Biography... Nancy Gonghas gained a reputation as one of the foremost glass artists in the country. By combining the traditional techniques of stained glass craftsmen and stone carvers with her own style of creating texture and painting, her architectural and small works depict various levels of transition and contrast, with striking color, motion and spontaneity. As the ever-changing light plays against her integrated design elements, she is able to create unique living, breathing works of art with a range of personalities, constantly beckoning the viewer to see something new and fresh with every passing look.
During the last decade, this accomplished glass architectural artist has successfully launched a line of fine art sculptures, introduced smalti mosaics into her art work while always embracing new technology. Each marry her signature etched and textured glass with free-flowing modern designs echoing the spirit, energy and beauty of living things. Today, her works can be found in public places and in private collections throughout the world.
Inspired by Wasily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder and Phillip Stark to name a few, Nancy Gong is one of those gifted, artists. She has been affiliated with the Naples Mills School of Arts and Crafts, the Allofus Art Workshop, Corning Museum of Glass, the prestigious School of American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology, Narcissus Quagliata Design Workshop, Glass Art Society, Norm Dobbins Stained Glass Workshops, Kenneth Leap and Kathy Jordan's Intensive and the famed Orsoni Smalti Veneziani, Italy.
For her achievements in the world of glass art, Nancy Gong has been recognized by Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art, The World's Who's Who of Women, and 2,000 Notable American Women. She and her works have been profiled in over 20 professional publications, including: Interiors & Sources, China Daily News, The Design Journal of Korea, Stained Glass Magazine, Professional Stained Glass Magazine, Builder/Architect Magazine, AmeriacanStyle Magazine, Beautiful Glass Magazine, Glass Now, ARTform, SOFA Chicago, Guild Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art.
Since 1979, Nancy has been the owner/principal designer of Gong Glass Works, where her sculptures come alive, and where she designs and fabricates commissioned architectural and fine art glass projects for residential, commercial and public clients. Her commercial and public clients include The City of Rochester, ARTWalk of Rochester Inc., Constellation, Corning Tropel, Duke University, Genencor Corp.,
Eastman Kodak, Oppenheimer Funds, Paetec Communications, Paychex, Rochester Museum and Science Center, State of Vermont, Time Warner, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Virgin Travel/Vacations and Xerox.
Nancy remains active in her profession and in her community. She is a member of the Glass Art Society, American Glass Guild (2016/17 Board, 2017 Conference and Program Chair,) Society of American Mosaic Artists, Corning Museum of Glass, Memorial Art Gallery, affiliate member Rochester Chapter American Institute of Architects, a former honorary advisor/past board member the Arts and Cultural Council of Rochester, a former trustee of WXXI Public Broadcasting Corp., and past board member of the Rochester Chinese Association. She has been a guest speaker at the American Association of University Women, American Institute of Architects, American Craft Museum/Christi's, and American Society of Interior Designers. When she is not making art Nancy loves to sail, garden and spend time with her husband Peter and happy but sad looking Basset Hounds.