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  • Glenn Shrum

    Associate Professor of Lighting Design and Interdisciplinary Practice

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    Glenn Shrum

    Profile

    Spanning the fields of design and art practice, Glenn Shrum’s work with light places him at the center of converging professional disciplines.  Originally trained as an architect, Shrum received a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis on light-space installations and light art history from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008.  In addition to his professional activity as principal/founder at Flux Studio Ltd, Glenn Shrum is Associate Professor of Lighting Design and Interdisciplinary Practice and former director in the Master of Fine Arts Lighting Design program at Parsons School of Design.   His activity in the international lighting design community includes a position at the US coordinator of the Professional Lighting Designers' Association from 2009 to 2011 invited lectures in Turkey, Spain, France, Colombia, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, and throughout the USA.  Current Flux Studio projects include National Museum of Woment in the Arts (USA), National Aquarium in Baltimore (USA), National Gallery of Art (USA), National Cryptological Museum (USA), and numerous light art commissions.

     


    Degrees Held

    2008 - Master of Fine Arts: Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art 1993 - Bachelor of Arts: Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


    Professional Affiliation

    2002-Present,  International Association of Lighting Designers, Professional Member  2004-Present,  Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Member  2012-Present, Designers Lighting Forum New York, Member 2009-2014, Professional Lighting Designers’ Association, Professional Member 


    Recent Publications

    2017 - Shrum, G., Natural Light Issue, 2017, Guest Editor of topical issue of Lighting: Illumination in Architecture (UK) publication 2017 - Shrum, G. (co author Laura Dillon), Earth and Sun, 2017, Essay introducing Natural Light issue of Lighting: Illumination in Architecture publication for which author was also guest editor. 2017 - Shrum, G., Incidents of Lightness. 6th Global Professional Lighting Design Convention Proceedings, p.26-28. 2016 - Shrum, G., Light, Poetry and Society: Light Art in the City, Introduction to Light & Art in Public Spaces, 2016, a publication that demonstrates how light and art can help municipalities stimulate citizen participation and add social and economic value to urban spaces, has been published by Lighting Urban Community International (Lyon, France) 2016 - Shrum, G., AL 30th Anniversary Issue: 30 Moments in Lighting,  #7 The Influence of James Turrell, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2016 Jan / Feb


    Performances and Appearances

    2018 - Incidents of Lightness, Key Note lecture at The Danish Lighting Day conference in Copenhagen, Denmark  2018 - Chance: The Wonder of Natural Light, Invited lecture at 2018 LED Forum Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil  2017 - Incidents of Lightness, Juried lecture at Professional Lighting Design Convention in Paris, France 2017 - Earthly Light, Public lecture at Natural Light and Architecture public program at Parsons School of Design 2016 - The Future of Lighting Design, Keynote Address at IES Charlotte Conference and Expo, Charlotte, NC 2016 - See the Light, Feature Speaker at XAL Lighting See the Light event, Oxford, CT 2016 - Past, Present and Future of Lighting Design, Invited lecture at Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education awards luncheon at Lightfair International in San Diego, CA  2014 - Light Art as Inspiration for Architectural Lighting Design, Invited lecture at IALD Enlighten Europe, Berlin, Germany 2014 - Light Art as Inspiration for Architectural Lighting Design, Invited lecture at IALD Enlighten Americas, San Diego, CA 2014 - Certified Lighting Designer CLD Update, Invited lecture at Encuentro Iberoamericano de Lighting Design, Medellin, Colombia 2014 - Light and Art, Invited lecture at Encuentro Iberoamericano de Lighting Design, Medellin, Colombia 2013 - Culture and Darkness, Invited lecture / panel discussion at IALD Enlighten 2013 Conference in Montreal, Canada 2013  - Light Art as Inspiration for Architectural Lighting Design, lecture at 14th International Lighting Journey, Light + People Conference, Mexico City, Mexico  2013 - Light Art as Inspiration for Architectural Lighting Design, invited lecture sponsored by diLux lighting program, Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico 2012 - Darkness as Interval, presentation at IALD Enlighten 2012 Conference in Vancouver, Canada 2012 - Sensory Enlightenment: Light Art & Lighting Design, lecture at Lightfair International conference in Las Vegas, Nevada 2011 - Learning More from Light Art, lecture at 3rd Global Professional Lighting Design Convention in Madrid, Spain 2011 - The Importance of Practical Learning in Lighting Education, presentation at 1st International Lighting Education Summit in Milan, Italy 2011 - Boundless Light, invited public lecture (Toyota Lecture Series on Design) at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan  2011 - 1st International Lighting Education Summit, Panel / Group Leader at Euroluce Conference in Milan, Italy


    Research Interests

    lighting, light art, spatial design, interdsiplinary


    Awards And Honors

    2020 - Edison Price Fellowship ($10,000), Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, application submitted for Research Residency at University of Aalborg Copenhagen 2019 - Our Town Grant ($150,000), National Endowment of the Arts, For support of Signal Station North a district lighting plan and public space engagement initiative for Central Baltimore, Flux Studio is lead of creative team2019 - IES Illumination Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Project: SNF Parkway Theater 2016 - AIA Baltimore Grand Design Award, Baltimore Museum of Art Renovation 2016 - AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Henderson-Hopkins School 2016 - American Alliance of Museums’ Excellence in Exhibition Award for Special Achievement, Engagement with a Living Collection, Living Seashores exhibit at National Aquarium in Baltimore 2016 - Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Top Honors Award for outstanding design, exhibit innovation and guest engagement, Living Seashores exhibit at National Aquarium in Baltimore 2015 - Architectural Lighting Magazine Award – Commendable Achievement, Henderson Hopkins School 2014 - AIA National Award of Merit, Henderson Hopkins School


    Portfolio

    https://www.fluxstudio.net/


    Current Courses

    Lighting Studio 4: Thesis

    Lighting Studio 4: Thesis (Spring 2021)

    Studio 1: Light, Vision & Rep

    Thesis Prep: Lecture LD

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