Michael Janis developed a focus on glass after working for twenty years as an architect in the United States and Australia. His work has been shown at major galleries and art fairs and is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Massachusetts Fuller Craft Museum, Florida’s Imagine Museum, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. In 2012, awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, Michael taught at the UK’s University of Sunderland and the UK National Glass Centre. Michael was awarded the Washington, DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016. His collaborative work with Tim Tate was featured at the 2022 Venice Biennale at Glasstress.