Dean A Kent, born 1957, grew up in Rhode Island and received his B.A. in Studio Arts from Hampshire College in 1982. Dean’s’ fascination with the creative possibilities of glass began with an early exposure to the work of the renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Dean’s father, a self-taught electrical engineer, was asked to create Tesla coil power supplies to broadcast wireless power to Chihuly’s glass sculptures, which glowed from within with electrified gases. Dean’s fascination with glass light and color led to Dean’s work with kaleidoscopes and other optical toys in the 1980’s. He designed and marketed high end kaleidoscopes nationally selling to Sierra Club, Neiman Marcus and other fine craft outlets. Deans’ work was featured in Cozy Baker’s “Through the kaleidoscope” a book for collectors and connoisseurs of fine optical instruments. Today, Dean focuses on the creation of artwork combining the topics of fragile glass and colorful illumination.
Dean Kent's art is very distinct. Kent makes great use of illumination to liven his work. The reflections and distortions of the light in the glass make every single piece unique.
Being both fragile and sturdy, the material of glass has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Dean Kent takes this fascination to the modern world and captures it in his contemporary art.
Every single piece of artwork is different due to the unique structure of each piece of glass. To make your piece of art even more special, the artist is able to create art which is done completely to the requirements of customers. Just contact us with your desired motifs and ideas!
100% of our artwork is handmade in Western Massachusetts. Guaranteed.