Artist: Richard Royal

  • Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the studio glass movement.

    Royal began working as a glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School, located north of Seattle. After spending a number of years as a ceramist, the birth of a new artistic movement appealed to the young artist. Royal worked his way through the ranks to find himself as one of Dale Chihuly’s main gaffers. This relationship lasted for a number of years and consequently led to Royal’s emergence in the art market in the 1980’s. Royal has since been an independent artist exhibiting work internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.

  • Ben Bridge Jewelers, Seattle, WA

    Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

    City Centre, Pilchuck Glass Collection, Seattle, WA

    Daiichi Museum, Nagoya, Japan

    Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA

    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

    IBM Collection, New York, NY

    Mint Museum of Art & Crafts, Charlotte, NC

    Monte Cristo Hotel, Everett, WA

    Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

    Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

    New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

    Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

    Price/Waterhouse, Phoenix, AZ

    Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

    Rigel Capital Managment, Seattle, WA

    SAFECO Collection, Seattle, WA

    Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA

    Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA

    Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Seattle, WA

    Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

    Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

    US Bank Centre, Seattle, WA

    US Embassy, Buenes Aires, Argentina

    United Parcel Service Corporate Collection, Atlanta, GA

    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

    Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA

    Washington Trust Bank, Spokane, WA

    Westinghouse Corporation, Muskegon, MI

  • 2002              Seattle Chamber Music Festival Featured Artist, Seattle, WA

    2001              Pilchuck Glass School, Passion Afire, Featured Artist, Seattle, WA

    1989              Commission for Washington Governor’s Award, Washington State Arts Commission

    1988              National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award

  • 2010             Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2007             William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    2006              Marta Hewett Gallery, Cininnati, OH

    2005              Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2004              William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2002              Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

    2001              William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2000              Riley Hawk, Cleveland, OH

    Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    1999              Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

    Friesen Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID

    1998              Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL

    1997              Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

    Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, OH

    1996              Lyons/Matrix Gallery, Austin, TX

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1995              Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

    Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

    Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL

    1994              Friesen Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID

    Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

    1993              LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    Friesen Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID

    Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1992              Lyons/Matrix Gallery, Austin, TX

    1991              Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1990              The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD

    1989              Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1988              The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD

    1986 & ‘87  Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1985              Richard Ian Green Gallery, Seattle, WA

     

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

     

    2013              Tacoma Art Museum, Studio Art Glass, Tacoma, WA

    2012              SOFA Chicago, The Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

    City of Bellevue, Bellwether 2012: reGeneration, Bellevue, WA

    2011              Traver Gallery, Pilchuck 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Tacoma, WA

                           Pittsburgh Glass Center, 10x10x10, Pittsburgh, PA

    Nazareth College Arts Center, Glass Enchantment: Through the Looking Glass, Rochester, NY

    2010              Palm Beach 3, with Ken Saunders Gallery, Palm Beach, FL                                                                                                    SOFA Chicago, Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (con’t)                                                                                                                          pg 2/6           

    2010              Ken Saunders Gallery, Glass Envy, Chicago, IL

    Bellevue Arts Museum, Eyes for Glass: The Price Collection, Bellevue, WA

    2008              The Arts Center, Glorious Glass: Translucent & Opaque,St. Petersburg, FL

                           Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

                           The Arts Center, Looking Through The Glass, Corvalis, OR

    Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR

                           Butters Gallery, King Street Concentric, Portland, OR

    SOFA Chicago, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Palm Beach 3, with Marx Saunders Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

    2007                  Racine Art Museum, A Toiuch of Glass: Selections from the Racine Art Museum’s Collection,

    exhibition at the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, WI

    SOFA Chicago, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    William Traver Gallery, Annual Pilchuck Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    The Arts Center, Behind Glass: Creativity and Collaboration, St. Petersburg, FL

    2006              SOFA Chicago, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Chicago, IL

    William Traver Gallery, 3rd Annual World Glass Exhibit, Tacoma, WA

    Kuivato Glass Gallery, Sedona, AR

    Sea-Tac International Airport, Brillant: Celebrating Pilchuck Glass, Seattle, WA

    2005              William Traver Gallery, 2nd Annual World Glass Exhibit, Tacoma, WA

    Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH

    D&A Fine Arts, Studio City, CA

    Sea-Tac International Airport, Brillant: Celebrating Pilchuck Glass, Seattle, WA

    2004              Palm Beach 3, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

    Art Miami, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Miami, FL

    William Traver Gallery, 1st Annual World Glass Exhibit, Tacoma, WA

    SOFA Chicago, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL

    2003              William Traver Gallery, Group Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    CEO Organization Annual Conference, Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

    2002              Muskegon Museum of Art, Through the Generosity of Friends, Muskegon, MI

    William Traver Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Seattle WA

    Pratt Fine Arts Center, Instructor Exhibit, Seattle, WA

    2001              William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

    LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

    2000              LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

    Gerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

    Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge, MA

    Millenium Glass, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation, Louisville, KY

    1999              Bank of America Gallery, Outbound: Art at the Forefront of International Exchange, Seattle, WA

    Habatat Gallery, 17 Annual Glass Invitational, Boca Raton, FL

    Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, Masters of Contemporary Glass,San Francisco, CA

