Ivana Mašitová – Energy Power
Born 1961 in the Czech Republic // 1976–1980 Glassmaking School Kamenický Šenov // 1980–1988 Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Studio of professor Stanislav Libensky (Czech Republic) // 1989 1st Prize, Jugend-Gestaltet-Preis, Munich (Germany) // 2021 Bronze Medal “Lorenzo il Magnifico”- International Award Winner for Sculpture ROYAL, Florence Biennale, XIII. International Exhibition of Contemporary Art and Design (Italy) // 2021 Artist of the Month – December 2021, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Dallas (USA)
Public Collections (selection)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK) // Corning Museum of Glass, New York // Brooklyn Museum, New York (USA) // National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan) // Museum voor Sierkunst, Gent (Belgium) // Coburg-Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg (Germany) // National Gallery Prague, Prague // Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Prague // Regional museum in Zdar nad Sazavou, Žďár nad Sázavou // Moravian Gallery, Brno // Museum of Glass and Jewellery, Jablonec nad Nisou // East Bohemian Museum, Pardubice (Czech Republic)
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.