Artist: Howard Ben Tré

Cast glass
  • Howard Ben Tré is internationally recognized for his unique sculptures and large-scale works of art for public and private spaces. Ben Tré is a pioneer in the use of cast glass as a sculptural medium and his work is included in more than 101 museum and public collections worldwide, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice.

    Ben Tré’s work has been featured in 54 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including a ten-year retrospective organized by the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, that traveled nationally. Other one-person exhibitions of sculptures and drawings include those organized by the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice; the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University; the Toledo Museum of Art; and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. A retrospective exhibition including sculptures, works on paper, drawings, and public projects, organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, finished its national tour in 2001, while a recent exhibition at the State University of New York, Buffalo, highlighted his work and vision for the realm of public art and the role of the artist in the public dialogue. Currently, the exhibition “Howard Ben Tré: The Lightness of Being” is touring four museums. Ben Tré has lectured extensively about his individual sculptures and his public projects and philosophy in the U.S. and abroad.

    Ben Tré’s breakthrough technical innovations have extended his mastery of cast glass and allowed him to create monumental sculptures that can survive the rigors of outdoor installation. Among Ben Tré’s public commissions are the award-winning installation of fountains and seating created for Post Office Square Park in Boston; the plaza and sculpture for BankBoston’s headquarters in downtown Providence; a sited sculpture for the plaza at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence; and an interactive fountain for the hall of the newly renovated Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Public commissions include the plaza and seating for the federal courthouse in Las Vegas; the pedestrianization and street scheme redesign of Warrington Town Center in England; sited artwork for Siebel Systems and interactive artwork for the Thea Foss Waterway Esplanade in Tacoma; a glass “wall” for the University of Michigan Ross School of Business; and plazas, with sculpture/fountains and landscaping, for Target Corporation Headquarters in Minneapolis, Bank of America’s Hearst Towers in Charlotte, and Brown University, Providence.

    Howard Ben Tré was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1949. He received a B.S.A. from Portland State University in 1978 and a M.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1980. He is a three-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a three-time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship. His achievements in the visual arts were recognized by the First Annual Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts (1996), the Artist Award of Distinction by the National Council of Art Administrators (2005), and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award (2006). His public art has been recognized with awards by the Providence Preservation Society for Urban Design (1998), the British Council for Shopping Centres for Town Centre Environment (2002), and the Royal Town Planning Institute for Best Urban Design Project (2002). Ben Tré currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

    Arco Corporate Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA

    AT&T Corporate Collection, Chicago, IL

    BankBoston Art Collection, Boston, MA

    Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

    Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

    Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

    Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

    Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

    Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, NY

    Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

    The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

    The Coca-Cola Company, Corporate Art Collection, Atlanta, GA

    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

    The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH

    David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

    Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

    Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC

    Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

    Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

    Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

    Huntington Museum of Art, WV

    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

    1. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

    The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

    Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI

    Koganezaki Park Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

    The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

    Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

    Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., New York, NY

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

    1. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Saxe Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

    Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

    Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

    Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, QB, Canada

    Musée-Atelier Départemental du Verre à Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France

    Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

    National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

    Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

    Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

    Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA

    Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

    PepsiCo Headquarters, Irvine, CA

    City of Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    Phillip Morris Management Corporation, New York, NY

    The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

    Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

    Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

    Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, NY

    Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

    Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY

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

    Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, RI

    Rockefeller Management Corporation, New York, NY

    The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

    The San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

    Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

    Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT

    Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

    Southwestern Bell Corporation, Houston, TX

    Tokio Marine Management, New York, NY

    The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

    Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan

    University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

    Weber State University, Ogden, UT

    The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

    Yale University Art Gallery

  • Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship, 1979, 1984, 1990

    National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1980, 1984, 1990

    Change, Inc. Grant, 1982

    Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass, 1987

    Boston Society of Architects, Art & Architecture Collaboration Award, 1993

    First Annual Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1997

    UrbanGlass, Innovative Use of Glass in Sculpture Award, 1997

    Providence Preservation Society Award for Urban Design, 1998

    British Council for Shopping Centres, Town Centre Environment Award, 2002.

