Artist / Biography

Born 1952, Olympia, Washington

Professional Experience

1985 - present
Owner, Benjamin Moore, Inc., Seattle, WA

1991 - present

Board of Trustees, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2012
Chrysler Museum of Art, Visiting Artist and Exhibition, Norfolk, VA

2010

Visiting Teacher and Lecturer, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland
Guest Lecturer, "Masterpiece Society Event", Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

2008      
Curator, “King Street Concentric”, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2007
Faculty and Lecturer, Pittsburgh Glass Center, GAS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2005
Artist-in-Residence, Abata Zanetti, Venice, Italy

2000
Interim Executive Director, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1996, 1989
Faculty, Niijima Glass Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

1988, 1991, 1997, 2003
Faculty, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

1988, 1980
Faculty, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

1980
Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1980 - 1981
Designer, J&L Lobermeyr, Vienna, Austria

1978, 1979
Designer, Venini, Murano-Venice, Italy

1977
Designer, Fostoria Glass Company, Moundsville, WV

1975 - 1977
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1974 - 1987, 2003
Educational Coordinator and Faculty, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

 

Education

1977
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1974
B.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1972
Instituto de Artes Plasticas, Guadalajara, Mexico

1970 - 1972
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

 

Awards

2009
Elected Council Fellow, American Craft Council
Neddy Artist Fellowship Nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA

2006

Libensky Award, Pilchuck Glass School and Chateau Ste. Michelle, Stanwood, WA

1999
Poster Artist for Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Seattle, WA

1990
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1983
Fragile Art Competition Award from Glass Art Magazine

1978
Young American Award from American Craft Council

1975 - 1977
Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship

 

Selected Museum Collections

Cantor Visual Arts Museum, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Frauenau Museum, Frauenau, Bavaria
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
J&L Lobmeyr Museum Collection, Vienna, Austria
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Museum of Arts And Design, New York, NY
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum, Niijima, Japan
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Venini Collection, Murano-Venice, Italy
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2005

Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR

2003
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002
Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH

2001
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2000
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1998
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997
Portia Gallery, Chicago, IL 

1996
GUMP'S, San Francisco, CA 
Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995
Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL

1994
Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993
Margo Jacobson Gallery, Portland, OR

1991
Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1990
Grohe Gallery, Boston, MA

1988
Kurland Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1986
Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1985
Marianne Partlow Gallery, Olympia, WA

1982
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981
J&L Lobermeyr Showrooms, Vienna/Salzburg, Austria

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
New Britain Museum of American Art, Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations, New Britain, CT
Palm Springs Art Museum, Contemporary Glass, Palm Springs, CA 

2013
Tacoma Art Museum, Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection, Tacoma, WA
Blue Rain Gallery, Group Glass Show, Santa Fe, NM
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Next Generation of Studio Glass, Fort Wayne, IN

2012
Museum of Northwest Art, Pilchuck: IDEAS, La Conner, WA
Muskegon Museum of Art, Fifty by Fifty: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Art, Curator, Muskegon, MI
Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass, Savannah, GA
Museum of Fine Arts, Global + Local: Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida's West Coast, St. Petersburg, FL
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 50 Years of Studio Glass, Louisville, KY
Palm Springs Art Museum, Contemporary Glass 2012/2013, Palm Springs, CA

2011
Museum of Contemporary Craft, 75 Gifts for 75 Years, Portland, OR
Palm Springs Art Museum, Contemporary Glass 2010/2011, Palm Springs, CA

2010
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, American Luster: Select Examples of Contemporary Studio Glass, Auburn, AL
Schantz Gallery, The Inspiring Northwest, Stockbridge, MA
Bellevue Arts Museum, Eyes for Glass: The Price Collection, Bellevue, WA

2009
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, 40th Year Celebration: Glass Masterworks, Houston, TX
New Glass Art, Marioni & Moore, Berlin, Germany
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Art of Glass 2: All in the Family, Suffolk, VA
Tacoma Art Museum, Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
William Traver Gallery, Inspired By, Tacoma, WA
William Traver Gallery, Look Forward, Tacoma, WA

2008
Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
Butters Gallery, King Street Concentric, Portland, OR
Museum of Glass, Living Legacies: Homage To A Maestro, Tacoma, WA

