Martie Negri was a painter and fiber artist before transitioning to glass in 2001. Over the past ten years she has been developing a contemporary form of millefiori that incorporates new technology with an ancient Italian technique that dates back to the 5th Century. She works out of her studio in Mamaroneck, NY and at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY and the soon to open Bullseye Resource Center New York.
Her work has been in Bullseye Glass biennial exhibit Emerge 2006; was exhibited at SOFA New York and Chicago 2008 and again in SOFA Chicago 2009, SOFA New York 2010, SOFA Chicago 2011. Martie’s work has also been exhibited at Wheaton Cultural Arts Center’s Glass Weekend in 2009, 2011 and again in 2013. Recently, she was one of ten artists recognized as “Best in Show” in 2009 BIGG: Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass in Columbus Ohio. She’s been included in New Glass Review 30 and 32, and demonstrated her technique at The Glass Art Society Conference: Ingenious Possibilities in Louisville, 2010.
Last spring Negri work was included in a two group exhibitions celebrating 50 years of Studio Glass at Gallery North in Long Island and The Kentucky Museum of Contemporary Craft in Louisville. In summer 2012 she was a visiting artist at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Her new series of work Thresholds will be included in Evolve at Bullseye Gallery in Portland,OR opening May 7, 2014.
Martie has attended the New York School of Interior Design; obtained a BA in Museum Studies from Salem College in West Virginia, and has an M.S. in Art Therapy from The College of New Rochelle in New York and is a New York State licensed Creative Arts Therapist and board certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board.