Andrew Kosorok

Glass artist, art educator, bridge-builder

ghostriverstudios@gmail.com

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Education
Professional Experience
Awards and Recognitions
Memberships
Grants and Scholarships
Conferences and Workshops
Exhibitions
Print and Media


Education:

2017          Fellowship – Philosophy of Islamic Art Intensive, Islamic School of Art (Iran)

2016          Interfaith Chaplaincy Certification, Universal Life Church Seminary

2008          Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Comparative Humanities Minor (Pluralism Focus)

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

2004                 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Philosophy and Humanities Minors

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

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Professional Experience:

1993-Present          Glass Images and Creations, Inc., Orem, Utah

Special Projects Manager, Consultant

2017-Present          Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative, Saratoga Springs, Utah

Global Arts Director, Primary Board

2017-Present           Barakah.com, Canada

Fine Arts and Interfaith Correspondent

2016-Present          Ismailimail Civil Society Media, Canada

Fine Arts and Interfaith Correspondent

2016     Museum of Haunted and Mysterious Objects, Provo, Utah

Co-Curator, Consultant

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

Curator, 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions International Art Exhibition

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

Arts Committee, Special Projects

2012     Interfaith Liaison

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

2004-2013          Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Instructor, 3-D Design, Drawing, and Stained Glass

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Awards and Recognitions:

2017

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

2014

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

2012

Special Recognition, Interfaith Docent

Special Recognition for Interfaith Docent Work in Association with Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, Lynda Palma, Docent Coordinator

2012 Annual Banquet, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

Invitation to Exhibit the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project for the 2012 Annual Banquet, Salt Lake City, Utah, Iqbal Hossain, Society President

Utah County Art Gallery Spring Fine Art Juried Show

Regional Juried Group Exhibition, Utah County Health and Justice Building, Provo, Utah, Selected as Juror

Award of Recognition for 99 Names Project

Award of Recognition for the Interfaith Bridge-Building of the 99 Names Project, Presented by Pacifica Institute Utah Branch, Salt Lake City, Utah, Coskun Kariparduc, President, and Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, Salt Lake City, Utah, Reverend Canon Ivan Cendese, Ph.D., Executive Director

2011

Glass Art Guild of Utah 9th Annual Glass in the Garden

Regional Juried Group Exhibition, Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah, Selected as Juror

2011 Annual Banquet, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

Invitation to Exhibit the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project for the 2011 Annual Banquet, Salt Lake City, Utah, Iqbal Hossain, Society President

International Inquiry Conference Art Show

Exhibition, International Inquiry Conference, Kennedy International Inquiry Center, Brigham Young University Campus, Provo, Utah, Gary Barton, Juror, Second Place Juror’s Award

2010

A Gathering of Glass:  7th Annual Glass Art Guild of Utah Show

Regional Juried Group Exhibition, Patrick Moore Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, Selected as Juror

2008

Glass Art Guild of Utah Spring Hot Glass Show

Regional Juried Group Exhibition, Salt Lake Public Library Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, Selected as Juror

2007

22nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Regional Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson, Merit Award

2004

19th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Regional Juried Exhibition, Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson, Best of Sculpture Award

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Memberships:

2010

Glass Art Society

International Organization to Promote Development of the Glass Arts, Seattle, Washington, Shane Fero, President

2009

Artist Guild International

International Guild of Artists of Faith, San Diego, California, Ira Gagon, President

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Grants and Scholarships:

2017

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

Travel Grant

Grant for Travel, David O. Lynn, Owner, Glass Images and Creations, Inc., Orem, Utah

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Grant for Work on 99 Names Project, Glen Rollins, Proprietor, Cat’s Cradle Gallery, Provo, Utah

EBRKAD:  Artistic Development Grant

Grant, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2016

As Above, So Below, Museum of Haunted and Mysterious Objects

Research Grant, Provo, UT

EBRKAD:  Artistic Development Grant

Grant, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2012

Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake:  Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Production Work on 99 Names Project, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah, Iqbal Hossain, President

