Biography: Lino Tagliapietra
Lino Tagliapietra is recognized the world over as a master of traditional techniques, a teacher who has shaped the world of contemporary glass, and an artist who creates sculptures renowned for their complexity, elegance, and visual poetry. Tagliapietra, who is a Fellow of the Museum, has played a major role in introducing Venetian glassworking techniques in the Far East, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. He has collaborated with many artists, and he has inspired many more. He was the 1996 recipient of the Rakow Commission of The Corning Museum of Glass. His work is widely exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.