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Born: 1964

Location: California, US

Education: Pilchuck Glass School, Washington state,

Based: Seattle, US


Marioni burst onto the international glass scene aged nineteen, becoming famous for his sophisticated glass objects. Marioni has training in Venetian glassblowing techniques with some of the greatest masters in contemporary glass. The son of American studio glass pioneer Paul Marioni, Dante was raised in a family of artists, one that included two well-known uncles: painter Joseph Marioni and conceptual artist Tom Marioni.



Selected Exhibitions

2018/19      ‘Material Light’, Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK
2017/18      ‘Material Light’, Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK
2016      The Emotional Life of Objects,Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon
2015      Greek Vases: From Myth to Modern; Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Japan
2015      FIRED: Glass,Arvada Center for theArts and Humanities, Colorado
2015      Tradition Reinvented: Italian and American Glass from the Collection of GeraldineDattilo Jawer and Edward Jawer,PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art,                 Pennsylvania
2015       Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey & Norbert Gaelen,PalmerMuseum of Art,Penn StateUniversity,Pennsylvania
2015      New Works,Traver Gallery, Seattle (and 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2003, 2000)
2014      LINKS: Australian Glass andthe Pacific Northwest,Palm Springs Art Museum,California;Wichita Art Museum, Kansas;Museum of Glass, Tacoma,                 Washington
2014      Ritual & Residue: The Art of Drink,Kentucky Museumof Art and Craft, Louisville
2013      Some Like itHot: Color from the Collection,Muskegon Museum ofArt,Michigan
2013      Feel the Heat: Contemporary Glass Sculpture, The Columbus Museum,Georgia
2012      The Marioni Family: Radical Experimentation in Glass and Jewelry, Tacoma Art,Museum,Washington
2012      50 Years of Studio Glass,Kentucky Museumof Art and Craft, Louisville
2012      Studio Glass in Focus: Dialogue and Innovation,Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
2012      Global + Local: Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida’s West Coast,Museumof FineArts, St. Petersburg, Florida
2012      The Harverty Collection of International Studio Glass: Redux,Mobile Museum of Art,Alabama
2011      Variations, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009      Dante Marioni: Form, Color, Pattern,Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VirginiaBeach;Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington; Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas;Muskegon Museum of Art,Michigan