Crista Van Slyck Matteson

Represented by:

Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, FL.

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.

Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI.

Bender Gallery, Asheville, NC.


1982 – 1986

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles,

California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

2018 – 2019

Pilchuck Glass School

Stanwood, WA

2015 2016

Gage Academy of Art, Figure Sculpting Atelier

Seattle, WA

1998 – 2011

Bronze and Glass Casting, Welding, Forging, Painting

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA



Connections 2022: Glass From Every Angle 

International glass exhibition.

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.


You Are The Earth, Shunpike Store Fronts Installation

Amazon Headquarters, Seattle, Wa

Shelter: Artists respond to Covid

Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

American Craft: We The People

Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

Habatat 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience

Artist’s Open Studio and Demonstrations, Seattle, WA

Altered Environments

Aljoya, Seattle, WA



Bender Gallery, Ashville, NC

Habatat Glass 48 International Invitational Glass Exhibition

Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

New Work from the Kinship Series

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Museo Annual Garden Show

Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

Body and Soul

The Lakeshore, Seattle, WA

Slash and Burn

Fogue Gallery, Seattle, WA


Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Habatat’s Glass 47 International Award Winners

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Habatat’s 47thAnnual International Invitational Glass Exhibition

Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Mesa Contemporary Art Museum’s Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibit

Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ

Museo Gallery’s Annual Garden Show

Langley, Whidbey Island, WA

Art of the Garden, group exhibition

Schack Art Center Gallery, Everett, WA


Mesa Contemporary Art Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibit

Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ

By Hand, International Fine Craft Competition

Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA


What Goes Bump In The Night

Vegas Clay Center, Las Vegas, NV

For the Love of Glass invitational group show of artists working in glass

Marietta Cobb Museum, Marietta, GA

Slash and Burn, Invitational a exhibit of artists who use cutting and fire in their art practice

Samamish City Hall, Samamish, WA

Northwest Designer Craftsmen

Koch Gallery, Vashon Island, WA

City Arts Magazine’s Awards Exhibition

Soul Repair, Seattle, WA


Solo exhibit, Can you Smell The Rain?

Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Contemporary Figure,Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

Sculpture Northwest, Bellingham, WA

Then and Now

Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

Best of Gage Academy

Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA


Solo exhibit, Finding Humor in the Dark

Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

Northwest Designer Craftsmen at North Wind

North Wind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA


Reaching Beyond: 60 Years of Northwest Designer Craftsmen

Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

Solo exhibit, It Just Grew That Way

Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA

Schack Gallery’s 19thJuried Art Exhibit

Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

KAC 2014 Artists Exhibition

Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA


Pratt Annual Juried Art Auction

Seattle, WA


Art of the Garden

Schack Art Center, Everett, WA


New Works: Glass and Ceramic Sculpture

Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon, WA

Solo Exhibit, Hidden, Then Seen

Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

Earth and Fire: Materials and Methods,a ceramic and glass show during the GAS Conference

Pratt Gallery at the Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA


Glass Art Society Student Show

Pratt Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Wax Poetic, Invitational show of artists working in Encaustics

Nicholas Berg Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Solo Exhibit, Encaustic Sculpture and Painting

Northwest Encaustics, Seattle, WA


Kent Summer Art Exhibit

Centennial Center Gallery at City Hall, Kent, WA


Poncho Scholarship Recipients, group Exhibition

Pratt Art Gallery at the Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA

Solo Exhibit, Hidden, Then Seen

Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA


Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Environmental Art

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA

Free Range

Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA


Solo Exhibit, Art and Dirt

University Unitarian Church, Chapel Gallery, Seattle, WA


Solo Exhibit, My Utopia

Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA


2019                Collectors Choice Award, Habatat’s 47thInterenational Glass, MI

2018                Juror’s Award, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum Crafts Exhibit, AZ

2017                City Arts Magazine’s Exhibition, 3rd place award, Seattle, WA

2016                Best of Gage, 3rd place Sculpture Award, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA

2015                Gage Academy of Art’s Atelier Merit Scholarship Award,Seattle, WA

2014                Juror’s Grand Prize, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2011                Shirley Merit Glass Scholarship Award, Pratt Art Center, Seattle, WA

2011                Juror’s Choice Award, Pratt Fine Art Center Annual Auction Seattle, WA      

2009                Poncho Artist in Residence Merit Scholarship, Pratt Arts Center, Seattle

2009                Juror’s Choice Award, Annual Fine Art Exhibit, TCC Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2009                Juror’s Choice Award, Environmental Exhibit, TCC Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2008                Mayor’s Purchase Award, Centennial Center City Hall, Kent, WA

Related Professional Experience:

2018                Corning Museum of Glass, Assistant Instructorfor 2 week

Workshop teaching Kiln Cast Glass, Corning, New York

2016                Pratt Fine Art Center,Assistant Instructorfor workshop,

                        Teaching Kiln Cast glass, Seattle, WA

1988 – 2000    Crista Ann, limited edition home accessories

Designed and produced my own line of mixed media

Chandeliers, picture frames, mirrors, light switch plates

Sold nationwide and in Canada

1988 – 1990    Production Manager for Silk Works

Hand silk screened and painted silk upholstery fabrics

Oakland, CA

1986-1989       Head of Crafts Department at Berkeley Repertory Theater

                        Constructed hats, shoes, jewelry, masks, and custom dyed fabrics

Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA

1986-1989       Freelance Costume Accessories

                        Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival, Santa Cruz, CA

Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA

San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose, CA

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, Palo Alto, CA


2021              Glass Art Magazine, March issue, feature article, Crista  Matteson: Cast Glass and So Much More

2020/2021              Flow Magazine, 16th and 17th Annual Issue of  Women In Glass

2018                Ceramics Monthly, March Issue, sculpture featured in Exposure

2014                Reaching Beyond: NWDC at 60 Exhibition Catalog, Whatcom County Light Catcher Museum

2007    Charlie and Mary Jane painting reproduced on T-Shirts and Tote Bags sold to promote The Phinney Farmer’s Market.


Sept. 8 2021            Talking Out Your Glass With Shawn Wagner

Professional Affiliations:

2012-2018       Northwest Designer Craftsmen

            Served as a board member for one year and was part of the Hospitality Committee.

2011-2016       Pratt Studio Renter: Cold Shop and Metals Shop, Pratt Art Center, Seattle, WA


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