Biography: Tina Oldknow

Tina Oldknow
Tina Oldknow
Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass

Tina Oldknow has been the curator of modern glass since 2000 and she is responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from 1900 to the present. During her time at the Museum, she has reinstalled the Modern Glass and Contemporary Glass Galleries, and curated many exhibitions, including Founders of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton, Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch, and Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab.

Prior to her tenure at the Corning Museum, Oldknow held curatorial and advisory positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, and the Seattle Art Museum. She has authored many publications, including Pilchuck: A Glass School (1996), Chihuly Persians (1996), Richard Marquis Objects (1997), Dante Marioni: Blown Glass (2000), William Morris: Animal / Artifact (with James Yood, 2000), 25 Years of New Glass Review (2005), Dan Dailey (with William Warmus and Milton Glaser, 2007), Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass (2008), and Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009).  She served as editor of the Glass Art Society Journal from 1996 to 2001 and currently edits the Museum’s annual New Glass Review with Richard Price.

Oldknow holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. A trustee of the American Craft Council from 2003 to 2009, she presently serves on the advisory board of North Lands Creative Glass, Caithness, Scotland and she is a member of the International Council of Pilchuck Glass School.