Paul Cunningham

Professional Experience

2017 – 2022 Lead Glassblower/Demonstrator, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, Washington

2012 – 2017    Carpenter at The Conco Companies, Seattle, Washington

2009-2011     Production Manager, glassybaby llc, Seattle, Washington

2007-2009     Lead Glassblower, Manifesto Corp., Seattle, Washington

2001-2008     Owner-Operator, Cunningham Glass, Seattle, Washington

1990-present Glassblower, Benjamin Moore Inc., Seattle, Washington

1987-1997     Glassblower, Chihuly Inc., Seattle, Washington

1994-1997     Gaffer, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

Teaching Experience

2010             Hot and Cold with Greg Dietrich, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2010              Advanced workshop, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2006              Fundamental Forms, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2004             Form Study, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1999             Exploring the Vessel, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1998             Introduction to Glass blowing, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

1997             Fall Workshop with Tom Farbanish and Kait Rhoads, Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Toyama City, Japan

1996             9th Nijima International Glass Art Festival Workshop, Niijima, Japan

Glassblowing Workshop, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1994             The Glass Festival Workshop, Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Toyama City, Japan

1992             An Introduction to Glassblowing, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Selected Exhibitions

2012             “Recent Glass Sculpture”, Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2012              “50 x 50” Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

2008             “King Street Concentric”, Butters Gallery Ltd, Portland, Oregon

2008              “Glorious Glass: Translucent and Opaque”, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

2008              “Living Legacies, Homage to a Maestro”, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington

2006              “Volume” solo exhibition, Vetri International Glass, Seattle, Washington

2004             “Everyday Transparencies: The Function of Glass,” Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

2002             Tampa Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Tampa, Florida

Group Show: Clay, Glass & Baskets, Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001             Lino Tagliapietra e Amici, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts

2000             Group Show, Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995-2000     The Pilchuck Exhibition, Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma, Washington

1999             Featured Artist, Riley Hawk Gallery, Kirkland, Washington

Master Crafts at Gumps, GUMPS, San Francisco, California

1998             Venezia Aperto Vetro, International New Glass, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

The Society of Arts and Crafts Centennial Education Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts

The New Glass Act at Gumps, GUMPS, San Francisco, California

Young Glass 1997, International Competition, Finalist, The Glas Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

1996             Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington

Coinware at Portia, Portia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

A New Generation, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1995             Glas Gallerie, Stockholm, Sweden

1994             Visions of the Northwest, Pismo Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue, Washington

American Craft Museum, New York City, New York


2004             St. Petersburg Times, “Firing the Imagination,” Lennie Bennett, March

2000             Pasatiempo, The Sante Fe New Mexican, “Exhibit Features National Glass Artists,” May 5

2001             Seattle Times, “Glass Exhibition is a Mixed Bag” by Robin Updike, December

1997             Seattle Times, “Beyond the Big Names” by Mathew Kangas, August

1997             New Glass Review 17: The Corning Museum of Glass: Art & Objects Young Glass, C. Sahl-Madesn, S. Blach, Ebeltoft, pp. 132-133

1996             American Craft Magazine, American Craft Gallery, p. 71, June/July 1996

Glass Magazine, Volume 64, G. Wichert, “A New Generation …” p. 53

Neues Glas/New Glass Review 2, p. 82

1994             Intermountain Jewish News, “Top Glass Artists have Showing at Pismo Gallery” Mary Voelz Chandler, May

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