2011

Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake:  Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Research Work on 99 Names Project, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah, Iqbal Hossain, President

Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable:  Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Research Work on 99 Names Project, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Ivan Cendese, Executive Director

2010

Salt Lake American Muslim:  Materials Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Research Work on 99 Names Project, Salt Lake American Muslim, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ghulam Hasnain, President

Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Research Work on 99 Names Project, Zaytuna College, Berkeley, California

The Rock Shop:  Materials Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Work on 99 Names Project, Don Davis and Mickey Davis, Proprietors, The Rock Shop, Orderville, Utah

Cat’s Cradle  Antiques:  Materials Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Work on 99 Names Project, Glen Rollins and Gary Kilpack, Proprietors, Cat’s Cradle Gallery, Provo, Utah

Rayzist Photomask, Inc., Worldwide:  Materials Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Production Work on 99 Names Project, Billy Willis, Senior Sales Manager, Rayzist Photomask, Inc., Worldwide, Vista, California

EBRKAD:  Artistic Development Grant

Grant, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2009

Islamhouse.com:  Materials Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Research Work on 99 Names Project, Islamhouse.com:  Islam At Your Fingertips, an Online International and Multilanguage Islam Resource Network, Sultan Ahmad, Coordinator

Fons Vitae Publishing:  Materials Grant (For 99 Names Project)

Grant for Research Work on 99 Names Project, Fons Vitae Publishing and Distribution, Louisville, Kentucky, Virginia Gray Henry, Director

SunniPath:  Scholarship (For 99 Names Project)

Scholarship for Coursework at SunniPath:  The Online Islamic Academy, an International Online Aqidah and Tahwid School, Amman, Jordan, Bruncaj Besim, Marketing Director, and Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dean

2008

Clive N. Rockwood Memorial Enlightenment Grant

Grant for Study, Received for Tuition Connected to the Alchemical + Transmutations Show, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Gomm Studios:  Research Grant

Grant, Received for Tuition Connected to the Alchemical + Transmutations Show, Provo, Utah

Glass Images:  Research Grant

Grant, Received for Experimentation Connected to the Alchemical + Transmutations Show, Orem, Utah

2006

Brigham Young University Visual Arts Department:  Professional Development Grant

Grant for Travel and Tuition to Hot Glass Horizons 2006/Portland, an Intensive Workshop in Hot Glass Sculptural Techniques, Portland, Oregon

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Conferences and Workshops:

2012

Treasured Truths:  Exploring the Bridges Between Faith, Art, and Life Artist Panel Discussion

Panelist, Artist Panel Discussion for Treasured Truths Invitational Exhibition, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, Dr. James Swensen, Curator

Why the Camel Smiles:  Exploring the Tradition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God from the Qur’an

Presenter and Exhibitor, Workshop Exploring the Tradition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God from the Qur’an and Creating a Stained Glass Project, First of the Beauty and Belief Workshop Series in Conjunction with Beauty and Belief:  Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture Exhibit, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, Dr. Ann Lambson, Education Coordinator

Doing Democracy:  Inclusive Civil Discourse

Panel Member and Exhibitor, 2012 SLCC Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Brittany Stephenson, Conference Chair

The Nature of Geometry in Islamic Art

Workshop with Dr. Lisa Delong, Project Manager and Outreach Coordinator for the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London, In Conjunction with Beauty and Belief:  Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture Exhibit, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, Dr. Ann Lambson, Education Coordinator

Hewaar-Dialogue:  Meaning and Presentation of the Arts of Islamic Culture

Interfaith Liaison, Conference Examining the Arts of Islamic Culture Within both Art Historical and Cultural Contexts, In Conjunction with Beauty and Belief:  Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture Exhibit, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Project Director, Dr. Mark Magleby, Museum Director

2011

About Sacred Geometry

Symposium and Workshop Examining Application of Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture, Springville Art Museum, Dr. Vern Swanson, Museum Director

