Martie Negri


About the Artist:

Flowers accompany our rites of passage and carry deep symbolic meaning: they are collections of individual gestures, an expression multiplied, a gathering for remembrance.

My designs borrow from traditional Italian millefiori, or thousand flowers, technique, yet strive for a more original style. In my work, millefiori is about multiple worlds coming together to form something intricate yet complete and serene. 

My art embraces the lovely and the fragile. The radiance of glass intensifies my relationship to color, more than paint and fiber ever did in my years as a painter and textile designer. In glass, I have found a material that helps me convey the vivid richness I feel as a part of my spiritual and artistic transformation after experiencing great loss. 

I work from living plants interpreting their colors and structure. I have modified a method used to make cold bundled composite canes. I am inspired by the paintings of Fra Angelelico, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Roelandt Savery, and Gustav Klimt. My approach to the expressive possibilities of color comes from the theoretical work of Johannes Itten and Josef Albers.


2004      Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

2005      The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

Labriola Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut

2006      The Artists of UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York

               E-merge, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon.

Jurors: Kirstie Rea, Creative Director of the Canberra Glassworks, Australia; Jeremy Lepisto, Board Member Glass Arts Society; Dena Rigby, Contemporaries Board for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

               UrbanGlass Glassblowers Auction, Chelsea, New York

2007      The Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York

               Artist’s Choice, Juried Exhibit of Art Therapists’ Art, The College of New Rochelle, New York

               The Artists of UrbanGlass, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

               Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

               Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, CO, Murrini Mystique

               Fire and Form, The Glass Menagerie, Corning, New York

               Brooklyn Designs 2007, Forte Lofts, Brooklyn, New York

               Art of the Northeast, Silvermine, New Canaan, CT

Juror: Valerie Smith, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator, Queens Museum of Art, NY

               UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York

               Turning Point Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania

               Glassworks, Verdigris, Hudson, New York

               American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, Maryland


Bauhausing it! The College of New Rochelle,

Juror: Robert A Wolf New York

2008      SOFA Chicago Represented by Mostly Glass

ARTQUEST Represented by Fusion Art Glass, FL

               SOFA NEW YORK, Park Avenue Armory, NY Represented by UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York

2009      BIGG: Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass

Jurors: Lino Tagliapietra , Italian Glass Maestro; Tina Oldknow Curator of modern glass, Corning Museum of Glass; Tom Hawk, Tom Hawk, Director, Hawk Galleries

The Artists of UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York

SOFA CHICAGO, Navy Pier represented by Mostly Glass

Glass Weekend, Wheaton Cultural Arts Center, NJ

New Glass Review 29

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ

2010      SOFA NEW YORK, represented by Mostly Glass

               Critical Linkages The College of New Rochelle

Jurors: Dr. Patricia St John, Robert I. Wolf

Glass Art Society, Ingenious Possibility Demonstration: A Thousand Flowers: Pulling Cane by Martie Negri and Rob Panepinto, Louisville, KY

2011      Through the Eyes of the Artist: A Juried Exhibit College of New Rochelle Division of Graduate Art & Communication Studies, NY

               Glass Weekend, Wheaton Cultural Arts Center, Millville NJ

               UrbanGlass Fete de Verre: Futur

Jurors: Jane Adlin, Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Katya Heller, Heller Gallery; David McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President, Museum of Arts and Design; and Clair Oliver, Claire Oliver Gallery.

               New Glass Review 32

Jurors: Diane Charbonneau, curator of photography and contemporary decorative arts, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada; Richard Harned, Director, Ohio State University Glass Program, Depart of Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Mark Zirpel, Assistant Professor, Dale Chihuly Endowed Chair of Glass, School of Art, University of Washington: Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass, The Corning Museum of Glass.

               Pismo Contemporary Glass, Colorado

               SOFA CHICAGO, represented by Mostly Glass

2012      Studio Art Glass, Gallery North, Setauket, NY

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Exhibition: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass

2013      Wheaton Cultural Arts Center, Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ

               Pismo Fine Art Glass, CO

Bloomsbury Series, Mostly Glass Gallery, NJ

2014      Evolve, Bullseye Gallery, Portland OR

2015      Silvermine Arts Center: Space, Structure, and Light A Contemporary Glass Exhibition New

Wheaton Cultural Arts Center, Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ

Bullseye Projects, Portland OR, Pittsburg Glass Center, PA, Bellevue Art Museum, WA

New Glass Review 36, Jurors: Laura de Santillana, artist and designer Venice, Italy; Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, The Corning Museum; Beth Lipman, artist, Sheboygan Falls, WI and Angus Powers, Sculpture Chair/Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Alfred University.

2017      Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA: ORGANICA, Martie Negri Retrospective and New Work

Chrysler Museum of Art, Perry Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, Glassblowing Demonstration

2018      New Britain Museum of American Art, Nor’Easter, Juror: Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum

Mattatuck Museum, Mixmaster, Juror:Sara Shaoul, Director at 601Artspace.

New Glass Review 39, Jurors: Anjali Srinivasan, artist and assistant professor Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Cindi Strauss and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design and Assistant Director of Programming, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Bohyun Yoon, artist and assistant professor Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Susie Silbert, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, Corning Museum of Glass