Richard Jolley

Richard Jolley - Antiquity of Nature Crystal Bird with Red Pomegranates

Artist Statement

Richard Jolley is involved in many kinds of subject matter, yet he holds fast to certain visual ideas. The human silhouette, the sphere, the column, the male/female aspects of identity, the symbolism of birds (also close to the Surrealists), the mythology of Atlas, the repose of sleep, the subtle ingredients of thought in relation to metaphysical time and space. These are but some of the visual traces that occupy the lexicon of Richard Jolley's art. Given the recurrence of these signs in his works, Jolley's tendency is to move in the direction of Surrealist ambiguity- to escape from everyday time into the dream. Through Richard Jolley's focus and concentration, comes the message that art is not limited by its medium but is open to a continuous exploration of new possibilities for what can be meaningful to the human eye. 

(excerpt from Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, book published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art). Over the course of his 27-year career, Richard Jolley has produced a remarkable body of sculpture that explores the human figure, its timeless beauty, and expressive potential.  Since 1975, Jolley has maintained a studio in Knoxville Tennessee and continues to create glass sculpture notable for its inventiveness and sophistication.

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Biography

RICHARD JOLLEY

Born in Wichita, Kansas, November 21, 1952

Lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee

1970-1973 Undergraduate studies, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee

1974 BFA, George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

1974 Graduate Studies, Penland School, Penland, North Carolina

Public Collections

Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, North Carolina

Atlantic Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey

Baton Rouge Art and Humanities Council, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Carillon Importers Ltd., Teaneck, New Jersey

Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia

Coburg Museum, Coburg, Germany

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Glasmuseum Hentrich at Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Gregg Museum of Art + Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

International Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida

Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

The Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, Louisiana

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Mobile Museum of Art, Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush: A Life in Glass, Mobile, Alabama (Catalogue)

Venice Projects, Richard Jolley: Venice Continuum, Venice, Italy (Catalogue)

2008 Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery, New York, New York (Catalogue)

2007 Mitchell Art Gallery of St. John’s College, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Annapolis, Maryland

Grounds for Sculpture, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Hamilton, New Jersey

2006 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Montgomery, Alabama

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan (Catalogue)

Lowe Art Museum, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Coral Gables, Florida

Huntsville Museum of Art, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Huntsville, Alabama

Bergstrom – Mahler Museum, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Neenah, Wisconsin

2005 Paine Art Center and Gardens, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Longwood University, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Farmville, Virginia

Hunter Museum of American Art, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Simmons Visual Art Center, Brenau University, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Gainesville, Georgia

Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery, New York, New York (Catalogue)

Arkansas Arts Center, Richard Jolley: Glass Sculptor, Little Rock, Arkansas (Catalogue)

2004 Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Morris Museum of Art, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Augusta, Georgia

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, New Orleans, Louisiana

2003 Tennessee State Museum, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Nashville, Tennessee

2002 Knoxville Museum of Art, Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, Knoxville, Tennessee, Traveled (Catalogue)

Leo Kaplan Modern, New York, New York

2001 Fay Gold Gallery, Tabula Rasa, Atlanta, Georgia

2000 Habatat Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

Leo Kaplan Modern, New York, New York

Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1998 Fay Gold Gallery, Meridian, Atlanta, Georgia

Arthur Roger Gallery, Cairn, New Orleans, Louisiana

1997 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

Mint Museum of Art, Art Currents 22: Richard Jolley, curated by Mark R. Leach, Charlotte, North Carolina (Catalogue)

Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia

1996 Fay Gold Gallery, Totemic Tales, Atlanta, Georgia

Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

1995 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC

1994 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (Catalogue)

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1993 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC

1992 Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, New York

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1991 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC

1990 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

1989 Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC (Catalogue)

Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1988 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Zimmerman/Saturn Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

1987 Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC (Catalogue)

Galeria Angela Hollings, Hameln, Germany

1985 Portfolio Gallery, Narrative Imagery, Atlanta, Georgia

Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1982 Alliance Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1979 Spring Street Gallery, New York, New York

1976 Alpha Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

1974 Centennial Art Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 The 39th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2010 Speak for the Tress, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Anything But Clear: The Studio Glass Movement 1979-2009 , Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee

Habatat Galleries 28th International Glass Exhibition, West Palm Beach, Florida (Catalogue)

The 38th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2009 Speak for the Tress, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

Souls Journey: Inside the Creative Process , organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina

From Sand – Works in Glass, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

Litvak Gallery: Inaugural Exhibition , Tel Aviv, Israel

International Shoebox Sculpture Triennial, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, Traveled (Catalogue)

Habatat Galleries 27th International Glass Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida

The 37th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2008 Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Arts, organized by The Southern Arts Federation, Traveled

Four Seasons , Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan (Catalogue)

