vaclav-rezac

Capturing Chance in Time The Czech

Glass artist Václav Řezáč builds a relationship in his works between precision and chance — proving that discipline does not negate serendipity, and this in itself can be a way to tune in to the world around us. Uniting two distinct techniques, his works combine the vitality of hot glass with the cool precision of cast glass into a mold. For Řezáč, glass is a material of both chance mutations and precisely calculated processes; both hot and cold; both molten and solid. His works oscillate between fluid and fixed states, trying to make tangible what would otherwise remain immaterial. In addition to the fine 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.

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 in Prague, Atelier of glass, professor Vladimír Kopecký, Czech Republic
  • 2002 – 2003   Martin Buber Foundation, It supports the development of education in the fields of philosophy, psychotherapy, theology and art
Profession
  • Since 2019 teacher, Glass studio, Department of Design, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 2016 – 2019   Associate Professor in Toyama city Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan
  • 2006 – 2016   Studio Lhostky, Czech Republic
Exhibitions
  • 2022   The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2022, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2022   L’Ame du verre, Czech Center in Paris, France
  • 2022   Universe - Museum of glass and jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • 2022   Struck by Storm and Serenity - Museum Portheimka, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2021   Everything and Nothing, Gallery Kuzebauch, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2021   Greetings from Toyama / 30 years of Czech glass in Japan, Museum Portheimka, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2021   Souls of glass, Museum of glass and jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • 2021   International Biennale of Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria 2021 International Glass and Ceramics Biennale 2021, Cultural Community Center Den Breughel, Haacht-Belgium
  • 2021   Thirty Years of Toyama Institute of Glass Art - Forms for the Future, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
  • 2019   Panoramic, Daiichi Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
  • 2019   International Biennale of Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2019   Naked, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
  • 2019   Metamorphosis of Senses, Gallery O2, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2018   Sanyo Onoda Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Japan
  • 2018   „Glass Artists from Hokuriku: Diversifying Glass Art“, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
  • 2017   International biennale of glass 2017 Bulgaria, Sofia
  • 2017   Tonami Branch of Kitanihon Gallery, Japan
  • 2017   Niikawa Branch of Kitanihon Gallery, Japan
  • 2017   Takaoka Bunka Hall Culture, Japan
  • 2017   ETTYUA – Art Festa 2017, Toyama, Japan
  • 2017   „MOSHI MOSHI“, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
  • 2016   SOFA Chicago, USA 2015 Denizli Glass Biennial, Turkey
  • 2015   CONTEXT Art Miami, USA
  • 2015   SOFA Chicago, USA
  • 2015   „Exhibition in Exhibition“, Museum of Glass and Jewelery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • 2015   „GLASS, prof. Vladimír Kopecký and his Students „, MA’MA Club Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2015   „Studio Lhotský and guests“, Gallery Kotelna, Železný brod, Czech Republic
  • 2015   “SALON 2”, Gallery of Vlastimil Rada, Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
  • 2014   “SALON”, Gallery of Vlastimil Rada, Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
  • 2013   UMĚLECKÁ BESEDA – 150 years anniversary, Gallery N, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • 2013   „BACK ON THE ROAD“, DOX BY QUBUS Gallery – DOX Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012   „Sklo“, Academy of Fine Arts, Center for Applied Arts, Innovation Center, Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2012   „E- GLASS“, Muzeum Karkonoskie, Jelenieja Góra, Poland
  • 2012   „GLASS“, Gallery My, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • 2012   „Delayed Opening“, Gallery Chlístov – Lhtosky, s.r.o., Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
  • 2012   „EKOGLASS “, Szklarska Poręba, Poland
  • 2012   „EKOGLASS “, Galerie DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012   „Glassfest“, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • 2012   „Glass, cracks, glasses “, Gallery of Vlastimil Rada, Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
  • 2011   In search of Glass, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2011   Gallery Welti, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2010   GLASS – Graduates from 90 to 09 V. Kopecky, Gallery N, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
  • 2010   Lhotský s.r.o., Gallery Chlístov, Czech Republic
  • 2009   Conections 2009, Gallery Mánes Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2008   European Glass Context 2008, Bornholn, Denmark
  • 2004   Gallery ve dvoře, “Glass objects 2004”, Litoměřice, Czech Republic
  • 2003   Sovinec, Students of prof. Vladimír Kopecký, Czech Republic
  • 2003   Gallery Nová síň, Students of prof. Vladimír Kopecký, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2002   Gallery YoRash, Netherlands
  • 2001   Gallery Minke, Netherlands
  • 2001   “Kulminace” (Culmination), Terezín, Czech Republic
  • 2001   “Through the souls” – graduated exhibition in Terezín (diploma work), Czech Republic
  • 2001   “Glass and flowers”, Cultural Center of the Japanese Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2000   Terezín Intermediate summer 2000, Terezín, Czech Republic
  • 1998   Student exhibition – Gallery Sirius, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1997   Students of Vladimír Kopecký – Gallery U prstenu, Prague, Czech Republic
Symposium/workshop
  • 2015   Denizli Glass Biennial, Turkey
  • 2012   Summer Glass Workshop, High School of Glass in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic
  • 2010   EKOGLASS 2010, Poland
  • 2003   International symposium „SHARING EXPERIENCES “, Halleforsnas, Sweden
  • 2003   International glass symposium in Terezín, TIL 2003, Terezín, Czech Republic
  • 2002   International glass symposium in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2002, Czech Republic
  • 2001   International glass symposium in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2001, Czech Republic
  • 2001   Welding workshop in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2001, Czech Republic
  • 2000   International glass symposium in Terezín – Terezín Intermediate summer 2000, Czech Republic
  • 1999   International workshop of interior for University of architecture and design in Coburg, Germany
  • 1999   International architekture workshop – „Locating Terezín “, Terezín, Czech Republic
  • 1997   IGS - International glass symposium Nový Bor, Nový Bor, Czech Republic