Gloria Bornstein


1979     MA Psychology, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
1962     Printmaking with SW Hayter, Atelier 17, Paris, France
1958     BA in Art and Education, Hunter College, New York, NY

Selected One Person Exhibitions: sculpture and installation art

2002     Gloria Bornstein: Still Life, Documents Northwest, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1999     Gloria Bornstein, Retelling 1975-1998, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1994     Chatter, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990     Playing Alive , Fuller-Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989     Works in Progress, Fuller-Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988     Gloria Bornstein, Fuller-Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
1987     Columns: A Narration of Past & Current Events with Characters Dislodged, Seattle Pacific University Gallery, Seattle, WA

1987     Green River Trilogy: Run From a Man Named Climax, 911 Contemporary Art and Resource Center, Seattle, WA
1986     Green River Trilogy: Pornographos, 911 Contemporary Art and Resource Center, Seattle
1984     Green River Trilogy: Maids in a Row, Art in Form, Seattle, WA
1980     Soupkitchenwork, Seattle Concert Theater, Cornish College, WA
1977     Public Document, and/or Gallery, Seattle, WA, Fort Warden, Centrum, WA
1977     Extrapolations, and/or Gallery, Seattle, Bumbershoot, Seattle
1975     Useless Tools, and/or Gallery, Seattle and Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Selected Invitational Group Exhibitions

2012     Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex, The Jewish Museum, New York
2010     30 Years of Public Art at OAC, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2008     The Surrealist Impulse, New Aquisitions, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2003     Contemporary Art: Recent Aquisitions, The Jewish Museum, New York
1997     Celebrities:  Figures of Worship, Fame, Fortune, Heroism, & Infamy, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
1995     Latent August: The Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, National Historical Society, SF, CA

             Agents of Change; New Views of Northwest Women, Washington State Convention Center
             Visions of Seattle, Seattle, WA
1994     Public Interventions, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1992     Yokohama International Public Art Fair, Japan
             Washington: Voices in Contemprary Sculpture, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1991     In Public: Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
             Interface/Innerface, Interpreting the Real, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
             Seattle Sowcase Against Aids, Northwest Aids Foundation
1991     Shore Viewpoints, Seattle, WA, Seattle Arts Commission        
1990     Centrum Monotypes, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
             Drawing Power, 1990, Western Gallery, Western University Gallery, Bellingham, WA
1990     Banishing the Poets, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
1989     First Impressions: Northwest Monotypes, Seattle Art Museum and The Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Maryhurst, Oregon

1988     Centrum Foundation Prints, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
             Objets d’Art, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
             International Women’s Center, We-Train Center, Bangkok, Thailand

1987     E Pluribus Unum, Homes for Art, 911 Contemporary Art and Resource Center, Seattle
1987     Seattle Sculpture Biennial, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Center
             National Sculpture Exhibition, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA1986
             Artists with a Public Voice, 911 Contemporary Art and Resource Center, Seattle, WA

1985     Images of Seattle, Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1982     Art and Social Politics, The Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Maryhurst, Oregon
1974     Weavings, PANACA Gallery, Bellevue, WA
             Weavings, Modest Proposal Gallery, Seattle, WA

             Northwest Annual, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
             Northwest Sculpture, Washington State University Gallery, Pullman, WA

Public Art Commissions

2013     Kick Off, Bend, OR
2011     Under the Heron’s Wing, Northshore Fire Station, Kenmore, WA
2010     Walk to the Mountain, Harborview Hospital Streetscape, Seattle, WA, 4Culture, WA
2008     Storm Patterns, Monroe, WA, Washington State Arts Commission
2008     Sentinels, Fire Station 10 Center, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA
2008     Sculptures at Mauna Kea Bluffs, Hawaii
2006     Monument to the Last Barn, Emma Prusch Park, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
2003     Field of Wishes, Olympic College, Shelton, Washington, Washington State ArtsCommission
2003     Recharge Chambers,  Regional Communications and Emergency Coordination Center, 
Renton, WA.  4Culture, WA   
2002     Neototems Childrens Garden, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
2002     Speed the Plow, Puyallup Rail Station, Puyallup, WA, Sound Transit
2001     Lineup, Celebration Park, WA. Federal Way Arts Commission, WA.
1998     From One to Z, Eastern Washington University Campus, Cheney, WA, Washington State Arts Commission

1996     Hickory Dickory Clock, Tokyo, Japan, Azabu Juban Neighborhood Arts Association
1995     International Fountain & Plaza, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, Seattle Arts Commission, WA.
1995     Neototems, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, Seattle Arts Commission
1991     Shore Viewoints, In Public Seattle, Washington St. Landing, Seattle, WA
1990     Banishing the Poets, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
1982     Permutations on the I Ching, Alexis Hotel, Seattle, WA