Cultural and Religious Pluralism Today:  Building Civility and Unity

Exhibitor, Conference Examining Cultural and Religious Pluralism in the Wake of 9/1, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Safi Safiullah, Program Coordinator SLCPL, Dr. Bahman Bakhtiari, Conference Organizer

2011 Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Conference

Presenter and Panelist, “Art and Being an Artist,” Philosophers and Artists in Dialogue Session, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Sharon Adams, PhD., Session Coordinator

2009

The Golden Section and the Canon of Proportional Symmetry:  Theory and Practice

Symposium and Workshop Examining Application of the Golden Section and Canon of Proportional Symmetry in Nature, Art, and Architecture, Springville Museum of Art, Drs. Scott Olsen and C. Lance Harding, Presenters, Dr. Vern Swanson, Museum Director

2006

Hot Glass Horizons 2006/Portland

Intensive Workshop in Hot Glass Sculptural Techniques, Portland, Oregon, Gil Reynolds, Workshop Coordinator

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Exhibitions:

2017

The 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

Islamic Art Revival Series, Shafaq Ahmad, Curator, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas

Muslim Heritage Festival

Al Mustafa Utah, Holladay, Utah

Rumi, Iran, and the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God Presentation and Exhibit

Rumi, Iran, and the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God, 2017 Rumi Poetry Festival, Salt Lake Public Libraries Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City, Utah

FOUS XIII:  Face of Utah Sculpture XIII

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

2016

As Above, So Below

Living Alchemy Exhibit, Museum of Haunted and Mysterious Objects, Cat’s Cradle Antiques, Provo, Utah

2015

99 Names

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

FOUS XI:  Face of Utah Sculpture XI

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

99 Names

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

2014

FOUS X:  Face of Utah Sculpture X

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

2013

FOUS IX:  Face of Utah Sculpture IX

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

Expressing Faith:  Islam Inspired Art

Exhibition of 99 Most Beautiful Names Project with Calligraphy of Dr. Huda Totonji, Lilly Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

2012

99 Names Project at Mall of America Holy Days/Holidays Festival

Digital Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project at Mall of America Holy Days/Holidays Festival, Bloomington, Minnesota, Sponsored by Mall Area Religious Council, David Spencer, Curator

99 Names Project at Chapel Hill

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project as Part of Town of Chapel Hill Juried Exhibition Series, Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Steve Wright, Curator

99 Names Project at This is Me Festival

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project at This is Me Festival, Hosted by United In Service for Humanity and Al-Mustafa Foundation Utah, Holladay City, Utah, Dr. Sajid Faizi, Foundation President

99 Names Project at Salt Lake Public Library Eid al-Fitr Festival

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project at Salt Lake Public Library Eid al-Fitr Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, Safi Safiullah, Event Coordinator

Treasured Truths:  Exploring the Bridges Between Faith, Art, and Life

Invitational Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Dr. James Swensen, Curator

2012 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show

Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Jason Lanegan, Gallery Director

FOUS VIII:  Face of Utah Sculpture VIII

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

2012 Annual Banquet, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project by Invitation, Salt Lake City, Utah, Iqbal Hossain, Society President

Meet the Artists at Terra Nova Gallery

Invitational Exhibit, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, Utah, David Hawkinson, Gallery Director

99 Names Project at Doing Democracy:  Inclusive Civil Discourse

Exhibitor and Panel Member, 2012 SLCC Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Brittany Stephenson, Conference Chair

99 Names Project at Jung Society of Utah, Dr. Diane Musho Hamilton Lecture

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project in Association with Dr. Diane Musho Hamilton Lecture, “3-2-1 of Shadow Work:  The Integral Point of View,” Hosted by Jung Society of Utah, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Machiel Klerk, Founding President, Cheryl Forester, Art Director

Ninth International Art Competition: Make Known His Wonderful Works

International Art Competition, LDS Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah, Kurt Graham, Museum Director

