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W. Stephen Hodder

7012 325th Ave. N.W.

Princeton, MN 55371



1982                Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Mn .    

1979                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.


The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls. Mn. 

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI.

American Craft Museum, New York, NY

The Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee, WI

The Wustum Museum, Racine, WI.

The Wheaton Museum, Millville, NJ.

The Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN.

Piper Jaffery Corporation, Minneapolis, MN.

The High Museum, Atlanta, GA. 

The Kauffman Collection, FL.

IBM Corporation, Atlanta, GA.

Health One Corporation, Minneapolis, MN.

The Lannon Museum, Palm Beach, Fl.

The Wiesman Museum, University of Minnesota, Mpls. MN.

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN.

McDonalds Corporation, IL.

The Tweed Museum  Of Art, University of MN Duluth, MN

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI


2005                            East Central Arts Council/McKnight Foundation Individual Artist  Fellowship.

1997                            East Central Arts Council/McKnight Foundation Individual Artist  Fellowship.

1991                            East Central Arts Council/McKnight Foundation Individual Artist  Fellowship.

1991                            Arts Midwest Individual Artist Fellowship.

1985                            Arts Midwest Individual Artist Fellowship.

Exhibition Record

One Person  Shows

2000                Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago IL. January.

1999                Highline Gallery, Aspen, Colorado. August.

1998                Highline Gallery, Aspen, Colorado. February.

1993                MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  October-November.

1992                Marx Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. May.

1991                Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida. December

1990                Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills, MI. December.

1988                Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI. December.

                        Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL. June.

1987                Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI. October.

                        Habatat Galleries, Bay Harbor, Fl.  March.

1986                Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI. October.

1985                Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI. September.

1984                The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  February.

1983                C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI.  October

                        Contemporary Artisans Gallery,  San Francisco, California.  September.

                        Frumkin and Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL.  September.

1982                "Pictures of the Same Place", Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Coffman Gallery, University of  

                        Minnesota, Mpls., MN.  April.                         

1981                Phyllis Needleman Gallery, Chicago, Il. March

1979                "Recent Glass and Fiber", Hicks Art Center, Bucks County  Community College, Newtown, Pa.  April

Group Shows

2005                Magnificent Extravagance: Artists and Opulence.  The Charles A. Wustum Museum  of Fine Arts.  Racine, WI.  June - November

2004                "Breathe and Fire". W. Stephen Hodder, with David Schwarz and Richard Royal. Marx Saunders 

                        Gallery, Chicago, IL. February-March.

2003                "S.O.F.A",  Marx Saunders Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago. Il, October.

                        "Glass Lover's Weekend", Marxs Saunders Gallery, The Center for Creative Glass studies,  Wheaton 

                        Village, NJ.  July

                        "Art Form", Marx Saunders Gallery, West Palm Beach, March.

2002                "Studio Glass from the Collection of Donald and Carol Wiiken", The Tweed Museum of Art, The University of Minnesota, Duluth. September               - December. Catalogue

2001                "Blown Out of Proportion", A survey of Studio Glass.  The permanent   collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Mpls. MN. August 2000 - January 2002

                        "Art at Work", a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Minnesota  State Arts Board and the Regional 

                        Arts Councils

                        "Interpretations in Glass", Uzalec Gallery, Saginaw, MI. April.

2000                River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN Invitational Group. June - July

                        "Interpretations in Glass", Uzalec Gallery, Saginaw, MI. April.

1999                "The End is Near, Looking Back at the Twentieth Century",  The Wustum Museum, Racine WI. June. .

                        Judy Youens Gallery, Sante Fe, NM.  Invitational Group. June-August.

                        "Interpretations in Glass", Uzalec Gallery, Saginaw, MI. April.

1998                "A Passion for Glass", The Aviva and Jack A Robinson Studio Glass Collection. The Detroit 

                        Institute of  Art, Detroit MI, October 1998-February 1999.

