akuA Lezli Hope

 

Art Vitae

 

Solo Show

 

SHIELD, glass and paper sculpture, objects, and jewelry at the Miles Aduwaa Gallery, Chicago, IL May 11- August 30, 2001

 

Group Shows

 

Art on the Water, Vanishing Point Studio and Art Gallery, Lockwood, NY, May 2005. Flow Dance I and II

171 Faculty Art Exhibit, Corning Community College, Corning, NY, October –November 2004. Terre, Ciel, Mer

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

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

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 at Corning Community College, Corning, NY, December 6 - January 2003

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

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

Beans and Rice, group exhibit at the Hamilton Hills Art Center, Inc., Schenectady, NY,  Sept. 9–Oct., 2001

Diversity! group exhibit at the Waverly Opera House Gallery, Waverly, NY, July 5- Aug. 5, 2001

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

The Millennium Woman Show and Sale for the Women's Center of the Southern Tier at West End Gallery, Jan. 21–Feb., 2001, Corning, NY

Studio2Studio at The Cool Arts Gallery, Corning, NY,  April 20–May 27, 2000

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

Annual Holiday  Show and Sale at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Dec. 7–13, 2000, Corning, NY

Y2KAOS at Dieu Donné, the 5th Annual Silent Auction Postcard Show, October 25–November 18, 1999, New York, NY

Annual Show and Sale at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, December, 1999, Corning, NY

Festival of the Arts, juried crafts show sponsored by New York Crafts Alliance August, 1998, Corning, NY

Self Portrait at Dieu Donné, 4th Annual Silent Auction and Postcard Show,  October–November, 1998

Annual Show and Sale at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, December, 1998, Corning, NY

Festival of the Arts, juried crafts show sponsored by Empire State Crafts Alliance August, 1997, Corning, NY

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

Art DollZ,  Issue Three, Interview 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  2003, Issue #2, Spoon dolls  by Akua Lezli Hope

Zine of Zines #5 2003 on Handmade Beads of Handmade Paper

Introduction to Hand Papermaking by (Akua Lezli Hope,  ArtFarm Press, NY 2003)

Handmade Beads of Handmade Paper (Akua Lezli Hope, ArtFarm Press, NY 2003)

 

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

   Glassblowing with George Kennard, March to May 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

 

    Vacuum Table Forming with Donna Koretsky, November 1999

    Sculptural Papermaking with Shannon Brock, February 2000

 

Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., May 1978

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.S.J., May  1977

Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, B.A., Psychology, June 1975