Rik Allen

Resume

Born: Providence, RI

Education:
1991 Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Franklin Pierce University, NH

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Present

Sculptor: mixed media, glass, metals; Owner/Operator, Scavo Studios

2017

Featured Artist, Glass Weekend Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

2016

Guest Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Guest Artist, Tianyuan Glass Art Festival, Tianyuan, China

2015

Guest Artist, Benzaiten Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2012

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

2009 – 2015

Glass Art Society
Member, Chair of Membership Committee, 2013
Board of Directors and Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2009 – 2012

2008 May/August

Assistant Artistic Program Director, Pilchuck Glass School

2007

Scholarship Juror, Glass Art Society

1995 – 2007

Engraving, Cutting and Finishing, Sculpture team, William Morris, Sculptor

1994

Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School

1995 to 2002

Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Solo Glass Exhibition, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Dream: Space, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburgh, FL

2015

Out There, Traver Gallery, Seattle WA
Feature Artist, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

2014

Solo Glass Exhibition, 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,
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.Louis, MO

2000

Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1998

Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Dream:Space, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburgh, FL
International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

2016

Metalmorphosis, Bellevue Art Museum,  Bellevue WA
International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
Turned On, Pittsburgh Glass Center, PI

2015

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012

Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Museum of Northwest Art  LaConner WA
50 Year International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010

Fertile Ground, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009

Inspired by, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Weird Science, Flame Run Gallery, Louisville, KY
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
SOFA NY, New York, NY

2007

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
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
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013

“Review: Group Exhibition,” Glass Quarterly Magazine, Fall 2013/Issue 132, p. 56

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

2011

“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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012

Instructor – Sculpture, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2011

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

2009

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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

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 Besos Collection, Seattle, WA
Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, WA