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GLASS  ARTIST

Born on 24.06.1953 in Tallinn

1977 – 1985 Estonian Art Academy, speciality of glass

since 1985 – freelance artist

  • Association and Membership

    Estonian Glass Artists Union

    Estonian Artists’ Association

    Glass Art Society (USA)

    Centro Studio Vetro (Murano-Venice)

    „ON”group, founding member

    Ydi group, founding member

  • Works in Public Collections

    Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn

    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning - USA

    Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark

    Frauenau Glass Museum, Germany

    Deutsches Museum, Munich

    Ningbo Glass Museum, China

    All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts, Moscow, Russia

    Pope’s Artistic Collection, Vatikan

    Centre del Vidre de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Gus-Khrustalny Glass Museum, Gus-Khrustalny, Russia

    Bohemia Hall, Novy Bor, Czech Republic

    Ministry of Culture of Lithuania, Vilnius

    Estonian Art Fund, Tallinn

    Museum of Estonian Art Academy, Tallinn

  • Awards

    2014

    Recognized Glass Artist 2012/2013 (Estonian Glass Artists Union Glass Award)

    Tallinn City Award of Honour

    National Culture Award for creative accomplishments in 2013

    2013

    The Cultural Endowment of Estonia Annual prize for solo exhibition “Cool Glass”

    Elected as Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Arts

    2011 - The prize on the Fifth Russian Triennial of glass art “Steklo 2011”

    2006 - “Broken Wall” – Winner of Commissioned Sculpture in front of the Foreign Ministry of Estonia in Tallinn (co-authors graphic Kuulo Vahter and architect Ain Rööpson)

    2001 - The Silver Prize on the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa

    1999 - The Annual art prize named after Estonian artist Kristjan Raud

    1988 - The prize on the Baltic Applied Art Triennial IV

    1986 - The Annual Prize from Estonian Artists’ Union

  • Solo and Group Exhibitions 2017 - 2016

    2017

    "On the Waves of Life“, Raegalerii, Kuressaare – Estonia

    “Umwelt. 12+1Estonian Glass Artists”, Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn - Estonia

    Initiative exhibition, Ningbo Glass Museum, Ningbo – China

    2016

    "High Water“ Viinistu Art Museum, Viinistu - Estonia

    "On the Edge of the World“ Museum of Vastseliina Episcopal Castle, Vastseliina - Estonia

    "Coming Back“, Galerii XX, Panevezys - Lithuania

  • ... 2015 - 2006

    2015

    "Memory Code“ University of Tartu Art Museum, Tartu - Estonia

    "Ghost Waters“ Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn - Estonia

    Forst Glas Galerie, Munich

    2014

    “Klaasijukõrdisõ” - Võru County Museum, Estonia

    2013

    “Cool Glass” - , Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia

    „Kontrasty” - All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts, Moscow, Russia

    2012

    “Creative Cycle”, Gentle Gallery, London, London, UK

    Art Gallery in Tartu, Estonia

    2011

    First Glas Galerie, Munich

    Loes van Reek Gallery, Alkmaar, Netherlands

    2010

    Illmer Gallery, Osnabrück, Germany

    2006

    “Dialog” - Gallery „Žizn Stekla”, Moscow, Russia

    Galerie Marie Christin Marschalek, Vienna, Austria

    World Meridiens Gallery, San Diego, California, USA

    First Glas Galerie, Munich, Germany

  • ... 2005 - 1996

    2005

    “Fragmented Light”, Gallery Viviann Napp, Tallinn, Estonia

    2004

    “Tartu Tvist”, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia

    First Glas Galerie, Munich, Germany

    Glas Galerie Linz, Linz, Austria

    2003

    “Ivo Lill – L”, The Gallery of Art School, Haapsalu, Estonia

    2002

    “Venezia Vetro”, Galleria Rossella Junck, Venice, Italy

    Glas Galerie Linz, Linz, Austria

    First Glas Galerie, Munich, Germany

    Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Wimberley and Galveston, USA, TX

