RESUME

Born: Providence, RI

Education:
1991 BA, Anthropology
Franklin Pierce University, NH

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Present

Sculptor, Owner/Operator Scavo Studios

2019

Lecturer/ Demonstrator
Ausglass/New Zealand Glass Conference, Whanganui, NZ

2017

Featured Artist, Glass Weekend Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

2016

Visiting Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2015

Created “Champion for Global Health Award” sculptural honor presented to Paul Allen
Visiting Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

2013

Presenter, Demonstrator: Glass Boston, Boston MA

2012

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

2009 – 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 – 2007

Primary team; Finisher/Engraver, William Morris Sculpture Team

1995 – 2002

Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

“Symbiotic Spheres”, Museum of American Glass, Milleville, NJ
“Animalia” Allen Family Focus Gallery, Anacortes, WA
“Turner On” South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2017

40th Anniversary Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016

“Metalmorphosis” Bellevue Art Museum, Biannual Juried Metals sculpture exhibition
“Turned On” Sculptural Lighting exhibition; Pittsburgh Glass Center
“Collector’s choice: Selections from the Habatat Gallery International Invitational” Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
“Warping the Bubble” Collaboration w/Lanny Bergner, Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA

2015

Invitational, Glass Weekend, Schantz Gallery

2014

Harwood Museum of Art, ”ORALE!”, Taos, NM
Napua Gallery, Glass sculpture Group show, Maui, HI
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 Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ
Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

2012

“Yesterday’s Tomorrow”, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner 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
Weird Science, Flame Run Gallery, Louisville, KY
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

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, 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 Galleries, 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, 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 Island, WA

AWARDS

Grand Artist of the Future Award, Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg FL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

American Craft Magazine Dec/Jan 2016/2017 ,“Rocket Man”, Feature cover story 2016
NASA Webpost

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, p. 53
Borgwardt, Michelle, “Incortex,” American Art Collector, Fall
Dewalt, Robert,” Space Modulator,” Pasa Tiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, October

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
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,  p. 384, Lark Publishing

2005

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

2002

Carol Duvall Show, HGTV, Aired May 23: “Marriage in Glass,” Interviewed/filmed working in glass studio

2001

American Craft Magazine, June/July, Portfolios Section, p. 76

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2016

Tianyuan Glass Art Festival, Demonstrator, Symposium participant, Tianyuan, China
Chrysler Museum Visiting Artist

2015

“Champion for Global Health Award”sculptural award made to honor and present to Paul Allen (major contribution to the fight against Ebola)

2014

Instructor; Sculpture in Glass; Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA
Demonstrator; Glass Art Society Conference, Chicago, Il
Instructor- Nuutajårvi Glass School, Nuutajårven Lasikylå, Finland

2009, 2012

Instructor – Sculpture, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2008

Instructor – Glass, Penland Craft Center, Penland, NC

2007

Instructor – Sculpture Techniques, Toyama Institute of Glass, Toyama, Japan

2006

Instructor – Sculpture Techniques, International Glass Festival, Stourbridge, England
Instructor – Surface + Sculpture,    Pittsburgh Center for Glass, Pittsburgh, PA

2006, 2011

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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

SpaceX, Los Angeles, CA
Imagine Museum, St Petersburg, Fl
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
Amazon, Seattle, WA