2007
Farnsworth Art Museum, A Gathering of Contemporary Glass, Rockland, ME
Carnegie Museum of Art, Translations and Transformations: Glass in Venice and America, 1950-2006, Pittsburgh, PA
San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design, CCA: A Legacy in Studio Glass, San Francisco, CA
The Arts Center, Behind Glass: Creativity & Collaboration, St. Petersburg, PA                    
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Blown Away: An Exhibition of Glass Sculpture, Houston, TX

2006
William Traver Gallery, 3rd Annual World Glass Exhibition, Tacoma, WA

2005
Bellevue Art Museum, Pilchuck, Bellevue, WA
Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Collection. Seattle, WA
Racine Art Museum, Magnificent Extravagance: Artists and Opulence, Racine, WI
William Traver Gallery, Second Annual World Glass Exhibition, Tacoma, WA

2004
Corning Museum of Glass, Italian Influence in Contemporary Glass, Corning, NY
Xiang Bai Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2003
Chrysler Museum of Glass, Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection Norfolk, VA
Note; traveling exhibition to five museums in the United States

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Detroit Institue of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Decorative Arts and Design Institute (DADI)

2002
Huntsville Museum of Art, Permanent Collection Highlights, Huntsville, AL

2001
American Craft Museum, OBJECTS FOR USE: Handmade by Design, New York, NY
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Fuller Museum of Art, Lino Tagliapietra e Amiici, Brockton, MA
Museo Italo Americano, Venini: Glass and Design, San Francisco, CA
Mingei International Museum, Venini: Glass and Design, San Diego, CA

2000
Holsten Galleries, 2000 Glass Invitational, Stockbridge, MA
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Glass; A Celebration, New York, NY
Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation, Millennium Glass, Louisville, KY

1999
Habatat Gallery, 17th Annual Glass Invitational, Boca Raton, FL
Qualita Fine Art, Magic of Venice, Las Vegas, NV
Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, Small Works Show, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Progression in Glass, Virginia Beach, VA
Tri-Art Gallery / Speed Art Museum, Studio Glass, Louisville, KY
Grand Central Gallery, Glass Conference 1999, Tampa, FL
Sea-Tac Airport, Influences in Contemporary Glass, Seattle, WA

1998
Foster/White Gallery, 1998 Pilchuck Faculty Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Ars Vivendi, Grunwald-Munich, Germany

1997
Bellevue Art Museum, Heir Apparent: Translating the Secrets of Venetian Glass, Bellevue, WA
William Traver Gallery, Tribute to Lino Tagliapietra, Seattle, WA
Museum of Decorative Arts, Celebrating American Craft, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996
Grand Central Gallery, S.O.F.A. Chicago, IL
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Aspen, CO
Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, Craft at GUMP'S; The Helen Heniger Years, San Francisco, CA

1995
Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Museum of Northwest Art, Northwest Glass: Part I, La Conner, WA
Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Taipei International Glass Exhibit, Taipei, Taiwan

1994
Helender Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO
GUMP'S, San Francisco, CA

1993-1995
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Clearly Art, Bellingham, WA  (traveling exhibition to ten museums in the United States)

1993
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1992
Imago, Palm Springs, CA

1991
LewAllen Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Studio S, Kekisho Tsukuba Building, Tokyo, Japan
The Fine Arts Associates at the Artloft Hotel, Honolulu, HI

1989-1992
American Craft Museum, Craft Today USA, New York, NY (traveling exhibition to fourteen museums in Europe):
The Louvre, Paris, France
Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Museum fur Kusthand Werk, Frankfurt, Germany
Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lusanne, Switzerland
Museum of Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia
Ataturk Cultural Center, Ankara, Turkey
National Gallery, Prague, Czechoslovakia
St. Peters Abbey, Ghent, Belgium The Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Palau Robert, Barcelona, Spain
The Oslo Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, Norway
The Zappeion, Athens, Greece
The Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

1989
Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO
C. Coracoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI

1988
Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
United States Embassy, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1987
Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1986
The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1986-1988
American Craft Museum, Poetry of the Physical, New York, NY  (traveling exhibition to four museums in the United States):
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY 
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ 
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1985
David Bernstein Gallery, Boston, MA
Washington State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA

1984
Walter White Gallery, Carmel, CA

1983
Essener Glasgalerie, Essen, West Germany

1982
Glas Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland

1981
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY
Leigh Yawkley Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

1980
The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan

1979-1982
The Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass: A Worldwide Survey, Corning, NY (traveling exhibition to six museums in the United States and Europe):
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

