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Jade Usackas

Sculpture, Untapped, Booth U-12

Jade Usackas is a Toronto-based artist, educator, and designer who utilizes glass, digital fabrication, and mixed media to explore intimate connection and human exchange. Jade’s predilection for disparate and deep connection is reflected in the various mediums through which she conveys her ideas. At present, her practice focuses primarily on the relationship between viewer and glass object.  Through her new body of work Colour Worship, Jade contrasts the historical and religious legacy of glass with the contemporary viewer's experience. Usackas has studied fine art and glass making techniques throughout North America at institutions including Fleming College, Sheridan College, Pilchuck Glass School, the Corning Museum of Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art, and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.