Dante Marioni’s flawlessly executed blown glass forms are intensely individual and instantly recognizable, combining a deep reverence for the history and tradition of glassmaking with a masterful, and distinctly modern, sense of design. Born in Mill Valley, CA in 1964, he studied glassblowing at Pilchuck School and Penland School of Crafts in the mid 1980's. By the late 1980's he was exhibiting in major glass galleries and group exhibitions at museums such as the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington and the American Craft Museum in New York. Dante’'s blown glass work is strongly influenced in its form and cane work by the Venetian tradition, yet has a distinctive style all its own. His works can be found in major collections and museums throughout the world, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Chrysler Museum, the New Zealand National Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Yokohama Museum of Art.