Lino Tagliapietra

Born in 1934 in Murano, Italy


1946                    Apprenticeship with Archimede Seguso, Murano, Italy


1998                    Venezia Aperto Vetro, Guest of Honor, invited guest, Venice, Italy
1996                    Venezia Aperto Vetro, Guest of Honor, invited guest, Venice, Italy
1989-present     Independent Artist
1976-89              Artistic and Technical Director, Effetre International, Murano, Italy
1968-76              Co-founder and chief maestro at La Murrina, Murano, Italy
1966-68              Venini & Co., Murano, Italy
1956                    Achieved status of Maestro
1955                    Achieved status of Maestrino
1955-65              Vetreria Galliano Ferro, Murano, Italy


Aperto Vetro, Venice, Italy
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Danish Royal Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Hunter Art Museum, Chattanooga, TN
The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
Kitazawa Museum of Arts, Takane-cho, Japan
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, NY
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Montgomery, AL
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AB
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Losanna, Switzerland
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico
Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Museum Het Paleis, The Haag, The Netherlands
National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass, Baltimore, MD
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Orlando Museum, Orlando, FL
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Tokyo National Modern Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Toyama City Institute of Glass, Toyama, Japan
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK


2007                    Cristal Award, Museo del Virdrio, Monterrey, Mexico
2006                    James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Educator Award, James Renwick Alliance, Washington, DC
2004                    Artist Visionaries! Lifetime Achievement Award, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
                             Artist as Hero Award, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
                             The President's Distinguished Artist Award, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                             Glass Center Naming Award, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
                             Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Centre College, KY
2001                    Metal for Excellence in Craft Award, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2000                    Humana Distinguished Professor, Centre College, KY
1998                    Libensky Award, Chateau Ste Michelle Vineyards and Winery and Pilchuck Glass School, WA
1997                    Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award
                             Urkunde Goldmedaille, Germany
1996                    UrbanGlass Award for Preservation of Glassblowing Techniques, New York, NY
                             Rakow Commission for Excellence in Glass Award, Corning Museum of Glass, NY
1972                    Grand Prix in lighting, Barcelona Trade Fair, Barcelona, Spain
1968                    Borsella d'Oro Award, Murano, Italy


1980's-2000's    C.E.R.V.A.F., Vannes Le Chatel, France
                             Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre, Marseille, France
                             Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
                             JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia        
                             Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
                             Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                             San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
                             The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, NY
                             Toyama Art School, Toyama, Japan
                             University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
                             UrbanGlass, NY
1979                    First teaches at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA and regularly thereafter
1976, 78 & 81    Workshops at La Scuola Internazionale del Vetro, Murano, Italy


2007                    Artner, Alan. "Pretty Glass Sculpture May Confuse Some", Chicago Tribune, August 31
2006                    Morgan, Robert C. "Lino Tagliapietra", Significant Form, September
2005                    Yood, James.  "Lino Tagliapietra," Materia e Poesia, June
2004                    Yood, James.  "The Art and Journey of Lino Tagliapietra," Giving Life to Glass: The Art of Lino Tagliapietra, Oct.
                              North, Bill.  "Within and Without: Thoughts on Suspension and the Glass of Lino Tagliapietra," Giving Life to Glass:

                              the Art of Lino Tagliapietra, Oct.
                              Oldknow, Tina.  "Italian Influences on American Glass," La Danza Con Fuoco, Oct.
2003                     Nill, Annegreth T., "Conversation," The Art of Lino Tagliapietra: Concerto in Glass, Oct.  
2002                     Kangas, Matthew.  "Lino Tagliapietra," Glass: The Urban Glass Quarterly, winter
                              Litinsky, Laura.  "Lino Tagliapietra: Still Motion," Florida Design, Dec.
2001                     Heilenman, Diane.  "Hot Glass Profile - Lino Tagliapietra," Profitable Glass Quarterly, fall
2000                     Hackett, Regina.  "Lino Tagliapietra," ARTnews, summer
                              Powers, Pike.  "An interview with Lino Tagliapietra," GAS News, May/June
                              Eliens, Titus M.,  "Haags Gemeentemuseum/Museum Het Paleis: Meeting Between A. D. Copier and Lino

                              Tagliapietra, Two Internationally Renowned Glass Artists", This Side Up!, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands,

1999                     Oldknow, Tina.  "Conversation with Lino Tagliapietra," Vetro (Murano), April/June
                              Wichert, Geoff.  "Lino Tagliapietra," Glass: The Urban Glass Quarterly, winter
1998                     Hajdamach, Charles R., "The Maestro of Venice," Crafts, July/Aug.
                              Newmann, Nicolaus.  "Die Kunst des langen Atems," Merian, May
                              Marquis, Richard.  "Maestro Lino," American Craft, Dec. ‘97/ Jan. ‘98
                              Barovier, Marino (Editor), Buchner, Thomas S. & Franz, Susanne K., Tagliapietra: A Venetian Glass Maestro,

1997                     The Glass Art Society Journal, "Lino Tagliapietra: 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award,"
1995                     Zwingle, Eda.  "More Than a Dream: Venice," National Geographic, Feb.
1994                     Sarpellon, Giovanni.  Lino Tagliapietra: Vetri Glass, Venice
1992                     Mentasti, Rosa Barovier.  Vetro Veneziano 1890-1990, Venice
1989                     Frantz, Susanne K.  Contemporary Glass: A World Survey form the Corning Museum of Glass, NY

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