Andrew Kosorok, Glass Artist

ghostriverstudios@gmail.com

http://www.ghostriverstudios.wordpress.com

Publications

2013

Book99 Names:1 to 25:  A Christian’s Exploration of the Names of God from the Qur’an.

BookThe Windows of Dzyan:  A Theosophical Scrapbook, Lambert Academic Publishing.

2012

Exhibition CatalogTreasured Truths:  Exploring the Bridges Between Faith, Art, and Life, Essay, “God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty, and Every Truth is Treasured,” Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016

As Above, So Below, Provo, Utah

2015

99 Names at 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah

99 Names at 2015 International Episcopal Conference, Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, Utah

2014

99 Names at Rumi Festival, Salt Lake City Public Library Anderson-Foothills Branch Library, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at 51st Annual ISNA Convention LaunchGood Booth, Digital Exhibition, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI

Muslim Journeys 99 Names at UCCC, West Valley City, UT

2013

Expressing Faith:  Islam Inspired Art, Duke University, Durham, NC

2012

99 Names at Mall of America, Digital Exhibition, Bloomington, MN

99 Names at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

99 Names at This Is Me Festival, Holladay City, UT

99 Names at Salt Lake Public Library Eid al-Fitr Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at Doing Democracy Conference, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at Jung Society of Utah, Hamilton Lecture, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at Pacifica Institute Utah, Harrington Lecture, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at Jung Society of Utah, Owens Lecture, Salt Lake City, UT

Noah’s Pudding and the 99 Names of Allah, Pacifica Institute Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2011

99 Names at Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at Religious Pluralism Conference, Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Names at UCCC, West Valley City, UT

99 Names at Marshall/LeKae Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

99 Names at Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT

2010

99 Names at Orem Public Library, Orem, UT

A Celebration of Cultural Diversity:  99 Most Beautiful Names, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

99 Most Beautiful Names, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

99 Names at Orem Arts in the Park, Orem, UT

99 Names at Window Box Gallery, Provo, UT

99 Names at Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT

2008

Alchemical+Transmutations, Orem Public Library, Orem, UT

Alchemical+Transmutations, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Cube:  Construct and Construction, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The Windows of Dzyan, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

2004

Arrow to the Sun:  A Tale of the Search for Meaning, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Arrow to the Sun:  A Tale of the Search for Meaning, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Group Exhibitions

2015

FOUS XI:  Face of Utah Sculpture XI, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

2014

Bridge Reunion and 99 Names, Dixie State University, St. George, UT

FOUS X:  Face of Utah Sculpture X, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

2013

FOUS IX:  Face of Utah Sculpture IX, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

2012

Treasured Truths:  Exploring the Bridges Between Faith, Art, and Life, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

2012 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

FOUS VIII:  Face of Utah Sculpture VIII, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

Meet the Artists at Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT

Ninth International Art Competition: Make Known His Wonderful Works, LDS Church History Museum, SLC, UT

2011

26th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition,  Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2011 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

FOUS VII:  Face of Utah Sculpture VII, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

Orem Arts in the Park 2011 Exhibition, Orem, UT

Stained Glass Free For All, Gomm Studios Gallery, Provo, UT

On Being Human:  Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope, California State Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

International Inquiry Conference Art Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Seek My Face:  Recent Artwork on Scriptural Themes, LDS Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

2010

Comfort and Joy, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT

25th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

“Enlightenment Through Experience” An Exhibition of Alchemical, Mystical, Hermetic and Rosicrucian Art, Santa Fe, NM

2010 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

FOUS VI:  Face of Utah Sculpture VI, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Katharine Butler Gallery,  Sarasota, FL

2010 Bruun Regional Invitational, Gallery 1111, Orem, UT

Green, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT

2009

Dreaming of Spring, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT

Nativity Revisited:  A Contemporary Interpretation, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

Great Things Small Packages 2009, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT

Utah ’09:  Fine Crafts & Photography, Rio Grande Depot, SLC, UT

2009 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

BIGG:  Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

FOUS V:  Face of Utah Sculpture V, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

Summer Glass 2009, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT

I am Chris Purdie, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT and Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Utah Ties, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT

