Born: Newton, Massachusetts in 1941
Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. 1960-61 no degree
Apprenticed to Christy Rufo, Somerville, Mass. Studied all aspects of stained glass craft and design. 1964-68
Studied stained glass design with Ludwig Schaffrath in England & Germany. Summer 1975 no degree
Travelled and studied stained glass windows in England, France, Germany and Denmark. Summers: 1965, 1971, 1975
Peter Mollica, Susan Rush Associates, San Francisco, CA 1974
Peter Mollica, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 1972
Peter Mollica/ Stained Glass, American Institute of Architects, Oakland, CA 1969
Group Exhibitions :
1994, Bay Area Artists Working in Glass, Cecile Moochnik Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1994, The Fine Art of Glass, Giorgi Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1989-90, History of American Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Travelled to: Decorative, Applied &Folk Art Museum, Moscow, USSR and The Hermitage, Leningrad, USSR
1988-89, World Glass Now “88”, Hokkaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan
1987, Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987, The Corning Museum, Corning, NY, Travelled to: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH and Kunst und Antiquitatenmesse, Hanover, Germany
1984, Gregory Ghent Galleries, Oakland, CA
1984, County Galleria, Pontiac, Michigan
1982, Museum fur Zeitgenossische Glasmalerei, Langen, Germany
1981, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin. Travelled to: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
1980, Currant Trends in Glass, Walnut Creek Civic Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1979, New Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY Travelled to; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; The Seibu Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
1979, Das Bild in Glas, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, West Germany
1978, New Stained Glass, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY. Travelled to: Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1977, California Glass Artists, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
1976, Art Association Center, Louisville, KY
1976, New Directions in Leaded Glass: Six Bay Area Artists, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1975, Smith-Anderson Galleries, Palo Alto, CA
1975, Habatat Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan
1975, Galeria del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA
1975, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1974, California Ceramics & Glass, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1974, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1974, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1974, Peter Mollica & Paul Marioni, Phillips-Allen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1974, Susan Rush Associates Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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Group Exhibitions: (continued)
1969, California Crafts, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1968, California Crafts Exhibit, Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
Related Arts Employment: Teaching , Lecturing and Collaborations
1987 Glasscraft Expo, Reno, Nevada.
1984 Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley, CA .
1983 Lecture tour of Japan including: Tokyo, Kobe, Miasa,
Kyoto, Nagoya and Osaka.
1982 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA .
1981 Sitka Center for the Arts, Otis, Oregon.
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1980 Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, Portland, Oregon.
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA.
1979 Art Dept., University of California, Davis CA.
1978 Organization of Women Architects, Oakland, CA.
1977 American Institute of Architects, Oakland, CA.
1976 Shasta College, Redding, CA.
1975 Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.
1985 Teaching assistant to Ed Carpenter and Tim O'Neill,
Architectural Stained Glass Workshop, Pilchuck
Glass School, Washington.
1984 Taught workshops based on my books: STAINED GLASS
PRIMER, VOLS. 1 & 2.
1983 Design workshop at Miasa Bunka Center, Miasa, Japan.
Workshops and Panels at "Portcon '83", San Diego, CA.
1981 Design workshop at Sitka Center for the Arts, Otis, OR.
Two design workshops at Glassworks, Saskatoon,
1980 Workshops at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts
1979 Workshop at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts
1977 Graduate Program Critique seminar at Fiberworks School,
1977-82 Summer workshops at Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA
1964-78 Taught privately in my studio, Berkeley, CA.
Fabricated two windows designed by Rowan LeCompte for the Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC.
Fabricated 64 laminated glass panels designed by Ed Carpenter for the Oakland Federal Building.
Peter Mollica, page 3
process) Entry windows and small windows
in various parts of the building, Northside
Community Center, San José,CA
2003, (in process) Entry windows and small windows in various parts of the building, Northside Community Center, San José,CA
Clerestory windows, Dublin Public Library, Dublin CA
2002, Rotunda Clerestory windows, Dublin Public Library, Dublin CA
Reading Room & Meeting Room windows, Hollywood Branch Library, Portland,
2001, Library-Meeting Room windows, Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos, CA
2000, Library & Entry clerestory windows, Christ the King Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, CA
2000, St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, NV
Clerestory Windows, William Knight Law Center, University of Oregon, Eugene,
1999, Stairway Clerestory Windows, William Knight Law Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1990, Cloister windows, House of Hope Presbyterian
Church, St. Paul, MN
1990, Cloister windows, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN
1985, 11 Entry windows, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
1978, Clerestory window, Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, CA
1978, Clerestory window, Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, CA
1978, Chapel window, St. Mary’s College High School, Albany, CA
1978, Chapel window, Jeanne D’Arc Manor Home for Elderly Women, San José, CA
1977, Clerestory windows, Christian Science Reading Room, Berkeley, CA
Public or Institutional Collections:
Museum fur Zeitgenossische Glasmalerei, Langen, Germany
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
1992 STAINED GLASS:A NEW DEFINITION, by Robert Kehlmann,
Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto, Japan.
1992 Fine Homebuilding Houses, 1992, The Taunton Press, Newtown, CT
1990 THE BEAUTY OF STAINED GLASS, by Patrick Reyntiens, Little
Brown & Co., Boston.
1989 CONTEMPORARY GLASS, by Susanne Frantz, Harry N. Abrams,
Inc., New York.
1989 ARCHITECTURAL GLASS: A GUIDE FOR DESIGN
PROFESSIONALS, by Andrew Moor, Whitney Library of Design.
1988 STAINED AND DECORATIVE GLASS, by Elizabeth Morris, Exeter
Books, New York.
1986 American Craft Magazine, Aug/Sept, American Craft Council, NY.
1985 Stained Glass Quarterly, Spring 1985.
1984 Stained Glass Quarterly, Fall 1984.
1981 THE LANGUAGE OF STAINED GLASS, by Robert Sowers, Timber
Press, Portland, Oregon.
Peter Mollica, page 4
1979 ARCHITECTURAL STAINED GLASS, by Brian Clarke, Architectural
1979 Glass: New Architectural Art, by Glass Magazine, Portland, Oregon.
1978 Craft Horizons Magazine, January 1978.
1977 TECHNIQUES OF STAINED GLASS, by Vincent O'Brien, Van
Nostrand Reinhold, New York.
1976 NEW GLASS, by Otto Rigan & Charles Frizzell, San Francisco
Book Co./ Ballantine Books, NY.
1976 STAINED GLASS, by Hill, Hill and Halberstadt, Schrimshaw Press,
Oakland, CA .
1976 STAINED GLASS FROM MIND TO LIGHT, by Narcissus Quagliata,
Mattole Press, San Francisco.
1975 Glass Art Magazine, June & October issues.
1974 STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, by Luciano, Hidden House Books,
Palo Alto, CA.