Rick Mills

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'Spirit of Loyalty', cast glass and bronze sculpture by Rick Mills, 1995, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Rick Mills (born 1957) is an American glass artist who was born and raised in Marion, Ohio. He received his bachelor of fine art degree in sculpture from Ohio State University, where the art department reopened its glass program in 1980, during Mills last semester. He moved to Hawaii in 1981 and earned a master of fine art degree, also in sculpture, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is currently chairman of the glass art program.

Mills created a large glass frieze for the Hawaii Convention Center that was commissioned by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (Ebeltoft, Denmark), the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Museum of American Glass (Millville, New Jersey), the Royal College of Art (London), and the University of Hawaii at Manoa are among the public collections holding sculptures by Rick Mills.


  • Clarke, Joan and Diane Dods, Artists/Hawaii, Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1996, 38-43.
  • Yoshihara, Lisa A., Collective Visions, 1967-1997, An Exhibition Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places Program, Presented at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, September 3-October 12, 1997, Honolulu, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 1997, p. 99.