Fact No. 289. (Published on 11/1/2005)

Oben Abright

Silence V (detail) by Oben Abright"Oben Abright was born in 1980 in San Francisco. The son of artists, Oben spent his early years drawing, painting and making clay sculpture in his parentsí studio. He credits his parents as the major influence in his work. While in high school, he enrolled in drawing and painting classes at the College of Marin, where his father, Bill Abright heads the ceramic program. He also studied illustration, painting and drawing at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Following his graduation, Oben traveled to Florence, Italy and studied painting at the Lorenzo deíMedici Institute of Art. Upon his return to the United States, he enrolled as a full time student at the California College of Arts and Crafts and completed his Bachelorís degree in 2004.

"Obenís passion for drawing continues, and it is through life drawing, photography and a fascination with comic book art, that he develops ideas for his poignant and powerful, figurative glass sculpture."

- from the Tobin-Hewett Gallery solo Oben Abright exhibition

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