A native of Seattle, WA, John Kiley began his professional career at the age of 19 at The Glass Eye Studio. Promoted to Gaffer on Dale Chihuly’s chandelier team at the age of 21, he travelled to Finland, Ireland, Mexico and Italy as part of the Chihuly Over Venice Team. He was a principal member of Lino Taglipietra’s team until 2011 when he became the Glass Director at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. In addition to his work with Chihuly and Tagliapietra, John has worked with Dante Marioni and Benjamin Moore and has been a teaching assistant to Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Richard Marquis, Josiah Mcelheny, & Checco Ongaro.
He has been a visting instructor at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, The Bezalel Academy of Art And Design in Jerusalem, Israel, The Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA. He has worked and demonstrated in Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, China, Australia, Brazil and Turkey. He has exhibits his work at galleries around the world.
John Kiley is represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery, located in Toronto, the leading contemporary glass art gallery in Canada.