99 Names Project at Pacifica Institute Utah Branch

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project in Association with Dr. James C. Harrington Lecture, “Gulen Movement:  Building Civil Society and What We Can Learn from the Gulen Movement,” Hosted by Pacifica Institute Utah Branch, Coskun Kariparduc, President

99 Names Project at Jung Society of Utah, Dr. Lance Owens Lecture

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project in Association with Dr. Lance Owens Lecture, “Dr. Jung and the Soul’s Wound,” Hosted by Jung Society of Utah, University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, Utah, Machiel Klerk, Founding President, Cheryl Forester, Art Director

Noah’s Pudding and the 99 Names of Allah

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project in Association with Lecture on Noah’s Pudding (Ashure) and the 99 Names Project, Pacifica Institute Utah Branch, Salt Lake City, Utah, Coskun Kariparduc, General Coordinator

2011

26th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Vern Swanson, Director

99 Names at Cathedral Church of St. Mark

Exhibit of Sculptures and Images from the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, with the Adult Christian Education Lecture Series, Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, Utah, The Reverend Robin L. James, Precentor, and Josie Stone, Exhibit Organizer

99 Names at SLCPL Religious Pluralism Conference 2011

Exhibit of Sculptures and Images from the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, with Cultural and Religious Pluralism Today:  Building Civility and Unity Conference 2011, Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Safi Safiullah, Program Coordinator SLCPL, Dr. Bahman Bakhtiari, Conference Organizer

99 Most Beautiful Names:  a sculptural presentation of the names of God from the Qur’an

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

2011 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show

Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Jason Lanegan, Gallery Director

Ninety-Nine Names at the Marshall/LeKae Scottsdale Summer Spectacular

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project in Association with Invited Faculty and Student Works from The Visual Arts Department of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, at the Marshall/LeKae Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Peter Strub, Principal

FOUS VII:  Face of Utah Sculpture VII

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Michael Christensen, Curator

2011 Annual Banquet, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project by Invitation, Salt Lake City, Utah, Iqbal Hossain, Society President

Orem Arts in the Park 2011 Exhibition

Regional Invitational Group Exhibition, Orem Arts Council at Orem Public Library, Orem, Utah, Adam J. Robertson, Chair

Stained Glass Free For All

Regional Exhibition, Gomm Studios Gallery, Provo, Utah, David and Jeanne Gomm, Owners

On Being Human:  Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope

International Exhibition, Picture Art Foundation, California State Dominguez Hills, Carson, California, Michael Johnson, President (Exhibit Information)

International Inquiry Conference Art Show

Exhibition, International Inquiry Conference, Kennedy International Inquiry Center, Brigham Young University Campus, Provo, Utah, Gary Barton, Juror, Second Place Juror’s Award

Seek My Face:  Recent Artwork on Scriptural Themes

International Invitational Group Exhibition, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ira Gagon, Curator

2010

Comfort and Joy

Regional Invitational Group Exhibition, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, Utah, David and Jeanne Gomm, Coordinators

25th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Vern Swanson, Director

Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Orem Public Library

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Orem Public Library, Orem, Utah

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

Exhibition, Rosicrucian Order Regional Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Melissa de la Rose, Curator (Catalog)

A Celebration of Cultural Diversity:  Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Salt Lake Art Center

Exhibition, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Adam Price, Director, and Jared Steffensen, Preparator

2010 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show

Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Jason Lanegan, Gallery Director

FOUS VI:  Face of Utah Sculpture VI

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Curator:  Michael Christensen

Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Harold B. Lee Library

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project with Invited Islamic Calligraphers, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Chair:  Julie Williamsen (Exhibit)

5th Annual National Juried Exhibition

National Juried Exhibition, Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, Juror:  Adam Justice, Curator of Art, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Orem Arts in the Park

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project with Invited Islamic Calligraphers, Orem Arts Council, Orem, Utah, Chair:  Adam J. Robertson

Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  The Window Box Gallery

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project with Invited Islamic Calligraphers, Window Box Gallery, Provo, Gallery Director:  Judy Harding

