Ghislaine Sabiti

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Ghislaine Sabiti is a French/American Congolese-born multidisciplinary artist, painter, glass artist, ceramist sculptor, and costume designer. She grew up on the outskirts of Paris, France, and is now based in New York. Ghislaine studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and L’académie de la Grande Chaumière and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, France. She further developed her skills by studying glass lamp-work, glass blowing, and photo decals at Urban Glass and ceramics at the ceramic Artshack. Ghislaine’s work highlights the technical form used in both African and European arts, focusing on form and color. Ghislaine has completed several prestigious fellowships, including the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Cycle VIII of the Spring ICA, and Digital Evolution Artists Retention DEAR Cohort III, New York Foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Program. She has also been a resident artist at Peter Valley School of Craft, ArtYard with CoLabart, Pilchuck Better Together, Urban Glass, Glass Roots, Calabar Gallery and coLABArts, Jamaica Center, and Jamaica Center for Art and Learning. Chashama has nominated Ghislaine for an artist residency at the Marcel Breuer House at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s The Pocantico Center and Commission for the Lexington Hotel, New York, Salon du Prêt-à-Porter. Additionally, Ghislaine was an award winner for the Dupont De Nemours hosiery design competition for DIM Company. Ghislaine’s work has been exhibited and commissioned nationally and internationally in France and the U.S. at numerous group exhibitions and solo shows, including Calabar Gallery, Hamptons Art Fair, Zimmerly Art Museum, El Teatro del Museo Del Barrio with Boys and Girls Harbor, Galabar Gallery, Artshack, Occupy Museum Debt Fair at the Whitney Biennial, MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, Atelier Rosal, Westfield State University Arno Maris Gallery, Rio Gallery, Harlem School of the Arts, Brooklyn Film and Art Festival, Small Space Fest, and Poe Park Visitor Center.

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Glass Beadmaking: Creating your own Jewelry

Designing your jewelry is an incredibly rewarding experience. Glass bead-making is the perfect way to create truly unique pieces. With the basics of glass bead-making or Lampworking, you can create […]

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