Massey Selected as the Museum’s 51st Visiting Artist Pavilion Project Artist-in-Residence | A&E

TOLEDO — Detroit-based interdisciplinary artist Tiff Massey has been selected as the 51st guest artist for the artists-in-residence pavilion project at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Since opening in 2006, TMA’s Glass Pavilion has uniquely combined its role as home to one of the world’s largest glass collections with its place as a glass-working workshop. GAPP invites the world’s most influential and promising glass artists to create new works in glass and share their processes with the public.

Massey will be in residence from Wednesday to April 15 and will present a free artist talk on April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion. Advance registration is not required.

“Tiff Massey has become one of the most creative and experimental artists working with glass and metal today. Our community is very excited about their upcoming GAPP conference and residency at the Glass Pavilion,” said Alan Iwamura, Director of the Glass Studio at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Massey, who was awarded a Fellowship in the United States in Crafts in 2021, said, “I’m all about thriving. I’m really trying to see how big I can grow this practice, how many people I can help along the way, and how I can impact my community. I have grand and expensive ideas, let’s just say.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Metallurgy from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Michigan University.

Massey’s work has been exhibited widely in national and international galleries and museums. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship in 2015 and two Knight Arts Challenge Fellowships from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2019, she received the Art Jewelry Forum Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant. Massey has participated in Ideas City, the New Museum’s international residency program, with residencies in Detroit, Athens, Greece and Arles, France. She has also participated in residencies with the Volterra-Detroit Foundation in Volterra, Italy and Red Bull Arts in Detroit.

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