A native of Seattle, John Kiley is known for his studied approach, and innovative use of material. He employs primary geometric forms as the architecture for his glass sculptures. Kiley began working with glass in 1989, studying with some of the most well-known artists of the international studio glass movement.
Using juxtaposed colors, carved optic passageways, and fractured optic glass, he creates a separation of space and light, inviting the viewer to peer into and through the forms, which often seem to defy gravity.
Kiley’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including The Palm Springs Art Museum, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Tacoma Museum of Glass, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
American, b. 1973, Seattle, USA, based in Seattle and San Francisco, USA.