Temperate House Persians (detail), 2018
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Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way.
Iconic Chihuly Artworks
Dale Chihuly is an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium. Over the course of five decades, Chihuly has explored new and old techniques, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. He draws inspiration from the world around him, creating statements using color and form to capture the imagination, and catapult beyond conventional ideas of function and beauty.
Known for ambitious architectural installations and exhibitions in cities, museums, and gardens around the world, Chihuly utilizes a variety of materials to realize his creative vision, including glass, paint, charcoal, neon, ice, and Polyvitro. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Corning Museum of Glass.
Chihuly’s major solo exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2012), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (2017), Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (2018), and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, U.K (2019). In 2012, Chihuly opened Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition located at the Seattle Center.
Click here to learn more about previous exhibitions, or here to learn more about Chihuly’s body of work.