                        "New Art Forms Exhibition", Navy Pier, Chicago, Il  Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia. October           

                        "Interpretations in Glass", Uzalec Gallery, Saginaw, MI. April.

1997                "An Invitational Glass Exhibition", Art Resources Gallery, Edina, MN.  December.

                        "Contemporary Figurative", Judy Youens Gallery, Houston TX.  October-December.

                        "Food, Glorious Food: Artists and Eating" The Wustum Museum, Racine WI. June-August.

                        "24th Annual National, International Glass Invitational", Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills, MI  

                        April. Catalogue.  Also participated n this exhibition in 1996,1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991,              

                        1990,1989,1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984 and 1983.

                        "Glass Sculpture Invitational" Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX. Mar.-Apr.

1996                "Aspen Favorites" A selection of 10 favorite gallery artists. Hababat  Galleries,  Aspen, CO. December

                        Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Judy Youens Gallery. Houston, TX.  December.

                        "New Art Forms Exhibition", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL   Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills MI. and  

                        Boca Raton, Fl.  October. 

                        "Forty Years. Four Decades of Discovery: The 40th Anniversary of the American Craft 

                    `    Museum".         

                          The American Craft Museum. 40 W. 53rd St. New York , N.Y. June 1996-February 1997.  

                          Selections from the permanent collection.

1995                "14th Annual International Glass Invitational", Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL.  December.  Also 

                         participated in this exhibition in 1994,1993,  1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, (featured (artist), 1988, 1987, 

                         1986 and 1985.  

1995                "New Art Forms Exhibition", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL   Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills MI.  


                        "Lets Play House", Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine WI. June- July.

                        "Borderline Clay", University of Minnesota Alumni Exhibition in conjunction with NECCA conference. 


1994                Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburg, PA. Invitational group exhibition sponsored by Pittsburg Plate Glass 

                        and Habatat Galleries. November-January.

                        "New Art Forms Exhibition", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL   Habatat  Galleries, Farmington Hills MI. and 

                        Boca Raton, Fl.             

                        "The Art of Sandblasting", Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Fl. May- June.

                        "Minnesota Collects Minnesotans, Select Museum Acquisitions, 1984-1994",  The Frederick R. 

                           Weisman Art Museum, University of  Minnesota, Mpls. MN. June-August

                        "Contemporary Glass, Process and Technique",  St. Louis Craft Alliance Center for the Visual Arts, 


                         Louis, Missouri. January-February.

1993                "The Donald and Carol Wiiken Collection: Selected works of  contemporary glass from a Chicago 


                        collection."  Mardigan Library, University of Michigan-Dearborn, the College of Arts, Sciences and 

                        Letters, Dearborn, MI.  November.  Catalogue.

                        "From Our Vault to the Studio: New Work by Crafts Artists in the Wustum Collection."  Wustum 

                        Museum of Fine Arts, Racine WI.  October-November. Catalogue.

.                       "New Art Forms Exhibition", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL  MC Gallery,     Mpls., MN.

                        Habatat Gallery, Aspen, Colorado. July.

                        "Cristalomancia, Arte Contemporaneo en Vidro", Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, 

                        May-August 1992.  Marco Museum, Monterry Mexico, October 1992-March 1993. Catalogue.

1992                "New Art Forms Exhibition", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL   Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills MI. and 

                        Boca Raton, Fl.  September  Catalogue.  Also participated in this exhibition in 1991, 

                        1990, 1989,1988, 1987 and 1986.

1991                "Scale and Detail", Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills, MI.  Also

                        participated in this exhibition in1990, 1989, 1988, 1987 and 1986.

                        "Masters of Contemporary Glass", Philharmonic Center for the Arts,

                        Naples, FL.  February.

1990                "Minnesota Winners", College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN.   Minnesota recipients of Arts Midwest 

                        Individual Artists Fellowships.  Sponsored by Arts Midwest and The National Endowment for the    

                        Arts.  Poster.

