Dale Chihuly  (American, 1941) 

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Dale Chihuly Biography
1941   Born: Tacoma, WA
1965   Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1967   Master of Science, Sculpture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
1968   Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Fulbright Fellowship to Murano, Murano, Italy
Seattle Weaver's Guild, Seattle, WA
1975   National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1977   National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1984   Rhode Island School of Design, President's Fellow, Providence, RI
American Council for the Arts, Visual Artist Award, New York, NY
Governor's Art Award (with Pilchuck Glass School), WA
1985   Governor's Art Award, WA
1986   Honorary Doctorate, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Honorary Doctorate, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1987   University of Washington Alumni Legend, Seattle, WA
Governor's Writers Award WA
1988   Honorary PhD, Calif. College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1992   National Living Treasure Award, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
1993   Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus, Alumni Association, U. of Washington, Seattle
Declared "Dale Chihuly Day" by Mayor Norman Rice, Seattle, WA
1994   Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement, Malibu, CA
Community Service Award, National Panhellic Council, Inc., Western Region
1995   Honorary Doctorate, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1996   Honorary Doctorate Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Distinguished Achievement Award, U. of Washington, College of Arts & Sciences, Seattle, WA
Globe Award, World Trade Center, Tacoma, WA
1997   Declared "Dale Chihuly Day" by Mayor Dr. Herenton, Memphis, TN
1998   28th Annual Phoenix Award recipient
2002   Gold Medal Award, National Arts Club, New York, NY
2006   American Craft Council Gold Medal, Plam Beach, FL
2007   Washington State Medal of Merit, Olympia, WA
  Lives and works in Seattle, WA
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Chihuly Exhibition, Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, CO (solo)
Chihuly: Recent Work, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL (solo)
Chihuly at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A New Eden, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)
Chihuly at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, TN (solo)
Chihuly Reimagined, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH (solo)
Chihuly Illuminated, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (solo)
Chihuly at CityCenter, The Gallery, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV (solo)
Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO (solo)
Sylvia White Gallery (solo)
2009   Chihuly Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
Chihuly Exhibition, Habatat Galleries Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Chihuly Mercurio, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
2008   Chihuly at the de Young, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Chihuly Black, Diane Ferris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (solo)
Chihuly Seaforms, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC (solo)
Dale Chihuly: An Inaugural Exhibit, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK (solo)
2007   Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens & Glass, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
The Nova Southeastern University Glass Garden, Alvin Sherman Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo)
Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets , Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX (solo)
2006   Gardens of Glass: Chihuly at Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, May 28-January 15, 2006 (solo)
Chihuly at the New York Botanical Gardens: Gardens and Glass, June 25 – October 29, 2006 (solo)
Beyond Limits: Sothebys at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
2005   A kind of Magic: The Art of Transforming, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York
Dale Chihuly, Installations and Sculpture, Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge, MA (solo)
Dale Chihuly, Marlborough London, June 29-July 30 (solo)
2004   Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, Opening February 14, 2004 (solo)
Group Exhibition: Nature – Highly Artificial, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2003   Racine Art Museum Basket Installation, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2002   Dale Chihuly: An Inaugural Exhibition, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (solo)
2001   Chihuly Seaforms, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California; Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts; Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont (solo)
2000   Chihuly Baskets, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah; Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah (solo)
1999   Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000, Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
1997   Four Acts in Glass: Installations by Chihuly, Morris, Powers and Vallien, American Craft Museum, New York, New York
1996   Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
1995   San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, CA
2008   The Art of Dale Chihuly(Introduction by Timothy Anglin Burgard). Chronicle Books: San Francisco. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco(Catalogue)
Chihuly, Dale. Dale Chihuly: 365 Days. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. : New York
2007   Chihuly, Dale. Team Chihuly. Portland Press: Seattle
2002   Dale Chihuly Selected Works. Lowe Gallery. Atlanta, GA(Catalogue)
2000   Chihuly Projects by Dale Chihuly(essay by Barbara Rose, Dale Lanzone). Portland Press: Seattle and Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: New York
1994   Chihuly: Glass in Architecture(essay by Sarah Bremser). Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Kaohsiung, Taiwan(catalogue)
1993   Dale Chihuly( Essay by Henry Geldzahler). Plum Blossoms: Hong Kong