42 Parkview Drive
"The spirit and energy of living things has always intrigued me and continues to be at the very core of my art. Inspired by the temperament of my Asian background, I constantly strive to capture grace, movement and dimension of life in a simple, yet powerful way. Facets of nature are the soul of my art. Lyrical abstractions of nature come to life through the use of line, color, texture, balance, light and the silent beauty of glass."
As a first generation American born Chinese, Nancy's early art influences came from her mother’s teachings of needle arts and crafts, intensive workshops with master artists, attending glass conferences as well as the Allofus Workshop, SUNY’s Empire State College, Rochester Institute of Technology, where she had the good fortune to meet many talented artists. For over 42 years, through her studio Gong Glass Works, she has combined traditional glass techniques with contemporary techniques sought and embraced exciting opportunities to create architectural art glass and independent work representing her time. Nancy's light and airy free-style contemporary work float between stylized representational to soft abstract designs.
Nancy and has been recognized by NYS AIA, Rochester AIA, Who’s Who in American Women, The World’s Who’s Who of Contemporary Glass Art and profiled in over 20 professional publications including: Interiors & Sources, Builder/Architect Magazine, Professional Stained Glass Magazine, Stained Glass Magazine, Glass Art, Glass Studio, Glass Magazine and the Design Journal - Korea. She has been featured in numerous newspaper and radio including WXXI Public Radio and WAYO 104.3.
Nancy remains an active member of American Glass Guild, Professional Member of Stained Glass Association of America, Glass Art Society, Society of American Mosaic Artists, Arena Art Group, Honorary AIA Rochester, Honorary AIA NYS.
When Nancy is not in the studio she is sailing, kayaking, hiking, traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband and two Basset hounds.
- Akron Civic Theatre
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Rochester Museum and Science Center
- Telesca Center for Justice
- American Glass Guild
- Society of American Mosaic Artists
- Glass Art Society
- AIA NYS
- AIA Rochester