John Kiley

Original Abstract Glass Sculptures


About The Artist
John Kiley has been blowing abstract glass sculptures professionally for over 20 years. His honors include an Artist Residency and the People’s Choice Award from The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, “Best In Show” at Ohio State University’s “Breakthrough Ideas In Global Glass” exhibition and scholarships from the Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  Since 2008, his abstract glass sculptures have been featured in over 20 national and international exhibitions.  John Kiley’s work resides in such collections as The Museum of Glass, Sir Elton John and the Seven Bridges Foundation.

Artist Statement
“The Sculptures I make are an exploration of external and internal form; an expression of the relationship that exists between shape and light. I strive to create objects that push the material itself beyond its simple inherent beauty. When I look at a finished piece, it should be apparent to me that it could only exist in glass.” -John Kiley


BornSeattle, WA ResidentSeattle, WA EducationPratt Fine Arts Center
Pilchuck Glass School, WA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
“Aurorae” – Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Perspectives” – SOFA New York, Schantz Galleries
2011
“Inclinations”  – LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
“John Kiley” – Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH
2010
“The Space Within” – Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992
“Abstract Paintings” – The Village Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990
“Reverse Paintings on Glass” – The Gifted Answer, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
“Curators Choice: Celebrating 40 Years” Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
“Transitions II” – Davis and Cline Gallery – Ashland, OR
“Contemporary Glass” – Palm Springs Art Museum – Palm Springs, CA
“Gallery Artists Group Exhibition” – Traver Gallery – Seattle, WA
“Oisterwijk Sculpture”  – Etienne Gallery – The Netherlands

2011
“Art Miami” with LewAllen Galleries
“SOFA Chicago” with Traver Gallery
“Clear And Present” LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
“Glass Weekend, Millville New Jersey” with Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
“The Nature Of Glass – Curated by Traver Gallery” Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Art Palm Beach” with Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
Group Show – “Fertile Ground” The Museum Of GlassTacoma, WA
John Kiley – Holsten Galleries, www.holstengalleries.com
John Kiley – “12 in Glass” – Holsten Galleries, www.holstengalleries.com
John Kiley – “Outside In – The Artwork of John Kiley” Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Selected Collections

The Museum Of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Sandy Baklor & Arlene Kaufman
Al Berger & Carol Auerbach
Jeffrey Bronfman
The Kaplan/Ostergaard Collection
Frank Everett
Sir Elton John
Snohomish County Public Art Collection
The Seven Bridges Foundation
The Boeing Company (commission to make 787 & 747-800 delivery gifts)

Awards & Honors

2012 Honorary Artist, Pittsburgh Glass School “Art On Fire” Auction
Peoples Choice Award, Red Hot Auction – The Museum Of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Best In Show – Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass, Ohio State University
Artist in Residence 2010, 2011 The Museum of Glass – Tacoma, WA
Francis S. Merritt Scholarship –Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Scholarship – Pilchuck Glass School

Selected Education

Pratt Fine Arts Center                 Seattle, WA
Pilchuck Glass School                Stanwood, WA
Penland School of Crafts            Penland, NC