Artist: Rick Eggert
Medium: Glass Sculpture
Rick Eggert was born in Southampton, New York in 1974. He spent his early childhood in New York, then later moved to Vermont, where he began working in glass. His quest for inner growth has led him to Tahiti, Moorea, New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand. Rick has spent time working in Korea as an English teacher and in Puerto Rico as the operational manager of an entertainment company in the rainforest. Rick’s background includes a BFA in Glass Sculpture from The Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York and numerous years working as a technician for various schools and businesses across the eastern United States.
Rick now resides in Stuart, Florida where he operates his glass studio. Aside from creating his own sculptural work, he rents the studio and teaches classes as well as producing more traditional glass wares.
- Niche Award, Winner, Blown Glass, 2009
- Excellence Award, Brevard Art Museum,“Annual Juried Exhibition”, Melbourne, FL, 2008
- 1st Place 3D, 2nd Place Overall, Mary O’Fricke Art Show, Westhampton Beach, NY, 2006
- Pilchuck Scholarship, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2000
- Sil Hall Award for Outstanding Achievement Rochester Institute of Technology, 1999
- SOFA – Chicago, 2009, 2012
- “Art Basel Miami”, Chialma Gallery, Miami, FL, 2008
- “Annual Juried Exhibition” Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL, 2008