Public Art Planning and Design Experience

2005   The art plan, “Different Voices, One Community” reflects on the program of Fire Station 10, the diversity of the community and provides locations for other artists. It includes the artist’s proposal for the multi-sculptural artwork, Sentinels, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle.
2001   The art plan, “Potlatch Trail Master Plan, “Artwork Concept Plan for the Trail Connecting Elliott Bay and South Lake Union” was for a city-wide walking-bike trail, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle.
1991-93   The art plan for the Seattle Center International Fountain and Park area developed designs for the Fountain and surrounding area, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA
2001   The art plan developed for the Puyallup Rail station, Sound Transit revitalized the historic downtown with designs for new stations and depot. It provided a sculpture garden and locations for the artist’s work, “Speed the Plow”.

Teaching and Related Experience

1991-2005     Affiliated Faculty, Sculpture and Public Art Program, University of Washington, WA
             Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, WA

1980-2002     Psychotherapy practice, Affiliated therapist, New Women's Therapy Service
1980-1981     Instructor, Visual Performance Art, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
                      Coordinator of The Interdisciplinary Performance Art Program, Cornish College, Seattle
1980-1981     Video Producer, Co-owner of Intermedia Inc, Seattle, WA
1980-1981     COCA, Board of Directors, Seattle, WA
1976-1978     and/or Gallery, Board of Directors, Seattle, WA

Selected Collections

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
The Jewish Museum, New York, New York  
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA                                                                        
King County Arts Commission Collection, Seattle, WA
Washington State University, Elwood Print Collection, Pullman, WA
Seattle Arts Commission Portable Works Collection, Seattle, WA

Honors, Awards, Grants

2017       Sola Award given to a woman artist over 65 who has practiced for 20 years and shows vision, persistence and dedication to maintaining creative momentum over the long haul.
2009       AIA Project of the month: Fire Station 10, Seattle, WA
2004-05  Design Excellence Award, Fire Station 10, Seattle Design Commission, Seattle
2001       King County Artists Special Projects, Seattle, WA
2001       Artists Trust Gap Award, WA
1995, 93 Seattle Artists Award, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
1990       Artist Trust Visual Arts Award, Seattle, WA
1990       Art Matters Award, New York, NY

Documentation: Catalogs, Books, Video

Architecture, Glass, Art, Franz Mayer of Munich, Hirmer Verlag and University of Chicago Press, 2013
Eyewitness Travel Guide: Pacific Northwest, page 142, International Book Productions, 2003
Still Life, Gloria Bornstein, Tara Young, Seattle Art Museum Catalogue, 2002
The Elwood Collection Catalogue, 2001
Gloria Bornstein, Retelling, 1975-1998, Bellevue Art Museum Catalogue, 1999
Lure of the Local, Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society, Lucy Lippard, New Press, 1998
Smiles, Azabu Juban Neignborhood Arts Catalogue, Tokyo, Japan, 1996
Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, edited by Suzanne Lacy, Bay Press, 1995
New Towns of the World, Jukan Kawawadoka, Information Design Laboratory, Hakuhoda Inc.
Washington Voices in Contemporary Sculpture Catalogue, Bellevue Art Museum, 1995
Public Interventions, Video Documentation, ICA, Boston, 1994
Yokohama Public Arts Fair, Catalogue, 1993
KCTS, Gloria Bornstein, Gauging, 1994
no mans land, Socrates Sculpture Park, catalogue, 1993
Art & its Audience: A Public Experiment, In Public: Seattle, Seattle Arts Commission catalog, Eleanor Heartney, 1992
Interface/Innerface, Interpreting the Real, Exhibition Catalogue, Elizabeth Bryant, 1991
Artist Trust Awards 1990 Fellowships, Artist Trust Publication, June, 1990
Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change, Lucy Lippard, Dutton, 1984
Northwest Projects, A Documentary Catalog of a Competition And Series Of Exhibitions, and/or Gallery
Notes, 1977


