Dante Marioni

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Dante Marioni Glass at The Tacoma Museum of Art

Dante Marioni (born March 3, 1964 in Mill Valley, California, U.S.) is an American glass artist.

Biography[edit]

Dante Marioni grew up among many artistic influences. His father, Paul Marioni, was involved in the American studio glass movement and, as a result, Dante was constantly exposed to the glassblowing artists of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1979, the Marioni family moved to Seattle and Dante began to study glassblowing at The Glass Eye. He spent summers at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington where his father taught. After graduating from high school, he started to pursue glassblowing as a career; working full-time at The Glass Eye. Marioni learned the art of glassblowing from masters like Lino Tagliapietra, Benjamin Moore, and Richard Marquis. He has taught in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe.

About his work[edit]

Marioni’s ensemble of glass vessels includes variations of vases, goblets, flasks, cups, and pitchers. His works reveal combinations of classical Greek, Italian, and modern forms using opaque and transparent colors. Some of Marioni’s pieces employ 'reticello', which resembles a net, and murrine (mosaic) techniques. As he has refined his technical skills, he tends to design with tall, sleek shapes.(see external link below)

Collections[edit]

United States

  • Alabama
    • Birmingham Museum, Birmingham
    • Huntsville Museum, Huntsville
  • Arizona
    • University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • California
    • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • Florida
    • Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach
  • Ohio
    • Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati
  • Washington
    • Davis Wright & Jones, Seattle and Bellevue
    • Microsoft Corporation, Redmond
    • Safeco Insurance Company, Seattle
    • Security Pacific Bank, Seattle
    • The Prescott Collection of Pilchuck Glass at the U.S. Bank Centre, Seattle

Australia

  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Japan

  • Japanese national Museum of Craft, Tokyo
  • Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama

Awards[edit]

1997 “Outstanding Achievement in Glass,” UrbanGlass Award, Brooklyn

1988 “Young Americans,” American Craft Museum, New York

1987 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1985 The Glass Eye Scholarship, Seattle

Bibliography[edit]

Oldknow, Tina. Dante Marioni: Blown Glass. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2000. ISBN 1-55595-204-6.

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