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Richard Whiteley

Glass
Richard.Whiteley@anu.edu.au
Location: Glass Workshop

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Richard became an apprentice in stained glass at the age of 15; he holds an undergraduate degree form The School of Art, ANU Canberra and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley’s work focuses primarily on cast glass and his works explore voids within glass as the primary constructive agent. His research has realised over 12 solo exhibitions in the past 10 years.


Full Biography

Richard became an apprentice in stained at the age of 15; he holds an undergraduate degree form The School of Art, ANU Canberra and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley’s work focuses primarily on cast glass and his works explore voids within glass as the primary constructive agent.   His research has realised over 12 solo exhibitions in the past 10 years and he has also received many research grants including research on a major glass-recycling project in 2010-11.  Richard is currently the Head of the Glass Workshop, at the School of Art, ANU Canberra and board member of The Visual Arts Board of The Australia Council.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2009

Transparent Constructions, Marx-Sanders Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2008

Solid Light, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Solid and Suggested Space, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2007

Inner Space, Axia Modern Art, Armadale, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2005

New Work, Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Recent Work, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

2004

Arc, Axia Modern Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2003

Refraction, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2002

Richard Whiteley, Marx-Sanders Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

New Work, Heller Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2001

Richard Whiteley, SOFA, New York, NY. Bullseye Connections Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

Symmetry, Australian Art Resources & Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2000

Skew, Bullseye Connections Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

1998

Transmission, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1996

Seam, Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

1995

Richard Whiteley, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD, USA

 

Residencies

Professional Positions & Activities:
2009       
Artist in residence, Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma, WA, US
Speaker Becon conference, Portland OR, USA
‘Inspire and Inform’ Inaugural lecture series for Bullseye Glass UK, co delivered with Heike Brachlow.      
Royal College, London; University of Sunderland; University of Ulster, Belfast and other venues.
Appointed board Member for the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
2008
Speaker, GAS Conference, Portland, OR, USA
Demonstrator, Ausglass Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2007       
Juror for New Glass Review 29, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA
2006-8    
Board Member and organiser for Ausglass Conference ‘Open House’ Canberra, ACT, Australia
2005       
Demonstrator, GAS Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Speaker Becon conference, Portland OR, USA
2004       
Speaker, Southern Exposure Glass Conference, New Zealand
2003       
Steering Committee for Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, ACT, Australia
               
Keynote address, Becon conference, Portland OR, USA
2001       
Workshop leader, Professional Casting Seminar. Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR, USA
Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
New Glass Review 23, New Glass Magazine 2000, Corning, NY, USA
1999       
Board Member Glass Arts Society, USA (International Member) (1999-2001)
Artist in Residence, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, OR, USA
1998       
Printing from Glass demonstrator, Glass Arts Society conference, Seto, Japan
1996       
External consultant for Object magazine (96-01), Sydney, NSW, Australia
Board member Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, NSW, Australia
(Vice President 98-00, President 00-02 and Active Board member (1996-2003)
Chair of the Executive (96-97) and board member for Ausglass (1996-1999)
1995       
Eco Design studies, Eco Design Foundation, Rozelle, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1992        • Speaker and demonstrator 1992 Ausglass conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Visiting Artist, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra, ACT, Australia
1990       
Studio assistant for Weinberg Glass, Providence, RI, USA
1988
Commission for Chisholm Primary School, ACT via The NCDC, Canberra, ACT, Australia
International Master Workshops in Cast Glass. Canberra, ACT, Australia

Qualifications

1992
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA (Studio Head- William Carlson)
1987
Bachelor of Visual Arts (with distinction), Canberra School of Art, Australian National University(Studio Head- Klaus Moje)
1986
Pilchuck Glass School (Cast Glass with Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslavá Brychtova)
1982
Apprenticeship in Commercial and Stained Glass, Spectrum Studios, Victoria
Teaching Experience:
2010       
Instructor, Bullseye Glass Santa Fe, NM, USA
2009       
Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Instructor, Becon Conference, Portland, OR, USA
2008       
Instructor, GAS Conference Workshop, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR, USA
2007       
Instructor, Glass Workshop, Summer School, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
2006       
Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Instructor, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR, USA
2004       
Instructor, Northlands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
Instructor, Summer Program, Wanganui, New Zealand
2003       
Instructor, The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA
2002 and current Senior Lecturer and Head of Glass Workshop, School of Art Glass Workshop, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2001       
Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Instructor, The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA
Instructor, Kanazu Forest of Creation, Ezura, Japan
2000
Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
1994-00
Lecturer, Object Art and Design- Glass, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1993       
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design (Fall), University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
1992       
Teaching assistant in glass studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA  (1992-1993)
1990                       
Teaching assistant to Klaus Moje, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA

