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Museum Exhibition

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

After a multi-year renovation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery has reinstalled their permanent collection in an exhibition called Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery. Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery will be exhibited.

"The permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions made during the museum’s renovation, which will be displayed at the museum for the first time. Nora Atkinson, The Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, selected the objects and conceived the innovative presentation."

Exhibition Opens July 1, 2016 - Ongoing
Open daily 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Renwick Gallery

Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC


Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery

Museum Exhibition

Crocker Art Museum
Glass for the New Millennium

Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection

July 10, 2016 — October 02, 2016

Contemporary glass leapt into the 21st century with new heights of expression. This exhibition surveys the work of some seventy dynamic global artists pushing the medium’s boundaries to make art in its fullest definition. Included are the field’s premier visionaries—Dale Chihuly, Nick Mount, Klaus Moje, Lino Tagliapietra, Marvin Lipofsky, and others, who made glass a vehicle for ideas, forever transforming the 20th-century studio movement. Their passionate exploration of European traditions and pursuit of material mastery formed networks of artists, expanding the appreciation of studio glass across continents. More than ever, at the turn of the century, material handling and conceptual exploration challenged how we perceive mass, volume, and form. From the life-sized, figural forms of Karen LaMonte to the cast-glass abstractions of Richard Whiteley, and the expectation-shattering sculptures of Masahiro Asaka and Christina Bothwell, the future of contemporary sculpture emerges.


Ojigi - Bowing

Exhibition Extended

Alexander Tutsek Foundation for Arts + Science

Life is a Beach: Contemporary Art by International Artists

The exhibition at the Alexander Tutsek Foundation in Munich, Germany has been so popular they are extending it until September 2nd 2016!

Entitled LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the exhibition addresses the dark sides of life.

When: Extended until September 2nd, 2016

Where: Karl-Theodor-Straße 27, 80803 München, Germany Map

Lark Mirror

Museum Acquisition

Corning Museum of Glass

I am thrilled that the Corning Museum of Glass has acquired Nocturne 5 for their permanent collection.  It joins Evening Dress with Shawl that they acquired in 2005.  Together, they represent the pinnacle of two distinct bodies of work spanning 18 years.  The Museum has just completed a stellar new wing and is a wonderful and worthwhile destination, even for those who have been there before.


Nocturne 5

Museum Acquisition

Vero Beach Museum of Art

I am honored that the Vero Beach Museum of Art Acquisition has acquired Reclining Dress Absence for their permanent collection. It is currently on display, paired nicely with a painting from Jim Dine of a bathrobe called The Red March Forward.

Exhibition Closed


I have been working on a new body of work for more than four years.  Inspired by the beauty of night, I call these sculptures “Nocturnes”: dark, seductive, and sublime. They are absent female forms rising from penumbral garments as figurations of dusk.

With twilight as my muse, I am building on the legacy of night meditations from Whistler, John Field, and Frederick Chopin. These artworks explore the transition from known to unknown, from conscious to unconscious, from reality to dream, and from material to immaterial.

Night is transcendent, transfiguring the personal into the universal. When the veil of daylight recedes, the darkness of night opens the infinite space of the universe that surrounds us. Night tempts with a romantic, limitless, and unobtainable beauty. These sculptures explore evening’s sublime splendor, the mysterious side of feminine beauty.

Austin Art Projects
44-651 Village Ct Suite 142
Palm Desert

WHEN The exhibition has closed but the some of the artwork can still be viewed by appointment.

CONTACT David Austin Email


Nocturnes Installation – White Bronze

Museum Acquisition

Cincinnati Art Museum

I am honored that the Cincinnati Art Museum has acquired Seat Dress for their permanent collection.  It will be unveiled on January 14th along with an exquisite Sanford Robinson Gifford from the Hudson River school of painting, a Jacob Lawrence and an early pieces by Rothko and Nevelson.


Cincinnati Art Museum

Exhibition Closed

Nocturnes — Chicago

Exhibition dates:   November 4th–8th, 2015
Address:  Austin Art Projects | Chicago 247 E. Ontario, 2nd Floor Chicago, Illinois
Contact:  David Austin Cell: (760) 636-2834  |  Email 

Nocturnes | Premier exhibition

Exhibition Closed

Toyama Glass Art Museum

I am honored to have two sculptures in the inaugural exhibition of the Toyama Glass Art Museum (富山市ガラス美術館) in Japan. 

The opening of the museum was great with a kimono clad woman dancing with gossamer fabric.

WHERE: Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan. Map.
WHEN: Aug 22 - Nov 8, 2015

Landscape Drapery Study

Exhibition Closed

Floating World at the Museum of West Bohemia in Plsen. 

The exhibition was terrific but sadly it has closed. 

James Renwick Alliance: Master of Medium Award

I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the The Masters of the Medium award from the James Renwick Alliance. The award recognizes artists for excellence of their body of work in the five craft areas of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The award will be given on March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the The Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. For more details, please see their website.

Recent Museum Acquisition

The Ringling Museum of Art has acquired Reclining Dress Impression as part of the Kolter Glass Collection, which the donated to The Ringling in 2012 marking the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in the United States.

Recent Museum Acquisition

Knoxville Museum of Art acquires Chado in cast glass for their permanent collection.

Smithsonian Archives Interview

The Smithsonian Archives of American Art recorded a oral history as a part of a program started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States. I was honored to be one of the youngest artists ever interviewed.

Exhibition Closed

Dayton Art Institute has closed the exhibition Dayton Celebrates Glass, which exhibited Maiko from July 12, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Exhibition Closed

Oklahoma City Museum of Art
FUSION [A New Century of Glass]
June 14 – September 9, 2012

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