State of the art: 10 great pleces of public art in Seattle, Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times, , Oct, 5, 2013
Seattle Fire Station 10, City Projects Case Study, 2009
From Four Milleniums of Jewish Cultural Life, Grace Glueck, The New York Times, June 27, 2003
The Jewish Museum, The New Yorker, May 19, 2003
Gloria Bornstein: “Still Life” At the Seattle Art Museum, Susan Platt, Artdish, July 10, 2002
What’s up for the summer, doc? Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times, July 5, 2002
Neototems Children’s Garden, SeattleArts, Vol. 26 No 5, Summer, 2002
Traveling between grief and history on Gloria Bornstein’s train video, Victoria Josslin, Post-Intelligencer, March 29, 2002
Seattle Center’s whale numbers grow, Jeri Field, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2, 2000
Bornstein a provocative, intelligent artist, Robin Updike, The Seattle Times, April 29, 1999
Gloria Bornstein:  In and Out of Public Space, Ron Glowen, Art Access, May, 1999
Gloria Bornstein’s“Retelling” demonstrates her forceful range, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 7, 1999
Gloria Bornstein: Retelling, Megan Blanton, The Daily,UW, May 6,1999, Vol 106, # 127
Commissions, Ariane Fehrenkamp, Sculpture Magazine, November, Vol. 17 No. 9, 1998
Arts play a key role in face lift for Seattle, John Boylan, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1995
Commissions, Amy Blankstein, Sculpture Magazine, April, 1996

Art Image, Nikkei News, Tokyo, 1996
Vision Magazine, Pam Keeley, 1996

Artists Writing in Public, Forecast, Public Art Review, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, 1995
Washington: Voices in Contemporary Sculpture at the Bellevue Art Museum, 1995  
Reflex Magazine, Pam Keeley, 1995

Sounds of Silence, Gloria Bornstein at Henry Gallery, Loch Adamson, Artweek, 1994
Interpetive Interventions, Kenneth Helphand, “Magic Markers”, Yearbook in Landscape Architecture
Historic Preservation, Richard Austin, et. al. eds, NY, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993, pp 95-102
Anti-Amnesia, Lucy Lippard, “Spider’s Nest” Column, Z Magazine, 1992
Social activism makes blunt art at Convention Center, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1992
Washington Artists Look to the Future, Artist Trust, 1995
Panel of Judges picks 49 local artists for state awards, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1992
In Public: Seattle 1991, The Living City, Eleanor Heartney Seattle Arts Publication, Vol 14, No. 6, June 19, 1991
In Public, In Process, Elizabeth Bryant, Reflex, 1991
A brave new world In Public reflects superior mettle, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September, 1991
Quality and Social Art, Eleanor Heartney, Seattle Arts Publication, Vol. 13, No 1, January, 1990
Lacunae of Visibility, Elizabeth Bryant, Reflex, Vol 4, July, 1990
The Psychologized Image, Gloria Bornstein at Fuller-Elwood Gallery, Seattle, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Vol 21, No 20, May, 1990
Painting a photo: meaning from image, Deloris Tarzan Ament, Seattle Times, May, 1990
Sculpture blooms among the weeds in a New York park, Regina Hackett, Post-Intelligencer, October, 1990
First Impressions: Northwest Monotypes, Seattle Art Museum, Catalogue, 1989
An Interview with Gloria Bornstein, Laura Millin, AnOther, Reflex, July/August, 1989
Seattle Art Museum exhibit salutes Northwest monotype artists, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Works in Progress at Fuller-Elwood Gallery, Lyn Smallwood, Weekly, 1989
Gloria Bornstein at Fuller-Elwood, Jae Carlson, New Art Examiner, March, 1989
Homes For Art, Various Installations, Residential Front Lawns, Bart Becker, High Performance, No 46, 1988
Heroes, Monuments, and the Creative Impulse, Randy Gragg, Reflex, November-December, 1987
Home is Where the Art Is, Project takes art to the neighborhoods, Roberta Penn, Seattle PI, Aug. ‘87
Foster/White Gallery National Sculpture Exhibition, Seattle Weekly, 1987
Art for the Travel-Weary, Mathew Kangas, Arts Line, Vol 1, No 1 1984
Art Conveys Green River Slayings, Associated Press, 1984
Street Arts, John Stamets, Arts Line, Vol 2, No. 6, 1984
Numbness, Artist blends myth and murder in Green River killer display, Rick Anderson, Seattle Times, 1984
Maids in a Row, Interview with Gloria Bornstein, Roberta Penn, 911 and/or Gallery Notes, 1984
A gloomy anniversaty noted, Karl Thunneman, Bellevue Journal American, July 1984
Art in public places, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-intelligencer, July, 1984
Soupkitchenwork, a Contextual Message, Gloria Bornstein, and/or Gallery Notes, 1980
Artist as Social Worker, Parker Lindner, and/or Notes, 1980
Where Interior and Exterior Realities Meet, Katherine Anne Grosshans, Artweek, Vol. 6, No 22, July, 1975

Gloria Bornstein CV downloadable PDF