Cooper O’Brien received his BFA in glass from RISD in 2012. After apprenticing with Karen LaMonte in the Czech Republic for 3 years he was granted the Emerging Artist in Residency at Pilchuck Glass School. He currently lives and works in New Jersey, fabricating projects at the non-profit WheatonArts and mold making for Hank Murta Adams. O’Brien was raised in Doha, Qatar though originally from Baltimore. He creates work that weaves the technical challenge of glass making with the larger issue of creating something worth the effort.