(late 20th century)
Danny Perkins is active/lives in Oregon. Danny Perkins is known for blown glass monumental shapes, glass art.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in Frankfurt, Germany to American parents, Danny Perkins has been a long time resident of the Northwest.
Biography from LewAllen Galleries
In the 1980s, he studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state with Paul Marioni, Lino Tagliapietra and Dan Daily.
Many of his works measure up to six feet tall.
1985 Pilchuck Glass School, Lino Tagliapietra, Stanwood WA
1982 John Lewis Glass Production
1979 Henry Sums, Glass Production
Jack Benaroya, Seattle WA
Bonneville Power Administration, Portland OR
Judy Cornfield, Hollywood FL
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY
Anne Gould - Hauberg, Seattle WA
Hyatt Regency Hotel, New York NY
Elton John, Atlanta GA
McAllen International Museum, McAllen TX
MCI, Washington DC
Microsoft Corporation, Seattle WA
National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), Washington DC
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland CA
Price Waterhouse, Phoenix AZ
Jerry Rose, Atherton CA
George Saxe, Palo Alto CA
Taco Bell Corporation, Irvine CA
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH
2005 Glass Magazine, Spring
2004 The Artisan Northwest, Debra Jensen
2004 Contemporary International Glass, Jennifer Hawkins Opie
2003 The Columbus Dispatch, Jacqueline Hill
1996 American Craft, "Danny Perkins," Matthew Kangas, Feb/Mar
1994 Habatat Glass, "State of Art," Habatat Gallery
1992 Out of Glass, Bonnie Miller
1990 The New York Times, December
1989 Contemporary Glass, Susanne K. Franze
Art-Talk, January 1999
Earning acclaim for his methodical yet emotive technique, Danny Perkins has been a leading glass artist for over twenty years. His fluid and towering forms require an intricate production process, which involves blowing glass into a wooden mold, cutting the glass, reassembling the pieces, and then sandblasting the final vessel to a matte finish before airbrushing color onto the surface. Though the early phases of construction mandate a group effort to accommodate the sheer scope of Perkins' ambition, the artist finds inspiration in the Abstract Expressionist notions of interiority and self-referential aesthetics; in Perkins' words, "The colors with the forms I use are emotion, they are love, sex, god, pain and joy. I have developed relationships with the colors over the years, so when I paint the shards the colors have faces that I know intimately."
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A longtime affiliate of the renowned Pilchuck Glass School, Perkins was honored with the School's Artist in Residence Award in 1987, and has studied under the direction of Pilchuck's extraordinary faculty throughout his career - performing an apprenticeship with the Italian glass master Lino Tagliapietra in 1985, and later serving as a teaching assistant to Paul Marioni and Dan Dailey, as well as the esteemed painter Jim Dine. Among numerous distinctions, Perkins's art has appeared in the pages of American Craft, Contemporary International Glass, Glass Magazine and The New York Times. His works are actively sought by significant private collections and included in such eminent public institutions as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum, and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.
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