As an avid fan of frozen treats, Gayle Forman seems to gravitate toward things that melt, spill, and generally make a mess. As an artist, designer, curator and educator, her studio practice and research focuses on play, imagination, the absurd and the everyday. The work is realized as performance, video, photography, installation and sculpture. Most recently, Gayle has expanded her practice to include Forman Function, her line of jewelry and glass tableware.
Continuing her studies in glass from the Pittsburgh Glass Center in her hometown, Gayle received her BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. While enrolled at RISD, Gayle became invested in understanding and building shop equipment. Upon graduation she worked at Wet Dog Glass to focus on developing energy efficient equipment. Currently located in Norfolk, VA, Gayle is a Staff Instructor at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio and an adjunct instructor at the Virginia Governors School for the Arts.