Biography: Richard Whiteley
Richard Whiteley became an apprentice in stained glass at the age of 15, and went on to earn an undergraduate degree from The School of Art, ANU Canberra, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley’s work focuses primarily on cast glass and explores voids as the primary constructive agent. He says, "The works are built from the inside out; voids are ordered first and external structures are built to encapsulate these spaces. The works explore negative space—using glass as a substrate."
Whiteley has presented more than 10 solo exhibitions in the past 10 years and his work is held in several major collections, including The Corning Museum of Glass, The Australian National Gallery, and The Palm Springs Museum. He has also received many research grants to develop creative works and explore technical research. He is currently the head of the Glass Workshop, at the School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra.