Amy Lemaire

b. Fall River, Massachusetts, 1978.

Exhibitions (Selected)

AS IN TOO: An Alternate Too, curated by John Drury, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2019

Glass Age, curated by Jesse Greenberg, Helena Anrather, NYC, 2019.

An Alternative History: The Other Glass, curated by John Drury, Heller Gallery, NYC, 2019.

Apparatus: The Art of Scientific Glass, curated by Glenn Adamson with Dennis Briening, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, 2018.

Working Rhythms, Yardwork Gallery, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY  2018. 

Solid States/Fluid Language, curated by Megan Biddle, Bucks County Community College, PA, 2018

History of the Present Moment(solo), UrbanGlass Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2017.

Expression: Creative Glass Center Invitational, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ 2017.

Ancient Truth Investigators - Artifacts, Origin Gallery, Norfolk, VA, 2017.

An Exuberance of Color in Studio Jewelry, curated by Gail M. Brown,Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2016.

Assemble: A Collection of Contemporary Jewelry, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, 2016.

Art Palm Beach, represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, FL, 2016.

Over the Bridge, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ, May 2016.

Glass Invitational 2015, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning, NY, October 2015

SOFA Chicago, represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, November 2015

Assemble: Contemporary Jewelry Collection, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, August 2015.

“Expression”: Creative Glass Center Invitational, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ, June 2015

Glass Weekend,represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts, WheatonArts,Millville, NJ, June 2015.

Bijoux!,The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, February, 2015.

The Next: A Studio Glass Movement Continuum, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, The College at Brockport, State University of  New York, Brockport, NY, January 2015

New Contemporary Jewelry, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, August 2014.

The Yoko Ono Show,Visual Studios Gallery at University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2014.

SOFA Chicago,represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 2014

Glass Beads Now: An International Survey, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning NY, 2014.

Bijoux!,The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, February, 2014.

James Renwick Alliance Spring Fashion Show, Women in Militaty Service Memorial at Arlington Cemetary,Washington DC, 2013.

Glass Weekend,represented by Amy Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, WheatonArts,Millville, NJ, 2013.

2013 Glass Weekend, Amy Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburg, PA 2013

SOFA Chicago, represented by UrbanGlass, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 2013

SOFA New York, represented by UrbanGlass, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, 2012,

UrbanGlass Pop Up,Museum of the City of New York, New York City, NY 2012.


Fellowships, Residencies & Awards

Haystack School of Crafts, Open Studio Residency, Deer Isle, ME, June 2019.

Tyler School of Art, Flameworking Artist in Residence, Philadelphia, PA, spring 2019.

UrbanGlass, Studio Residency, 2018.

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Artist in Residence, 2018.

Museum  of Art and Design, Artist Studio Residency, New York City, NY January – October 2015

WheatonArts,CGCA Flexible Fellowship, June-July 2015

AACG Visionary Scholarship,American Alliance of Glass Collectors,in support of WheatonArts Fellowship, June 2015. 

Award for Academic Excellence, (MFA 2010), Pratt Institute, 2010.  

Second Year Merit Scholarship,Pratt Institute, for continued graduate Study, 2009-2010.

Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, for graduate study in painting and drawing, 2008-2009. 



Master of Fine Arts(2010) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

Bachelor of Fine Arts(2000) School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Lectures and Demonstrations

Extending Perception through Flamweorking, Demonstration, Glass Art Society Conference, Smaland, Sweden, 2020.

Flameworking in the Context of Contemporary Art, Lecture, International Flameworking Conference, Salem Community College, 2019. 

Amy Lemaire: Pollen Count: Lec-mo, NYC Jewelry Week, UrbanGlass, 2018.

Through The Looking Glass with Amy Lemaire, Workshop and demo, Brooklyn Brainery and UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, 2016. 

Featured Presenter: Amy Lemaire, Bead Society of Greater New York, Fashion Institute of 

Technology, New York, NY 2015.

