The spirit and energy of living things has always been at the core of the works by Nancy Gong.Inspired by the temperament of her Asian background, lyrical abstractions of nature and the Orientcome to life through the use of line, color, texture, balance and the silent beauty of glass. By combining the traditional techniques of stained glass craftsmen and stone carvers, contemporary processes
and her own style of creating texture and painting, her architectural and small works depict various
elements of transition and contrast, with striking color, motion and spontaneity. As the ever-changing
light plays against her integrated design elements, she is able to create unique living, breathing works
of art with a range of personalities. Each marry her signature etched and textured glass with free-flowing modern designs echoing the spirit, energy and beauty of living things.
Today, her works can be found indoors and outdoors in public places and in private collections
throughout the world. She has been affiliated with the Naples Mills School of Arts and Crafts,the
Allofus Art Workshop, Corning Museum of Glass, School of American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute
of Technology, Narcissus Quagliata Design Workshop, Glass Art Society, Norm Dobbins Stained Glass
Workshops, Kenneth Leap and Kathy Jordan's Intensive and the famed Orsoni Smalti Veneziani, Italy.
For her achievements in the world of glass art, Gong has been recognized by Who's Who in
Contemporary Glass Art, The World's Who's Who of Women, and 2,000 Notable American Women.
She and her works have been profiled in over 20 professional publications, including: Art Glass Today 2, Interiors &
Sources, China Daily News, The Design Journal of Korea, Stained Glass Magazine, Professional
Stained Glass Magazine, Builder/Architect Magazine, AmeriacanStyle Magazine, Beautiful Glass
Magazine, Glass Now, ARTform, SOFA Chicago, Guild Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art.
Honors received include NYSCA SOS Grants, Craft Alliance of New York State, AGG James C. Whitney Memorial Scholarships, SGAA Albinus Elskus Scholarship, ARTWalk Artistic Bus Shelter and
Port of Rochester Public Art Competitions, SOFA Chicago, Crafts National 27 & 38 Artform, Finalist for Greater Rochester International Airport Competition, and Rochester-Fingerlakes Exhibition’s Award for Excellence in Contemporary Glass Art. Nancy is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop presenter.
Since 1979, Nancy has been the owner/principal designer of Gong Glass Works where she
designs and fabricates commissioned architectural and fine art glass projects for residential,
commercial and public clients. Her commercial and public clients include The City of Rochester,
ARTWalk of Rochester Inc., Constellation, Corning Tropel, Duke University, Genencor Corp., Eastman
Kodak, Oppenheimer Funds, Paetec Communications, Paychex, State of Vermont, Time Warner,
Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester's Simon School of Business, Virgin
Travel/Vacations and Xerox. She has been a guest speaker at the American Association of University
Women, American Institute of Architects, American Craft Museum/Christi's, and American Society of