Chelsea Rousso combines her love of fashion and fused glass into a unique form of wearable glass including corsets, masks, bowties and swimwear called “glasskinis.” Rousso held a wearable glass fashion show Believe the Impossible: Glass Fashions in Wonderland” (January 22, 2022) at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach, Florida. The Encore performance is April 1, 2022. Rousso held a virtual art show Plunge into the Arts at Plunge Beach Resort, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida (May 22, 2020). Rousso held a wearable glass show at Benzaiten Art Center, Lake Worth, Florida (March 23, 2019). Her work includes collections of glass sculptures based on the human body, Florida-inspired novelties, menorahs and mezuzahs, draped bowls, and architectural kitchen cabinet panels.
Group exhibits include Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC (April 5, 2013), Verre Couture at Centre Des Sciences de Montreal, Canada, (May 29,2010), The Glass Art Society’s Conference shows in Corning, New York and Toledo, Ohio (2009 & 2012). Rousso received an artist in residency from WMODA, Dania Beach, Florida (2020-2021), Artist of the Month at Benzaiten Art Center, Lake Worth, Florida (March 2019), Best in Show at Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Florida (October 2018) and Honorable Mention at Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2019). Rousso was invited to exhibit at Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, FL (April 28, 2022). Her work can be found in many private collections.
Chelsea Rousso was born in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania then moved to New York, New York, and lives and works in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Rousso received an BFA from Pratt Institute in Fashion Design (1982) and earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College (2010). She was a fashion designer in New York’s garment industry for over 20 years from 1982- 2004. Beginning in 2007, she earned professor status teaching fashion at several colleges in South Florida. She is the author of Fashion Forward: A Guide to Fashion Forecasting published by Bloomsbury 2012, 2018 and 3rd edition will publish in 2024.
Facebook: @chelsea.rousso & @glasskinis