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IVANA MAŠITOVÁ

GLASS ARTIST

* 1961, Česká Lípa, Czech Republic


Reference/Reference

“Czech glass artwork – it is a phenomenon that has been fascinating the world since tens of decades. Czech glass artists initiated the creation of such unique glass artefacts and they have been perfecting this art since many years, they are at the head of the current development trends. Ivana Mašitová was a student of professor Stanislav Libenský in Prague, Czech Republic. He, a world-known modern glass art icon, and his wife and collaborator, Jaroslava Brychtová, are considered leading 20th century glass artist worldwide. Thanks to her talent and creativity, Ivana Mašitová has been considered one of his best students since the very beginning of her artistic career creating extraordinary glass sculptures, objects and architectural works using manifold technologies. After many years in this art field, in addition to talent and creativity, she has extensive experience and ability to master any project with unique results and this is reason why she is a renamed artist both in her own country and abroad. And this is the reason why she is considered the follower of professor´s highly professional creativity principles and his enormous success.”

Prague, March 2018
PhDr. Sylva Petrová, professor emeritus at University of Sunderland, UK, freelance curator, author of the book České sklo (Czech Glass) (2001).

 
„Sklářská umělecká tvorba Čechů je fenomén, kterým je svět po desítky let fascinován. Čeští skláři iniciovali vznik unikátních uměleckých děl ze skla, po léta je zdokonalují a stojí v čele jejich vývoje a aktuálních trendů. Ivana Mašitová studovala u světoznámé ikony moderního skla, profesora Stanislava Libenského v Praze (Česká republika), který je spolu se svou ženou a spolupracovnicí Jaroslavou Brychtovou považován za nejvýznamnějšího tvůrce světového skla dvacátého století. Ivana Mašitová byla díky svému talentu a kreativitě od počátku své umělecké dráhy považována za jednu z jeho nejlepších studentů ve tvorbě mimořádných skleněných plastik, objektů i v architektonických pracích na základě nejrůznějších technologií. Po letech práce v oboru má kromě talentu a kreativity také rozsáhlé zkušenosti a schopnosti zvládnout jakýkoli projekt s jedinečnými výsledky, a je díky tomu dobře známa doma i v zahraničí. Proto je také považována za následovnici profesorových vysoce profesionálních zásad tvorby, ale i pokračovatelku jeho úspěchů.“

V Praze, březen 2018
PhDr. Sylva Petrová, emeritní profesorka University of Sunderland, UK, kurátorka ve svobodném povolání, autorka knihy České sklo (2001).

Vzdělání/Education

  • 1976–1980: Specialized School of Glass making, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic
  • 1980–1988: Academy of Applied Arts, Atelier of Professor Stanislav Libenský, Prague, Czech Republic

Zastoupení ve sbírkách/Public Collections

  • Victoria and Albert museum, London, UK
  • Corning Museum of Art, Corning, USA
  • Brooklyn Museum of Arts, New York, USA
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • Museum van Sierkunsten, Gent, Belgium
  • Kunstsammuluhgen der Veste, Coburg, Germany
  • National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Regional Museum, Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
  • Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Museum of Glass and Jewellery, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • East Bohemian Museum, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Ocenění/Awards

  • 1989 1st price, Jugend-Gestaltet-Preis, Munich, Germany

Výstavy/Exhibitions

  • 2017 Tyler Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015 Glass Gallery, Rouen, France
  • 2014 Gallery of Art, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2013 Czech Glass, Köln Am Rhein, Germany
  • 2012 Gallery Transparence, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2012 Festival of Glass, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • 2011 Art Glass Gallery, Villach, Austria
  • 2010 Julia Art Gallery, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2009 Czech Glass, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2008 Czech Glass, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2007 Glass Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 2006 Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005 Glass Gallery, Schalkwijk, Netherlands
  • 2005 Gallery of Cats, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2004 Gallery Clara Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2003 Glass Sculptures, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2003 Prof. Libenský and his students, Chicago, USA
  • 2002 Minea Gallery, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • 2002 Stanislav Libensky and his School, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Japan
  • 2001 Glass Museum, Nový Bor, Czech Republic
  • 2001 Minea Gallery, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • 2001 Gallery W, Nový Bor, Czech Republic
  • 2000 Maureen Littleton Gallery, Washington DC, USA
  • 2000 Contemporary Czech Glass Sculpture, Takayama museum, Japan
  • 1999 Nakama gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998 Czech Glass, Heilbronn, Germany
  • Glass in architecture, Beijing, China
  • 1997 North Bohemian Museum, Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 1997 Glass and Light, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1997 Plaza Art Gallery, Toyama, Japan
  • 1996 Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK
  • 1996 Art temporis, Paris, France
  • 1995 Gallery Groeneveld, Almeo, Netherlands
  • 1995 BGallery, Baden Baden, Germany
  • 1995 Gallery Prager Cabinet, Salzburg, Austria
  • 1994 Gallery Sanske, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1994 World Glass Now, Sapporo, Japan
  • 1994 World Glass Now, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan
  • 1994 Central Bohemian Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1993 Days of Czech culture, Munich, Germany
  • 1993 Center of Art Glass, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1993 Art Glass Centre, Schalkwijk, Netherlands
  • 1993 Glass Prague Price, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1993 Heller Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1992 Miller Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1992 Glass Gallery, Grabenhof, Austria
  • 1992 Glass Sculpture, House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 1992 The Azabu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991 Gallery Bohm, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1991 OB ART, Paris, France
  • 1991 Glass Gallery, Hittfeld, Germany
  • 1991 Exposition internationale Glass, Rouen, France
  • 1991 Configura 1, Fine Art in Europe, Erfurt, Germany
  • 1990 Gallery Center, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1990 Essener Glass Gallery, Essen, Germany
  • 1990 Congress House, Munich, Germany
  • 1990 Trade Fair of Arts, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1989 Diplomatic Club, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1989 Jugend-Gestaltet-Preis, Munich, Germany
  • 1989 Gallery Transparence, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 1989 Czechoslovak Glass Art, Chartres, France