PETER MOLLICA               


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



Solo Exhibitions:

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


Peter Mollica,   page 2


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,

                                                Saskatchewan, Canada.

                1980                        Workshops at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts

                1979                        Workshop at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts

                1977                        Graduate Program Critique seminar at Fiberworks School,

                                                Berkeley, CA.

                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



Selected Commissions:


2003,   (in process)  Entry windows and small windows in various parts of the building,  Northside Community Center, San José,CA

2002,   Rotunda Clerestory windows, Dublin Public Library, Dublin CA

2002,   Entry, Reading Room & Meeting Room windows, Hollywood Branch Library, Portland, OR

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


1999,   Stairway Clerestory Windows, William Knight Law Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

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,   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


1973,   Entry window, Fiberworks School, 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



Bibliography: (continued)


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.