Fritz Dreisbach

B.A. Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio 
M.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
e-mail:  glasfrit@netscape.net

P. O. Box 778
Freeland, WA 98249
Cell: (520) 305-6190
www.fritzdreisbach.com

 

Selected Honors and Awards 

Artist in Residence, Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Inaugural Artist in Residence, Toledo Ohio Museum of Art, Guest Artist Pavilion Project
Lifetime Achievement Award: Glass Art Society, 32nd Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Samuel R. Scholes Lecture Award, Alfred University, New York  1994
Rakow Award Glass Commission, The Corning Museum, Corning, New York
Elected to the College of Fellows, American Craft Council, New York City

Selected Public Collections

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, New York
Ebeltoft Museum of Glass, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Frauenau Museum of Glass, Frauenau, Germany
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hsinchu Culture Center Collection, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Kamenicky Senov Museum of Glass, Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic 
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, New York
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

Neusole Glassworks Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 2014
Firehouse Glass Gallery, Vancouver, Washington  2008
Hawk Gallery of Art, Columbus, Ohio  2006
Masters Exhibition, Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  2003
Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, Oregon  1994, 2001
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas  1976
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio  1969
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan  1968

Selected International and National Invitational Exhibitions

S. O. F. A. Chicago, Maurine Littleton Gallery, Chicago, Illinois  2005 and 2012
50 Years of Studio Glass in U. of Wisconsin, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin  2012
50 Years of Studio Glass, 1962-2012, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky  2012
Glorious Glass: Translucent and Opaque, The Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida  2008-2009
Decades in Glass: The ‘60s, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York and Steuben Glass
               Exhibition Space, New York City, New York  2005 - 2006
Masters of Their Craft: Highlights From the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Traveling Exhibit  2003 - 05
Contemporary Directions: Block Collection, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, & Toledo Museum of Art  2002-04
Glass Engravings from Glass Museum-Kamenicky Senov, CZ, Glasmuseum Rheinbach,  Germany 2003
Coming of Age, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina  2002-2003
Galerie Laerken, Hazerswoude-Dorp, The Netherlands  2002
Glass! Glorious Glass!, Renwick Gallery of National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC  j1999-2000
Exhibition of 2nd International Symposium of Engraved Glass, Glass Centrum Kamenicky Senov, CZ  1999
Handmade Shifting Paradigms, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore  1999
Heir Apparent: Translating the Secrets of Venetian Glass, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington  1997
25th Anniversary of Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC  1997
L’Chaim!  A Kiddush Cup Invitational, Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California  1997
Hsinchu International Exhibition, Cultural Center of Hsinchu, Taiwan  1997
National Menorah Show, Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California  1995
Fifth International Glass Symposium Auction Exhibition, Frauenau, Germany  1995
Form and Light: Contemporary Glass from the American Craft Museum, New York,  New York  1994-1995
Art of Contemporary Glass, Adele & Leonard Leight Collection, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY  1993
Craft Today USA: American Craft Museum, European Tour  1989-1993

Selected Professional Experiences 

Glass Artist: 1964 to the Present
300+ Classes, Lectures, Workshops, & Demos in over 185 facilities worldwide  1966-present
Trustee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington  1994-present
Technical Glass Consultant for various glass art studios and industries worldwide  1985-present
Founder & Trustee, Glass Art Society,  ‘71-‘72, ‘74-‘76, ‘80-‘82; President:  1976-‘78 & ‘82-‘84