Tyler Kimball Biography

Tyler Kimball has been working with glass as his main medium since 1999. Prior to returning back to his hometown of Kansas City to build his glass studio, Kimball lived and worked as a glass artist in Seatle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Currently Kimball owns and operates Monarch Glass Studio in the historic 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri.

Kimball has shown work in galleries and museums internationally. Additionally, Kimball has been invited to multiple colleges and institutions  throughout the United States as a visiting artist. Some of his more recent artist in resident stints were located at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington and a month long featured artist residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts.

Kimball works with transparency and line-play to achieve motion and pattern in his glass. He is always pushing the limits of color, pattern and shape. Furthermore, Kimball's iconic shuttlecock sculptures and his installation components he has created work in collaboration with the Leopold Gallery + Art Consulting.

Kimball's work has been added to many collections throughout the country, including private collections of  the Kempers and Soslands, as well as the permanent collections of Salem State University and the Columbus College of Art and Design.