Solo Exhibitions


The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL

Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY

Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati, OH

Alden B. Dow Museum, Midland Arts Center, Midland, MI


Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX

          Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Scranton, PA


McAllen International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ


Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL


Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, Monroe, LA

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

Founders Hall Art Gallery, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA


The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Meadows Museum of Art, Centenery College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA 


Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX

“Living Flame,” Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

“The Natural & The Imaginary,” Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

“Imaginary Botanicals,” Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

“Eden Revisited”, The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD


“Eden Revisited,” Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, FL

“Art of the Organic,” University of Oregon, Cultural Forum, Eugene, OR

 “Eden Revisited,” Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL


“Playing with Fire,” Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI


2-Person Exhibitions


Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

“Glass and Charcoal: The Art of Kathleen Elliot and Huguette Despault May,” Ringling College of Art and Design, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL


“Playing with Fire,” Morris Museum, Morristow, NJ, exhibition with Paul Stankard

“A Continuous Mark,” The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA


Group Exhibitions 


"Transmutation”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

“Parallel Fields”, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


           "Parallel Fields", Lichtundfire Gallery, New York, NY


"Glass Currents", Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

"Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape", University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus Art Gallery, Gorham, ME

"Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape", Missouri State University, Brick City Gallery, Springfield, MO

"Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape", Irving Arts Center Galleries and Sculpture Garden, Irving, TX


"Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape", Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, TX

"Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Lancscape", Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe, LA


"Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape", Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, AR

 “Kathleen Elliot Presents”, Empire Seven Studios, San Jose, CA, Invitational exhibition in collaboration with curator Micaëla van Zwoll

“Mooncakes, Churros, and Cherry Pie”, Euphrat Museum, Curator Diana Argabrite, Cupertino, CA


“Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape”, Elga Wimmer PC, New York, NY, Curator, Robert Curcio


“Visions, The Next 50 Years, 41st Annual International Glass Invitational,” Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI


“Playing with Fire, Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement”, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, Curator, Micaëla van Zwoll, 2012

“Playing with Fire,” Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2012

“Incendiary Dreams,” Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL.  Curator, Robert Mickelsen, 2011

“The Nature of Glass,” Schack Art Center, Everett, WA. Curators, William and Sarah Traver, 2011

“COLD+HOT,” Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curator, Micaela Van Zwoll, 2010

“Colour,” Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL.  Curator, Laura Donefer, 2010

“Glass Jewelry: An International Passion for Design,” Kentuck Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, 2010

“2009 Statewide Drawing and Print Competition & Exhibition,” Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. Juror, Roberta Loach, 2009

“Feminine Essence,” Judy Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2009

“UrbanGlass Gala Auction,” Brooklyn, NY, 2009

“Momentum,” Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA, 2009

“Bay Area Annual,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA. Juror’s Award, JoAnne Northrup, then Chief Curator of San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, 2009

“SOFA,” Chicago, IL, 2005 – 2008

“Bay Area Glass Sculpture,” Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  Jurors, George and Dorothy Saxe, 2008

“Unbreakables,” Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA, 2008

“Glass in the Community,” City Windows Gallery, San Jose, CA.  Curator, Kathryn Funk, 2008

“Made in California, Glass from the Golden State,” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, 2006

 “Intimate Nature,” Galleria di Vetro, New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Curator, Robert Mickelsen, 2006

“Art Scottsdale,” Scottsdale, AZ, 2006


Selected Collections

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Premier Tom Marshall of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mayor of Okayama, Japan

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland

Weyerhauser Collection

Ted and Melissa Lagreid


Professional Experience

32nd Niijima International Glass Art Festival, Instructor, Niijima, Japan, 2019

Neusole Glassworks, Resident Artist, Cincinnati, OH, 2019

International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Annual Gathering Special Presenter, Las Vegas, NV, 2018

Glass Fashion Show, Glass Art Society, Murano, Italy, 2018

Glass Fashion Show, Glass Art Society, Corning, NY, 2017

National Association of Women Artists, juried membership, 2009-present

New Museum of Los Gatos, visiting artist demonstration, Los Gatos, CA, 2015

Board of Directors, Bay Area Glass Institute, 2011– 2014

Founding President, Silicon Valley Fireflies, 2013

50 Years of Studio Glass, California Glass Exchange, Presenter, Oakland, CA, 2012

Instructor at Pilchuck Glass School, 2012

Northstar Glassworks & John Burton Program Grant, March, 2010

Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, 2010

Jurors' Choice Award, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA, 2010, 2006 (Juror: Dorothy Saxe)

Hans Godo Frabel Award, 2009

Exhibition Award, Bay Area Annual Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, juror: JoAnne Northrup, then Chief Curator, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, 2009

