Tim Tate is Co-Founder of the Washington Glass School and Studio. Tim’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and the Mint Museum. He is the subject of several articles in American Style, American Craft, and Sculpture magazines, as well as the Washington Post and Times newspaper reviews. He was also the 2010 recipient of the $35,000 Virginia Groot Foundation award for sculpture.

He taught in Istanbul in August 2007 and at Penland School on several occasions. In 2009 he received an award from the Museum of American Glass in New Jersey as one of the “Rising Stars of the 21st Century”. He received his Fulbright Award from Sunderland, University in England in 2012. He is also the founder of “Glass Secessionism”. Tim shows his work at numerous International Art Fairs, such as ArtBasel Switzerland, Art Miami, SOFA and Frieze, London.


2016 Scope New York, Habatat Gallery
2016 Palm Springs Art Fair, Habatat Gallery
2015 Scope Miami, Habatat Gallery
2015 SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery
2015 Wheaton Glass Weekend, Habatat Gallery
2015 Collective, New York, Wexler Gallery
2015 Art Palm Beach, Habatat Gallery
2014 SOFA Chicago, Habatat Gallery
2014 Art Aspen, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, Mi.
2014 Art Mkt San Francisco, Seager Gray Gallery, San Rafeal, Ca.
2014 Art Hamptons, Habatat Gallery
2014 Art Wynwood, Alida Anderson Projects
2014 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Habatat Gallery
2013 Context Art Fair during Art Basel Miami with Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, Ca.
2013 Houston Fine Art Fair, Habatat Gallery, Houston, Tx.
2013 Piazzo Bembo show during Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2013 Katzen Art Center, American University Museum, Video solo show, “Sleep Walker”, Washington, DC
2013 Habatat International Show, Royal Oak, MI.
2012 Orlando Art Museum, 50 Years Of Glass, Orlando, Fla.
2012 Mesa Art Center, Decidedly Digital, Tempe, Ar.
2012 Arkansas Art Center, Digital Dialogs, Little Rock, Ak.
2012 Blue Spiral Gallery, Glass Secessionism, Asheville, NC
2012 St. Petersburg Museum Of Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Creative Cohesion, London, England
2012 SOFA New York with Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012 Art Palm Beach with Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011 Art Miami at ArtBasel Miami with Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
2011 SOFA Chicago with Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011 Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.
2011 Milwaukee Art Museum, The New Materiality
2011 La Luz de Jesus 25th Anniversary Show, Los Angeles, Cal.
2011 Taubman Museum, Solo Video Exhibit, “The Waking Dreams Of Magdelena Moliere, Roanoke, Va.
2011 Catherine Edelman Gallery, “21st Century Sideshows” Chicago, Ill.
2010 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, Ca.
2010 Fuller Museum, The New Materiality
2010 Red Dot during ArtBasel Miami, Oxenberg Fine Art, Miami
2010 “Open Season”. Flanders Gallery, N.C.
2010 “Cold + Hot”, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2010 Habatat International Show, Habatat, Michigan
2010 “Dead Or Alive” – Museum of Art and Design, New York City.
2010 “Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries Of Craft” – Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Mass.
2010 SOFA Chicago, with Habatat, Michigan
2010 Scope – ArtBasel, Switzerland, Micaela Gallery
2009 Miami International Art Fair, Projects Gallery
2009 Red Dot during ArtBasel-Miami with Projects Gallery and Alida Andersen Projects
2009 SOFA Chicago with Maurine Littleton Gallery
2009 Wheaton Arts Glass Weekend with Maurine Littleton Gallery
2009 L.A. Art Fair with Steps Gallery, London
2009 Palm Beach 3 with Maurine Littleton
2008 Steps Gallery, London, England
2008 Bridge Art Fair during ArtBasel with Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
2008 Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, Ca.
2008 Habatat Gallery, Berkshires, Ma.
2008 SOFA Chicago, with Maurine Littleton Gallery
2008 Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. (solo)
2008 Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, Ca. (group show)
2008 Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Ill. (group show)
2008 Jane Sauer Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico (solo)
2008 Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany
2007 FLOW Miami with Duane Reed Gallery/St. Louis,Mo.
2007 S.O.F.A Chicago, with Maureen Littleton Gallery
2007 Glass Weekend, Wheaton Village, New Jersey with Maureen Littleton Gallery
2007 S.O.F.A. New York, with Jane Sauer Gallery
2007 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum
2007 Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Md (solo)
2006 Smithsonian American Art Museum , Luce Foundation Center for American Art , Washington, DC 2004 Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (solo)
2001 Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery Washington, DC (permanent collection)
1994 S.O.F.A. Chicago / Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL


2014 Brilliance Award – Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, Mi.
2013 Curators Pick….Habatat Invitational, Royal Oak, Mi.
2012 Fulbright Scholar, Sunderland University, Sunderland, England
2012 Critic’s Choice Award, Habatat International Invitational, Royal Oak, Mi.
2012 Speaker, GAS Conference on Glass Secessionism
2011 Board of Trustees, Creative Glass Center, Millville, NJ.
2010 Virginia Groot Foundation Award for Sculpture – $35,000 first prize
2009 “Rising Star of the 21st Century” award, Museum of American Glass, N.J
2009 Artist Fellowship Award, District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Council
2008 Instructor : Penland School of Crafts, Penland, N.C.
2008 First Place , Niche Award for Blown Glass, 2008
2008 Speaker – Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Luce Center for Education, quarterly lectures entitled “The Tim Tate Talks”
2007 Special Honoree ,Best of Fine Arts DC by the Urban Artists Alliance
2007 First Place, International Artist Competition Art-Interview Magazine/Gallery 24, Berlin
2007 Instructor , Glass Furnace , Istanbul, Turkey
2006 Published in “50 Most Distinguished Glass Artists” IL Publishers / London
2006 Board Member, Renwick Alliance
Mint Museum, Permanent Collection
Katzen Art Center / American University, Permanent Collection
University of Richmond Art Museum, Permanent Collection
University of Virginia Art Museum, Permanent Collection
Vanderbilt University, Permanent Collection
2004 Out Magazine People of the Year 2004, Out 100
ArtBaltimore, Best in Sculpture , Baltimore Convention Center
“Art and Healing” Society for the Arts in Healthcare Conference (SAH)
Washington, DC, Keynote Panelist
2003 Mayor’s Art Award – Outstanding Emerging Artist 2003, Washington, DC
2002 Artist Fellowship Award, District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Council
2001 Washington Glass School and Studio, Founder and Co-Director
National Capital Art Glass Guild Board Member
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Permanent Collection
2000 Triangle Artist Group, Founder
1998 Art Against AIDS, Co-Director