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Foci MN Center for Glass Arts
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Minneapolis, MN
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Synaptic Connections is an experimental and interactive installation incorporating blown glass and neon sculpture. 

Exhibition Statement:

Our experiences wire us. They help to create the blueprint of our being. In “Synaptic Connections” I want to experiment with space and how an individual’s movement and interaction can be seen and expressed through each individual sculpture. Just as the synapses in our brain fire and communicate with each other, each interaction and connection we have with one another shapes and molds us in life. I want to show this correlation in the work and I hope you enjoy experiencing it. 

Artist Bio: 

Jo Andersson was born in Walnut Creek, California in 1988. She began blowing glass when she was 19 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly after completing her bachelors in fine art with an emphasis in glass she moved to Seattle, Washington to pursue glass opportunities. Jo graduated from Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden with her masters in CRAFT! Ceramics and glass in the spring of 2020. In 2021 she received the prestigious Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte scholarship in design. Andersson is interested in how she can use the material glass in relation to light to create objects and environments which help to inspire presence and a sense of comfort within the viewer.

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