glass, group exhibit atCorning Community College, December 6- January 2003

SPIRIT, group exhibit at the Hamilton Hills Art Center, Inc., Schenectady, NY, December- Jan 2003

2002


Sept. 11: Artists Respond, group exhibition, Community School of Music and Art, Ithaca, NY, April 26-May 27, 2002

2001


Glass Art From the Finger Lakes Region, June 8-22, 2001, Corning, NY

Diversity! at the Waverly Opera House Gallery, July 5-31, 2001 Waverly, NY

"Beans and Rice" an exhibit at the Hamilton Hills Art Center, Inc. in Schenectady, NY, September 9- October

2000


The Millienium Woman Show and Sale for the Women's Center of the Southern Tier at West End Gallery January 21- February

Studio2Studio at The Cool Arts Gallery April 20-May 27 2000

Second Annual Holiday Bead Bash, exhibition and sale at Whitehouse Books, Corning, NY, Dec 2-30, 2000

Annual Holiday Show and sale at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, December 7 -13

1999


Y2KAOS at Dieu Donné, the 5th Annual Silent Auction Postcard Show, October 25- November 18

Annual Show and Sale at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, December

1998


Festival of the Arts
Juried Crafts show sponsored by New York Crafts Alliance
exhibited paper and papier maché, sculpture and vessels; and glass jewelry, August

Self Portrait at Dieu Donné, 4th Annual Silent Auction and Postcard Show October-November

Annual Show and Sale at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, December

1997


Festival of the Arts
Juried Crafts show sponsored by Empire State Crafts Alliance exhibited paper and papier maché, sculpture and vessels; and glass jewelry

Awards and Honors

New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, 2003
Artists Crossroads Grant 2003
Artist-in-Residence, Women's Studio Workshop, 2001
Hurston/Wright Writers' Week Fellowship, 2001
Poet-in-Residence, Chautauqua Institution, 1997
Writer's Digest Book Award, 1996
Ragdale U.S.--Africa Fellowship, 1993
National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 1990
New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, 1987

Publications

Publications Art DollZ Issue Three Interview of Akua Lezli Hope
Beginning Papermaking (Reimer and Epp, D&S England, 2003)
Crafts Report February 2003 Focus on Papermakers Akua Lezli Hope
Art DollZ Issue One May 2003, Multimedia Art Dolls Akua Lezli Hope
Artsy Elements April Issue #2 Spoon dolls Akua Lezli Hope
Zine of Zines #5 2003 on Handmade Beads of Handmade Paper

Training


At The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

• Beginning Lampworking with Sally Prasch, November 16-17, 1996
• Glass Jewelry with Sally Prasch, December 7, 1996
• Glass Jewelry with Sally Prasch, March 22, 1997
• Beadmaking with Sally Prasch, May 3-4, 1997
• Paperweights at the Furnace with George Kennard, May 10-11,1997
• Beadmaking with Jennifer Zitkov, October 4-5, 1997
• Introduction to Sandcasting with Harry Seaman, December 20-21, 1997
• Beginning Glass Blowing with Harry Seaman, March to May, 1998
• Fusing and Slumping Glass with Enamels with William McGrath, March 21-22, 1998
• Introduction to Fused and Slump Molded Glass with Mark Ditzler, July 6-11, 1998
• Hollow Bead Making, with Brett Pierce, March 27-28, 1999
• Sandcasting with Harry Seaman, December 19-20, 1999
• Kiln and Cold Worked Glass with Eric Hilton, January 17-22, 2000
• Casting Light with Mark Ferguson, August 2000
• Fused Glass Jewelry with Jayne Persico, January 2001
Kiln Casting for Architectural Applications with Gerry Newcomb, January 2002

At Carriage House Papermaking Studio

• with Donna Koretsky, November 1999
• with Shannon Brock, February, 2000




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