About

Gene Koss left rural Wisconsin in 1974 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. He then earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia. Developing a new glass facility and program for Tulane University brought him to New Orleans in 1976. Since that time he has been greatly involved in the development of the city's glass artistry as head of the Glass Department at Tulane University where he has developed one of the most important programs in North America. Gene Koss is the recipient of several awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, The New Orleans Community Arts Board and Pace-Willson Art Foundation grants. His work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana, the Sculpture Center in New York City, as well as the International Biennale for Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy. His work is in many prominent collections including the Pan American Life Collection and the Corning Museum of Art in New York.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Sunrise, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2012-2013 Levee Break, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Auburn University – Montgomery Art Dept, Montgomery, AL
2011 Line Fence, Maquettes, and Solid Glass Sculpture, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Levee Break, Outdoor Exhibition, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
2009-10 Gene Koss: Bridge, Jessica Glasser & Larry Mednick Sculpture Garden, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
Gene Koss: Lake Neshonoc, Maquettes, Drawings, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2007 Silo and Levee Break, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2005 Coulee Song, Arthur Roger Project Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 Gene Koss: Projects & Sculptures, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2003 Trizec Properties Twelfth Annual Exhibition, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2002 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Public Sculpture, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2001 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
LSU Sculpture Park, Baton Rouge, LA
1998 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1997 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX
University Art Museum, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
1996 Miller Gallery, New York, NY
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1995 Southeastern Studio Glass, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
1994 University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1992 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1991 Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1986 Perception Gallery, Houston, TX
Newcomb College/Tulane University, Department of Art, New Orleans, LA
1985 Outdoor Sculpture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1984 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1983 Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1982 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1980 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Image South Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1976 University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 University of Wisconsin – River Falls Glass Legacies, Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
2011 NOLA NOW, Part 1: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Then & Now, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Gathering: John Miller & Friends, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2008-13 Sculpture for New Orleans, outdoor exhibition, Tulane University campus, New Orleans, LA
2008-10 Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art,
Southern Arts Federation traveling exhibition
2006 Color, Space 301, Centre for Living Arts, Mobile, AL
Surviving the Hurricane: Katrina’s Impact on New Orleans Art, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Glass: Significant Works of the 21st Century, Coastal Bend College, Beeville, TX
2005 Tyler Ceramics Past & Present, Tyler School of Art, The Ice Project Space, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2004 The State of Louisiana Glass, River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria, LA
Louisiana Glass Masters, Lafayette Natural History Museum, Lafayette, LA
2003 Biennale Internazionale Dell ‘Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2002 A Gathering of Peers: Robert Winokur & Graduates of Tyler School of Art, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Glass Art from the Arthur Roger Gallery, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS
2000 Between Grains of Sand and Microchips, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
1998 International Cast Galss, Belvetro Gallery, Miami, FL
Tri-Sculptor Exhibition, Sarah Gillespie Gallery, Gulfport, MS
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1997 Sculpture Object Functional Exposition, Chicago, IL
National Cast Glass, Belvetro Glass Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1995 Outdoor Sculpture, Penland, NC
1994 Rassegna Internazionale Artists del Vetro, Venezice, Italy
Pilchuck in New York, Miller Gallery, New York, NY
National Glass Show, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX
Faculty Art Exhibit, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
The Nature of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
100 Years of Ceramic Art, 1894-1994: A Newcomb Faculty Retrospective, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
1993 Contemporary Crafts in the Urban Environment, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Glass and Iron, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA
16th Annual International Pilchuck Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Faculty Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
International Glass Exhibition, Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA
1992 Otaru International Glass Art Festival 1992, Otaru, Japan
The Vessel Transformed, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola FL
1991 Innovations I - Glass Sculpture, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
International Invitational Glass Sculpture Exhibit, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX
Artists/Architects Collaboration - Drawings and Models, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
1990 Glass Master III, D/Erlien Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
New York Experimental Workshop, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 International Invitational Glass Sculpture Studio, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX
Group Sculpture Show, Ruth Volid Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sculptured Glass, Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, FL
1988 Southern Abstraction, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Site Specific, National Glass Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1987 New Glass Focus, West Virginia, Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference, Philadelphia, PA
1986 New York Experimental Workshop, Maple Hill Gallery, Portland, ME
New American Glass Focus, Huntington Gallery, Huntington WV
3500 Years of Glassmakers, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Now, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1985,84 National Glass Sculpture Invitational, Perception Galleries, Houston, TX
1985 National Glass Invitational, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Glass Art Society Invitational, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
The Exhibition at 112 Greene Street, Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY
Ann O'Brien Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1984 Artwork '84, Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, LA
Glass: New Visions, Anne O’Brien Gallery, Washington, DC
1983 National Invitational, Matrix Gallery, Austin, TX
1983,80 Louisiana Sculpture Biennial, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1982 Fine/Function, Lafayette National History Museum, Lafayette, LA
1981 11 New Orleans Sculptors, New York Sculpture Center, New York, NY
National Invitational Glass '8l, Decatur, GA
Large Scale, National Council on Education Ceramic Arts Conference, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Invitational '8l, Longview Museum, Longview, TX
1980 9 Louisiana Sculptors, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Great Glass and Light, University Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University City, PA
1977 Works in the World, National Council on Education Ceramic Arts Conference,
Champaign, IL
Glass America, Contemporary Art Glass Group, New York, NY
Fifty Americans in Glass '78, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI
1977 Meadows Museum of Art 55th Annual, Shreveport, LA