Dale Chihuly, ©Chihuly Studio

Dale Chihuly, ©Chihuly Studio

Dale Chihuly’s impressive list of exhibitions and temporary installations includes: an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France(1988; he is only the fourth American to be honored with a one-man show here); Nijima Floats (1992; American Craft Museum, New York, NY); Seaforms (a national tour begun in 1995 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. that has traveled to more than a dozen venues); an installation for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ post-Academy Awards Governor’s Ball (1996); Chihuly in Australia (1998; for which he was a guest of honor at the Sydney Arts Festival); Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999; an installation at Tower of David, Jerusalem, Israel that attracted more than one million visitors); Crystal Tree of Light (2000; for the millennial celebration at the White House); Chihuly at the V & A (2001; Victoria and Albert Museum, London); an exhibition at the winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, UT (2002); Chihuly Across Florida (2004; a collaborative exhibition between the Orlando Museum of Artand the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg); Gardens of Glass: Chihuly at Kew (2005; Kew Gardens, London, featured large-scale glass sculptures throughout the 300-acre property); Glass in the Garden (2006; Missouri Botanical Garden, featuring art displayed in the garden’s Climatron geodesic glass dome conservatory and the Shoenberg Temperate House); Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden, 2017; Chihuly at the de Young (2008; a major installation of sculptures at the de Young Fine Arts Museum and Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA); lle Fiori Venezia (2009; an exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale); sculptural installations at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA (2010); Through the Looking Glass (2011; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston); and many more. One of his most substantial undertakings was Chihuly Over Venice, a project launched in 1995 when, inspired by his fascination with chandeliers, Chihuly brought his team of glassblowers to the well-known Iittala glassworks in Nuutajarvi, Finland to create thousands of glass sculptures, many of which were incorporated into chandeliers installed in various outdoor locations. The team traveled the project over the next two years to Lismore Castle in Waterford, Ireland and the Vitro Crisa factory in Monterrey, Mexico, culminating in Venice, Italy, where 14 chandeliers were installed in campos along the canals of a city famed for its glass tradition. Dale Chihuly has also been commissioned for notable permanent installations, including: the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and at Union Station, both in Tacoma, WA; the lobby of Benaroya Hall (home to the Seattle Symphony); a four-part work at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas; Fiori di Como at the Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, NV; and his first permanent installation at Sleeping Resort in Leavenworth, WA. Schantz Galleries was honored to present two solo exhibitions of the artists work; Chihuly at Schantz Galleries 2016 and CHIHULY in 2019.