Simon Waranch is a twenty-one-year old rising artist on the North American glass blowing scene. Avid collectors, gallerists and curators have taken notice.
Though young of age, his distinctive works are already in the permanent collection of the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas, as well as the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. His installations and works are in demand with seasoned collectors and corporations, and he has enjoyed substantial commissions in Chicago, Baltimore, Indianapolis and throughout Texas.
Simon’s Museum debut show, “Glass Matters: The Emergence of Simon Waranch”, opened in November 2018, at the Biblical Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas. This was followed by his July 2019 show, “Simon Waranch, Young Maestro”, at the Longview Museum of Biblical Arts in Longview, Texas. His “From Earth to Light” exhibition is on exhibition through December 2020 at the National Center for Jewish Art in Dallas, Texas. Simon has enjoyed numerous exhibitions and one man shows in galleries.
Born in Dallas, Texas, being an artist came natural for Simon. After exploring a myriad of mediums during his childhood, it was during an overseas trip to Murano, Italy, at the age of 15 while attending the prestigious Booker T Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, that Simon first encountered glass blowing. And it was love at first sight.
Ever since, Simon has been focused on nothing else. He has found his calling. At first, it was glass blowing classes, then apprenticing at a glass studio, working part/full time at the glass studio, attending master glass blowing classes across the United States and in Europe, and currently he is on a full scholarship studying glass in Detroit, Michigan.
His pieces draw on his imagination and seek to balance meticulous craftmanship with a sense of artistic purpose. Using a variety of techniques, and experimentation, Simon’s glass objects are sculptural, approachable and indicate an innate sense of design. He seeks elegance in his distinctive works, knowing that each piece represents a part of who he is.