Dale Chihuly at LongHouse

Creative genius, Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), is the most innovative and influential American artist working in glass today. Introduced to the medium while studying interior design at the University of Washington, Chihuly is the quintessential force behind the movement to change the very dimension and definition of blown glass into a large-scale art form. He revolutionized the oeuvre from solo studio-glass practitioner to that of using a collaborative team to help him produce his work. His dramatic and colorfully amorphous art forms attract a world-wide audience. More than one million visitors saw his work in Israel at the exhibition Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem.

He has had recent solo exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and is currently on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. As a master teacher, he established a glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington.

A life-long friend of Jack Lenor Larsen, Chihuly works have been on exhibit at LongHouse since its inception. In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, Dale Chihuly will create a sculpture especially for LongHouse.

As the recipient of the 2011 LongHouse Award, we are honored to welcome Dale home.

On view through October 8