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Ring of Fire , 1998

About Jon Kuhn

Jon Kuhn is regarded as one of the leading glass artists in the world. With works featured in over 40 international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Vatican Museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the White House Permanent Collection, the National Museum of American Art and hundreds of private residences and public spaces, millions have enjoyed his beautiful works.

Where the majority work with molten or blown glass, Mr. Kuhn works in cold glass that is cut, polished, and fused into a myriad of shapes from the inside out. The result is a sculpture that takes in surrounding light, then reflects and refracts it back into space much like a fine diamond. No two are alike, and once created they appear to change color and radiance when viewed from different angles and lighting. His desire is to continue creating beautiful works, every one unique, bringing light and joy to those who experience them.

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Education:

MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1978
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Washburn University, 2006

Position:

Independent Studio Artist, 1978-present

Resides:

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Selected Museum Collections:


Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Denoss Museum, Traverse City, Michigan
de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
Ernsting Stiftung Glass Museum, Coesfeld, Germany
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hsinchu Museum of Cultural Arts, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
The Columbus Museum, Columbus Georgia
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Mint Museums, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The White House Permanent Collection, Washington DC
Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Museums

2004 Janice Charach Epstein Museum, West Bloomfield, Michigan
2003 Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
2000 Janice Charach Epstein Museum, West Bloomfield, Michigan
1998 Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka Kansas
1998 Museo Del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico
1996 A sheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
1993 Denoss Museum, Traverse City, Michigan

Galleries

2006 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio
2005 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida
2004 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Oisterwijk Sculptuur, The Netherlands
2003 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida; Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio;
Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2001 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida; Heller Gallery, New York, New
York; Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida; Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2000 Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Riley-Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1999 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida; Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago,
I llinois; Riley-Hawk Gallery: Columbus, Ohio; Seattle, Washington
1998 Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan; Heller Gallery, New York, New York
1997 Habatat Galleries, Aspen, Colorado; Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago,
I llinois; Riley-Hawk Gallery: Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio
1996 Grohe Glass Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida
1995 Habatat Galleries: Boca Raton, Florida; Pontiac, Michigan; Marx-
Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Habatat Galleries, Aspen, Colorado; Riley-Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio
1993 Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan; Heller Gallery, New York, New York
1992 Habatat Galleries: Boca Raton, Florida; Pontiac, Michigan; Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1991 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida; Heller Gallery, New York, New
York; Riley-Hawk Gallery: Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio
1990 Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan; Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1989 Grohe Glass Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida; Riley-Hawk Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
1988 Habatat Galleries, Pontiac, Michigan; Riley-Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1987 Heller Gallery, New York, New York; Riley-Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1985 Heller Gallery, New York, New York
1984 Habatat Galleries: Boca Raton, Florida; Pontiac, Michigan
1983 Heller Gallery, New York, New York
1982 Grohe Glass Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Habatat Galleries, Pontiac,Michigan
1981 Heller Gallery, New York, New York
1980 Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Select Bibliography

Books Hampson, Ferdinand C. Glass: State of the Art 1989. Huntington Woods,
Michigan: Elliot Johnson Publishers, 1989.
Hampson, Ferdinand C. and Thomas J. Boone. 25 Years: Glass as an Art
Medium. N. p.: n. p., 1987.
Hampson, Ferdinand C. Insight: A Collectors Guide to American Glass.
Huntington Woods, Michigan: Elliot Johnson Publishers, 1985.
Hampson, Ferdinand C. Glass: State of the Art 1984, Huntington Woods,
Michigan: Elliot Johnson Publishers, 1984.
Klein, Dan. Glass, a Contemporary Art. New York: Rizzoli International, 1989.
Monroe, Michael. The White House Collection of American Crafts. New York:
A brams Publishing, 1995.
Pearson, Katherine. Kiyoshi Kanai designer. American crafts : A source book
for the home. New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1983.
Yood, James. Hope and Healing: The Story of a Glass Sculpture. Winston-
Salem, North Carolina: Stratford Books, 2002.
Exhibition Catalogs Forma, Luz Y Color. Monterrey, Mexico: Museo Del Vidrio, 1998.
Jon Kuhn featuring essay by Jacqueline Shinners. Traverse City, Michigan:
Denoss Museum, 1993.
Jon Kuhn featuring essay by Joan Falconer Byrd. Boca Raton, Florida: Habatat Galleries, 1996.
Jon Kuhn Retrospective. Topeka, Kansas: Mulvane Art Museum, 1998.
Spectrum: The Sculpture of Jon Kuhn featuring essay by James Yood.
Charlotte, North Carolina: The Mint Museums, 2003.
Periodicals Byrd, Joan Falconer, “Jon Kuhn: Radiant Vision.” American Craft Magazine 55,
October/November (1995): 70-73.
Hollister, Paul, “Jon Kuhn & Carol Cohen.” Neues Glass Magazine 4, (1988):
281-287.