CEP Encouragement Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA, 2008

Hans Godo Frabel Award Finalist, 2008

Award of Excellence, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA, 2008

Proclamation of commendation by Mayor Dolly Sandoval, Cupertino, CA, 2008

Commissions by the city of San Jose for diplomatic gifts to the Mayor of Okayama, Japan, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship; and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, in recognition of the sister city relationship, San Jose, CA

Demonstrating Artist, Glass Art Society Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2008

People's Choice Award, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA, 2006, 2008

NICHE Award Finalist, 2008, 2009

Board of Directors, Glass Alliance of Northern California, 2005-2007

San Jose Museum of Art, Visiting Artist lecture, San Jose, CA, 2006

Bay Area Glass Institute, Visiting Artist lecture and demos, 2006

NICHE Award, 2006, NICHE Student Award, 2005

Ohlone College Visiting Artist Demonstration, Fremont, CA 2005

Corning Award Nominee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, 2002, 2003, 2004

Fourteen-year career in Adult Education, Organizational Development, and Training; over thirty years of study in philosophy, linguistics, biology, communication, organizational development, and leadership, 1987 - 2001



"Creating Alternate Realities", Sara Sally LaGrand, The Flow Magazine, Vol 15 Winter 2017

"Studio Craft as Career", Paul J. Stankard, Artist Portfolio, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2016

"Glass 2, The James Della Collection", James Della, 2016

Reviews of “Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape”, Mary Hrbacek in Artes Magazine and NY Art Beat; David Gibson in Art Quips; Dominick Lombardi in Huffington Post, 2015

 Sculpture Magazine, January/February 2014, Dominick Lombardi, review of Tenri Institute solo exhibition

Kathleen Elliot: Natural Botanicals, Michael K. Corbin, ArtBookGuy, 2014

“A Conversation with Kathleen Elliot”, Susan Longini, Glass Alliance of Northern California Newsletter, January 2013

“Reflections”, Mary Hrbacek, dArt International, #31 Fall 2013

"Green Art: Trees, Roots, and Leaves," Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, 2013

New Glass Review 33, Mention for memorable work, Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2012

"Revisiting Eden," On View Magazine, cover and feature article, April/May 2012 issue

An international survey of the most significant artwork being created with borosilicate glass by lampworkers today, featuring 33 artists. Juried by Carmen Lozar, Paul Stankard, David Willis, Glass Line magazine, Volume 25, Number 3, October, 2011

Best Of America Glass Artists, Volume II, Kennedy Publishing, 2011

Contemporary Lampworking, Third Edition, Volume Three, Bandhu S. Dunham, Salusa Glassworks, Inc., 2010

"33 – A Celebration of Excellence," profiles of some of the most significant U.S. flameworkers. Juried by Paul Stankard, Robert Mickelsen, and Clinton Roman, Glass Line magazine, Volume 23, No.2, August/September 2009

"Kathleen Elliot: Through the Glass, Clearly," Erica Goss, San Francisco Examiner online, July 19, 2009

"Starting Out as a Glass Artist," Kathleen Elliot, Glass Line magazine, Volume 23, No. 3

Her Mark 2010, July 2009

"Layering Creative Virtues onto an Object, Part 2: Survey," by Paul Stankard, juried by Shane Fero, Glass Line magazine, Volume 22, No. 6, April/May 2009

"Artist Masters Reinvention," Amanda Bjerke, SkyWest Magazine, May/June 2009

"What is Real?," cover article, Anita Schiller, World Art Glass Quarterly, Volume 5, April 2009

Glass Art Society Journal, article by Kathleen Elliot, 2008

Penland Book of Glass, published December 2008

"Nine New Craft Artists to Watch," cover photo and article, Sara Jerome and Claire Patterson, American Style magazine, August 2006



De Anza and Foothill Colleges, Cupertino and Los Altos, CA 2000 – Present

The AJI Network, Los Altos, CA, 1992 – Present
Business Professionals Course, LEIP Program

Glass Art Seminar with Paul Stankard
John Burton Program, January – May, 2010

Center for Cultural Innovation, San Jose, CA, October – November 2008
Business of Art, Entrepreneurial Training for Artists

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, July 2003
Flameworking Survey with Shane Fero

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, July 2002
Skin Deep: The Flameworked Surface with Robert Mickelsen

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle WA, July 2001
Beginning Glassblowing with Laura Donefer

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, December 1996
Beginning Glassblowing

Logonet, Inc./Business Design Associates, Berkeley, CA, 1985 – 1992
Ontological Design Course, Management in Action with Dr. Fernando Flores


Benefit Auctions

Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA

Glass Art Society

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati, OH

Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

SF MOMA, curated, San Francisco, CA

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.