Born in 1942, Robert Palusky is a pioneer in the contemporary glass art movement. A prolific artist, Palusky’s career in glass spans four decades. His work is featured in museums around the world and celebrated in many world class private collections. Most prominent show to date includes Tête à Tête: Figures Humaines (Ten Masters in Glass) a show featuring Palusky along side Pablo Picasso, Salvidore Dali, and Jean Arp. Self taught in glass, Palusky holds an MFA in ceramics from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin at Superior. Retired from 37 years as a professor of Art at Hamilton College, he recently completed a state-of-the art glass studio in Upstate NY.
Robert Palusky can be found in collections around the world. The list includes the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Gibson Gallery, SUNY, Potsdam, NY; Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Roberson Museum of Arts & Sciences, Binghamton, NY; Sax Collection, CA; American Crafts Museum, Wheaton, NJ; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; International Collection of Modern Glass Art; Ebeltoft – Denmark – Glass Museum Museum of Decorative Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, NY; Contemporary Glass Museum, Madrid, Spain and Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI.