Artist: Richard Jolley

  • 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

     

     

     

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    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

     

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    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