VIDEO: Meet the Artist, Museum of Glass (Tacoma)


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Richard working at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, 2012.

Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the studio glass movement.

Royal began working as a glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School, located north of Seattle.   After spending a number of years as a ceramist, the birth of a new artistic movement appealed to the young artist.  Royal worked his way through the ranks to find himself as one of Dale Chihuly’s main gaffers.  This relationship lasted for a number of years and consequently led to Royal’s emergence in the art market in the 1980’s.  Royal has since been an independent artist exhibiting work internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.

Royal’s work is found in such noteworthy museum collections as The Mint Museum of Art + Design, The High Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art  , The Tampa Museum of Art, and the Daiichi Museum (Japan).  Royal was one of the first Artists-in-Residences at the Waterford Crystal Factory and he continues to teach as both a guest artist and faculty member at various universities and the Pilchuck Glass School.  His artwork is also included in the SAFECO Collection, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, and the Westinghouse Corporation.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Glass Art Magazine, cover story/interview by Shawn Waggoner.
Out of the Fire by Bonnie Miller.
Unbreakable: Richard Royal, by Jessica Bright
Royal Glass, Centre College

SELECTED RESUME

RICHARD ROYAL Born: USA, 1952

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, MA
Neusole Glassworks, Forest Park, OH
2014 Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Duncan McClellan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 Marta Hewett Gallery, Cininnati, OH
2005 Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 Riley Hawk, Cleveland, OH
Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
Friesen Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID
1998 Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL
1997 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1996 Lyons/Matrix Gallery, Austin, TX
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL
1994 Friesen Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID
Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
1993 LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Friesen Fine Art, Sun Valley, ID
Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 Lyons/Matrix Gallery, Austin, TX
1991 Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
1989 Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988 The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
1986 Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Pilchuck Glass School Gallery, Gaffer Olympics Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2015 Habatat Galleries, 42nd Annual Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Fired: Iron, Ceramics, and Glass, Arvada, CO
2014 Habatat Invitation, Royal Oak, MI
Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center, Glasscentric, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 SOFA Chicago, The Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
City of Bellevue, Bellwether 2012: reGeneration, Bellevue, WA
2011 Traver Gallery, Pilchuck 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Tacoma, WA
Pittsburgh Glass Center, 10x10x10, Pittsburgh, PA
Nazareth College Arts Center, Glass Enchantment: Through the Looking Glass, Rochester, NY
2010 Palm Beach 3, with Ken Saunders Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
SOFA Chicago, Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Ken Saunders Gallery, Glass Envy, Chicago, IL
Bellevue Arts Museum, Eyes for Glass: The Price Collection, Bellevue, WA
2008 The Arts Center, Glorious Glass: Translucent & Opaque, St. Petersburg, FL
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
The Arts Center, Looking Through The Glass, Corvalis, OR
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
Butters Gallery, King Street Concentric, Portland, OR
SOFA Chicago, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Palm Beach 3, with Marx Saunders Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Racine Art Museum, A Toiuch of Glass: Selections from the Racine Art Museum’s Collection,
exhibition at the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, WI
SOFA Chicago, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
William Traver Gallery, Annual Pilchuck Exhibition, Seattle, WA
The Arts Center, Behind Glass: Creativity and Collaboration, St. Petersburg, FL
2006 SOFA Chicago, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Chicago, IL
William Traver Gallery, 3rd Annual World Glass Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
Kuivato Glass Gallery, Sedona, AR
SeaTac International Airport, Brillant: Celebrating Pilchuck Glass, Seattle, WA
2005 William Traver Gallery, 2nd Annual World Glass Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
D&A Fine Arts, Studio City, CA
SeaTac International Airport, Brillant: Celebrating Pilchuck Glass, Seattle, WA
2004 Palm Beach 3, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Art Miami, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Miami, FL
William Traver Gallery, 1st Annual World Glass Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
SOFA Chicago, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
2003 William Traver Gallery, Group Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA
CEO Organization Annual Conference, Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Muskegon Museum of Art, Through the Generosity of Friends, Muskegon, MI
William Traver Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Seattle WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Instructor Exhibit, Seattle, WA
2001 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2000 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Gerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge, MA
Millenium Glass, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation, Louisville, KY
1999 Bank of America Gallery, Outbound: Art at the Forefront of International Exchange, Seattle, WA
Habatat Gallery, 17 Annual Glass Invitational, Boca Raton, FL
Jenkins/Johnson Gallery, Masters of Contemporary Glass, San Francisco, CA
A.N. Bush Gallery, International Glass Masters Invitational, Salem, OR
1998 LewAllen Contemporary, Enduring  Form, Santa Fe, NM
Gerald Melberg Gallery, Invitational, Charlston, SC
Coplan Gallery, Invitational, Boca Raton, FL
1997 Hsinchu Cultural Center International Glass Festival, Taiwan
Habatat Galleries’ 25th Annual International Glass Invitational, Pontiac, MI
1996 Friesen Gallery, Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Sun Valley, ID
Gerald Melberg Gallery, Glass Invitational, Charlotte, NC
J. Gallery, Invitational Exhibition, Hong Kong
Archer Gallery, Glass Evolution,Clark College, Vancouver, WA
1996 Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Susan Duval, Glass Invitational, Aspen, CO
1995 Monte Cristo Hotel, Invitational Exhibition, Everett, WA
1995 SeaTac International Airport, Celebrating Pilchuck Glass, Seattle, WA
Hall’s Corporation,  American Art Glass, Kansas City, MO
Taipei International Glass Exhibition, Traveling throughout Taiwan
1994 The Gallery at Craft Alliance, Contemporary Glass: Process and Techniques, St. Louis, MO
Lyons/Matrix Gallery, Northwest Glass Invitational, Austin, TX
SeaTac International Airport, Pilchuck Invitational, Seattle, WA
1993 William Traver Gallery, Pilchuck Invitational, Seattle, WA
Susan Duval, Glass Invitational, Aspen, CO
Marx Saunders Gallery, Harmony in Glass, Chicago, IL
International Exhibition of Glass, Juried Show, Kanazawa, Japan
Glass Gallery, Out of the Fire, Bethesda, MD
1992 Clearly Art: Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy, Traveling to fourteen Museums, USA
1992 LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Works in Glass,Scottsdale, AZ
1991 Johnson County Community College, Chihuly, Scanga and Royal: Works in Glass,Overland Park, KS
1990 SeaTac International Airport, Pilchuck Glass Exhibition, Seattle, WA
1990 Seattle Center Pavilion, Art Work for AIDS, Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA
1990 Betsy Rosenfield Gallery,  Art in Form, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle Plus, Seattle, WA

