Dale Chihuly is the most famous and influential artist working in glass today. For more than four decades, he has become the leader in his unique art form, fusing traditional craft with fine art, fabrication with the natural environment. A career-spanning biographical essay by curator Timothy Anglin Burgard considers Chihuly's place in the installation art movement, stunning colour photography of the works in the exhibition will delight Chihuly's legion of fans - both new and old.
Dale Chihuly is the foremost artist working in glass today. He cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state, an international center from which he has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art. His work is included in over two hundred museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including eight honourary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Chihuly has created many well-known series of works, among them the Baskets, Persians, and Seaforms, but he is also celebrated for his large architectural installations.