About the Artist

Glenn Elvig was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated with a B.S. in Education/Ceramics from the University of Minnesota and spent 3 years as a production potter and high school art teacher. During his last teaching assignment in Worland, Wyoming, Glenn attended an art conference at The Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, featuring well known keynote speakers George Morrison, artist and University of Minnesota professor, and Stan Lynde, artist and creator of the renowned comic-strip “Rick O’Shay”. Lynde’s inspiring talk gave Glenn new artistic focus for a new studio and career back in St. Paul. Other artists influencing along the way have been Carolyn Vosburg Hall, Don Bryant, Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly, Jim Christopherson, Curt Hoard, and Gary Larson of the “Far Side”.


After spending a number of active years outside the studio – first president of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild (1981), president of the Minnesota Crafts Council (1986), chairman of the American Craft Association (1996), and most recently trustee on the board of directors of the American Craft Council (1996-2001), Glenn has focused on creating furniture and sculpture and playing music professionally. He runs the Creek House Concert series from his New Brighton home. 


Glenn’s current studio project is called “40 for 40”…40 sculptures in time for his 40th anniversary of opening the art studio.


Glenn Elvig’s work has been exhibited and published extensively both nationally and internationally. Media coverage of his work has appeared in Spain, Italy, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, England as well as the United States. Galleries and museums such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and The Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, have shown and purchased Elvig’s work.


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Glenn Elvig

2590 Rice Creek Terrace

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112 U.S.A.



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