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2015 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2014 Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2013 Studio Art Glass, Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA
Playing with Fire and More, Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2012 Pilchuck: IDEAS, Museum of Northwest Art, Stanwood, WA
50 Years of Studio Glass, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Global + Local, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
2010 Inspired: The Corky Tuttle Glass Legacy, Muskegon Museum of Art, , Muskegon, MI
2007 Living Legacies: Homage to a Maestro, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Gathering of Contemporary Glass: Artists from Haystack & Pilchuck, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
2003 American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement, The William S. Fairfield Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Traveling to: Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI,
The Haggin Museum, Stockton,CA;
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA;
Bertstrom/Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI; Heckscher
Museum of Art, Huntington, NY;
International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX;
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR
2001 Lino Tagliapietra et Amici, Fuller Museum  of Art, Brockton, MA
2000 Founder’s Circle Collection, Mint Museum of Art and Crafts, Charlotte, NC
1999 Progressions in Glass, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
1997 Heir Apparent: Translating the Secrets of Venetian Glass, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1995 Northwest Glass: Part I & II,  Northwest Museum of Art, La Conner, WA
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1994 Collective Brilliance: Contemporary Glass, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1993 Nine Decades: Northern California Craft Movement, 1907 to Present, College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Tuscan Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1992 Clearly Art: Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham,WA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1991 Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
Masterworks: Pacific NW Arts and Crafts Now, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Currently a full-time professional artist

