Joseph P. Ivacic, also known as PARADIGM SHIFT, is a Chicago based glass maker. Since receiving his BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana in 2000, Ivacic has been showing in group and solo shows throughout Illinois. He is in corporate and private collections throughout the country.
Ivacic started using the moniker PARADIGM SHIFT to experiment with different themes in his art. He is pushing the line between fine art and craft that people associate with glass. “Glass has a ghostlike visual effect that resonates a historic feel. As a sculptor, I draw my inspiration from a personal perspective of modern necessity within the world we live in. By combining historical artifacts with current social trends to create objects in glass that have a complex narrative.”