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Richard Jolley was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1952 and then moved in his youth to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In 1970, the artist began his studies at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee, studying glass under Michael Taylor. Taylor was then invited to create his next program at George Peabody College in Nashville (now a part of Vanderbilt University) where Jolley later completed his B.F.A. In the fall of that year, Jolley further polished his technique at Penland
School of Crafts in North Carolina under the instruction of Richard Ritter. Jolley continues this teaching tradition by frequently returning to Penland and through unique programs designed to involve at-risk students in the Knoxville community with professional working artists.

 

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

Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

 

2013             Best of the South, Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, Arkansas

 

                     Haverty Collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

 

2012            Expressions:  International Glass Invitational, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

50 Years of Studio Glass, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Global and Local: Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida’s West Coast, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

Contemporary Glass Sculpture:  Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

 

Evolution/Revolution, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida

 

Evolution/Revolution, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, Michigan

 

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

The Wall, Fresien Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

2010              Anything But Clear: The Studio Glass Movement 1979-2009, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee

Speak for the Tress, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Catalogue)

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

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

2009              Souls Journey: Inside the Creative Process, organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina

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

                     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