1989                "Twenty Five Years of American Glass", Darmstadt Museum of Fine Art, Darmstadt, Germany.  

                        December-January.  Catalogue.         

1988                "A Generation of  Glass Sculpture", Florida State University Museum.

                        Tallahassee, FL.  March.  Catalogue.

1987                "New expressions with Glass: An International Exhibition", Hunter

                        Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  December-January.

                        "Visions, Shared and Compared", University of Minnesota Museum, Mpls., MN..  October.  


                        Rob van den Doel Gallery, The Hague, Holland.  July-August.

                        "Glass, Comparisons and Contrasts", Brunnier Museum, University of

                        Iowa, Ames, IA.  January-February.  Catalogue.

1986                "Tradition and Transition, Ten Midwest Craft Artists", Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN.  

                        Traveled to Dahl Fine Arts Center,

                        Rapid City, SD, The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks,

                        ND,  The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN, Lawton Gallery,           

                        University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI, Waterloo Arts Center,    

                        Waterloo, IA, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA and the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, 

                         WI. 1986-1988.  Catalogue.

                        The Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.  June.

.                       "Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program 10th Anniversary Exhibition",

                        Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mpls., MN.  February-April.

1985                "Glass, State of the Art", Organized by Habatat Galleries, Lathrup           

                        Village, MI and traveling to the Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 


                        Rapids, MI and The Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI. December-June. Catalogue.

                        Edgewood Orchards Gallery, Fish Creek, WI.  June-September.  Also

                        participated in this exhibition in 1984, 1983 and 1982.

                        Selections from Habatats "13th Annual National Glass Invitational Owen Illinois Headquarters, Detroit, 

                        MI.  June.

                        "New Glass Review 6", The Corning Museum of Glass. pp.  16.

                        "Michigan Glass Month", C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI.  April.

                        "New Glass Review 3", A publication of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.  pp. 3, 9.

                        "Invitational 1982", Craftsman’s Gallery, Scarsdale, NY.  March.

                        "Glass 1982", Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA.  February.

1981                "Clay and Glass", Bloomington Arts Center, Bloomington, MN. November.

                        "1981 Glass Invitational", Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  October.

                        "Americans in Glass 1981", A three year traveling exhibition opening at

1984                "Timeless Motion", Franklin and Marquette Bank, Mpls., MN.  December.

                        "Evolution, Resolution", Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MN.  December. Catalogue.

                        "Tyler Alumni Exhibition", Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park Pa. November.

"University of Minnesota Alumni Exhibition", Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN.  November.

                        "Lowertown Artists Exhibition", Union Depot, St. Paul, MN.  Juried.

                        Navy Pier Exhibition, Frumkin and Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL.  May.

                        "Three Schools of Glass", C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI.  April

                        "Large and Small Glass", Jewish Community Center, Sponsored by Forecast Gallery, Mpls., MN.  


                        "Glass America 1984", Heller Gallery, New York, NY.  January.

1983                "Capital Glass Invitational", The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MN. September.

                        "Upper Midwest Artists, Tom Flemming and W. Stephen Hodder",  The Discovery Gallery, Minnesota 

                        Museum of Art, Landmark enter, St. Paul, MN.  Traveling to other Museums in the 


                        Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA. August.

                        "National Glass V", Contemporary Artisans Gallery, Portland OR.   

                        April. Catalogue.

                        "Glass of 83", Wabash College, Crawfordville, IN.  February.                                                              

                        Purchase Award.

                        "New Glass /Minnesota", An invitational in conjunction with

                        "Americans in Glass,1981", University of Minnesota Museum, Mpls, MN.  February. Catalogue.  

                        Purchase Award.

                        Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA.  January. 

                        "New Work", Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI.  January.


1982                "Vessels and Paper", Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls., MN. October.

                        Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, St.  Paul, Mn. September.

.                       "4th Annual National Glass Exhibit", Contemporary Artisans Gallery,  and sponsored by the Leigh 

                        Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,  Wausau, WI.  June.  Catalogue.