2016 Gaffer Olympics, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Neusole Glassworks, Guest Artist, Forest Park, OH
2014 Ignite Glass Studios, Guest Artist, Chicago, IL
Glass Art Society Annual Conference Demonstration, Chicago, IL
2013 University of Hawaii, Workshop Instructor, Manoa, HI
Tulsa Glassblowing School, Guest Artist, Tulsa, OK
2012 Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
2011 Pilchuck Glass School, Poleturners, Stanwood, WA
Museum of Glass, Guest Artist, Tacoma, WA
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, GlassWeekend ‘11, Featured Artist, Millville, NJ
2010 Museum of Glass, Artist in Residence, Tacoma, WA
Hsinchu City International Glass Art Festival, Taiwan
2009 Museum of Glass, Artist in Residence, Tacoma, WA
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Featured Artist & Demonstration, Pittsburgh, PA
2008 Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
2006 Museum of Glass, Featured Artist, Chihuly in Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Museum of Glass, Guest Artist, Tacoma, WA
Bay Area Glass Institute, Featured Artist, Visiting Artist Program, San Jose, CA
2004 Museum of Glass, Featured Artist, Leap into Leap Year Event, Tacoma, WA
2003 Glass Art Society Featured Lecturer, 33rd Annual Conference, Seattle, WA
ARTform Exposition, Featured Lecturer, West Palm Beach, FL
Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, Featured Lecturer & Demonstration, A Celebration of Glass, Louisville, KY
2002 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Instructor, Seattle, WA
2001 The Studio, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2000 Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
Ohio State University, Workshop Instructor with Danny Perkins, Columbus, OH
1999 University of Hawaii, Workshop Instructor, Manoa, HI
1998 Waterford Crystal Factory, Artist in Residence, Premier Program, Waterford, Ireland
1998 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Instructor, Deer Isle, ME
1997 Crystalex, Symposium, Novy Bor, Czechoslovakia
Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
1996 Dale Chihuly Studio, Gaffer on Special Projects, Seattle, WA
1994 University of Illinois, Workshop Instructor, Champaign Urbana, IL
1993 New Orleans School of Glassworks, Workshop Instructor, New Orleans, LA
1993 Ausglass Conference, Speaker, Canberra, Australia
Ausglass Summer Workshop, Instructor,  Canberra, Australia
1992 Pilchuck Seminar, Collector’s Conference, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
1978 Dale Chihuly Studio, Gaffer, Seattle, WA
1985 Benjamin Moore Studio, Gaffer, Seattle, WA
1988 Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
1983 Pilchuck Glass School, Gaffer, Stanwood, WA
1990 Niijima Glass Art Center, Workshop Instructor, Niijima, Japan
Pratt Fine Art Center, Workshop Instructor, Seattle, WA
1989 California College of Arts and Crafts, Workshop Instructor, Oakland, CA
1990 San Francisco State University, Workshop Instructor, San Francisco, CA
1989 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Instructor, Deer Isle, ME
1987 University of Minnesota, Workshop Instructor, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
1981 Lobmeyer Glass, Artist in Residence, Vienna, Austria

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2002 Seattle Chamber Music Festival Featured Artist, Seattle, WA
2001 Pilchuck Glass School, Passion Afire, Featured Artist, Seattle, WA
1989 Commission for Washington Governor’s Award, Washington State Arts Commission
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTION

Ben Bridge Jewelers, Seattle, WA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
City Centre, Pilchuck Glass Collection, Seattle, WA
Daiichi Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
IBM Collection, New York, NY
Mint Museum of Art & Crafts, Charlotte, NC
Monte Cristo Hotel, Everett, WA
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Price/Waterhouse, Phoenix, AZ
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Rigel Capital Managment, Seattle, WA
SAFECO Collection, Seattle, WA
Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA
Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Seattle, WA
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
US Bank Centre, Seattle, WA
US Embassy, Buenes Aires, Argentina
United Parcel Service Corporate Collection, Atlanta, GA
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
Washington Trust Bank, Spokane, WA
Westinhouse Corporation, Muskegon,

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Masters: Blown Glass, Major Works by Leading Artists, Lark Books, New York, NY, 2010
Team Chihuly, Portland Press, Seattle, WA, 2009
New Glass Review, 2009 issue #30, 1992 issue #13, 1991 issue #12
Pittsburg Post Gazette, Mary Thomas, May 26th, 2009
Glass Magazine, Winter 2008/09, p.17
Glass Magazine, review by John Drury, Fall 2008, Issue 112, p.88
Dan Dailey, William Warmus, Milton Glaser and Tina Oldknow, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2007
25 Years of New Glass Review,  Tina Oldknow, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2005
Fine Interiors Magazine, “A Touch of Glass”, Thom Elkjer, Premiere Issue, 2005
The Kentucky Advocate, “Art Glass Inovator Visits Centre”, Marcy 4, 2003, E2.
Glass Magazine, “Turning Points: How Eight Artists Changed to Glass”, Mathew Kangas, Fall 2002
American Craft Magazine, review by Beverly Brant, April/May 1995, p.75
Glass Art Magazine, cover story/interview, March/April 1995, pp.4/10
Glass & Art Magazine, (Japan) Fall 1994, pp.60/61
Glass Magazine, review by Matthew Kangas, Fall 1994, issue #57, p.48
Southwest Art Magazine, February 1994, p.28
Art & Antiques Magazine, December 1993, p.91
Seattle Magazine, December 1993, p.26
Art Now, Southwest Gallery Guide, “Preview”, p.11
New Work Magazine, 1992 issue #11, 1989 issue #2, 1987 issue #12
Glass Magazine, Fall 1991, Issue#45
Out of the Fire, Bonnie Miller, Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1991
Glasswork Magazine, February 1991
Seattle Post Intelligencer, reviews by Regina Hackett, April 12, 1991, August 11, 1986
The Seattle Times, reviews by Karen Mathieson, April 4, 1991, July 27, 1991
American Craft Magazine, DecJan 1991, April/May 1991, April/May 1988
Artists at Work, Susan Biskeborn, Alaska Northwest Books, 1990
Glass Art Society Journal, March 1990
New York Times, December 1990
Pacific Magazine, review by Fred Moody, August 18