Art - Sculpture / Wood - Richard Jolley


Over the course of his twenty-seven-year career, Richard Jolley has produced a remarkable body of work that explores the human figure-its timeless beauty and expressive potential. Jolley's art falls into distinct series, each serving as a stage in his evolution toward increasingly evocative and technically challenging forms. Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass, the artist's first museum retrospective, surveys these developments in depth, including a recent body of large-scale mixed-media work that marks a turning point in the career of one of the Southeast's most accomplished figurative sculptors.

Jolley spent much of his childhood in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and became fascinated with sculpting glass as a student at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee. Since 1975, he has maintained a studio in West Knoxville, where he continues to create glass sculpture notable for its inventiveness and sophistication. He is represented in public and private collections across the country.




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