Dale Chihuly


Dale Chihuly : biography

1941-9-20 –


  • Ontario
    • (2003) Soho Metropolitan – 318 Wellington St Toronto
  • Alberta
    • (2009) Winter Garden – Jamieson Place, Calgary
  • British Columbia
    • (1998) 1200 Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Quebec
    • (2001) Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau


  • 2001:V&A Chandelier by Dale Chihuly, Victoria and Albert Museum, London


  • (2010) Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa, Singapore

United Arab Emirates

  • 2008: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Tower of David Museum 1999–2000]]

Chihuly’s largest permanent exhibit can be found at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Chihuly maintains two retail stores in partnership with MGM Resorts International. One is located at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip, from the Bellagio hotel/casino website the other at the MGM Grand Casino in Macau. A number of other galleries also carry his pieces. He also has a gallery in Las Vegas in the Crystals in the Las Vegas City Center in Gallery Row. In 1983 Chihuly returned to his native Pacific Northwest where he continued to develop his own work at the Pilchuck Glass School, which he had helped to found in 1971. Throughout the 1970s, influenced by the great glassblowing tradition of Murano, Chihuly experimented with the team approach to glassblowing. Working with a team of master glassblowers and assistants has enabled him to produce architectural glass art of a scale and quantity unimaginable working alone or with only one assistant. In 2010 the Space Needle Corporation submitted a proposal for an exhibition of Chihuly’s work at a site in the Seattle Center, in competition with proposals for other uses from several other groups. The project, which sees the new Chihuly exhibition hall occupy the site of the former Fun Forest amusement park in the Seattle Center park and entertainment complex, received the final green light from the Seattle City Council on April 25, 2011. It opened May 21, 2012.


  • 1996: Chihuly Over Venice, Venice, Italy
  • 1999–2000: Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000, Tower of David, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2001–2002: , Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2004: Chihuly in the Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2005: Gardens of Glass, Kew Gardens, London.
  • 2005: Modern and Contemporary American Art (1900 to present), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 2005–2007: Chihuly at Fairchild, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida
  • 2006: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2006:http://oisterwijksculptuur.nl/index.php?id=108 Oisterwijk Sculptuur, Oisterwijk, Netherlands
  • 2006: New York Botanical Garden, New York, New York
  • 2007:http://www.maybornmuseum.com/chihuly Wrapped In Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blanket Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, Texas
  • 2007: Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens and Glass], Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2008: Chihuly at the de Young, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
  • 2009: Chihuly: Day and Night, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2009: Chihuly Illuminated, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2009: Chihuly: Recent Wor, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
  • 2010: Chihuly at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2010: Chihuly at the Salk, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California
  • 2011: Through the Looking Glass, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2012: Chihuly at The Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, Texas
  • 2012: Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2013: Chihuly at the of Fine Arts, Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada