Momentum: New Work in the Collection runs December 9, 2023 through May 26, 2024.
Trenton Quiocho is a Filipino-American, Tacoma, WA native who has been working with glass for over 15 years in various capacities. He has held positions as a glassblower, hot shop technician, and teaching artist with organizations including Chihuly Boathouse, Glassybaby, Hilltop Artists, and the Museum of Glass. Currently, he is the Production Manager at Hilltop Artists in Tacoma.
Quiocho curated and exhibited at Tacoma Art Museum’s GATHER: 27 Years of Hilltop Artists exhibition in 2022. His piece in that exhibition–Trapped–is also featured in the Museum’s newest exhibition of new works in the collection Momentum.
Tacoma Art Museum’s collection of art sets it apart from most museums. With more than 5,400 works in the collection, TAM is focused on regional art by Northwest artists, including major holdings of studio glass art and studio art jewelry, as well as the significant Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. Over the last few years, TAM acquired hundreds of exceptional artworks to enhance its collection. Each year the museum adds to its permanent collection through generous gifts from donors and purchases made directly from artists and galleries. Since 2021, TAM has only purchased artwork by artists from historically marginalized communities and women artists to better represent the art of the Northwest and greater Western region.
Momentum is the first time that many of these works will be on view for visitors, as we welcome the new group of artworks into the collection. Organized by Tacoma Art Museum and curated by Faith Brower.