Jeremy Bert is a Pacific Northwest neon artist originally from Montana. An early interest in ceramics lead him to study art at Alfred University, the New York state school of art and design, where he earned a BFA in 1994. In 1995, Jeremy moved to Seattle, WA where he has worked for over 20 years as a licensed sign electrician, certified welder, crane operator, and light projects designer. Bert has taught neon workshops at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood WA, Urban Glass in NYC and Penland School of Craft in NC. Jeremy has exhibited his work at MONA The Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles CA, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA & New York NY, The Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA. His work, “Transient light Graffiti” is in the permanent collection of the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jeremy’s mixed media sculpture represents a strong commitment to re-usage. By re-appropriating the refuse of the sign industry Bert reclaims commercial waste and transforms it into something enriching for the community.
Jeremy and his wife, Jen Elek, maintain a studio at their home in south Seattle where they work with neon, metal, and ceramics.