Rik Allen


Born: Providence, Rhode Island




1991 BA, Anthropology Franklin Pierce University, NH




Present - Sculptor, Owner/Operator Scavo Studios

2013 Presenter, Demonstrator: Glass Boston Boston, MA

2012 Designer, Venetian Collaboration Project, Davide Salvadore and Shelley Muzylowski Allen Venice, Italy

2009 to present Glass Art Society, Board of Directors, Member

2008 May/August Assistant Artistic Program Director Pilchuck Glass School

2007 Scholarship Juror, Glass Art Society

1995 to 2007 Primary team; Finisher/Engraver William Morris Sculpture Team

1995 to 2002 Coordinator Pilchuck Glass School




2015 "Out There" Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014 “New Work” Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2013 “Seeker” Museum of Northwest Art La Conner, WA

2012 “Launch” SOFA Chicago/Blue Rain Gallery Chicago,IL

2011 “Adrift” Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2010 “Incortex” Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2009 “Transience” Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2007-2008 “Innersphere: Sculptural Works of Rik Allen” Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, November 16, 2007 - April 28, 2008 Seattle, WA

2007 “Innersphere” Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006 Thomas Riley Galleries Cleveland,OH

2003 “Vestiges of Galactic Craft” Vetri Gallery Seattle, WA

2001 R. Duane Reed Galleries St.Loius, MS

1998, 2000 Foster/White Gallery Kirkland, WA




2014 Harwood Museum of Art, ”ORALE!” Taos, NM

2014 Blue Rain Contemporary Scottsdale, AZ

2013 Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, NM

“The Art of Glass” Lanoue Fine Art Boston, MA

Thomas R. Riley Galleries at WheatonArts Millville, NJ

Schantz Gallery Stockbridge, MA

2012 “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” Museum of Northwest Art La Conner WA

“50 Year International Invitational” Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, MI

2010 “Fertile Ground” Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA

2009 “Inspired by” Traver Gallery Tacoma, WA

2009 “Weird Science” Flame Run Gallery Louisville, KY

2009 SOFA NY New York, NY

2005 -2012 SOFA Chicago Chicago, IL

2007 Palm Beach 3 West Palm Beach, FL

Pratt Fine Arts Center Seattle, WA

2006 SOFA Chicago Chicago, IL

Palm Beach 3 West Palm Beach,FL

LewAllen Contemporary Santa Fe, NM

2005 Thomas Riley Galleries Cleveland, OH

2003 William Traver Gallery Seattle, WA

“Looking North from Pilchuck” Group show Camano Island, WA

2002 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston, TX

Goldesberry Gallery Houston, TX

Solomon Dubnick Gallery Sacramento, CA

2001 Holsten Gallery Stockbridge, MA

Gallerie Dorita Atlanta, GA

2000 Baisden Gallery Tampa, FL

SOFA Chicago Chicago, IL

R. Duane Reed Gallery St. Louis/Chicago

Gallerie Dorita Atlanta, GA

1999 R. Duane Reed Galleries Chicago / St. Louis

Holsten Gallery Stockbridge, MA

Gallerie Dorita Atlanta, GA

Gallerie Alegria Birmingham, AL

Arts of Utah Gallery Salt Lake City, UT

1998 Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Port Angeles, WA

Pilchuck Staff Exhibit Foster/White Gallery Seattle, WA

1997 William Traver Gallery Group Show Seattle, WA

Poncho Juried Auction Seattle,WA

Vetri International Glass Seattle, WA

1996 Jewish Federation Menorah Show Seattle, WA

History of the World Gallery Camano Is., WA




2013 Josslin, Victoria, “Review: Group Exhibition,” The Urban Glass Quarterly, Fall/Issue 132, p. 56

DeCagna, Gina, “Rik Allen’s Futuristic ‘Seeker’ Museum Exhibition,” The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet, June

Zoellner, Andrew, “The Outer Limits,” American Craft magazine, June

2012 Cheek, Lawrence W., “Rik Allen’s Rockets,” Western Art & Architecture, October/November, p. 150

2011  New Glass Review 33, Reviewed, and Significant Accusations; The Corning Museum of Glass Annual

Gutierrez, Jason, “Rik Allen boldly goes where no Glass Artist has gone before,” Glass, The Urban Glass Quarterly, Fall, pp. 12-13

“Adrift,”  American Art Collector, October, p. 156

Jackson, Devon, “To Infinity and Beyond,” Santa Fean, Fall

2010 Carver, Jon; “Rik Allen”,  THE magazine, Critical reflections : page 53

Borgwardt, Michelle, “Incortex,”  American Art Collector, Fall 2010

Dewalt, Robert,” Space Modulator,” Pasa Tiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican October 1, 2010

2009 Josslin, Victoria, “Morris Code,” Glass, The Urban Glass Quarterly

Davison, Dave, “Emerging artists reveal their inspirations at Traver Gallery,” Tacoma Weekly, May 2008 Simon, William, “Dreams Lift off at the Science Fiction Museum,” Launch Magazine, May

Hackett, Regina, “Innersphere: Sculptural Works by Rik Allen,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 25

Glowen, Ron, “Innersphere: Sculptural Works by Rik Allen,” American Craft Magazine, March/April

Wagoneer, Shawn; “Innersphere, Sculptural Works by Rik Allen,”Art Glass Magazine, March, pp. 64-68

2008 Cass, Robin, “Innersphere; Sculptural Works by Rik Allen,” Critical Issues, Glass Art Society News, March

2007 Goffredo, Theresa. “Blast off into a world of space imagination,”The Herald, Everett, WA

Lintereur, Josh. “Space Sculptures-the Voyages of an Artist,”Skagit Valley Herald, November 22

2006 500 Glass Objects, pg. 384, Lark Publishing

2005 “Team Effort,” Artisan Northwest Magazine, Spring Issue, p.24

2002 Carol Duvall Show, Aired May 23, 2002

“Marriage in Glass” Interviewed/filmed working in glass studio

2001 American Craft magazine June/July, Portfolios Section p76




2009, 2012, 2014

Instructor- Sculpture Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2008 Instructor -Glass Penland Craft Center, Penland, NC

2007 Instructor- Sculpting techniques Toyama Institute of Glass, Toyama, Japan

2006 Instructor – Sculpture Techniques International Glass Festival, Stourbridge,


2006, 2011 Instructor –Surface + Sculpture Pittsburgh Center for Glass, Pittsburgh, PA




Elon Musk, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Eugene Roddenberry, Los Angeles, CA

Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, Bellingham, WA

Blue Origin Aerospace, Kent, WA

Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL

Boeing World Headquarters, Chicago, IL

Toyama Institute of Glass, Toyama, Japan

Jeff Bezos Collection, Seattle, WA

Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, WA

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