Glass artist Tyler Rock holds a Master’s in Visual Arts from the University of South Australia and a diploma specialized in glass from the Alberta College of Art, where he has been teaching since 1995. In his work, he seeks refinement of the form so that the spectator focuses on the aesthetic and sculptural experience and not so much on its utilitarian function. Among several other prizes and distinctions, he was awarded the Established Artist Excellence Prize of the Alberta Craft Council in 2009. The artist participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions across the globe, notably in Canada, United States, Japan, Australia, France and Korea. His artworks are part of numerous private and public collections, including those of The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass (NY, USA) and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.