“Flameworking Demonstration and Structural Concerns Pertaining to Glass Sculpture”,

STITAH, The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, NY. August

2014, and August 2016.

“Amy Lemaire: Linkage – Soft Glass Assembly in the Flame”.Glass Art Society Conference,Chicago, IL. Demonstration 2014.

Amy Lemaire: New World Order, Booth Talk, SOFA Chicago, 2012.



“Flame Grows Up” by Amy Lemaire, Glass Quarterly magazine, Summer 2018, pp. 40-49.

“Five Inspiring Glass Jewelry Artists” by Bailey Aaland American Crafts Council Blog, Oct. 30, 2017.

New Glass Review 38, Juror’s Choice p. 79

“OPENING: Amy Lemaire’s “History of the Present Moment” documents life in the age of Twitter” by Sarah Thaw, Glass Quarterly HotSheet, June 6, 2017.

“Co-Chair Amy Lemaire talks about the more academic line-up at the 2017 Flameworking Conference” interview with Andrew Page, GlassQuarterly HotSheet, March 14, 2017.

Navigating Flameworking’s rich trade routes: A conversation with artist and educator Amy Lemaire, Interview with Andrew Page, GlassQuarterly Hot Sheet, May 31, 2016.

The Next: A Studio Glass Movement Continuum, exhibition catalog, edited by Eunsuh Choi, 2014. 

Showcase: 1000 Glass Beads, juried by Kristina Logan, Published by Lark Books. 

The Combination of Glass and Ceramics as a means of artistic expression in studio practice”  by Jessamy Kelly, PhD thesis, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, 2009.  pp. 45, 50, 70, 159 – 160, 308 – 310, 339.  Original research on glass/clay fusion cited as case study in thesis. 2010.

Ceramic Art: Innovative Techniques, Edited by Anderson Turner. Essay by Elizabeth Reichert, pp. 117-122. Published by American Ceramics Society 2009.

“Amy Lemaire: Glass as Glaze”by Elizabeth Reichert. Ceramics Monthly Magazine, June/July 2006, pp. 48-51.

1000 Glass Beads, p. 132, published by Lark Books.



UrbanGlass (NY), Director of the Bead Project (2013 – 2019) Flameworking Instructor (2009 – present)

University of Montana Western, (MT), Adjunct Professor, 2020.

Pittsburg Glass Center (PA), 2020

Ox-Bow (MI), 2020

Pilchuck Glass School (WA), 2017

Snow Farm (MA), 2018, 2019

Salem Community College (NJ), Adjunct Professor, Glass Art Program, 2013-2016; Flameworking Instructor, 2020.

Penland School of Crafts (NC), 2014, 2016.

Peters Valley School of Crafts (NJ), 2015.

Visiting Artist/Instructor: Center for Creative Studies (MI), Bowling Green State University (OH), University of Montana Western (MT), Alfred University (NY),  Tyler School of Art (PA), University of Wisconsin Madison (WI), University of the Arts (PA), Keystone College (PA) ,New York University, Pratt Institute (NY), School of Visual Arts(NY), Parsons/The New Schoo(NY)l, Long Island University(NY). 

Lillstreet Art Center (IL), Director of the Glass Department, 2002 – 2008.


Please contact Amy at for portfolio/client list. 


Please contact info@hellergallery for available works.

Jewelry and Design (selected)

The Store, Museum of Art and Design, New York City, NY

UrbanGlass|Ware, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY


Professional Experience

Juror, Emerging Artist Award, Glass Art Society, 2019.

Alumni Council Member (Artist Studio Residency) Museum of Art and Design, NYC 2016-present.

Co-Chairperson, (with Paul Stankard), International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College, NJ 2017

Committee Member and Social Media Coordinator,International Flameworking Conference Salem Community College, NJ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Juror,2014 MFA Exhibition.,UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY 2014. 

Flameworking Demonstrator(volunteer), WheatonArts,Millville, NJ 2013 – 2015.