Research Interests

Selected Grants, Awards & Research Funding:
2009-10
Principal researcher for glass recycling project, ANU and Refire Glass
2009       
Finalist:‘Tom Malone Glass Prize’ Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
2006       
MEC Grant, Australian National University for Kiln and hot glass research
2005       
Australia Council Grant. Individual Project Grant
2004       
Individual Project Grant, Arts ACT
2003       
Craft ACT Mentorship Grant
2001       
Australia Council Grant. Individual Project Grant
National Design Commission for Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards (annually since 2001)
2000       
Winner RFC Glass Prize 2000 (Ranamok)
1999       
Peoples Choice Prize, RFC Glass Prize 1999
First Prize, International Expo, Glass Art Society Conference Tampa, FL, USA
Australia Council Grant (group). Assistance towards US exhibition
Thomas Foundation Grant (group). Assistance towards US exhibition
1998       
Australia Council Grant. Individual Project Grant
1994       
Australia Council Grant. Individual Project Grant
Capitol Glass Invitational Award. The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD, USA
1991       
Residency and Fellowship with Harvey Littleton, Littleton Studios, NC, USA
Australia Council Grant (group). Assistance toward European tour of Australian glass
1990       
Graduate Scholarship and Assistantship. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
1988       
Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Grant for Young Australians
1986       
Australia Council Overseas Study Grant to attend Pilchuck Glass School

Publications

Chapter for Book:
2005
‘Richard Whiteley, Along a Different Parallel: Australian Directions in Glass Education’, in Australian Glass Today, Margot Osbourne. Pp. 20 – 24.
 
Reviews & Publications:
2009 
Tina Oldknow and Dan Klein: ‘Richard Whiteley’ Catalogue . Blue Start Print, Canberra. ISBN 9780975004685
2006       
Review Marx Saunders Solo, James Yood, Glass Quarterly #102 p. 62
“Make Me – Private Opinions” Emily Howes, Object, #49, Pp. 24-25
2005       
Australian Glass Today, Margot Osbourne pp. 130-133
2004       
Cochrane, Grace. Beyond Face Value’ Craft Arts International, # 58. 2003 pp 42
2001       
Bronwyn Watson, ‘ Touch of Glass,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, January 5-6 2002: p10
Anne Lim. ‘Art Goes Beyond Decoration,’ The Australian, May 5 2001: p15
2000                              
Feature Article. ‘Moments of Clarity’ Inside, #15 2000 pp100, cover & inside cover
Meredith Hinchliff. Richard Whiteley Craft Arts International , 50. Cover & pages 38-42
Giles Auty. Winners Clear Cut Case for Simplicity The Australian, Monday September 4, 2000: p12
Meredith Hinchliff. The Art of Glass The Canberra Times, September 3, 2000: p65
Jane Castles. Master of Glass Etches His Place in Artistic History Manly Daily, 24 August, 2000: p6
RFC Glass Prize 2000 Catalogue. Resource Finance Corporation and Glass Artists Gallery
Inside Magazine. Cover and inside cover, photo essay studio glass. No 15
1999                       
Edwards, Geoffrey. ‘A Note on Transmission’, Craft, Craft Victoria, Vol 29. No 237 1/99
1998       
Cochrane, Grace. ‘Australia, On The Horizon’ Glass Magazine (New York): p55
1995       
Ioannou, Noris. Australian Studio Glass. Singapore. Craftsman House. 1995
Fleming, Lee. ‘Classical Glass, And More.’ Washington Post. Saturday, January 14 ,1995: p. C2
1992                       
Cochrane, Grace. The Crafts Movement in Australia. Sydney: University Press. 1992: p390–92
Munro, Alison. ‘Origins and Originality.’ Craft Arts International 26: p103
Fisher, Coral, ‘Alumni Profiles.’ School of Art and Design 92-93 Alumni News, University of Illinois
1990       
Anderson, Nola. ‘The Story of Studio Glass.’ Neues Glas 3/90: Cover + p210–16
Le Lievre, Judy. ‘Art Glass from Australia.’ Craft Arts International 20: p63–69

 

Collections

Art Bank, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Australia Capital Territory Collection, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Australian National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Australian National University Collection, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Bullseye Glass Company Collection, Portland, OR, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA
Embassy of Australia. Washington DC, USA
Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, USA Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Queensland Contemporary Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Ranamok Glass Prize Collection, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Art Trust, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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