Karyne Messina

QuotationGlassblowing is a dance between two people; a tango of sorts wherein pieces evolve as the artist and assistant work with each unique gather. New possibilities for forms arise as the dancers respect and control the properties of hot glass.Quotation —Karyne


"Glass Art Access." Maryland Newsline Monday, December 2012.

Art Basel Finale Event of the 3rd Annual BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series. Billy Ferral Agency, December 7, 2012
Image ID: 580180; People: Karyne Messina Event; Location: The Moore Building, Miami Photo Credits: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com Copyright: ©BFA

"Dual careerist finds glass blowing, therapy require collaboration." The Sentinal, October 3, 2012.
Messina’s blown glass sculptures call to visitors across the street and cars whizzing up and down U.S. Route 1 — a  vivid array of whimsical floating sea creatures, ships and dancing figures line the window...

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, WAMU, September 11, 2012.
Creatures of The Sea Washington artist Karyne Messina had some pretty profound coastal encounters with water when she was a child. Since then, she’s been blowing glass and crafting metal sculptures depicting whimsical sea creatures, ships at sea, and dancing figures. Messina’s playful works are showing through mid-November at the Brentwood Arts Exchange...

The Pink Line Project, September 2012
Karyne's work, delicate-yet playful, comes from her belief as a psychologist and psychoanalyst, that individuals are the sum of their experiences, a theme she tries to incorporate into her work as an artist. She views her work as a reflection of her childhood encounters with the sea as well as the many other observations she’s made throughout her life...

"The Psychoanalyst as Artist: Fourth Annual Psychoanalytic Art Show." The American Psychoananlyst, Winter/Spring 2012.