Ivana Masitova
Glass Sculptor

Glass Sculptor

Ivana Mašitová is a Czech Glass Artist and Contemporary Glass Artist. She creates mainly Cast Glass Sculptures. Her works are included in many major modern art collections, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum London United Kingdom, Corning Museum of Glass New York USA, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Japan, National Gallery Prague the Czech Republic and many others.

“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

“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 artists 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 the reason why she is a renowned artist both in her own country and abroad. And this is the reason why she is considered the follower of the professor’s highly professional creativity principles and his enormous success.”

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

 
“The glass artistic work of the Czechs is a phenomenon that has fascinated the world for decades. Czech glassmakers initiated the creation of unique works of art made of glass, have been perfecting them for years and are at the forefront of their development and current trends. Ivana Mašitová studied with the world-famous icon of modern glass, Professor Stanislav Libenský in Prague (Czech Republic), who, together with his wife and collaborator Jaroslava Brychtová, is considered the most important creator of world glass of the twentieth century. Due to her talent and creativity, Ivana Mašitová was considered one of his best students from the beginning of her artistic career in the creation of extraordinary glass sculptures, objects and architectural works based on various technologies. After years of working in the industry, in addition to her talent and creativity, she also has extensive experience and the ability to handle any project with unique results, making her well-known at home and abroad. That is why she is also considered a follower of the professor’s highly professional principles of creation, but also a successor to his achievements.”

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

Education/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

Representation in collections/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, Ghent, 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

Awards/Awards

  • 2021 Artist of the Month | December 2021, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • 2021 Bronze Medal “Lorenzo il Magnifico”- International Award Winner for Sculpture ROYAL (Collection Mysterious Fans), Florence Biennale, XIII.International Exhibition of Contemporary Art and Design, Florence, Italy
  • 1989 1st prize, Jugend-Gestaltet-Preis, Munich, Germany

Exhibitions

  • 2023 Red Moon Contemporary Art Glass Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

– Melbourne Design Week

  • 2023 Broft Galleries, Lerdamm, the Netherlands
  • 2023 Contemporary Glass Society UK, United Kingdom

– Expanding Boundaries

  • 2022 Red Moon Contemporary Art Glass Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

– Europe Contemporary Art Glass Exhibition

  • 2022 Habatat Detroit Fine Art, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

– Glass Art Fair 2022 – Habatat’s 50th Glass International Exhibition – UN International Year of Glass 2022

  • 2021 Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

– SOLO EXHIBITION (1Dec – 31Dec)

  • 2021 International Biennale of Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2021 Florence Biennale XIII.International Exhibition of Contemporary Art and Design, Florence, Italy
  • 2021 Broft Galleries, Lerdamm, the Netherlands

– SOLO EXHIBITION

  • 2019 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 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
  • 2009 Czech Glass, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2008 Czech Glass, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2007 Glass Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 2006 Art Museum, Taipei, Tchaj-wan
  • 2005 Glass Gallery, Schalkwijk, the Netherlands
  • 2004 Gallery Clara Scremini, Paris, France
  • 2003 Prof. Libenský and his students, Chicago, USA
  • 2002 Stanislav Libenský and his School, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Tchaj-wan
  • 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
  • 1998 Glass in Architecture, Beijing, China
  • 1997 Plaza Art Gallery, Toyama, Japan
  • 1996 Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK
  • 1996 Art Temporis, Paris, France
  • 1995 Gallery Groeneveld, Almeo, the Netherlands
  • 1995 BGallery, Baden Baden, Germany
  • 1995 Gallery Prager Cabinet, Salzburg, Austria
  • 1994 Gallery Sanske, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1994 World Glass Now, Sapporo, Japan
  • 1994 World Glass Now, Hiroshima | Tokyo | Osaka, Japan
  • 1993 Days of Czech Culture, Munich, Germany
  • 1993 Center of Art Glass, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1993 Art Glass Centre, Schalkwijk, the Netherlands
  • 1993 Glass Prague Prize, Prague, the Czech Republic
  • 1993 Heller Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1992 Miller Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1992 Glass Gallery, Grabenhof, Austria
  • 1992 The Azabu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991 OB ART, Paris, France
  • 1991 Glass Gallery Hittfeld, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1991 Exposition Internationale Glass, Rouen, France
  • 1991 Configura 1, Fine Art in Europe, Erfurt, Germany
  • 1990 Essener Glass Gallery, Essen, Germany
  • 1990 Congress House, Munich, Germany
  • 1990 Trade Fair of Arts, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1989 Jugend-Gestaltet-Preis, Munich, Germany
  • 1989 Gallery Transparence, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 1989 Czechoslovak Glass Art, Chartres, France
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