County: King County
Fellowship Awards 2009, 2013
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Arts Innovator Award 2022
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Preston Singletary (Tlingit) is an internationally exhibited glass artist and his art has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. His artworks feature themes of transformation, animal spirits and shamanism through elegant blown glass forms and mystical sand carved Tlingit designs.
Singletary’s artworks are included in museum collections such as The British Museum (London, UK), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), The Seattle Art Museum (Seattle WA), the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), the Mint Museum of Art and Design (Charlotte, NC), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) and others.
Singletary maintains an active schedule by teaching, lecturing and exhibiting internationally. In 2009, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, launched a major mid-career survey of his work, entitled “Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows”. Recently he launched a new traveling exhibition with the Museum of Glass, titled “Raven and the Box of Daylight”, which pushes the boundaries of glass as a medium for storytelling.
Headshot photo credit: Mac Holt
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Preston Singletary & David Franklin, La Diab Pish, metal and glass with custom lighting, 8' x 10.5' x 3.5', 2021, Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA. Photo: Laura Haddad.
Preston Singletary, Two Ravens, lead crystal, 35.5" x 8.5" x 9", 2022, Photo: Russell Johnson
Preston Singletary, Peaceful Dreams, blown and sand carved glass, 25.5" x 11" x 6", 2022, Photo: Russell Johnson
Preston Singletary, Tin.áa, kiln cast and sand carved glass, 23.75" x 17" x 1", 2021, Photo: Russell Johnson
Preston Singletary, Raven Feather, hot sculpted and sand carved glass, 20" x 3.5" x 3", 2021, Photo: Russell Johnson