Eighth International Art Competition: Remembering the Great Things of God, LDS Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

21st Celebration of Art & Soup, Salt Lake City, UT

Infinite Beauty, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

BDAC Statewide Competition 2009, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT

Y Sculpture, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

2009 Studios Exhibition, SEGO Art Center, Provo, UT

2008

A Collective Season of Joy, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT

23rd Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2008 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

84th Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2007

22nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Contemporary Reliquaries:  Housing the Mementos of Our Day, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Contemporary Reliquaries:  Housing the Mementos of Our Day, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

One to Ten, Gallery One Ten, Provo, UT

2005

20th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

81st Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2004

19th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Cold, Something Eerie, Craftsmen of Utah, Morris Fine Arts Gallery, Spanish Fork, UT

Curator/Organizer

2016

Museum of Haunted and Mysterious Objects, Co-Curator, Cat’s Cradle Antiques, Provo, UT

2009

Schrodinger’s Box, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Honors

2014

Best of Provo, Custom Stained and Leaded Glass for 2013, Provo Award Program.

2012

Special Recognition,Special Interfaith Docent for Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

Featured Artist, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT

Juror, Utah County Art Gallery Spring Fine Art Juried Show, Provo, UT

Award of Recognition for 99 Names Project, Presented by

  • Pacifica Institute Utah, SLC, UT, and
  • Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, SLC, UT

2011

Juror, Glass Art Guild of Utah Regional Exhibition, SLC, UT

Featured Artist, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, SLC, UT

Second Place Juror’s Award, International Inquiry Conference Art Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

2010

Juror, Glass Art Guild of Utah Regional Exhibition, SLC, UT

2008

Juror, Glass Art Guild of Utah Regional Exhibition, SLC, UT

2007

Merit Award, Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville, UT

2004

Best of Sculpture, Spiritual and Religious Exhibition, Springville, UT

Grants and Scholarships

2017

Fellowship – Philosophy of Islamic Art Intensive in Iran, ISOA (Islamic School of Art), Qom, Iran

2016

EBRKAD:  Artistic Development Grant, Grant, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2012

Grant, 99 Names Project, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

2011

Grant, 99 Names Project, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

Grant, 99 Names Project, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable

2010

Grant, 99 Names Project, Salt Lake American Muslim

Grant, 99 Names Project, Zaytuna College, Berkely, CA

Grant, 99 Names Project, The Rock Shop, Orderville, UT

Grant, 99 Names Project, Cat’s Cradle Antiques, Provo, UT

Grant, 99 Names Project, Rayzist Photomask, Vista, CA

Grant, Artistic Development, EBRKAD, Chapel Hill, NC

2009

Grant, 99 Names Project, Islamhouse.com

Grant, 99 Names Project, Fons Vitae Publishing, Louisville, KY

Scholarship, SunniPath/WISE University Online, Amman, Jordan

2008

Grant, Alchemical+Transmutations, CNR Memorial, Chapel Hill, NC

Grant, Alchemical+Transmutations, Gomm Studios, Provo, UT

Grant, Alchemical+Transmutations, Glass Images, Orem, UT

2006

Scholarship, Betty M. & Paul J. Boshard Visual Arts Scholarship, Provo, UT

Grant, Professional Development, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Public Lectures, Conferences, and Workshops

2016

Moderator, Community Discussion “Combating the Cancer of Extremism” with Dr. Daniel Hummel, Pacifica Institute Utah and Anatolian Cultural Center, Salt Lake City, UT

2015

Lecture Series, Sacred Creation and The Most Beautiful Names of God, Adult Christian Education Program, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT

Keynote Speaker, Screening of “Love Is A Verb” Documentary Film, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

2014

Speaker, Introduced Screening (and Q&A) of “Islamic Art:  Mirror of the Invisible World” of Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, Dixie State University, St. George, UT

Speaker, Introduced Screening (and Q&A) of “Islamic Art:  Mirror of the Invisible World” of Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, UCCC, West Valley City, UT

2012

Panelist, Treasured Truths Panel, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Speaker, 99 Names and Community Civility at Eid al-Fitr, Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

Presenter, 99 Names Workshop, BYU Museum of Art, Provo, UT

Panelist, Doing Democracy Conference, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

