Robert Geyer Resume

Robert Edwin Geyer

Curriculum Vitae 




2005-2007       M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

2002-2005       B.F.A Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada.


Academic Teaching Experience

2011-2014       Bowling Green State University

ARTS 2610      Glass I, Glass Blowing – 6 courses*

ARTS 3620      Glass II, Glass Blowing and Warm and Hot Kiln processes -  6 courses*

ARTS 4630      Glass III, Intermediate Glass Blowing, Hot Casting and Kiln processes - 6 courses*

ARTS 4640      Glass IV, Advanced Art Glass Techniques and Glass History - 6 courses*

ARTS 4680      Senior Studio in Glass and Professional Practices - 6 courses*

ARTS 4700      Student Independent study - Mentor for 4 students

ARTS 4890      Glass Studio Internship - Mentor for 7 students

ARTS 5610      Graduate Seminar Glass first year - 6 courses*

ARTS 6620      Graduate Seminar Glass second year - 6 courses*  


2007-2011       Alberta College of Art + Design

Glass 101        Glass Casting - 3 courses*

Glass 102        Hot Glass - 7 courses*

Glass 201        Introductory Glass Studio, Glass Blowing and Kiln processes - 5 courses*

Glass 222        Glass Interdisciplinary Workshop - 3 courses*

Glass 301        Intermediate Glass Studio, Glass Blowing and Kiln processes - 3 courses*

Glass 401        Advanced Glass Studio, Glass Blowing and Kiln processes - 1 course*

SCLP 201         Modeling and Replication Techniques - 2 courses*

AHGL 317        Art History Glass - 2 courses*

FINA 450         Senior Student Fine Art Practicum - 1 course*

* Amount of times I have taught each course.

Selected Professional Experience

2017                Fulltime Technical Instructor Emily Carr University of Art and Design Foundation Area. Teach 3-d printing                                  and scanning, video and sound editing and a variety of mold making and 3-d object fabrication and replication techniques.

2014-2016       Studio Manager for Responsible for problem solving, prototyping and putting hand blown glass                                      lighting into production. I also travelled to the Czech Republic to train artisans to make Bocci lighting products.

2014-2017       Cofounder Sasamat Creative. A custom hand blown and cast glass lighting design company.

2011-2014       Head of BGSU Glass Area. Managed Glass Studio operations that included Hot

Shop, Kiln Area and Cold Shop. Also supervised 2 instructors and graduate students.

2011-2014       Graduate Faculty BGSU School of Art. Served on the MFA Adjudication committee for six graduate students.

2011-2014       BGSU School of Art Undergraduate Adviser. Advised 15 students per semester.

2011-2014       BGSU undergraduate research stipend student mentor.

2013-2014       BGSU School of Art 3-D representative for Intermedia curriculum development committee.

2013                Featured Presenter, Canadian Glass Art Association Conference, Calgary, Canada.

2013                Medici Circle Primavera Gala at the Toledo Museum of Art. Made 50 centerpieces with team of BGSU students.

2012                Featured Presenter, Ontario Craft Council Glass Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

2012-2014       Fundraised and arranged for Che Rhodes, Boyd Sugiki, Lisa Zerkowitz. Marc Petrovic, Jeff Mack, Jason Chakravarty and Matt Urban to be visiting artists for BGSU School of Art.

2012-2014       Sociology Phd Dissertation committee member for BGSU Sociology department.

2012                Co- organized Exhibition of Japanese Glass Artists at BGSU Dorothy Uber Gallery in conjunction with Toledo Glass Art Society conference.

2012                Organized and Facilitated BGSU Glass Area Alumni Exhibition from 1992-2012 in

 conjunction with 2012 Toledo Glass Art Society conference.

2012                First Year program tenure track Assistant Professor hiring committee member, BGSU School of Art.

2012                Chair, Glass Instructor hiring committee. BGSU School of Art.

2012                Sculpture Instructor hiring committee member. BGSU School of Art.

2011-2013       Organized off campus exhibition opportunities for Glass graduate and                                          undergraduate students, Myles Baker Exhibition Space, Bowling Green, OH. Four different exhibitions.

2011-2012       Portfolio review committee, BGSU School of Art.

2011-2012       Fundraised and arranged for Laura Donefer, Walter Lieberman, Ethan Stern and Jeff Mack to be Visiting Artists for BGSU Glass Area.

2012-2014       Organized Blog for BGSU Glass Area.

2011-2012       Glass Art Society Toledo Conference organizing committee. Toledo, OH.

2008-2011       Alberta College of Art and Design Portfolio review committee. Calgary, Canada.

