Craft & Material Studies


Kim Harty

Chair of Craft & Material Studies, Associate Professor

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Research Interests:

Harty's work investigates the connection between craft and technology through sculpture, installation, video, and performance. She is heavily informed by her training as a glass blower, and draws on her personal history as a craftsperson to explore how kinetic knowledge can be tracked, embodied, and performed.

Professional Experience:

Harty has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Corning Museum of Glass. Her writing has been published in Glass Quarterly, GASnews, and various museum catalogs. Harty has taught at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, Ox-bow Art School and Penland School of Crafts, in addition to her current position as Assistant Professor of Glass at the College for Creative Studies.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

2019 Heller Gallery, New York NY “Memoria Technica” solo exhibition
2019 Glass Art Society Conference, St. Petersberg FL, Strattman Lecture: Glass Flux
2018 Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH “Swing States” curated by Zac Weinberg
2018 Curator: Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak MI “StreetKraft: Glass artists respond to the street.”
2017 National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia PA “Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition”
2017 Taubman School of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI “Research through Making” exhibition
2017 Foundation Hotel, Detroit MI “Cumulus” public art installation