2010 Bruun Regional Invitational

Regional Invitational Exhibition, Gallery 1111, Gallery Manager:  Paul Allen

Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Covey Center for the Arts

Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project with Invited Islamic Calligraphers, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, Utah, Curator:  Kathryn S. Allen

Green

Regional Small Works Exhibition, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, Utah, David Hawkinson, Gallery Director

2009

Dreaming of Spring

Regional Invitational Group Exhibition, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, Utah, Curator:  Kathryn S. Allen

Nativity Revisited:  A Contemporary Interpretation

Regional Invitational Exhibition, Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, Curator:  Adam Larson, Gallery Director, Snow College, Ephraim, Utah

Great Things Small Packages 2009

Small Works Exhibition, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, Utah, David Hawkinson, Gallery Director

Utah ’09:  Fine Crafts & Photography

Statewide Annual Competition Sponsored by the Utah Arts Council, Rio Grande Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jurors:  Regina Benson, Pete Grady (Catalog)

2009 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show

Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Jason Lanegan, Gallery Director

BIGG:  Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass

International Art Competition Sponsored by Steuben Glass at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Jurors:  Lino Tagliapietra, Itali, Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, and Tom Hawk, Director, Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio

FOUS V:  Face of Utah Sculpture V

Statewide Sculpture Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Curator:  Michael Christensen

Summer Glass 2009

Invitational Group Exhibition, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, Utah

I am Chris Purdie

Regional Invitational Social Performance Art Piece Performed at SEGO Art Center at Provo, Utah, with Lectures Regarding the Performance at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Curator:  Chris Purdie

Utah Ties

Regional Art Competition, Central Utah Art Center, Jared Latimer, Director, Ephraim, Utah, Juror:  Shane McAdams, New York

Eighth International Art Competition: Remembering the Great Things of God

International Art Competition, LDS Conference Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Curator:  Robert Davis

21st Celebration of Art & Soup

Local Invitational Group Exhibition and Charity Auction Benefiting Community Nursing Service Home Health and Hospice, Salt Lake City, Utah

Infinite Beauty

Group Exhibition, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, Curator:  Kathryn Van Wagoner

BDAC Statewide Competition 2009

Statewide Art Competition, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah, Curator:  Justin Diggle, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Y Sculpture

Invitational Exhibition, Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, Curator:  Adam Larson, Gallery Director, Snow College, Ephraim, Utah

Schrodinger’s Box

National Invitational Group Exhibition, HFAC Galleries, Provo, Utah

2009 Studios Exhibition

Group Exhibition of Studio Artists at SEGO Art Center, SEGO Art Center, Provo, Utah

Alchemical + Transmutations

Collaborative Exhibition with Colin Tuis Nesbit, Orem Public Library, Orem, Utah

2008

A Collective Season of Joy

Regional Invitational Group Exhibition, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, Utah, Provo, Utah, Curator:  Kathryn S. Allen

Alchemical + Transmutations

Collaborative Exhibition with Colin Tuis Nesbit, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

23rd Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson

2008 BYU Visual Arts Faculty Show

Faculty Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Jason Lanegan, Gallery Director, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Cube:  Construct and Construction

Collaborative Exhibition with Brian D. Christensen, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

84th Spring Salon

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson

The Windows of Dzyan

Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

2007

22nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson, Merit Award

Contemporary Reliquaries:  Housing the Mementos of Our Day

National Invitational Group Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Gallery Director

Contemporary Reliquaries:  Housing the Mementos of Our Day

National Invitational Group Exhibition, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona, Curator:  Jason Lanegan, Gallery Director

One to Ten

Invitational Group Exhibition, Gallery One Ten, Provo, Utah

2005

20th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson

81st Spring Salon

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson

2004

19th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition

Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Director:  Vern Swanson, Sculpture Award

Cold, Something Eerie, Craftsmen of Utah

Regional Invitational Show, Morris Fine Arts Gallery, Spanish Fork, Utah

Arrow to the Sun:  A Tale of the Search for Meaning

Exhibition, Woodbury Museum, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Arrow to the Sun:  A Tale of the Search for Meaning

