Paul Cunningham was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and began his career in glass in 1984, at the Glass Eye. A short stint in the shipping department led to a spot in front of the furnace, where he has been ever since. Working and traveling with Dale Chihuly for three years was an incredible experience for him. He has been fortunate enough to work alongside many skilled glass artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Dan Dailey, and Dick Marquis, and he credits his friends and contemporaries, Dante Marioni and Benjamin Moore, for making a career in glass possible. He currently enjoys blowing glass at his own studio in Seattle, as well as teaching and showing his works internationally.
2001 Lino Tagliapietra e Amici, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts
1995-2000 The Pilchuck Exhibition, Sea Tac International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
1998 Venezia Aperto Vetro, International New Glass, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
1997 The Society of Arts and Crafts Centennial Education Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts
Young Glass 1997, International Competition, Finalist, The Glas Museum, Ebeltoft,
1996 Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1992 American Craft Museum, New York City, New York