Richard Whiteley Joins The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass

Richard Whiteley: Senior Program Manager at The Studio

richard.whitleyCelebrated Australian artist Richard Whiteley joins The Corning Museum of Glass Studio as the Senior Program Manager, responsible for developing and managing new glassmaking programming. Richard has spent his life working with glass, developing a fascination for the material when he began apprenticing in stained glass at the age of 16.

Most recently, Whiteley has been working as Associate Professor: Head of the Glass Workshop and Foundation Studies at his alma mater, the Australian National University’s School of Art & Design. He earned his Bachelor of Visual Arts degree from ANU and then went on to earn an MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

e175a91ba5b581329beb2d9ba7b4c357Whiteley works primarily in kiln-cast glass and has presented more than a dozen exhibitions in the last decade. His work is represented in the permanent collections of many public institutions worldwide.

“We have experts in nearly all aspects of glassmaking working at The Studio,” said Amy Schwartz, Director of The Studio. “Now Richard will bring to us his extensive knowledge of kiln casting. I look forward to working closely with him to develop exceptional programming that will excite artists from across the world and entice them to come further their work here at The Studio in Corning.”

“The Corning Museum of Glass represents the very best in glass scholarship and research experience,” said Whiteley. “Throughout my career, I’ve been impressed with the quality and impact of the Museum’s projects and programs. It’s a real privilege to be invited to join this exceptional team. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m looking forward to making a contribution and shaping the conversations around glass.”

Whiteley joined the Museum on October 14.

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