                           A.N. Bush Gallery, International Glass Masters Invitational,Salem, OR

    1998              LewAllen Contemporary, Enduring  Form, Santa Fe, NM

                           Gerald Melberg Gallery, Invitational, Charlston, SC

    Coplan Gallery, Invitational, Boca Raton, FL

    1997              Hsinchu Cultural Center International Glass Festival, Taiwan

    Habatat Galleries’ 25th Annual International Glass Invitational, Pontiac, MI

    1996              Friesen Gallery, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Sun Valley, ID

    Gerald Melberg Gallery, Glass Invitational, Charlotte, NC

    J. Gallery, Invitational Exhibition, Hong Kong

    Archer Gallery, Glass Evolution,Clark College, Vancouver, WA

     

     

     

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    1996              Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    Susan Duval, Glass Invitational, Aspen, CO

    1995              Monte Cristo Hotel, Invitational Exhibition, Everett, WA

    1995-2004    Sea-Tac International Airport, Celebrating Pilchuck Glass, Seattle, WA

    Hall’s Corporation,  American Art Glass, Kansas City, MO

    Taipei International Glass Exhibition, Traveling throughout Taiwan

    1994              The Gallery at Craft Alliance, Contemporary Glass: Process and Techniques, St. Louis, MO

    Lyons/Matrix Gallery, Northwest Glass Invitational, Austin, TX

                           Sea-Tac International Airport, Pilchuck Invitational, Seattle, WA

    1993              William Traver Gallery, Pilchuck Invitational, Seattle, WA

    Susan Duval, Glass Invitational, Aspen, CO

    Marx Saunders Gallery, Harmony in Glass, Chicago, IL

    International Exhibition of Glass, Juried Show, Kanazawa, Japan

    Glass Gallery, Out of the Fire, Bethesda, MD

    1992-95        Clearly Art: Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy, Traveling to fourteen Museums, USA  

    1992              LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM         

    Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Works in Glass,Scottsdale, AZ

    1991              Johnson County Community College, Chihuly, Scanga and Royal: Works in Glass,Overland Park, KS

    1990-91        Sea-Tac International Airport, Pilchuck Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    1990              Seattle Center Pavilion, Art Work for AIDS, Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    1990              Betsy Rosenfield Gallery,  Art in Form, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI

    Foster/White Gallery, Seattle Plus, Seattle, WA

    1989              Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

    Banaker Gallery, Elegant Vessels, Walnut Creek, CA

    Robert Kidd Gallery, Glass Invitational, Birmingham, MI

    Judy Youens Gallery, International Glass Exhibition, Houston, TX

    C. Corcoran Gallery, Glass 1989, Muskegon, MI

    1988              American Embassy, Pilchuck Glass Show, Prague, Czechoslovakia

    Kerns Art Center, Northwest Glass Exhibition, Corvalis, OR

    C. Corcoran Gallery, National Glass Invitational 1988, Muskegon, MI

    1987              Joanne Lyons Gallery, Glass and Clay, Aspen, CO

    Foster/White Gallery, Visions in Glass, National Invitational Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA

    American Craft Council, American Crafts at the Armory, New York, NY

    Helen Drutt Gallery, A Pilchuck Collaboration, Philadelphia, PA

    1986              GH Dalsheimer Gallery, 1986 Glass Invitational, Baltimore, MD

                           Gump’s Gallery, Five Northwest Artists, San Francisco, CA

    1978-93        Annual Pilchuck Glass School Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

     

     

    MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

     

    2012              Pilchuck: IDEAS, Museum of Northwest Art, Stanwood, WA

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

                           Global + Local, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

    2010              Inspired:  The Corky Tuttle Glass Legacy, Muskegon Museum of Art, , Muskegon, MI

    2007              Living Legacies: Homage to a Maestro, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

                           Gathering of Contemporary Glass: Artists from Haystack & Pilchuck, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME

    2003              American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement, The William S. Fairfield Art Museum,                                                              Sturgeon Bay, WI. Traveling to: Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI, The Haggin Museum, Stockton,                            CA; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA; Bertstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI; Heckscher

    Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX; The Arts &           Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR

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    2001              Lino Tagliapietra et Amici, Fuller Museum  of Art, Brockton, MA

    2000              Founder’s Circle Collection, Mint Museum of Art and Crafts, Charlotte, NC

    1999              Progressions in Glass, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

    1997              Heir Apparent: Translating the Secrets of Venetian Glass, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

    1995-96        Northwest Glass: Part I & II,  Northwest Museum of Art, La Conner, WA

    Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

    Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

    Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

    Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

    1994              Collective Brilliance: Contemporary Glass, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA

    Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

    Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    1993              Nine Decades: Northern California Craft Movement, 1907-Present, College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

    Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH

    Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

    Tuscan Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

    Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

    1992              Clearly Art: Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham,WA

    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

    1991              Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA

                           Masterworks: Pacific NW Arts and Crafts Now, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

    1990              Pacific NW Arts and Crafts Festival, Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue,WA

    1988              Pilchuck School-The Northwest Glass Experiment, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

    1987              Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

    Contemporary Glass 1987, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene, TX