    Royal Town Planning Institute, North West Branch & “White Young Green” Planning Achievement Awards, Best Urban Design Project Award, 2002.

    National Council of Art Administrators, Artist Award of Distinction, 2005

    Aileen Osborn Webb Award, 2006.

    Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, Best Entryway (Large Scale) Greening Award, Target Plaza, 2011

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    1979

    University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Galleries, Kingston, RI “Howard Ben Tré: Solo”

    1980

    Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré: Recent Sculpture”

    1981

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Howard Ben Tré: Sculpture”

    Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI, “Howard Ben Tré”

    Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, Houston, TX, “Howard Ben Tré” (exh. cat.)

    1982

    Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré: Columns” (exh. cat.)

    1983

    Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, “Howard Ben Tré: Recent Work”

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA,  “Howard Ben Tré”

    Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI, “Howard Ben Tré: Sculpture and Photographs” (exh. cat.)

    Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, Houston, TX, “Howard Ben Tré”

    1984

    Habatat Galleries, Miami, FL, “Howard Ben Tré: Recent Sculpture and Works on Paper”

    1985

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré” (exh. cat.)

    Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, Houston, TX, “Howard Ben Tré”

    Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, MI, “Howard Ben Tré”

    1986

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré” (exh. brochure)

    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Howard Ben Tré: Recent Sculpture”

    1987

    Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, “Howard Ben Tré”

    1988

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré: Figures” (exh. cat.)

    1989

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré”

    Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, “Howard Ben Tré: New Work”

    The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, “Contemporary Sculpture: Howard Ben Tré” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Carnegie-Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Laumeier Sculpture Park & Museum, St. Louis, MO; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA)

    1991

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré: Vessels of Light” (exh. cat.)

    Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, “Howard Ben Tré: Sculpture”

    1992

    Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, “Howard Ben Tré: New Work”

    Habatat Galleries, Detroit, MI, “Howard Ben Tré: Basins”

    The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, “Crossing the Boundaries: The Sculpture of Howard Ben Tré”

    1993

    Brown University, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI, “Howard Ben Tré: New Work” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL)

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré: Wrapped and Paired Forms” (exh. brochure)

    1994

    Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, TX, “Howard Ben Tré: Recent Sculpture”

    University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Kingston, RI, “Howard Ben Tré: Basins and Fountains” (exh. cat.)

    Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France, “Sculptures de Verre” (exh. cat.)

    1995

    University of Richmond, Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, VA, and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, “Howard Ben Tré” Recent Sculpture” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI)

    1996

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Indoor/Outdoor: New Sculpture” (exh. cat.)

    1998

    Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, “Howard Ben Tré: Caryatids and New Works on Paper”

    2000

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, “Howard Ben Tré: Interior/Exterior” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Purchase College/State University of New York, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY)

    2001

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, “Howard Ben Tré: Sculpting Space in the Public Realm” (exh. brochure)

    2002

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Howard Ben Tré: New Work”

    2005

    State University of New York at Buffalo, Anderson Arts Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “Private Visions, Utopian Ideals: The Art of Howard Ben Tré” (exh. cat.)

    2009

    Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, “Howard Ben Tré: Lightness of Being”

    2012

    Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, “Howard Ben Tré”

    Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI, “Howard Ben Tré: Lightness of Being, New Sculpture” (exh. cat.) (traveled to The Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Bay City, MI)

    2014

    The Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, “Howard Ben Tré: Lightness of Being, New Sculpture”.

    2015

    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL, “Howard Ben Tré: New Sculpture”.

    Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan, “Howard Ben Tré” (exh. cat.)

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    1978

    The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI, “Americans in Glass” (traveled as “50 Americans”)

    1979

    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey” (exh. cat.) (traveled to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan)

    University of Washington, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA “The Pilchuck Show”

    1980

    Galerie Skandinaviske Mobler, Frankfurt, Germany, “Ten American Artists”

    Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, “A Case for Boxes”

    1981

    Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, “Emergence” (exh. cat.)

