Artist: John Kiley

  • 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

  • 2012 Honorary Artist, Pittsburgh Glass School “Art On Fire” Auction

    Jurors Choice Award – New Glass Review, Corning, NY

    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, 2011,2014 – The Museum of Glass – Tacoma, WA

    Francis S. Merritt Scholarship –Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

    Scholarship – Pilchuck Glass School


  • 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