b. 1984, UK /  / IG @joharafifi                        


08 - 10        MFA Sculpture / Dimensional Studies, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

04 - 07        BFA (hons) Glass, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, UK

03 - 04        Btec National Foundation Diploma Art / Design, Yale College, Wrexham, Wales


2017          The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Nomination, New York, NY

                   ‘GAPP Resident’, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

                   The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award, London, UK

2016           GCAC Professional Development Grant, Columbus, OH

                    GCAC Supply Grant, Columbus, OH

2015           ‘AA2A' Artist in Residence’, Wolverhampton University, UK

                    The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award, London, UK

                    GCAC Professional Development Grant, Columbus, OH

                    GCAC Supply Grant, Columbus, OH

2014          ‘Visiting Scholar’, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

                   Borowsky Award Nomination, Philadelphia, PA

                   GCAC Professional Development Grant, GCAC, Columbus, OH

2013          ‘Artist in Residence’, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

                   GCAC Supply Grant, GCAC, Columbus, OH

                   Indiana Glass Alliance Best in Show, Kokomo University, IN

                   Emerging Artist Award, ‘Best of Ohio 2013’, Ohio Craft Museum, OH

                   Borowsky Award Nomination, Philadelphia, PA

2012          ‘Artist in Residence’, Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY

11-12        ‘Studio Artist’, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2011          Margaret M. Mead Award, Burchfield-Penney Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2010          Emerge, ‘Finalist’, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR, USA

2009          Hans Frabel Glass Awards, ‘Excellence and Innovation’, GA, USA

2008          Bombay Sapphire Glass Awards, ‘Nominee’, Milan, Italy

2007          Pearson’s Glass Award, ‘Emerging Artist’, Cardiff, Wales, UK

                  GAS, ‘International Student Award’, Pittsburgh, PA


2017          Nature / Morte, River House Arts, Toledo, OH

2014          The Dominant Sophia, Urban Glass Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

12-13         Presence in the Past, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

                   Fertile Ground, Exhibit A, Corning, NY, USA


 2017          The British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, UK

                   Young Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark

                    Fog Design + Art, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

2016           The Salon: Art + Design, New York, NY

                   SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Chicago, IN

                   Collective Design, Skylight Clarkson Square, New York, NY

                   Lifeforms 2016, Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA / Houghton Gallery, Corning, NY

                   The Garden of Earthly Delights, Ease Gallery, Columbus, OH

                   Fog Design + Art, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

2015          The Salon: Art + Design, New York, NY

                  Sofa Chicago, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Chicago, IN

                  Best of 2015: Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

                  The Collective Design Fair, New York, NY

2014          The Salon: Art + Design, New York, NY

                   Sofa Chicago, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Chicago, IL

                   Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, European Museum of Modern Glass Rödental, Germany

                   2nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Glass, Minnetrista Cultural Arts Center, Muncie, IN      

2013          Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland, Kokomo, IN

                  Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, [Art Prize], Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI

                  Young Sculptors Competition, Miami University, Miami, OH

                  Best of 2013: Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus

                  Collective Design Fair, Manhattan, NY

                  New Visions, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012          Urban Glass MFA Show, Brooklyn, NY

11 - 12       Breath Taking, Crafts Council, London, UK

2011          Art in Craft Media, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

                  Southern Tier Biennial, Olean, NY

                  Contemporary Glass, Exhibit A, Corning, NY

2010          E-Merge, Bullseye Glass Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

                   Domesticity: How We Live, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, PA, USA

                   Home, Glass Museum at Broadfield House, Stourbridge, UK

2009          Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, (Permanent collection) Ebeltoft, Denmark

                  The Feast, Pittsburgh University Gallery, Kansas, USA

2008          Origin, Somerset House, London, UK

                  Beautifully Crafted, 10th Year Anniversary, The National Glass Museum, UK

                 Glass Routes, Bilston Craft Gallery, UK

                 The British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, UK

                 The Bombay Sapphire Awards, Via Tortona, Milan, Italy

2007         New Designers, Business Design Center, London, UK

                 Pearson’s Glass Awards, Cardiff, Wales


2017          Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, by Townsend, Zettle-Sterling,

                  Schiffer Publishing, PA    

2015          American Art Collector Magazine, August Edition, ‘Joanna Manousis: Reflected’, by Susie J Silbert, 

                   Scottsdale, AZ

2014          Glass Quarterly Magazine, Winter Edition, ‘Review of The Dominant Sophia by Gerar Edizel’, Urban Glass, 

                   Brooklyn, NY

                  Coburg Glass Preis 2014, Schnell + Steiner, Germany

                  Expressions in Glass, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2013         Glass Quarterly Magazine, Summer Edition

2012          American Craft Magazine, August Edition

                  New Glass Review 33, ‘Important Acquisitions’, Corning Glass Publication, NY

2011          Glassified, 25 Years of Contemporary Glass from Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

                  New Glass Review 32, Corning Glass Publication, NY

                  Breath Taking, Innovation in British Glass Blowing, Crafts Council, London, UK

                  Art in Craft Media, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2010          E-Merge 2010, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR

2009          Glass Quarterly Magazine, Fall Edition

                  Glass Arts Society Newsletter, Frabel Award Winner, March Edition

                  Beads and Beyond, Featured Artist Profile, April Edition  

                  The Lace Guild,  ‘Feature Artist’, Issue 133, January Edition

2008          British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Center, England

2007         Glass Review 28, Corning Glass Publication, NY

2006         Glass Arts Society Newsletter, ‘Student Profile’, November Edition


 Ohio State University, OH

Alfred University, NY

Pilchuck Glass School, WA

Art Glass Studios, Perth, Australia

Blue Dog Glass Studios, Melbourne, Australia

Bullseye Glass & Co., NY / CA / NM / OR

Penland Mountain School of Crafts, NC

The Corning Museum of Glass, NY

Anoka Ramsey Community College, MN

Glass Arts Society Conference, CA

The Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA

Wolverhampton University, UK

University of the Arts, PA

Tyler School of Art, PA

Twyford C of E Secondary School, London, UK

University of Miami, FL

Toyama Glass Institute, Japan

Aichi University, Japan