Lemaire studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has taught at Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Salem Community College (NJ), Penland School and Crafts (NC) and UrbanGlass (NY), where she has taught for the past decade, and for the past six years has served as the Director of the Bead Project, a creative entrepreneurship program for women in New York City.
A multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY, she considers herself an explorer at heart, and has shown her work in exhibitions across the country. During Lemaire’s visit to Dillon, she has been able to share her expertise in both scientific and artistic glassworking with students at Montana Western. To learn more about her work, visit amylemaire.com.
She was a resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY) as a part of the Artists’ Studios Program, the recipient of a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship at Wheaton Arts (NJ) and received a Visionary Scholarship from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. In 2018, Lemaire was a Studio Resident at UrbanGlass and Visiting Artist the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She is currently Artist in Residence in Flameworking at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
The University of Montana Western offers a certificate, associates, and bachelor’s degree in glass, where immersive courses combine with art seminars in professional practices, advanced studio courses, internships, and exhibits of student work. For more information, please email Associate Professor Ruth King ([email protected]) or call 406-683-7344.