Koen Vanderstukken

Koen Vanderstukken


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Koen Vanderstukken is an artist, professor and author with 35 years of experience. His work can be found in many collections in North America and Europe. He is the studio head of the glass department at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada and is the author of the book ‘GLASS Virtual Real’, published by London based Black Dog Publishing. He works as series consultant and helped building North America’s biggest hot shop for the Netflix series ‘Blown Away’.

Education, Credentials

  • BCH Karel de Grote University College
  • BFA Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent
  • MFA Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent


  • Vanderstukken, Koen, Past, Present, Future Educating Design, Studio craft and design in Canada, spring/summer 2017, p 28
  • Vanderstukken, Koen, Quo Vadis?, Studio craft and design in Canada, spring 2017
  • Vanderstukken, Koen, Brad Copping: “Setting afloat on a river in spate”, Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, Spring 2017
  • Vanderstukken, Koen, GLASS Virtual, Real, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2016, 288 pages
  • Vanderstukken, Koen, Glas een postmodern medium, hoe de koorts begon, exhibition catalogue Glassfever, hedendaagse kunst in glas, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, 2016 p225-233
  • Vanderstukken, Koen, Teaching philosophies, The Glass Virus, https://theglassvirus.tumblr.com/post/82557168494/think-tank-participant-essay-koen-vanderstukken, 2014
  • About beavers and little peeing man, article in the catalogue Tenuous tenacity, Contemporary Canadian Glass, Glazen Huis, Lommel (B), 2009, p. 10-15
  • Studioglas in Vlaanderen, article in the catalogue Glas gewoon ongewoon, 10 jaar glas aan het instituut voor kunstambachten te mechelen, IKA, Mechelen (B), 1996, p. 15-16

Lectures, presentations and demonstrations

  • In Antwerp (B), Mechelen (B), Rumst (B), Lommel (B), Genk (B), Farnham (GB), Amsterdam (NL), Leerdam (NL), Montreal (Can), Toronto (Can), New York (USA), Sars Poteries (F), Rochester, NY (USA), Adelaide (AUS)

Teaching (selection)

  • 2006-Present: Professor, studio head at glass studio, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
  • 2010: Guest teacher at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY (USA)
  • 2002-2004: Teacher, studio head at State Institute of Art and Crafts in Mechelen (B)
  • 1992-2000: Teacher at State Institute of Art and Crafts in Mechelen (B)
  • 2004: Guest teacher at Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (PHL), Hasselt (B)
  • 2002: Guest teacher at Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (PHL), Hasselt (B)
  • 2001: Guest teacher at "FLA&CC" and "Hogeschool voor vormgeving", Genk (B)
  • 1999: Guest teacher at Sheridan College, Toronto, (Can)
  • 1999: Guest teacher at ”Espace Verre”, Montréal, (Can)"

Teaching Interests

  • Concept development
  • Glass chemistry and technology
  • Studio skills

Research Interests

  • Glass history
  • Science of glass
  • The relevance of glass within a contemporary craft or art practice
  • analogue and digital virtual images
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