NEW YORK – Heller Gallery is pleased to present What Do You See, the gallery’s first exhibition of new work by Ghanaian artist Anthony Amoako-Attah. This is also Attah’s first exhibition in the United States.
Anthony Attah kilnforms glass plate and powders to make pieces which use the colors and patterns of Kente designs and Adinkra symbols. Through the language of Kente cloth, a Ghanaian textile, traditionally handwoven of strips of silk & cotton, but now mass produced as printed fabric, Attah explores themes of personal and tribal identity, commodification, globalization and migration. The works in What Do You See were created in the fall of 2022, when Attah was an Emerging Artist-in-Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA.
Anthony Amoako-Attah (b. 1989 in Kumasi, Ghana) received his MA (glass) in 2016 at the University of Sunderland, where he is now a PhD candidate in Art and Design (glass and ceramics). He completed a BA in Industrial Art (ceramics) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. His work has been exhibited at the Collect art fair in London in 2022, at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, and at Sunderland Museum, which commissioned him to produce an artwork for their collection in 2020. Amoako-Attah was the Winner in the Aspiring Glass Artists 2020 category in Warm Glass UK’s The Glass Prize. He has taught at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in the summer of 2022. He lives and works in England.
Heller Gallery, founded in 1973 in New York, provides a curated platform for studio artists whose practice incorporates glass and whose work with the material broadens the horizons of contemporary culture. We identify, nurture and represent emerging artists as well as prominent international masters.
Numerous artworks have entered preeminent public collections as a direct result of Heller Gallery’s exhibitions and advocacy. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art have acquired works from the gallery as has The Corning Museum of Glass, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and numerous museums worldwide, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Louvre, and Hokkaido Museum, among others.
February 10 – March 11, 2023