The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired their first Michael Glancy object in 1980 from his inaugural exhibition at Heller Gallery and we are pleased to re-introduce his work.
Like highly charged phenomena revealed under a microscope, Glancy’s superbly designed and crafted glass and metal forms defy their compact format and make grand statements rewarding viewers with unexpectedly dynamic shapes and intricate patterns, which typify his opulent and singular style. Spanning the realms of alchemy and art, his exquisite vessels have been alternately described as geological and organic, architectonic and thoroughly modern, intricately materialistic and metaphysical.
Glancy received both a BFA and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied glass with Dale Chihuly in the 1970’s. His critically acclaimed work is held in many public and private collections in the United Stated, Europe and Asia, including Carnegie Museum of Art, PA; Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Hokkaido, Japan; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England.