Participant, Nature of Geometry in Islamic Art Workshop, BYU Museum of Art, Provo, UT

Interfaith Liaison, Hewaar-Dialogue:  Arts of Islamic Culture Conference, BYU Museum of Art, Provo, UT

Speaker, Noah’s Pudding and the 99 Names of Allah, Pacifica Institute Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2011

Speaker, 99 Most Beautiful Names, Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT

Lecture Series, Faith and Alchemy, Adult Christian Education Program, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT

Participant, About Sacred Geometry Workshop, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Exhibitor, Building Civility and Unity Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Presenter, Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Speaker, 99 Names, Grandview Youth, Provo, UT

Lecture, 99 Names, Academy Earth, Lindon, UT

2010

Lecture, 99 Names, Orem Scholar School, Orem, UT

Lecture, 99 Names, Orem Public Library, Orem, UT

Speaker, 99 Names, Empty Nesters Club, Orem, UT

Lecture, Alchemy:  Potions, Orem Public Library, Orem, UT

Lecture, 99 Names, Muslim Student Association of University of Utah, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2009

Participant, Golden Section Theory and Practice Workshop, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2006

Participant, Intensive Hot Glass Workshop, Portland, OR

Print and Media

2014

Artist SourcebookUtah County Artists Sourcebook 2014-2015 Edition, Utah County Arts Board, Provo, UT.

The Daily Universe, September 26, 2014.  “The Rumi Festival,” Article by Annmarie Moore.

2013

Book99 Names:1 to 25:  A Christian’s Exploration of the Names of God from the Qur’an.

BookThe Windows of Dzyan:  A Theosophical Scrapbook, Lambert Academic Publishing.

2012

Exhibition CatalogTreasured Truths:  Exploring the Bridges Between Faith, Art, and Life, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.  Also Contributed Essay, “God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty, and Every Truth is Treasured.”

Alpha Omega Arts:  Religious Art News, June 1, 2012.  “Inspire Me!  Artist of the Month,” Interview with Ernest O. Britton.

Simerg:  Insights From Around the World, March 29, 2012.  “A ‘Thank You’ Letter to the Makers of the Blue Qur’an.”

2011               CNN, October 12, 2011.  “Who says Mormons aren’t Christians?” Interview with Dean Obeidallah.

15 Bytes, October 2011.  “Building Bridges of Understanding:  Andrew  Kosorok at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center,” Review of UCCC Exhibit by Ehren Clark.

West Valley Journal, September 14, 2011.  “Muslim faith reflected in local glass sculpture exhibit,” Review of UCCC Exhibit by Kimberly Martinez.

KSL TV News, September 12, 2011.  “West Valley Exhibit aims to increase interfaith awareness,” Review of UCCC Exhibit by Carole Mikita.

The Salt Lake Tribune, September 9, 2011.  “Mormon artist battles post-9/11 Muslim Stereotypes,” Review of UCCC Exhibit by Lisa Schencker.

Radio Islam, September 3, 2011.  “Exhibition of Allah’s names organized in America,” Review of UCCC Exhibit.

Deseret News, August 27,2011.  “WVC exhibit portrays 99 names of God from Quran,” Review of UCCC Exhibit by Aaron Crim.

The Daily Universe, June 9, 2011.  “Muslim banquet features LDS artist,” Article by Emmy Jenson.

Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011.  “The mathematical art exhibit ‘Infinite Beauty’ at Utah Valley University, 3-30 March 2009,” Article by Kathryn Van Wagoner and David Fearnley.

Online Digital Archive, Infinite Beauty Exhibition at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT.

2010               BYU Magazine, Fall 2010.  “Alumni News:  Reflections of Religious Understanding,” Article by Alicia M. Moulton.

Online Exhibition Catalog, Art Through the Ages:  Enlightenment Through Experience Exhibition at Santa Fe, NM.

Al-Masry Al-Youm, August 13, 2010.  “God’s 99 names honored by  Mormon artist,” Review of 99 Names Project by Jenna Krajeski.

examiner.com:  Charleston, August 2, 2010.  “Quran’s 99 most beautiful names exhibit,” Review of 99 Names Project by Lori Henshey.