2010                Living Glass History Faculty professional affairs workshop, Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Canada.

2010                Arranged for Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni and Paul Cunningham to be visiting artists at Alberta College of Art + Design. Calgary, Canada.

2008                Developed course curriculum for AHGL 317. A living glass history course about contemporary glass artists. Please see additional course information. Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada

2008                Marion Award winner for innovation and research in teaching. Alberta College of Art +Design, Calgary, Canada

2008                Smart Night Center piece competition winner. Designed and fabricated 120 Blown Glass center pieces with students from Alberta College of Art + Design. Calgary, Canada.

2007                Ceramics Assistant Professor tenure track hiring committee. Tyler School of Art

2007                Made ten small sculptures for props for the feature film, The Watchmen, Warner Brothers pictures.

2005-2007       Graduate student technician for Tyler School of Art Glass Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Selected Exhibitions


2011/12          Crystal Wonderland 2, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, December – January.

2009             Crystal Wonderland, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware. April- May. Curated by Carina Evangelista, Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art.


2016                Lighting Architecture Movement Project International Lighting Design Competition Finalist 132 submissions from 27 countries, 10 finalists. Vancouver, Canada.

2014                 Prototype, International Design Society Exhibition. Placed second in competition. Adjudicated by Dutch Designer Bertjan Pot. Vancouver, Canada.

2013                Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland, Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery, October – December. Curated by Tom Riley, owner of Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio and Sean Mercer, Associate Professor Kent State University.

2013                The Poetics of Pattern, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, July – October. Curated by Janice Lessman-Moss, Professor Kent State University.

2013                 The Last Glass Show, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo, Canada, March – June. Curated by Museum Director Christian Bernard Singer, Waterloo, Canada.

2012                  Glass Art Association of Canada Exhibition. Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, Canada, November – December. Curated by Ryan Legisske.

2012                  ART PRIZE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October.

2011                   Natural Flow, Contemporary Alberta Glass, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. July - October. Curated by Joanne Marion, Curator of Contemporary Art.

2010                Time land, Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May – August. Curated by Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art Magazine.

2009                BIGG: Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass. Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio. Curated by Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, Tom Hawk, Director of Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio and Lino Tagliopietra. July to November.

2009                Calgary Glass Now, Triangle Gallery of Visual Art. Curated by Norman Faullner, Professor, Alberta College of Art + Design.  

2008                The Academy Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, March – April

2007                Constructions, CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition. Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York City. February – March, Curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Curator of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

2007                Hot Glass in the Blue Grass II. Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky. March – May. Curated By Che Rhodes, Associate Professor, University of Louisville, KY.

2004                The Bigger Picture Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. June, 2004. Curated by Stephen Paul Day.


2012            TRUCK Contemporary Art $2000 artist fee.

2011-12           Bowling Green State University, School of Art Medici Circle, Project Award. Total $1100.

2011                Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Art Project Grant $7341.

2009                Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Art Project Grant $7600.

2008                Alberta College of Art + Design Marion Fund Award for Innovation in Teaching and Research. $12,000.

2006                Rome Art and Culture Fellowship. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

2006-2007       Graduate Academic Tuition Assistantship and Stipend, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia.

2005                British Columbia Arts Council, Senior Award for Visual Art. Victoria, Canada $3000.

2003-2004       All Institute Tuition Scholarship Award, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada.


Professional Development

2012                 Attended Armory and SCOPE Contemporary Art, New York.

2011                 Attended Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago.

2011-12            BGSU Learning Community, Digital Pedagogy and Applications, Fall and Spring Semester.

2009                Attended Armory and SCOPE Contemporary Art, New York.

2006-7             Attended Armory and SCOPE Contemporary Art, New York.

2005                Attended Venice Bienalle, Venice, Italy.

2003                Attended Venice Bienalle, Venice, Italy.

Selected Reviews


2016          competition-showcases-cosmiccreations/article32646474


2013              Columbus Dispatch, Starker, Melissa, Riffe Gallery art exhibit examines ‘Poetics of Pattern’, August 4

2011                Geyer, Robert, “Pink Murmur 2” Salahub, Jennifer, NOT SOLID AT ALL, Natural Flow: Contemporary Alberta Glass, Esplanade Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, pp2-5  

2010       Reviews /6-108048.html


2010       exhibition-illingworth.html

2009                Benefield, Scott, “Regarding BIGG, Breakthrough ideas in Global Glass Catalog, Ohio State University,pp. 8-12.

2009                “Living Glass History” Contemporary Canadian Glass Magazine, Volume 7, Issue, p. 20-26

2006                    Petrie, Kevin., Glass and Print, p.36.