biography

MgA. Vaclav Rezac      (glass artist, glass designer)
In 1991 – 1995, he studied at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, field of glass blowing. Then he became a student of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he studied in 1995 – 2001 in the atelier of glass of Vladimír Kopecký.
He had a practical internship in the glass factory Moser a. s. in Karlovy Vary (1998).
Since 1997, he has regularly participated in international symposia, workshops and collective exhibitions both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
The author has featured as one of the prominent personalities of the younger generation of authors of studio glass. Contrary to many contemporary artists – glass-makers, who rather incline to the mould melting glass technique, he has based his concept of creation of the sculptures on using the aesthetics of the blowing forming of glass and sheet glass.
In addition to the free art creation from glass, Řezáč has been active in designing drinking glass, which is made in local glass firms. Nowadays, the author works on a project, the objective of which is to interconnect the world of the seeing with the world of the blind with the use of a drinking glass that is used by all of us every day. As a décor of the glasses, Václav Řezáč uses the Braille script for the blind.
After studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Václav Řezáč has been active in own production; furthermore, he also worked as a director of the Foundation Fund of Martin Buber that supports the development of education in the field of philosophy, theology, psychotherapy and art.
2006 – 2016 he worked as a manager of the mould melted glass studio Lhotský s.r.o.
Nowadays (since 2016) he works as an Associate Professor in Toyama city Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan.
His art pieces are represented in domestic as well as foreign public and private collections.
He is active as a glass artist and designer.
He lives and creates in Železný Brod, Czech Republic

 

Personel:
Address: Železný Brod, Czech Republic

Studies:

1991–1995

The High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, Hot shop, Železný Brod, Czech Republic

1995–2001

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Atelier of glass,        professor Vladimír Kopecký, Czech Republic
 2002-2003 Martina Buber Foundation, It supports the development of education in the fields of philosophy, theology and art.

Exhibitions:

1997

Students of Vladimír Kopecký – Gallery U prstenu, Prague, Czech Republic

1998

Student exhibition – Gallery Sirius, Prague, Czech Republic

2000

Terezín Intermediate summer 2000, Terezín, Czech Republic

2001

“Glass and flowers”, Cultural Center of the Japanese Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic

2001

“Through the souls” – graduated exhibition in Terezín (diploma work), Czech Republic

2001

“Kulminace” (Culmination), Terezín, Czech Republic

2001

Gallery Minke, Netherlands

2002

Gallery YoRash, Netherlands

2003

Gallery Nová síň, Students of prof. Vladimír Kopecký, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2003

Sovinec, Students of prof. Vladimír Kopecký, Czech Republic

2004

Gallery ve dvoře, “Glass objects 2004”, Litoměřice, Czech Republic

2008

European Glass Context 2008, Bornholn, Denmark

2009

Conections 2009, Gallery Mánes Prague, Czech Republic

2010

Lhotský s.r.o., Gallery Chlístov, Czech Republic

2010

GLASS – Graduates from 90 to 09 V. Kopecky, Galerie N, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

2011

Gallery Welti, Germany

2011

In search of Glass, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

2012

„Glass, cracks, glasses“, Gallery of Vlastimil Rada, Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

2012

„Glassfest“,  Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2012

„EKOGLASS“, Galerie DOX, Prague, Czech Republic

2012

„EKOGLASS“, Szklarska Poręba, Poland
2012 „Delayed Opening“, Gallery Chlístov – Lhtosky, s.r.o., Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
2012 „GLASS“, Gallery My, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
2012 „E- GLASS“, Muzeum Karkonoskie, Jelenieja Góra, Poland
2012 „Sklo“, Academy of Fine Arts, Center for Applied Arts, Innovation Center, Wroclaw, Poland
2013 „BACK ON THE ROAD“, DOX BY QUBUS Gallery – DOX Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
 2013 UMĚLECKÁ BESEDA – 150 years anniversary, Gallery N, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
2014 “SALON”, Galerie Vlastimila Rady  Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
2015 “SALON 2”, Galerie Vlastimila Rady Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
2015 „Studio Lhotský and guests“, Gallery Kotelna, Železný brod, Czech Republic
2015 „GLASS, prof. Vladimír Kopecký and his Students „, MA’MA Club Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2015 Glassfestival, Karlovy Vary
2015 „Exhibition in Exhibition“, Museum of Glass and Jewelery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
2015 SOFA Chicago, USA
2015 CONTEXT Art Miami, USA
2015 Denizli Glass Biennial, Turkey
 2016 SOFA Chicago, USA
2017 „MOSHI MOSHI“, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
2017 ETTYUA – Art Festa 2017, Toyama, Japan
2017 Takaoka Bunka Hall Culture, Japan
2017 Niikawa Branch of Kitanihon Gallery, Japan
2017 Tonami Branch of Kitanihon Gallery, Japan
2017 International biennale of glass 2017 Bulgaria, Sofia
2018 „Glass Artists from Hokuriku: Diversifying Glass Art“, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
2018 Sanyo Onoda Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Japan
2019 Metamorphosis of Senses, Gallery O2, Kanazawa, Japan
Symposium/workshop

1997

International glass symposium Nový Bor, Nový Bor, Czech Republic

1999

International architekture workshop – „Locating Terezín“, Terezín, Czech Republic

1999

International workshop of interior for University of architecture and design in Coburg, Germany

2000

International glass symposium in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2000, Czech Republic

2001

Welding workshop in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2001, Czech Republic

2001

International glass symposium in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2001, Czech Republic

2002

International glass symposium in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2002, Czech Republic

2003

International glass symposium in Terezín, TIL 2003, Terezín, Czech Republic

2003

International symposium „SHARING EXPERIENCES“, Halleforsnas, Sweden

2010

EKOGLASS 2010, Poland

2012

Summer Glass Workshop, High School of Glass in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

2015

Denizli Glass Biennial, Turkey
Practice:

1997

Glass factory Císařská huť, Praha, Czech Republic

1998

Glass factory Moser,a.s., Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2006 – 2016

Lhotsky studio - Mold melted glass studio in Pelechov, Czech Republic

Realisations:

1997

Design for Co. Palmolive – Colgate, s.r.o.

1998

Design for Co. Preciosa, a.s.

2014

Glass Awards International Advertising Festival PIAF (http://www.piafawards.com/)
Representation in the Collections:

2005

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

2008

Eastern Bohemia Museum in Pardubice, glass collection, Czech Republic

2012

The municipal Museum of Zelezny Brod, glass colection, Czech Republic