Arthur Roger Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition , New Orleans, Louisiana

Habatat Galleries 26th International Glass Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida

Habatat Galleries 36th International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, Michigan

Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee , Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee (Permanent Exhibition)

2007 Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Habatat Galleries 25th International Glass Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida

The 35th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

2006 International Shoebox Sculpture Triennial, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, Traveled (Catalogue)

2003 Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee (Catalogue)

Contemporary Directions, Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection , Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (Catalogue)

2002 Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Catalogue)

2001 The Best of Tennessee, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee (Catalogue)

Passionate Collectors , Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (Catalogue)

The 29th International Glass Invitational , Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan (Catalogue)

2000 Contemporary Works from the Palley Collection, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, Florida (Catalogue)

Millennium Glass: An International Survey of Studio Glass , Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, Traveled (Catalogue)

1999 XX/MM, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Inaugural Group Exhibition , Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, California

Glass Glorious Glass , Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

International Glass Masters Invitational , A.N. Bush Gallery, Salem, Oregon (Catalogue)

1998 Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998, Murano-Venezia, Italy

1997 Hsinchu Cultural Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Glass Today by American Studio Artists , The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection , Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (Catalogue)

The 25th Annual International Invitational , Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, Michigan

1996 The 24th Annual International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan

Figurative Sculpture , Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, Missouri.

1995 East Tennessee Art Currents, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Curated by Jeff Fleming

Glass: A Regional Survey From Maryland to Louisiana , Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina, Curated by Frank E. Thomson III

A Touch of Glass , Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society Museum, Washington, DC

Dancing in a Sea of Light , Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, The Luski Collection, Virginia Beach, Virginia,

1994 Grounds for Sculpture, Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, New Jersey

The Landscape , Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Aesthetics of Athletics , Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin (Catalogue)

Dancing in a Garden of Light, Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, North Carolina, Traveled (Catalogue)

A Passionate Perspective , The Spiezer Collection of Art, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois (Catalogue)

1993 Spirit House, Sculpture Center, New York, New York

Figurative Sculpture , Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1992 Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa ‘92 , Kanazawa, Japan (Catalogue)

Glass Now ‘92 , Tokyo, Japan (Catalogue)

1990 Chicago International Art Exposition, represented by Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Stockholm International Art Exposition, represented by Nielsen Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

Los Angeles International Art Exposition, represented by Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Fishman Collection , Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Catalogue)

1989 Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

Glass Now ‘89 , Tokyo, Japan (Catalogue)

1988 World Glass Now ‘88, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Traveled (Catalogue)

Erlesenes Künsthandwerk Museum im Schloss , Bad Pyrmont, Germany (Catalogue)

Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1987 Glass ‘87 in Japan, Odakyu Grand Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Glass America ‘87 , Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Liquid Light, Piedmont Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1986 Special Editions, American Craft Museum, New York, New York

Art and Function , Public Art Trust, Washington, DC (Catalogue)

Glass and Wood Invitational , Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

New American Glass Focus 2 West Virginia , Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia (Catalogue)

Glass America ‘86 , Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1985 Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia (Catalogue)

Glass America ‘85 , Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Southern Studio Glass: New Directions , Kingsport Fine Arts Center, Kingsport, Tennessee; Traveled (Catalogue)

The Figure in Glass , Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1984 Glass America ‘84, Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Contemporary Works , The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut

Gather of Glass , Mindscape Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1983 Rebirth of a Medium, The Gallery of the University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Five Approaches to Glass , Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Perception Gallery, Houston, Texas

1981 The Early Eighties Exhibition, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, (Catalogue)

American Crafts ‘81 , The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, (Catalogue)

1980 For the Tabletop, American Crafts Museum, New York, New York (Catalogue),

The Elements, New York, New York

Rare Color/Surface Design , The Hand and The Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

1979 13 State Exhibition, Appalachian Center, Smithville, Tennessee (Catalogue)

1978 Seventh Annual National Glass Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, Dearborn, Michigan

1976 Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia (Catalogue)

1975 Mississippi River Show, Brooks Memorial Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

Glass Gems International , Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University Invitational , Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1974 Fifth Bicentennial Art Show, Memphis, Tennessee

Awards and Grants

2010 Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Artist Award

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Distinguished Artist Award

2007 Governor’s Award in the Arts, Distinguished Artist Award

1988 Tennessee Individual Artist Grant

Public Commissions/ Installations

2009 Untitled, Knoxville Museum of Art¸ Great Hall, Knoxville, Tennessee (in progress)

2007 Everything and the Cosmos, Seven World Trade Center, New York, New York

2003 Magic Flute, Stage Set for Opera, Knoxville, Tennessee

2002 Bud, Knoxville Convention Center Knoxville, Tennessee

1996 Aviary, Park Grill Restaurant, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Bombay Sapphire, Carillion Importers Ltd., Teaneck, New Jersey

1993 Absolut Statehood: Tennessee, Carillion Importers Ltd., Teaneck,

New Jersey, (Book "Absolut Statehood 51 Painters")

1992 Atlantic Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey

1988 Governor’s Awards, State of Tennessee

James Agee Society Awards, East Tennessee Foundation, Knoxville, Tennessee

Selected Essays

Oldknow, Tina. “Richard Jolley: Flights of Fancy,” Richard Jolley: Venice Continuum, Venice Projects, Venice, Italy, 2011.

