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Stephen Knapp

"Advocate Harbor"












"New York Suite"






"Solstice Begat"



"Solstice Next"



"Urban Refuge"



95 Prescott Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605

508-831-0390    FAX 508-797-3228    e-mail:


Born:               Worcester, Massachusetts - 1947


Education:              Hamilton College, BA - 1969


Selected              Stephen Knapp Project Space, Art Santa Fe - 2005

Exhibitions:     Skot Foreman Fine Art, Atlanta, GA - 2004

                         Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2003

                        “El Arte de las Vidrieras: luz, color y espacio”, La Valldigna,

                         Comunitat Valenciana, Spain - 2003

“Reflections on Glass”, New York, NY - 2002

                         “The Coloured Light”, Pfarrkirchen, Germany - 2001

                        “2001 Hsinchu International Glass Arts Festival”, Taiwan - 2001

“Glass”, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA - 1999

“Glass: A Group Exhibition”, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ - 1998

“International Survey of Contemporary Art Glass”, Pittsburgh, PA - 1994   

                        “Fantasy in Glass”, year long solo exhibit, Chicago, IL - 1994

                        “Glass Now 15th”, Japan - 1993

“Mars and the Muses”, Higgins Armory, Worcester, MA - 1991


Books:             Reflections on Glass, Virginia Chieffo Raguin, American Bible Society, - 2002

                        Artisans Glass, Jera May Morton, Watson Guptil Publications, - 1999

                        The Art of Glass, Stephen Knapp, Rockport Publishers, - 1998

                        Architectural Glass Art, Andrew Moor, Mitchell Beazley, - 1997


Writing:            “A Guide to Architectural Art Glass”, Architectural Record, May 1995

                         “Architectural Art Glass”, Glass Magazine, May 1995

                         “Art with Heart - A Guide to Collaborating with Creative Types on

                        Building Art”, Skylines, March 1989

                         “Collaborating with Artists”, Progressive Architecture, April, 1987

                         “Working with Artists - A Developers’ Guide for Commissioning Artwork”,

                        Urban Land, September 1987



Selected                Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 10’ x 16’ x 10”, private, 2005

Commissions:   residence, Boca Raton, FL                                             


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 9’ x 16’ x 10”,
MITRE Corp, 2004
Bedford, MA    


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 118” x 84” x 10”,
residence, Richardson, TX 2004


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 80.5” x 33” x 10”,
residence, Worcester, MA  2004


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 6’ x 20’ x 10”,
Opia 1541
Restaurant, Worcester, MA  2004


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 12’ x 16’ x 10”,
residence, Allentown, PA  2004


Three kiln formed glass panels,
private residence, New York, NY  2004


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 78” x 30” x 10”,
private residence, Chicago, IL 2003


Kiln Formed Glass Entry, 10’ x 6’, T
he Solanus Casey Center,
Detroit, MI  2002


Stephen Knapp


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 16’ x 10’ x 10” The American
Bible Society, New York, NY2002


Lightpainting, light, glass and stainless steel, 16’ x 15’ x 10”, The Krulewski
residence, Lancaster, PA 2002


Sculptural light painting, 5’ x 20’, light sculpture, 8’ x 8’, and a kiln formed art glass wall, 80” x 15’,
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, WI 2002                                                                                               

Two kiln formed glass entries, each 6’8” x 12’, and a serpentine security gate, painted steel and stainless steel, 8’ x 25’
Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA 2001


Kiln formed art glass wall, approx. 6’ 5” x 52’,
Love Library, The
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2001


Seven kiln formed art glass doors and panels,
private commission,
Chicago, IL 2001


The Arpeggio of Pasadena, four kiln formed art glass panels, 36” x 60”
Pasadena, CA 2001


Suspended light sculpture, light, glass, stainless steel, cables, approx. 25’ x 25’ x 5’,
Women and Babies Hospital, Lancaster, PA 2001


Four kiln formed glass screens, 7’ x 9’,
Sam Nunn Federal Center,
Atlanta, GA 2000


Light, glass and stainless steel atrium piece, 3’ x 3’ x 3’,
Memorial Medical Center, Lowell, MA 2000


Three murals, each 5’ x 16’, and two murals, 5’ x 8’, carved slate and mosaic tile,
The Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL 2000


Sculptural light painting, 17’ x 60’, glass, metal, and light,
Medical Center, Worcester, MA 2000


Kiln formed glass screen, 8’ x 6’, plus kiln formed glass panels,
Kilroy Airport Center III, Long Beach, CA 1999


Kiln formed glass wall, 8’ x 24’,
Fox Chase Cancer Center,
Philadelphia, PA 1999                           

Ten murals, each 7’ x 18’, carved slate and mosaic tile,
Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 1999


Kiln formed glass screen, 8’ x 6’, plus kiln formed glass panels,
Kilroy Airport Center, Long Beach, CA 1998


Light and glass atrium sculpture, approx 14’ x 35’ x 2’, and a kiln formed glass wall, 8 1/2’ x 18’, CNA Insurance Companies, Chicago, IL 1998


