Toots Zynsky

 

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Born: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. on March 25, 1951


Education

1979 Rhode Island School of Design, Special Student Advanced Glass Program (Fall Semester)
1973 B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
1971 Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, Washington. Glassblowing Workshop (June thru August)
1970 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isle, Maine. Glassblowing Workshop (August)


SELECTED GALLERY SOLO* AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 *Percorso, Habatat Galleries Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2009 *Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdan, The Netherlands
Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL, International Invitational
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, USA
Jason McCoy, Inc., ARCO 2009 International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 37th Annual International Invitational
Caterina Tognon Arte Conemporanea, Arte Fiera di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Elliott Brown Gallery., S.O.F.A., Santa Fe, NM
Barry Friedman Ltd., S.O.F.A., New York, NY, and S.O.F.A. Chicago, IL. USA
2008 *Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy Ombre
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Palm Beach Contemporary
Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy with Caterina Tognon Arte Conemporanea, Venice, Italy
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 36th Annual International Invitational
Elliott Brown Gallery., S.O.F.A., Chicago, IL, USA
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, International Invitational
Barry Friedman Ltd., S.O.F.A., New York, NY, USA
2007 *Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA
*Barry Friedman Ltd., Shadows, New York, NY, USA
Caterina Tognon Arte Conemporanea, Venice, Italy
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX, USA
Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA, S.O.F.A. Chicago, Illinois,USA
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 35th Annual International Invitational
Barry Friedman Ltd., S.O.F.A., New York, NY, USA
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Palm Beach Contemporary
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, International Invitational
2006 *Habatat Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, USA
*Galerie B, Baden- Baden, Germany
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 34th Annual International Invitational
Barry Friedman Ltd., S.O.F.A., New York, NY, USA
Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA, S.O.F.A. Chicago, Illinois,USA
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Palm Beach Contemporary
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, International Invitational
2005 *Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA, S.O.F.A. Chicago, Illinois,USA
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX, USA
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 33rd Annual International Invitational
Barry Friedman Ltd., S.O.F.A., New York, NY, USA
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Palm Beach Contemporary
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA, International Invitational

Selected MUSEUM solo* and group exhibitions

2010 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (Quebec) Canada, The Body in Glass: Gift of the Anna and Joe Mendel Collection to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, Eyes For Glass: The Price Collection
2009 Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Pioneers of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Barbara and Dennis Dubois Collection
The Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, Living with Studio Furniture:Collection of Robert and Carolyn Springborn
2008 The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, Hot Glass, Cool Collections
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Contemporary Glass
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Studio Glass in Rhode Island: The Chihuly Years
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, Inspired! Design Across Time, permanent exhibition of objects from the collection of the Powerhouse Museum
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, U.S.A. Networks 2008
2007 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada, All for Art! Great Private Collections Among Us
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America, 1950-2006
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, U.S.A. The Art of Glass from Galé to Chihuly: Highlights from the Lowenbach Collection
The Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts (mudac), Lausanne, Switzerland, Contemporary Glass Art: A new vision of the mudac’s collection (Permanent exhibition)
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, U.S.A., A Gathering of Contemporary Glass
2006 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark Twenty Years On
Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Glass: Material Matters
Steninge Slott Cultural Centre, Marsta, Sweden, Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, USA, Two Media/ Two Expressions; an exhibition of Contemporary Clay and Glass
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., A Transparent Legacy: Studio Glass Gifted to the Seattle Art Museum from the Collection of Jon and Mary Shirley
The Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, From Craft to Art: Contemporary Studio Sculpture
Worcester Center for Crafts, USA, New England Glass: The Quiet Force Worcester, MA, USA
2005 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia, Transformations: the Language of Craft
Musée Tomo, Tokyo, Japan, Contemporary Glass- Light Transfigured, from Toyoma City Collection
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington, USA, Taking Shape: Pilchuck Glass School in the '70s
*Notojima Glass Art Museum, Notojima-machi, Japan Toots Zynsky
Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, North American Tour, 2003-2006, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI, Chazan’s Choice: Gifts of Contemporary Art to the RISD Museum
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AZ, American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement (traveling exhibition)
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark, Exhibition of the Permanent Collection
Through American Eyes: Two Centuries of American Art from the Huntington Museum of Art (traveling exhibition) Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Art Sonje Museum, Gyongju, Korea
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, U.S.A.
Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.
The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, U.S.A.
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, U.S.A.
de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Glassammlung Ernsting, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Hunter Museum of Art, Chatanooga, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, W.VA, U.S.A.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, U.S.A.
J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
Koganezaki Glass Museum, Koganezaki, Japan
Kunstammlungen der Veste-Coburg, Coburg, Berlin,Germany Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Stiftung
Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Germany
Kurokabe Museum of Glass Art, Shiga Japan
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI, U.S.A.
Lowe Art Museum University of Miami, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN, U.S.A.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, U.S.A.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Musée-Atelier du Verre de Sars Poteries, Sar Poteries, France
Musée de Design et D’Arts Appliqués (mudac), Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée des Arts Décoratifs du Louvre, Paris, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs de la Ville de Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée du Verre et du Cristal de Meisenthal, France
Musei Civici Veneziani, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
Museo Municipal de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcon, Alcorcon, Spain
Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico
Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., U.S.A.
Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.A.
National Gallery of Australia Parkes Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, Australia
National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian), Washington DC, U.S.A.
Nederlandsche Bank NV (The Dutch Central Bank), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.
Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI U.S.A.
Nordenfjeldske Kunst Industrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
Notojima Glass Art Museum, Nanao City, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, U.S.A.
Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
Prescott Collection of Pilchuck Glass of Pacific First Center, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
The Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Sarutahiko Jinjya Shoha Museum, Ise, Japan
Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Shimonoseki, Japan
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, U.S.A.
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.
Toyama City, Japan
University of Iowa Healthcare, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
The White House Collection, Washington DC, U.S.A. (now housed at the William
J. Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A)
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A
Würth Museum, Künzelsau, Germany
Yokohama City Museum of Art, Yokohama City, Japan


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