1980                "Glass", The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls., MN.  December.

                        "Containers 80", Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN. November.  Catalogue.

                        "Great Glass and Light", Penn State University, University park, PA.


1980                "Glass: Personal Statements", Sealine, Clark, Hodder and Trinkley.  The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, 

                        PA.  March.


1979                "Glass USA", Objects Gallery, Great Neck, NY.  March.

                         "Intent 78: Fabrics", Edinboro State College, Edinboro, PA.  January

Professional Experience:


1979-Present               Professional Artist working in glass and teaching glass blowing at Spencer Brook Studio and Glass School.

1999                            Lecturer, University of Minnesota.  “The American Imprint”.  A short history of American glass offered through The Compleat and Practical Scholar Program.

1993                            Juror, Clay and Glass, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN.

1987-1988                   Lecturer, Glass Area, Studio Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1987                            Workshop, University of Iowa,  February.

1982-1985                   “A Celebration of Glass”, Demonstration and seminar open to artists, collectors, and the public.  Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI. July.

1984                            Lecture, “Recent Work”, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA.  February.

1983                            Workshop and lecture, “The Painted Object”, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS.  November.

1979-1982                   Teaching Assistant, Glass Area, Studio Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1981                            Lecturer, Opening Reception of “Americans in Glass 1981”.  Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI.  June.

1975-1976            Lab Technician, Glass Studio, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA.



1998                            "A Passion for Glass" The Aviva and Jack Robinson Studio Glass                                                      Collection. Bonita Fike.  The Detroit Institute of Arts.

                                     ISBN 0-89558-150-7.  Pages 18 and 39.

1996                            Permanent Archive of the National Endowment for the Arts     Visual Artists Fellowship Program. maintained at The   Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of American Art and accessible at the NMAA as well as at Internet sites maintained by the NMAA and the NEA.

September 17, 1993 Minneapolis Star Tribune, Mary Abbe, Mpls., MN.

1993                            Business Network, Vol. 7, No. 2.  Back Cover.

March 1991East Central Arts Quarterly. "Artist in Glass, Stephen Hodder", Vol. 11, No. 1.  pp. 1.

1991                            High Visibility, Published by Arts Midwest, Mpls., MN.  pp. 5.

March 11, 1991  St. Cloud Times, Mpls., MN.  pp.  3a.  November 29, 1990 The Princeton Union Eagle, Princeton, MN.  pp.  10.

December,1989            Glass: State of the Art II, Ferdinand Hampson, Elliot  Johnston, Publishers, Huntington Woods, MI.

September 1988  Glass: A Private Collection. Ben W. Heineman, Falcon II Press Inc.

May 1987                    Through the Lens, Deny Behr, KSTP Television, Mpls. MN.

April 1987                    25 Years, Glass As An Art Medium.  Ferdinand Hampson, Editor. Published by Habatat 

                                    Galleries, Farmington Hills, MI.

April 1986                    Works, Ferdinand Hampson, Published by Habatat Galleries,   Farmington Hills, MI.

May 1985                    Arts Magazine, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls., MN.

April 1985                    Insight: A Collector's Guide to Contemporary American Glass

                                    Ferdinand Hampson.  Elliot Johnston Publishers.  Huntington                                                        Woods,  MI.

December 1983            American Craft Magazine, "Portfolio".

October 1982              American Craft Magazine, "Exhibitions".

April 4, 1982                New York Times.

June 1981                    The Daily Herald, Wausau-Merill, WI.

May 1981                    The New Art Examiner, Janet Kopulus, Chicago, Il.

March 1981                 On the Road. Jason Davis, ABC Television, Mpls., MN.

June 1980                    American Craft Magazine, "Exhibitions".

June 1980                    The New Art Examiner, Chicago, Il.


Personal Information

Born Port Jefferson NY., July 8, 1951

Wife, Constance Beth

Children, Mark 4-5-86, David 5-21-90

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