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A native of Seattle, WA, John Kiley began his professional career at the age of 19 at The Glass Eye Studio. Promoted to Gaffer on Dale Chihuly’s chandelier team at the age of 21, he traveled to Finland, Ireland, Mexico and Italy as part of the Chihuly Over Venice Team. He was a principal member of Lino Taglipietra’s team until 2011 when he became the Glass Director at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. In addition to his work with Chihuly and Tagliapietra, John has worked with Dante Marioni and Benjamin Moore and has been a teaching assistant to Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Richard Marquis, Josiah Mcelhenny,Checco Ongaro and Ben Edols.

He has been a visiting instructor at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, The BezalelAcademy of Art And Design in Jerusalem, Israel, The Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA. He has worked and demonstrated in Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, China, Australia, Brazil and Turkey. John exhibits his work in galleries around the world.

The Museum Of Glass, Tacoma, WA

The Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China

Sandy Baklor & Arlene Kaufman

Al Berger & Carol Auerbach

Jeffrey Bronfman

The Kaplan/Ostergaard Collection

Frank Everett

Sir Elton John

Perry Farrell

Jim Flaws and Marcia Weber

Snohomish County

The Seven Bridges Foundation

Emirates Airlines

Fly Dubai Airlines

Qatar Airlines

2014  “Evenfall” – Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013  “Structure”- LewAllen Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ

2012  “Aurorae” – Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

“Interiours”- Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

“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