1979
Venini Showrooms, Rome/Venice, Italy

1978
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY

 

Selected Articles and Reviews

Drury, John. "Applied Line: Ben Moore and Louis Mueller", Neues Glas (New Glass), Winter 2012
New Glass Review 30, "Artists and Objects", Corning Museum of Glass, 2009.  Also featured in issues; 26 in 2005, issue 25 in 2004, issue 23 in 2002, issue 17 in 1996, issue 7 in 1986, issue 5 in 1984 and issue 2 in 1981.
Drury, John.  “Review: King Street Concentric”, Glass, Fall 2008, pp. 88.
Bennett, Lennie.  “The Chihuly Effect”, St. Petersburg Times, November 30, 2008.
Kangas, Matthew. "The Translator", Glass, Winter 2005, pp. 24-29.
Dorigato, Attilia.  Murano:  Island of Glass. Verona: Arsenale Editrice. 2003, Pp. 346 and 349.
Kangas, Matthew. "Turning Points: How Eight Artists Moved From Clay to Glass , Glass, Fall 2002, pp. 16-21.
Commissions", American Craft, October 2001, p. 37.
Berkowitch, Ellen. "Exhibit features national glass artists" , The New Mexican, May 5, 2000, p. 10,12.
Smith, Kelly. "Hot Colors for the New Millennium", Mountain Living Magazine, October 1999, pp. 12-13.
"Three summer exhibits continue Chihuly momentum", Virginia Beach Sun, July 9, 1999, p. 8.
Hackett, Regina. "Exhibit a tribute to Chihuly and art he set in motion at Rhode Island school", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 27, 1998, p. 18.
McTaggart, Tom. "Reflections of Venice", Eastsideweek, September 24, 1997, pp. 31-32.
Grau, Jane. "Form From Fire", Creative Loafing, August 3, 1996, p. 16.
Leonard, Pamela Blume. "Medium hot -- and cool: A pairing". The Atlanta Journal / The Atlanta Constitution, April 12, 1996, p. 12.
Ament, Deloris Tarzan. "In new home, Museum of Northwest Art expands mission", The Seattle Times, October 29, 1995, p. M10.
Hackett, Regina. "Pilchuck glass makes a shattering centerpiece for Bumbershoot show", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 1, 1995, p. 26.
Hallinan, Michael. "Seattle's Glass Menagerie", ARTnews, May 1995, p. 104.
Hallinan, Michael. "The Northwest's Glass Menagerie", The Herald (Everett, Washington), April 9, 1995, pp. 1-2D.
"Remembrance of Things Past -- Artists Allen Cox and Benjamin Moore Draw Inspiration from Classical Sources", Willamette Week, April 12, 1995, pp. 33-34.
Glowen, Ron.  “Benjamin Moore:  On Center”, Glass, June 1994, pp. 30-35.
Milne, Victoria. "Conversation", Glass, June 1994, pp. 12-15, 63.
Ellis, Simone. "Gallery hopping", Santa Fe Review, May 17, 1991, p. 12.
"
Benjamin Moore", Glass Work, July 1989, pp. 11-14.
Hammel, Lisa. "A Show of Hands", Metropolitan Home, November 1988, pp. 165-173.
Cohen, Edie Lee. "Art Glass Lamps from the Pilchuck School", Interior Design, May 1985.

    

Publications

Hemachandra, Ray. Masters: Blown Glass, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, 2010
Frantz, Susanne K. Lino Tagliapietra: In Retrospect, A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass, The Museum of Glass and the University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, 2008
Dan Dailey, Abrams, New York, 2007
Chihuly, Dale. Team Chihuly, Portland Press, Seattle, WA, 2006
Oldknow, Tina. 25 Years of New Glass Review, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, 2005
Venetian Art Glass: An American Collection, 1840-1970, Marino Barovier, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart Germany, 2004
"Sharing of a Rich Tradition". MURANO: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, New York: Millenium Pictures, 2003, pp. 25 - 27.
Smith, Paul.  Objects for Use / Handmade by Design, American Craft Museum, 2001, pp. 248-249.
de Santillana, Anna Venini Diaz. Venini - Catalogue RaisonnÈ 1921-1986, Milan: Skira editore, 2000, pp. 33-37.
Miller, Bonnie. Out of the Fire - Contemporary Glass Artists and Their Work, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991, pp. 74-77.