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IGS 2018: Jiří Pačinek glass

Datum narození/Birthdate: *23. 11. 1959

Země původu/Country of origin: U.S.A. / U.S.A.
Země současného pobytu/Country of present residence: U.S.A. / U.S.A.


1982 Cornell University B.S. 1982

Pracovní zkušenosti/Working experience

Currently: Owns and operates private glass studio with Marsha Blaker DeSomma in Santa Cruz, CA
2013 Odunpazari Glass Festival, Eskisehir, Turkey
2002-2004 Master Craftsman in Residence (Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School
2003 Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA Residency with Marsha Blaker DeSomma
2002 The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey Instructor for Inaugural Session
1998 Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School
1998 Crystal Arts Project, Waterford Crystal, Waterford, Ireland
1990-1995 Master Craftsman in Residence (Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School

Samostatné výstavy/Solo exhibitions

2016-2017 Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA “Into The Deep” Group Show
2015 William Morris Glass – Team Alumni: Dane Gallery, Nantucket, MA
2014 Texture and Tension: Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2013 Luminescence: Works in Glass Pajaro Valley Arts Council
2011 Team Blaker DeSomma Public Glass Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Triton Museum, San Jose CA
2008 Introspection, Expansion: Traver Tacoma, with Marsha Blaker- DeSomma
2008 Glorious Glass: Translucent and Opaque Curated by Margery Aronson The Arts Center, St Petersburg, FL
2007 Reflections of Italy Pajaro Valley Arts Council
2004 Collaborative Work - Are we Having Fun Yet? Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma L.H. Selman, Santa Cruz CA
2003 Museum of Glass Tacoma WA, Residency
2003 Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 “Team Chihuly” Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 New Faces in Contemporary Glass R. Duane Reed, St. Louis MO,
1998 Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA “Art of Glass”
1997 “Heir Apparent - Translating the Secrets of Venetian Glass” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Veřejné sbírky/Public Collection

  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA, Collection of the Museum
  • The Prescott Collection of Pilchuck Glass Artists, Seattle, WA
  • Safeco Corp. Glass Collection, Seattle WA
  • Collection of Jon and Mary Shirley, Medina WA
  • The Alvord Collection, Seattle WA