American, b. 1958
Bryan Rubino began blowing glass in January of 1983 for a small Seattle glass company. In 1984 he was introduced to the Venetian style of glass working. Bryan began working with other young glass blowers that had also been inspired by the style. In 1987, he received a scholarship to attend a class at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. The class, which combined technique and design also, focused on the Venetian style of glass blowing.
After Pilchuck, Bryan was asked to work as the Master Craftsmen in residence at the school, continuing to do so one or two sessions a year from 1988 through 1992. Working with Artists from the United States and Maestro’s from abroad provided him the opportunity to develop his own style, applying many old traditional and more modern approaches.
In the years from 1988 through 2003, Bryan worked frequently with Dale Chihuly and his architects on a number of large projects. In 2001 Bryan had already relocated to Olympia and started his own Glass Studio on Highway 101 near Shelton.
When Bryan is not working on commissions, or for other Artists, he makes unique pieces for his company Rubino Glass distributing to galleries all over the world.
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
"Pilchuck Glass," - Sea-Tac International Airport, Port of Seattle.
"The Americans, A Venetian Tradition," - West End Gallery, Corning, New York.
"Progressive Art Forms of the 90's," - Garland Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"International Glass Symposium III," - Nov'y Bor, Czechoslovakia.
"Glassmuseum," - Ebeltoft, Denmark.
"Pilchuck perspective," - New Orleans, Louisiana.
"Liquid Sand Exquisite Glass Goblets," - Tempe Fine Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona.
"Old World Techniques and Contemporary Traditions,
Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
"The Goblet Show," - Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, D.C.
"Goblet Show," - Grohe Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
"Mockingbird Gallery,"-Bend, Oregon.
"New Orleans School of Glassworks Gallery,"- New Orleans, Louisiana. (solo)
"The Annual Goblet Show," - The Glasshouse, Seattle, Washington.
"Naples Gallery,"- Naples, Florida.
"Eclectic Imagery," - Eileen Kremen Gallery, Fullerton, California.
"The Annual Pilchuck Glass Exhibition," - William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
"The Great Goblet Show,"-Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, Alexandria,Virginia.
"Foster White Gallery," - Kirkland, Washington. (solo)
"Foster White Gallery," - Seattle, Washington. (solo)
"Halls Gallery," - Kansas City, Missouri. "Etherton Gallery,"- Tucson, Arizona
"Kavish Gallery," - Ketchum, Idaho.
"Kimzey Miller Gallery," - Seattle, Washington.
"Museum of Northwest Art,"- La Conner, Washington.
"J. Gallery, "-Hong Kong.
"West End Fine Arts Gallery,"-West Palm Beach, Florida.
"Heir Apparent,"-Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, Washington.
"Riley Hawk Gallery,"-Kirkland, Washington.
"Kane Marie Fine Arts Gallery, "-Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"Contemporary Art Center, "- Virginia Beach, Virginia
"Elka Rouskov Gallery, "-Kirkland Washington.
"Wynn Gallery, " –Las Vegas, Nevada.
Konstfakt, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ebeltoft Museum and Glasshouse, Denmark.
New Orleans School of Glassworks, New Orleans, Louisiana.
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
Pratt, Seattle, Washington.
California State University, Fullerton, California.
Palomar College, California.
Ebeltoft Museum and Glasshouse. Denmark.
Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, Washington.
Nov'y Bor. Czechoslovakia.
University Art Museum,
Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona.
Museum of Northwest Art. La Conner, Washington.
Taylor Shellfish Farms, Shelton, Washington.
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Stokes Lawrence, P.S Seattle, Washington
Haight Accounting Firm, Bothell, Washington