Simerg:  Insights from Around the World, July 31, 2010.  “99 Most Beautiful Names–A background explanation of the sculptures of the Beautiful Names of God.”

Religion News Service, July 28, 2010.  “10 minutes with…Andrew Kosorok,” Review of 99 Names Project by Alfredo Garcia.

Simerg:  Insights from Around the World, July 27, 2010.  “Voices:  99 Most Beautiful Names–A sculptural presentation of the Names for God from the Qur’an.”

Orem Public Library Newsletter and Calendar, July/August 2010.  “An Introduction to Alchemy,” Interview with Eliot Wilcox.

Muslim Voices, July 21, 2010.  “Muslim Teachings Inspire Mormon Art Professor,” Review of 99 Names Project by Liz Leslie.

Deseret News, July 19, 2010.  “Artist depicts 99 names of God in Glass,” Review of BYU Exhibit by Sara Israelsen-Hartley.

MormonTimes.com, July 10, 2010.  “99 Names of God and the glassmaker,” Review of 99 Names Project by Emily Schmuhl.

Exhibition CatalogBIGG:  Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass 2009, Columbus, OH.

Daily Universe, June 2, 2010.  “Stained-Glass Class Prepares Show,” Review of Stained Glass Class at BYU by Chelsea Sitton.

Daily Herald, April 15, 2010.  “Perfect Date:  Playing the Name Game,” Review of Covey Center Exhibit.

The Salt Lake Tribune, April 2, 2010.  “Visual Art Notes:  Glass Houses,” Review of Covey Center Exhibit.

Daily Universe, April 2, 2010.  “Exhibit Features Intricate Glass Art,” Review of Covey Center Exhibit by Paige Guthries.

Daily Herald, April 1, 2010.  “Covey Center to Host Exhibit Exploring Religious Connections,” Review of Covey Center Exhibit by Jim Dalrymple.

2009               15 Bytes, December 2009.  “Nativity Revisited:  A Contemporary Interpretation at Snow College,” Review of Exhibit by Geoff Wichert.

Exhibition CatalogUtah ’09:  Fine Crafts & Photography Statewide                                           Annual Exhibition, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, Fall 2009.  Images in “Collaborating with a                                                 Professional Photographer for Quality Images of Your Work,”                                        Article by David W. Hawkinson.

2008               Exhibition CatalogSpringville Museum of Art 84th Annual Utah Spring                                       Salon, Springville, UT.

15 Bytes, April 2008.  “The Windows of Dzyan:  Andrew Kosorok’s                                                       Theosophical Scrapbook,” Review of MFA Final Exhibition by                                      Ehren Clark.

2007               15 Bytes, November 2007.  “The Proper Subject of Art:  Springville                                                      Museum of Art’s 22nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah,”                                      Review of Exhibit by Geoff Wichert.

2004               Daily Herald, November 6, 2004.  “Springville Museum of Art exhibit                                                 tackles spiritual, religious themes,” Review of Exhibit by Cody                                             Clark.

Eagle’s Eye, XXXV, Number 1, April 2004.  “Arrow to the Sun:  A Tale in                                                 the Search for Meaning,” Review of BFA Final Exhibition by Dezi                                         Lynn.

Education

2016                Interfaith Chaplaincy Certification, Universal Life Church Seminary

2008               MFA Sculpture:Stained Glass, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

  • Master’s Degree Minor–Comparative Humanities

2004               BFA Sculpture:Stained Glass, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

  • Minors in Philosophy, Humanities

Teaching Experience

2004-2013            Adjunct Faculty, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

  • Stained Glass
  • Sculpture and 3D Design
  • Drawing

Applied Experience

1993-2017            Special Projects Manager, Glass Images and Creations, Orem, UT

  • Designer and Glass Artist
  • Consultant
  • Restoration Specialist

2017                      Global Director of Arts, Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative

2016                      Principle On-Site Volunteer, 2016 Parliament on World Spirituality

2015                      Arts Committee, 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

2012                      Special Interfaith Docent, Beauty and Belief Islamic Art Exhibit, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

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