Exhibition for Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

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Print and Media:

2017

Article, author

“Building God’s Kingdom – Prince Karim Aga Khan, the Atomic Imam on patriotism and community”, Barakah, 20 October 2017, https://barakah.com/2017/10/20/building-gods-kingdom-prince-karim-aga-khan-the-atomic-imam-on-patriotism-and-community/

Speaker

Rumi, Iran, and the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God, 2017 Rumi Poetry Festival, Salt Lake Public Libraries Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City, Utah

Article, author

“Larnin’ in the post-colonial world: the Atomic Imam speaks on education”, Barakah, 30 September 2017, https://barakah.com/2017/09/30/larnin-in-the-post-colonial-world-the-atomic-imam-speaks-on-education/

Article, author

“On faith: the Aga Khan shares the secret to healing our modern age”, Barakah, 30 July 2017, https://barakah.com/2017/07/30/the-aga-khan-shares-the-secret-to-healing-our-modern-age/

Article, author (as Ghostriver Studios)

“Clarifying history – UPF’s The Sultan and The Saint”, Ismailimail Civil Society Media, 24 May 2017, https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/clarifying-history-upfs-the-sultan-and-the-saint/

Article, author

“Not all heroes wear capes – A Christian reflects on the Aga Khan”, Barakah, 9 May 2017, https://barakah.com/2017/05/09/not-all-heroes-wear-capes-a-christian-reflects-on-the-aga-khan/

Article, author (as Ghostriver Studios)

“Pearls of Wisdom: SufiComics-Rumi Volume 2”, Ismailimail Civil Society Media, 24 April 2017, https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/pearls-of-wisdom-suficomics-rumi-volume-two/

Article, author (as Ghostriver Studios)

“Feminist beauty on display: The IARS Womens Invitational Exhibition”, Ismailimail Civil Society Media, 20 March 2017, https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/feminist-beauty-on-display-the-iars-womens-invitational-exhibition-2017/

Article, author (as Ghostriver Studios)

“The Splendor of Family – Art Deco Jewels of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection”, Ismailimail Civil Society Media, 01 March 2017, https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/the-splendor-of-family-art-deco-jewels-of-the-prince-and-princess-sadruddin-aga-khan-collection/

Moderator

Community Discussion “Islam’s Jesus” with author Dr. Zeki Saritoprak, Utah and Anatolian Cultural Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Article, author (as Ghostriver Studios)

“Celebrating what keeps us human – contemporary art of Syria in the exhibit “Behind the Lines””, Ismailimail Civil Society Media, 03 February 2017, https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/celebrating-what-keeps-us-human-contemporary-art-of-syria-in-the-exhibit-behind-the-lines/

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

2013

Book

99 Names:1 to 25:  A Christian’s Exploration of the Names of God from the Qur’an, 2013, Author (available on Amazon.com here)

Book

The Windows of Dzyan:  A Theosophical ScrapbookLambert Academic Publishing, 2013, Author (available on Amazon.com here)

2012

Speaker, 99 Most Beautiful Names Project at Eid al-Fitr

Presentation on the 99 Names Project and Community Civility, Salt Lake Public Library Eid al-Fitr Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, Safi Safiullah, Event Coordinator

Article, Alpha Omega Arts:Religious Art News

INSPIRE ME! Artist, Andrew Kosorok,” by Ernest O. Britton, Contributing Writer and Co-Founder, Alpha Omega Arts:Religious Art News, June 1, 2012

Panelist and Exhibitor, Doing Democracy:  Inclusive Civil Discourse

Panel Member and Exhibitor, 2012 SLCC Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Brittany Stephenson, Conference Chair

Article, Simerg:  Insights from Around the World

“A ‘Thank You’ Letter to the Makers of the Blue Qur’an,” Andrew Kosorok, Simerg.com, March 29, 2012

