Her focus is on large and small commissioned work, including installations, fine art designs, sculptures, donor walls, gifts and awards since 1979. She is a first generation, American born Chinese. Her designs embrace traditional techniques of stained glass craftsmen and stone carvers, combined with new materials, fusing, laminating and other new and emerging technologies. Nancy has mastered her own style of creating texture and painting. Her glass artwork depicts various levels of contrast using 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, beckoning the viewer to see and experience something new and fresh with every passing look. Each chosen approach to her designs marry her signature etched textured glass with free-flowing modern designs that echo the spirit, energy and beauty of living things.
Nancy continues to keep her work fresh, with a unique insight to the use of her materials, new technologies when appropriate, and personalized design research. In response to each individual commission, the scope of her work is wide, yet authentic for the purpose. Her glass art installations can be found in public places, institutions, corporations and homes around the world! Her sculptures and fine art glass designs are acquired for private collections throughout the world, and are often presented as special gifts.
Inspired by Wasily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder and Phillip Stark to name a few, Nancy Gong is a gifted and recognized artist in the US and abroad. 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, Norm Dobbins Stained Glass Workshops, the famed Orsoni Smalti Veneziani, Italy, Glass Art Society, the American Glass Guild and has studied and continues to study with numerous contemporary masters.
For her achievements in the world of glass art, Nancy Gong has been recognized by Glass Art Magazine, PBS – WXXI Arts in Focus, 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, AmericanStyle Magazine, Beautiful Glass Magazine, Glass Now, ARTform, SOFA Chicago, Guild Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art and Architects + Artisans.
Since 1979, Nancy has been the owner/principal designer of Gong Glass Works, where her contemporary glass designs come alive. She designs and fabricates commissioned architectural and fine art glass projects for residential, commercial, institutional 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, LiDestri Foods, PaeTec Communications, Paychex, Rochester Museum and Science Center, State of Vermont, Time Warner, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, Virgin Travel/Vacations, Xerox, Telesca Center for Justice and the Elizabeth G. and Jennifer J. Hildebrandt Hospice Center.