    Bundesgartenschau and Orangerie, Kassel, Germany, “Glaskunst ‘81”

    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, “Glass Routes” (exh. cat.)

    Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, “New American Glass: Focus West Virginia” (exh. cat.)

    1982

    Art Gallery of Western Australia and Australian Consolidated Industries Ltd., Perth, Australia, “International Directions in Glass Art” (exh. cat.)

    Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY, “Columns, Ornament, and Structure”

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, “Contemporary Art in Detroit Collections”

    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and Asahi Shimbun, Sapporo, Japan, “World Glass Now’ ‘82” (exh. cat.)

    Jesse Besser Museum and Habatat Galleries, Alpena, MI, “Glass Sculpture: 4 Artists, 4 Views” (exh. cat.)

    1983

    Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy, Prague, Czechoslovakia, “Contemporary American Glass Sculpture” (exh. cat.)

    The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, “The Fine Art of Contemporary American Glass” (exh. cat.)

    Fine Arts Center of Tempe, AZ, “Selected Works in Glass”

    Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, “Ben Tré – Chihuly: Sculpture and Works on Paper” (exh. cat.)

    1984

    The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI, “Americans in Glass” (exh. cat.) (traveled throughout Europe)

    The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, “Hot Stuff”

    1985

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, “Detroit Collects”

    Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI and Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills, MI, “Glass: State of the Art” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI)

    Hokkaido Museum  of Modern Art and Asahi Shimbun, Sapporo, Japan, “World Glass Now ‘85” (exh. cat.)

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, “44 Alumni” (exh. brochure)

    1986

    American Craft Museum, New York, NY, “Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA)

    Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, “Sculptural Objects and Installations” (exh. cat.)

    California State University, Fullerton, Visual Arts Center, Fullerton, CA, “Cast Glass Sculpture” (exh. cat.)

    Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, “Transparent Motives: Glass on a Large Scale” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Owens-Illinois Art Center, Toledo, OH; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA)

    The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, “Contemporary American and European Glass from the Saxe Collection” (exh. cat.)

    Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA, “Thirty-Third Arts Festival of Atlanta” (exh. cat.)

    The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, “Art of the ‘80s”

    1987

    Arizona State University, University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, “3 + 3 x 7: Sculpture in Glass and Works on Paper” (exh. cat.)

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “The Heroic Sublime”

    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, “Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987”

    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA and Brown University, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI, “New England Now: Contemporary Art from Six States” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; University of Vermont, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT)

    La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, “Faux Arts: Surface Illusions and Simulated materials in Recent Art” (exh. cat.)

    Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, “Director’s Choice”

    University of Michigan – Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, “Contemporary Glass from the Sosin Collection” (exh. cat.)

    1988

    Art Awareness Gallery, Lexington, NY, “Civilized Life” (exh. brochure)

    The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Yonkers, NY, “Columnar” (exh. cat.)

    The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, “The Eloquent Object” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; and other sites)

    Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Gallery, Staten Island, NY, “Seeing Glass”

    1989

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, “Recent Acquisitions, 1986-88”

    1990

    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN, “Glass Today: Memphis Collects Exhibition”

    1991

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, “Studio Glass: Selections from the David Jacob Chodorkoff Collection”

    Espace Duchamp-Villon, Centre Saint-Sever, Rouen, France, “Exposition Internationale de Verre Contemporain” (exh. cat.)

    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, “World Glass Now ’91” (exh. cat.) (traveled throughout Japan)

    1992

    Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, “Design Visions” (exh. cat.)

    Centro de Arte Vitro, Monterrey, Mexico with Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey and Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, “Cristalomancia, arte contemporaneo en vidrio/contemporary art in glass: (exh. cat.)

    The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, “Glass from Ancient Craft to Contemporary Art: 1962-1992 and Beyond” (exh. cat.) (traveled to Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL; The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; University of Oklahoma, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottdale, AZ; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX)

    National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, “Works on Paper: The Craft Artist as Draftsman”

    Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA, “Clearly Art, Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy” (exh. cat.) (traveled)

    1993

    1. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, “The Art of Contemporary Glass”

    Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, “Tiffany to Ben Tré: A Century of Glass” (exh. cat.)

