Marc Petrovic

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Marc Petrovic received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work is included in the collections of the Niijima Museum of Glass in Tokyo, Japan, the Charlotte Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona, the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, the Arkansas Art Center Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts.

In Petrovic’s Find and Seek Series, letters, in the form of air bubbles, are trapped in clear glass spheres. In some pieces, these spheres are, in turn, trapped in clear glass bottles spelling out words, such as ‘ship’, offering a modern take on ‘ship in a bottle’. In other pieces, these spheres are organized in a grid forming magnified Word Searches with various themes. In each of these works, Petrovic’s intense skill is on full display. His glass work is absolutely exquisite. His complete command of craft allows the artistic intent to drive his work far forward of other glass artists. The work of the Find and Seek Series is extremely demanding and only successful in the hands of a master. The spheres are formed in halves, the letters pressed into the center, the two halves fused, and the final sphere ground and polished to utter perfection. In the Bottle pieces, the spheres are carefully faceted, stacked, bonded, and enclosed in an equally pristine bottle. In the Word Search pieces, the spheres are carefully bonded to a precision formed stainless steel dish and pin which secures it to a given substrate. In both styles of work, the reflections and shadows are absolutely alluring.

Petrovic’s already strong reputation continues to grow with newfound excitement around his latest work. His Hope in a Bottle piece was recently chosen as one of fifteen from across the country for the Manifest Hope Exhibition in Washington, D.C. during Barak Obama’s Inauguration.


1991       BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Top Agnes Gund Award recipient
Louis Comfort Tiffany Nominee



Vanitas-group show at Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR


Solo Exhibition-”Avians”, Heller Gallery, NY
Glass Secessionism, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Anywhere But Here, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham NY
Global + Local:Studio and Contemporary Glass on Floridaʼs West Coast.
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL
Fusion, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI


Glass Lovers Weekend, Wheaton, NJ; Heller Gallery


Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NY
Sofa Chicago, Riley Galleries; Cleveland, OH


“Collaborating Couples”,American Glass Museum, NJ
Solo Exhibition-“Navigators”, Vero Beach Art Museum, FL
“Manifest Hope”, Irvine Contemporary; Washington, DC


Red Dot Miami, eo art lab; Chester, CT
“Reflects” Reynolds Gallery; Richmond, VA
“New and Notable” Heller Gallery; NY, NY
“On View”, Heller Gallery; NY, NY


Sofa Chicago, Heller Gallery; NY, NY
Solo Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum; Brockton, MA
Glass Lovers Weekend, Wheaton, NJ; Heller Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Dane Gallery; Nantucket MA


Sofa New York, Ferrin Gallery; Lenox, MA


Sofa Chicago, Ferrin Gallery; Lenox, MA


Sofa Chicago, Ferrin Gallery; Lenox, MA
Solo Exhibition, “Whisper”, Ferrin Gallery; Lenox, MA


Solo Exhibition, “Sense of Place”, Heller Gallery; NY,NY


Solo Exhibition, Dane Gallery; Nantucket, MA


Solo Exhibition of Collaborative Work, Riley Hawk Galleries; Cleveland, OH
Solo Exhibition, Habatat Galleries; Boca Raton, FL


Solo Exhibition, Riley Hawk Galleries; Kirkland, WA
Sofa New York, Riley Hawk Galleries; New York, Ny
Sofa Chicago, Riley Hawk Galleries; Chicago, Ill
“Glass America”,Heller Gallery; New York, NY: Invitational Exhibition.
Habatat Invitational, Habatat Gallery; Boca Raton, FL
“Glass Loverʼs Weekend,” Riley Hawk Galleries; Milleville, NJ: Biannual Event


Solo Exhibition, Habatat Gallery; Boca Raton, FL
Solo Exhibition, Riley Hawk Galleries: Cleveland, OH


“Directionals and Markers,” Riley Hawk Galleries; Columbus, OH
“Glass Today: American Studio Glass from Cleveland Collection”, Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, OH
“Calido”, Tucson Museum of Art; Tucson, AZ. Group Show
Sofa Miami, Riley Hawk Galleries; Miami, FL
“In Celebration of Tea,” Celestial Seasonings Corporation, Boulder, CO; First Place/Juried Competition.


“Form from Pattern,” Heller Gallery; New York,NY: with Kari Russell-Pool.
“New Work,” Riley Hawk Galleries, Cleveland, OH: with Kari Russell-Pool.


Solo Exhibition, Riley Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH
Solo Show, Heller Gallery; Palm Beach, FL, Solo Exhibition.


Solo Show, Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Selected Collections

Niijima Museum of Glass, Tokyo, Japan
Charlotte Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, AR
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL
The Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY