Jade Usackas

Jade Usackas is one of the current Resident Artists participating in the City of Mississauga’s Resident Artist Program at the Living Arts Centre.

A black glass sculpture, surrounded by golden rays.

Jade Usackas

About the artist

“By exploring the intersection of sculpture, glass processes and, digital fabrication my work considers physical and emotional intimacy. I examine the relationships we forge as human beings and, the longing within to understand ourselves by deciphering the world around us. With my work I seek to disrupt the automatic and defamiliarize the rote, to highlight the intricate facets of our shared yet disparate experiences. Through sculpture, photography and collaborative works, I crave discourse and foster mutual understanding.” – Jade Usackas

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 throughout the ages. Jade has a tender heart and an intrepid soul. She has studied fine art and glassmaking 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.

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