    The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, “Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection” (exh. cat.)

    Turbulence, New York, NY, “Art and Application” (exh. cat.)

    1995

    Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, “Concept in Form: Artists’ Sketchbooks and Maquettes” (exh. brochure)

    The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, “Toledo Treasures” (exh. cat.)

    1996

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, “Studio Glass in the Metropolitan Museum of Art” (exh. cat.)

    Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, “Minimalism”

    1997

    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, “Glass Today” (exh. cat.)

    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, “Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection” (exh. cat.)

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, “Glass Today by American Studio Artists” (exh. cat.)

    International Contemporary Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan, “The 5th International Contemporary Art Festival ‘97” (exh. cat.)

    Tulane University, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA, “Trial by Fire: Glass as a Sculptural Medium” (exh. cat.)

    1998

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “The Winter Show”

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, “Works on Paper”

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, “A Passion for Glass: The Aviva and Jack A. Robinson Studio Glass Collection” (exh. cat.)

    Gallery Shiraishi, Tokyo, Japan, “World Artist Tour” (exh. brochure) (traveled)

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Glass”

    University of California, San Diego, University Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA, “VisAlchemical”

    1999

    Booth Contemporary Art, Wakefield, RI, “Form & Function: objects and drawings”

    M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA, “The Art of Craft: Works from the Saxe Collection” (exh. cat.)

    Purchase College/State University of New York, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, “Contemporary Classicism” (exh. cat.) (traveled to the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL)

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, “Recent Acquisitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection”

    Global Art Glass Triennial, Borgholm Castle, Sweden, “Global Art Glass 1999 Live” (exh. cat.)

     

     

    2000

    Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY, “Living in the Moment: Contemporary Artists Celebrate Jewish Time” (exh. cat.)

    2002

    Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI, “Howard Ben Tré: Works on Paper and  Wendy MacGaw: Sculpture”

    Global Art Glass Triennial, Borgholm Castle, Sweden, “Global Art Glass 2002” (exh. cat.)

    2003

    California State University, Fullerton, CA, “Hot for Glass: Contemporary Glass From Los Angeles Collections” (exh. cat.)

    2004

    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, “A Glass Triumvirate: The Art of William Morris, Henry L. Hillman, Jr., and Howard Ben Tré” (exh. cat.)

    2005

    Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, RI, “Chazan’s Choice: Gifts of Contemporary Art to The RISD Museum” (exh. cat)

    2006

    Barry Friedman Ltd, New York, NY, “Emergence: Early American Studio Glass & Its Influences: 1964 – 1989”

    Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, “The 34th International Glass Invitational” (exh. cat.)

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Glass: Material Matters” (exh. cat.)

    2007

    Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, “A Gathering of Contemporary Glass: Artists from Haystack and Pilchuck” (exh. brochure)

    2008

    Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, “Contemporary Glass”

    Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, “A Touch of Glass: Selections from the Racine Art Museum’s Collection” (exh. brochure) (exhibition at the Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, WI)

    Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, “Art Detroit Now” (exh. brochure)

    LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, “Rites of Spring”

    Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, RI, “Chihuly at RISD” (exh. cat)

    AS220, Providence, RI, “NetWorks 2008”

    2009

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, “Pioneers of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Barbara and Dennis DuBois Collection”

    Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France, “Verriales 2009” (exh. cat.)

    Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, “Glass: Trends in Contemporary Glass Sculpture” (exh. cat)

    Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, “Outside the Ordinary: Contemporary Art in Glass, Wood, and Ceramics from the Wolf Collection” (exh. cat)

    2010

    Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, “Inspirations: 38th Annual International Glass Invitational” (exh. cat)

    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada, “Studio Glass: Anna and Joe Mendel Collection” (exh. cat)

    2011

    Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, “Contemporary Glass”

    2012

    Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, “Recasting the Loving Cup: From Traditional Silver to Contemporary Media