Thor Bueno is half Icelandic and half Spanish/Basque. He grew up surfing in southern California and started blowing glass in 1979. Studying as a painter with Italo Scanga, he received a BFA from University of California at San Diego and an MFA in Glass from Alfred University and went on to blow glass in 11 different countries. His work includes sculptural objects; decorative, functional objects; installations; and performance-based artworks. As a founding member of The B Team (a glass art performance organization), Thor received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and a Bessie Award from the New York Dance Theater Workshop. His work has been exhibited at the Frieze Art Fair (London), Muskegon Art Museum (Muskegon, MI), Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), and more. He has been an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School and resident artist at Penland School of Crafts.