Mitch LaPlante, Sculptor
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Mitch LaPlante

Mitch LaPlante





2004                 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Instructor: Dante Marioni)

2002                  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Instructors: Josiah McElheny and Jan Erik Ritzman)

2001                   Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Instructor: Brian Pike)

2000                 Pilchuck Glass School (auction production team volunteer, aka “pole turner”)

1999                    Pilchuck Glass School (Instructor: Debora Czeresko)

1998-2005         Public Glass, San Francisco

1985                    Ph.D. in Sociology, Stanford University

1978                    B.A. in Sociology, Cornell University


2005                  Instructor, Public Glass “Making large blown and assembled work” 5 week class

2003-5              Secretary, Board of Directors, Public Glass

1985-pres.         Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Francisco


2004                 Outstanding Contribution to the Exhibition, Valley Sculpture Artists Annual Exhibition (one of three top prizes)


Harvest Grape Cluster, COPIA Museum, Napa, California. Permanent collection.



2005-6              San Francisco Airport Museums, Beyond Function: Techniques in Contemporary Glass Arts, curated by Tim Taylor, July 2005-January 2006

2005                  Copia Museum, Napa CA, Botanica, curated by Liz Lopez and Neil Harvey, August 26-September 20



2001                   Micaela Gallery, San Francisco



2005                  Montclair Gallery, Oakland, CA. Annual Glass Show, curated by Susan Tuttle and Janet Thompson, December 10-January 15.

                           Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, Annual Salon Show, curated by Pamela Clark, November 29-December 23.

                           1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA, Hot Shop, curated by Mary Ellen Durka, November 10-December 25.

                           Public Glass, San Francisco, CA, Not so Clear, curated by Therese Francia Martin, ArtSpan, September 17-October 7.

                           Pilchuck Auction, Seattle, WA. Pilchuck on Display, October 20-21.        

                           Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA, Summer Members Show, Obediant Nature , curated by Jo Ann Northrup, Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art, July 28-September 23

                           Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, 8th Annual National Prize Show, juried by Joseph Thompson, Director, Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art, May 3-June 23

                           Thatcher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Carpe Lumen, curated by Christian Scheiss (a neon plasma cherry sculpture in collaboration with Ed Kirshner), March 7-April 24.

                           Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Show for Aisian tsunami relief (February 1-3)

2004                          San Diego Art Institute 47th Annual International Exhibition, Peter Gordon juror.

                           Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Valley Sculpture Artists Annual Exhibition, PeterVandenberge, juror

2003                  Public Glass, San Francisco

                           Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco

1999                    In Sight Gallery, San Francisco



1999                    Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood Washington



Glass Alliance of Northern California (GLANC)

Glass Art Society

International Sculpture Center

Pacific Rim Sculptors Group (PSRG)

Valley Sculpture Artists





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