Kiln formed glass map, 61” x 114”,
Charles Hotel, Boston, MA 1998


Kiln formed glass and stainless steel entry, 8’ x 18’,
Dana Farber
Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 1997


Kiln formed glass entrance screen, and fused glass and copper panels,
private commission, 1997   



Stephen Knapp        


Two carved marble sphinx figures, 5’ long, and a carved marble scarab,
Rhapsody of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 1997   


Kiln formed glass walls, 9’ x 44’, and 9’ x 12’, and a glass and stainless steel sculpture, 14’ x 7’ x 2’, Harnischfeger Industries, Milwaukee, WI 1996   


Eight kiln formed glass panels, each 80” x 36”,
CNA Insurance
Companies, Chicago, IL 1996


Kiln formed glass and steel Menorah, 11’ x 26’,
Medical Center, Kansas City 1996


Kiln formed glass and marble installation, 4’ 4” x 43’ x 24”, and a mosaic tile and stainless steel installation, 5’ 6” x 65’ x 32”,
Splendour of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 1996   


Kiln formed glass wall, 100” x 11’ 8”,
SPRINT, Washington, D.C. 1996


Kiln formed glass doors,
California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary
Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL 1995


Kiln formed glass panels,
Lotus Development Corporation,
Cambridge, MA 1995


Fantasy in Glass Exhibit,
Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 1995


Kiln formed glass wall, 80” x 14’,
Allmerica Financial Headquarters,
Worcester, MA 1994


Three kiln formed glass doors and sidelights, 82” x 38”,
commission, MI 1993


Three kiln formed glass screens, 2’ x 16’,
United Airlines, Benito
Juarez International Airport, Mexico City 1993   


Six kiln formed glass screens, 2’ x 16’,
United Airlines, Dulles
Airport, Washington, D.C. 1993


Kiln formed glass wall, 9’ x 27’6”,
Brunswick Corporation, IL 1993


 Kiln formed glass entry, 11’ x 15’,
The Quarasan Group, Chicago, IL 1993   


Kiln formed glass wall, 80” x 108”,
private commission 1992


Kiln formed glass wall, 8’ x 21’,
private commission, Boston, MA 1992


Two painted stainless steel murals, 19’10” x 12’4”, and two ceramic and painted concrete murals, approx. 8’ x 27’, and 8’ x 40’,
McDonnell Douglas, Long Beach, CA 1989


Ceramic mural, 9’ x 61’, ceramic mosaic, etched stainless steel walls, etched glass and etched mirror,
The Spa, Boston, MA 1988


Etched metal mural, 14’ x 72’,
Hamilton County Justice Complex,
Cincinnati, OH 1986


Produced the largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world, in Japan,
for USAA Federal Savings Bank, San Antonio, TX 1985


Dyed, etched aluminum with acrylic mural, 2’ 6” x 23’ 6”,
Company, Worcester, MA 1984


Stephen Knapp



Selected            Chicago Sun Times, October 2003

Publications:   Worcester Telegram & Gazette May 2002   

                        Worcester Magazine, March 2002     

                        The Coloured Light – Exhibition Catalog, 2001

2001 Hsinchu International Glass Arts Festival, Exhibition Catalog

Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), May 2001

              , October 2001

                        Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, NE) August 2001

              , August 2001

                        Sunday World-Herald (Omaha, NE), August 2001

                        Interior Design, May 1996

                        Architectural Record, May 1995

                        Glass Magazine, May 1995

                        Show Daily, Interior Design, June 1994

                        Glass Now 15th, Exhibition Catalog, 1993

Interiors, July 1993

                        Tile World, January/February 1991

                        Progressive Architecture, July 1989

                        The New York Times, June 15, 1989                     

                        Skylines, March 1989

                        Identity, Summer 1988

                        Urban Land, September 1987

                        Art & Antiques, April 1987

                        Progressive Architecture, April 1987

                        Ceramics Monthly, February 1987

                        ARTnews, January 1987

                        Southwest Art, May 1986

                        Honoho Geijutsu (Japan), Spring 1986

                        Corporate ARTnews, March-April 1986

                        Nikkei Architecture (Japan), December 1985

                        Corporate ARTnews, November-December 1985

The Shinbijutsu Shinbun (Japan), August 1985

                        Corporate Design, May-June 1982

                        US Air Magazine, May 1982

                        Interior Design, December 1981

                        Progressive Architecture, July 1981

                        Progressive Architecture, June 1978

                        Interior Design, March 1977


Special              Extensive work with factories, developing kiln formed glass on an           

Study:              architectural scale, and working in cast glass, bronze, and welded steel 1989 –present                                           

                        Research in durable materials for public art, throughout the

                        United States and Japan. 1983-present


                        Extensive research in art in architecture collaborations, public,                                                              corporate, and private 1985-1993


                        Developed new techniques in metal etching and fabrication, Texas - 1984-1987


                        Developed new glazing techniques for large-scale ceramic murals, Japan - 1985


                        Developed new metal etching techniques, Utah - 1983



For any questions and complete Biography, please contact the Kraft Lieberman Gallery        

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