Speaker, Noah’s Pudding and the 99 Names of Allah

Lecture on Noah’s Pudding (Ashure) and the 99 Names Project in Association with Exhibition of the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Pacifica Institute Utah Branch, Salt Lake City, Utah, Coskun Kariparduc, General Coordinator

2011

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Springville Museum of Art

Presentation of Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names for the Springville Museum of Art Community and Family Night Artist Presentation Series, Tonya Bassett, Stewart Fellow and Series Coordinator, and Vern Swanson, Director

Article, CNN

“Who says Mormons aren’t Christians?” by Dean Obeidallah, CNN, October 12, 2011 (Article)

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  St. Mark’s Adult Christian Education Program

Lecture Series for the Cathedral Church of St. Mark Adult Christian Education Program, 99 Most Beautiful Names:  Faith and Alchemy to Bridge-Building Through Art, Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, Utah, The Reverend Ray Walton, Dean-Elect, and The Reverend Canon Robin L. James, Precentor

Exhibition Review:  West Valley

“Building Bridges of Understanding:  Andrew Kosorok at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center,” by Ehren Clark, Contributing Writer, 15 Bytes Artists of Utah Ezine, October 2011 (Article)

Article, West Valley Journal

“Muslim faith reflected in local glass sculpture exhibit,” Kimberly Martinez, West Valley Journal, West Valley City, Utah, September 14, 2011 (Article)

Article and Interview, KSL TV News

“West Valley exhibit aims to increase interfaith awareness,” Carole Mikita, KSL TV News, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 12, 2011 (Article)

Article, The Salt Lake Tribune

“Mormon artist battles post-9/11 Muslim stereotypes,” Lisa Schencker, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 09, 2011 (Article)

Article, Radio Islam

“Exhibition of Allah’s names organized in America,” Staff Writer, Radio Islam, http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/index.php, 03 September 2011 (Article)

Article, Deseret News

“WVC exhibit portrays 99 names of God from Quran,” Aaron Crim, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 27, 2011 (Article)

Article, The Daily Universe

“Muslim banquet features LDS artist,” Emmy Jenson, Contributing Writer, Daily Universe, Provo, Utah, Thursday, June 9, 2011 (Article)

Presenter and Panelist, 2011 Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Conference

“Art and Being an Artist,” Philosophers and Artists in Dialogue Session, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Sharon Adams, PhD., Session Coordinator

Article, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts

“The mathematical art exhibit ‘Infinite Beauty’ at Utah Valley University, 3-30 March 2009,” Kathryn Van Wagoner and David Fearnley, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 29-41

Online Digital Archive

Infinite Beauty Exhibition at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah (Online Digital Archive)

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Grandview Neighborhood Youth

Invited to Speak on the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Grandview Neighborhood Youth, Provo, Utah, Jeanne Chamberlain, Coordinator

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Academy Earth

Invited to Speak on the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Academy Earth, Lindon, Utah, Cody Nelson and Zackary Williams, Coordinators

2010

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Orem Scholar School

Invited to Speak on the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Orem Scholar School, Orem, Utah, LaRayne Miller, Coordinator

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Orem Public Library

Invited to Speak on the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project, Orem Public Library, Orem, Utah

Speaker, Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Empty Nesters Club

Invited to Speak on the 99 Most Beautiful Names Project to the Springville Empty Nesters Club, Springville, Utah, in Connection with the Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names Exhibit in the Orem Public Library, Orem, Utah

Article, BYU Magazine

“Alumni News:  Reflections of Religious Understanding,” Alicia M. Moulton, BYU Magazine, Provo, Utah, Fall 2010 (Article)

Online Exhibition Catalog

Art Throughout the Ages:  Enlightenment Through Experience, AMORC-New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Online Catalog)

99 Names Project Review:  Al-Masry Al-Youm

“God’s 99 names honored by Mormon artist,” Jenna Krajeski, Al-Masry Al-Youm, Cairo, Egypt, August 13, 2010 (Article)