Morrin, Peter. Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush: A Life in Glass, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, 2011.

Gochenour, Anne, Richard Jolley: Glass Sculptor, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 2005.

Hunter, Sam, Richard Jolley: Transformations, Published by Skira, Milan, Italy, April 2003.

Nichols, Sarah and Taragin, Davira S., Contemporary Directions, Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, April-July 2002, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, November 2003-February 2004.

Morgan, Robert C., Richard Jolley: Dream Narratives, Diversions, Anatomies “Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, December 2002.

Gruber, J. Richard, Richard Jolley: A Critical Balance, “Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, December 2002.

Lynn, Martha Drexler, Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 1997.

Leach, Mark R., ArtCurrents 22: Richard Jolley, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 1997.

Knowles, Susan W., Richard Jolley: Sensual Articulator, Richard Jolley, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1994.

Pepich, Bruce W., The Aesthetics of Athletics, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, June 1994.

Hayes, Jeffrey, The Collection of Janet and Marvin Fishman, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Art Museum, March 1990.

Lynn, Martha Drexler, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Richard Jolley: A Rural Sophisticate, “Richard Jolley,” Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC, May 1989.

Pintauro, Joe, Richard Jolley: Recent Glass Sculpture, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC, May 1987.

Hollister, Paul, New American Glass, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, June 1986.

Selected Bibliography

Isles, Geoff, “The Glass Eye: Tree Keepers,” Glass, The Urban Glass Quarterly, No. 118, New York, Spring 2010.

Speak for the Trees, Marquand Books, Seattle, Washington, 2010.

Klein, Dan. “Humanity and Paraphernalia,” Craft Art International, Australia, #72, 2008.

Morgan, Robert.Richard Jolley at Leo Kaplan Modern,” Review, Glass Magazine, Fall 2007.

Rosenwasser, Ruth.Master of Glass: Richard Jolley’s Fragile Creations,” Key Biscayne Magazine, February 2006.

Ruhling, Nancy A. “Glass Acts,” Arts & Antiques, May 2004.

Mack, Tom Dr. “Morris Museum Highlights work of noted glass sculptor”, Aiken Standard Aiken, South Carolina, April 4, 2004.

Bougard, Jenni. Artist Profile, Vanderbilt Magazine, Fall 2003.

Knowles, Susan W. Review, Arts Papers, November/December 2003.

Bostick, Alan. “Head of the Glass,” The Tennessean, July 27, 2003.

Squires, William T. “Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass,” Tennessean Homes and Gardens, June 2003.

Mansfield, Duncan. “Poetry Under Glass,” Associated Press, December 2002.

Angel, Donna. “Richard Jolley,” Opulence, November 2001.

Waggoner, Shawn. “Mysteries of Human Experience,” Glass Art, September-October 2001.

Leir, Peters, Wallace. Contemporary Glass, Color, Light and Form, 2001.

Yelle, Richard W. Contemporary Art from Urban Glass, 2000.

Byrd, Joan Falcomer. “Richard Jolley: Reflection of a Classical Ideal,” American Craft, June-July 1997.

Rodgers, Joan S. “Figuring It Out,” Winston-Salem Journal, January 19, 1997.

Layton, Peter. Glass Art, Publisher A & C Black LTD., London, University of Washington Press USA, 1996.

Knapp, Rebecca. “November Looks Awash in Color,” Art & Antiques, November 1995.

Purcell, Janet. “Grounds a Winter Wanderland,” Trenton Times, January 6, 1995

Barrett, Chris. “Bearable Lightness,” Metro Pulse, November 16, 1995.

Wibking, Angela. “Art Under Glass,” Nashville Business Journal, March 21, 1994.

Knowles, Susan W. “Works by Richard Jolley,” Nashville Scene, April 7, 1994.

Leonard, Pamela Blume. “Artist Manages to Elevate Ordinary,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 1992.

Simak, Ellen. “Collection Focus: Richard Jolley,” Hunter Museum of American Art publication, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 1992.

Parker, Lin C. “Museum Talk at Hunter,” Chattanooga News Free Press, August 11, 1992.

Shea, Al. “Proscenium,” Gambit, June 1988.

Green, Roger. “Arthur Roger has a Birthday,” The Times Picayune, June 19, 1988.

Siegal, Roslyn. “Art of Glass Explored,” The New York Times, January 15, 1987.

Del Sisto, Cristina. “A Modern Twist,” The Washington Post, May 14, 1987.

Teaching and Lectures

2010 University of Miami, Florida

Penland School, Penland, North Carolina

University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois

Glass Arts Society Conference, Louisville, Kentucky

2008 North Lands Creative Glass Center, Lybster, Scotland

2007 Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

Mitchell Art Gallery of St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland

2006 Lowe Art Museum University of Miami, Lecture, Student Work Shop, Coral Gables, Florida

2005 University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, Lecture, Student Work Shop, Sydney, Australia

Paine Art Center and Gardens, Lecture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Hunter Museum of American Art, Lecture, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Simmons Visual Art Center, Brenau University Lecture, Student Workshop, Gainesville, Georgia

2004 Toledo Museum of Art, Lecture, Toledo, Ohio

Morris Museum of Art, Lecture, Augusta, Georgia

Odgen Museum of Southern Art, Lectures, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mobile Museum of Art, Lecture, Mobile, Alabama

2003 Tennessee State Museum, Lecture, Nashville, Tennessee

SOFA Chicago 2003 (International Expositions of Sculpture, Object, Functional Art), Lecture, Chicago, Illinois

Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti, Lecture, Murano, Italy

2002 Knoxville Museum of Art, Lecture, Knoxville, Tennessee

2001 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Student Workshop and Lecture

Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington, Student Workshop

Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, Lecture

2000 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Student Workshop

Urban Glass Studio, Bridge to the Future, Brooklyn, New York, Demonstration

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lecture

Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, Lecture

1998 Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Student Workshop

1997 Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, Lecture

Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, Lecture

1996 Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Student Workshop

1995 Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, New Jersey, Lecture

SOFA Chicago 1995 (International Expositions of Sculpture, Object, Functional Art), Chicago, Illinois, Lecture

Glass Art Society, Asheville, North Carolina, Demonstration

SOFA Miami 1995 (International Expositions of Sculpture, Object, Functional Art), Miami, Florida, Lecture

1994 Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Student Workshop

1992 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lecture

Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Student Workshop

1991 Dixon Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, Lecture

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Student Workshop

1989 Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas, Student Workshop

1988 Tokyo Art Institute, Kanagawa, Japan, Student Workshop

1987 Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, California, Student Workshop

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, Lecture

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, Lecture

1985 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland California, Student Workshop

Residency

2011 Berengo Studio, Murano, Italy

1999 University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

1998 Israeli Cultural Artist Exchange, Israel

1986 Galeria Angela Hollings, Hameln, Germany

News and Press

Spring 2014

A Mythic Saga in Glass and Steel

World Sculpture News

by Robert C Morgan

 

March 17, 2012

Richard Jolley making glass installation for KMA

Posted by Amy McRary

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/mar/17/richard-jolley-making-glass-installation-for-kma/

 

February 16, 2012

Jolley and The Joy of Artistry

Posted by Van Jazmin

http://www.artwhisperer.tv/blog_post.cfm?BlogID=690

 

August 2010

Artist of the Month

http://contempglass.org/artists/entry/richard-jolley

 

KMA Receives Gift of Major Work of Art

July 8, 2009 (Knoxville, TN) – The Knoxville Museum of Art has commissioned sculptor Richard Jolley to create a permanent installation in glass and metal for the walls of the museum’s Great Hall.

The as-yet-untitled work is the gift of Ann and Steve Bailey, longtime supporters of the KMA.  Steve Bailey is a former KMA board chair. 

Sculptor Richard Jolley, celebrated nationally and internationally primarily for his achievements in glass, lives and works in Knoxville.  He has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions around the country, and his works are collected by art museums, corporations, and individuals throughout the United States and in Germany and Japan. 

The museum’s Great Hall, used for community events and educational programs, measures approximately 100 x 40 feet.  Jolley’s work is expected to cover most of the upper walls of this monumental space.

According to KMA Executive Director David Butler, “This is a transformative gift for the KMA, and we are grateful to Ann and Steve Bailey for providing this unparalleled opportunity for the museum and for the artist.  The project imposes tremendous technical and aesthetic challenges, and will result in the one of the largest and most significant sculptural glass works anywhere.”  He adds that that “this signature artwork by Richard Jolley, in one of the city’s grandest spaces, enhances the landmark status of the museum building.”  The KMA was designed by renowned American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and opened to the public in 1990.

The project is expected to take three to four years to complete.  Design is still in its initial phases, and no starting date for fabrication and installation has been set.