99 Names Project Review:  examiner.com:  Charleston

“’Quran’s’ 99 most beautiful names exhibit,” Lori Henshey, examiner.com:  Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia, August 2, 2010 (Article)

Article, Simerg:  Insights from Around the World

“99 Most Beautiful Names-A background explanation of the sculptures of the Beautiful Names of God,” Andrew Kosorok, Simerg.com, July 31, 2010

99 Names Project Review:  Religion News Service

10 minutes with…Andrew Kosorok,” Alfredo Garcia, Religion News Service, Washington, DC, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 (Article)

Article, Simerg:  Insights from Around the World

“Voices:  99 Most Beautiful Names—A sculptural presentation of the Names for God from the Qur’an,” Andrew Kosorok, Simerg.com, Ottawa, Ontario, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 (Article)

Speaker, Orem Public Library

Invited to Speak on Alchemy as Part of the Open the Door Summer Reading Program, Eliot Wilcox, Coordinator

Interview, An Introduction to Alchemy

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

99 Names Project Review:  Muslim Voices

“Muslim Teachings Inspire Mormon Art Professor,” Liz Leslie, Muslim Voices, Indianapolis, Indiana, Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Exhibition Review:  Deseret News

Artist depicts 99 names of God in glass,” Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, July 19, 2010

Exhibition Review:  MormonTimes.com

99 Names of God and the glassmaker,” Emily Schmuhl, MormonTimes.com by Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, July 10, 2010

Exhibition Catalog

BIGG:  Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass 2009, The Ohio State Urban Arts Space and Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio

Class Review:  The Daily Universe

“Stained-Glass Class Prepares Show,” Chelsea Sitton, Contributing Writer, Daily Universe, Provo, Utah, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Exhibition Review:  Daily Herald

“Perfect Date:  Playing the Name Game,” Staff Writer, Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Thursday, April 15, 2010

Speaker, MSAUU

Invited to Speak on Ninety-Nine Most Beautiful Names:  Covey Center for the Arts, Muslim Student Association of University of Utah, Najibullah Amiri, President, MSAUU, Salt Lake City, Utah

Exhibition Review:  The Salt Lake Tribune

“Visual Art Notes:  Glass Houses,” Staff Writer, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, April 2, 2010

Exhibition Review:  The Daily Universe

“Exhibit Features Intricate Glass Art,” by Paige Guthries, Contributing Writer, Daily Universe, Provo, Utah, Friday, April 2, 2010

Exhibition Review:  Daily Herald

“Covey Center to Host Exhibit Exploring Religious Connections,” by Jim Dalrymple, Contributing Writer, Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Thursday, April 1, 2010

2009

Exhibition Review:  Ephraim

“Nativity Revisited:  A Contemporary Interpretation at Snow College,” by Geoff Wichert, Contributing Writer, 15 Bytes Artists of Utah Ezine, December 2009

Exhibition Catalog

Utah ’09:  Fine Crafts & Photography, Utah Arts Council Statewide Annual Exhibition Catalog

Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, Fall 2009

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

2008

Exhibition Catalog

Springville Museum of Art 84th Annual Utah Spring Salon Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition Review:  Provo

“The Windows of Dzyan:  Andrew Kosorok’s Theosophical Scrapbook,” by Ehren Clark, Contributing Writer, 15 Bytes Artists of Utah Ezine, April 2008

2007

Exhibition Review:  Springville

“The Proper Subject of Art:  Springville Museum of Art’s 22nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah,” by Geoff Wichert, Contributing Writer, 15 Bytes Artists of Utah Ezine, November 2007

2004

Exhibition Review:  Daily Herald

“Springville Museum of Art exhibit tackles spiritual, religious themes,” by Cody Clark, Contributing Writer, Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Saturday, November 6, 2004 (Article)

Review of Arrow to the Sun

Arrow to the Sun:  A Tale in the Search for Meaning,” by Dezi Lynn, Staff Writer, Eagle’s Eye, Provo, Utah, Eagle’s Eye XXXV, Number 1, April 2004

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