    2001

    “3+3 Dimensions”, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

    First Glas Galerie, Munich, Germany

    2000

    Guinness Gallery, Dublin,

    “3+3 Dimensions”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn

    1999

    “Der Affe und das Glas”, Kunstlerhaus, München,

    First Glas Galerie, Munich, Germany

    1997

    Art Gallery De Muelenaere & Lefevere, Oostduinkerke, Belgium

    1996

    Galeria XX , Panevezys, Lithuania

  • ... 1995 - 1985

    1995

    Art Gallery De Muelenaere & Lefevere, Oostduinkerke, Belgium

    Transparence Gallery, Brussels,Belgium

    1994

    First Glas Galerie, Munich, Germany

    1992

    Transparence Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

    1991

    Essener Glasgalerie, Essen, Germany

    1990

    “Belvedere”, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

    Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

    1989

    Sculptors’ Salon, Riga, Latvia

    Tallinn Museum of Applied Art, Estonia

    1987

    Adamson-Eric’s Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

    Vilnius Art Salon, Lithuania

    1986

    Tallinn Art Salon, Estonia

    1985

    “Reflections”, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Participation in Exhibitions 2017 - 2016

    2017

    7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial “Time Difference”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

    2016

    “GlassJazz 2016”, Panevezys - Lithuania

    “2D”, International Glass Biennale 2016, Museum of New Art, Pärnu - Estonia

    "Siin ma olõ", Võru County Museum, Võru - Estonia

    "Civilization 2: the Trouses of Time", Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union, Estonian Martitime Museum Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn

  • ... 2015 - 2006

    2015

    “Harmony III”, Haus Gallery, Tallinn

    2014

    “Born/Made”, The Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union, Tartu Art House, Estonia

    Vitrum balticum VI. Optical Outlook. M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

    “2D”, The Museum of new Art in Parnu, Estonia

    “Zu Gas: Estland”, Estonian Glass Art in Germany, Ersting Ernsting Gallery, Coesfeld, Germany

    2013

    “Light”, Rapla County Center of Contemporary Art, Rapla, Estonia

    “The Milky Way”, The Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union, Rakvere Gallery, Estonia

    “From Sand…”, Reigi parsonage, Hiiumaa Island, Estonia

    “Harmony”, Haus Gallery, Tallinn

    2012

    “Contemporary Estonian Glass Art”, Museum of Glass Art on Yelagin Island, St. Petersburg, Russia

    “Grand Fragility”, The Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union, Tallinn Art Hall

    “Contemporary Estonian Glass Art” Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn

    “Sincerely, Yours ... “, The Museum of new Art in Pärnu, Estonia

    2011

    Fifth Russian Triennial of glass art “Steklo 2011”, All-Russian

    Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts , Moscow

    The Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union “Pair”, Kullo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

    Voice of Glass, Latvian Art Academy, Riga

    2010

    “Jukebox”, Estonian-Finnish glass exhibition, Nuutajarvi, Finland

    “Estonian Glass”, Westfalisches Landesmuseum fur Industriekultur, Glashutte, Gernheim, Petershagen, Germany

    “Conditions”, Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union, Gallery of Design and Architecture, Tallinn

    Glass Poetry, The Museum of New Art in Pärnu, Estonia

    2009

    Connections 2009 – Contemporary European Glass Sculpture, MANES

    Gallery – Foundation Czech Art Fund, Prague, Czech Republic

    2008

    International glass exhibition, Stavanger Art Center, Norway

    2007

    “2nd Glass Festival 2007 Luxembourg”, Asselhorn, Luxembourg

    “Round”, Albu Manor House, Jarva County, Estonia

    “State of Affairs”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia

    “Born from Sand”, Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia

    “Estonian Glass 70: the best of 10 years”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn

    2006

    “Glass Prize 2006”, Kunst Sammlungen der Veste Coburg – Coburg, Germany

    “Beautiful”, the Annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artists’ Union, Art Gallery, Tallinn

  • ... 2005 - 1996

    2005

    “Tendence Lifestyle” International Fair in Frankfurt, Frankfurt – Germany

    “Broken Things”, Jaani Seek Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

    2004

    “La Puissance du Verre - Power of Glass” contemporary glass in Troyes Museum, Troyes, France

    “Roos on roos on roos” ON-group exhibition, Haapsalu City Gallery and Parnu New Art Museum

    “Focus”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

    “Maritima”, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

    2003

    “Biennale Internationale Dell´Arte Conteporana”, Florence - Italy

    “Annual exhibition of YDI group”, Tallinn, Estonia

    “Roos on roos on roos” ON-group exhibition in Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

    “A thing at Hand” Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

    2002

    “Facing the Sea” Estonian Marine Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

    “Ydi V”, annual exhibition, The Museum of new Art in Parnu, Estonia

    “From Pieces”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Tallinn

    “Vitrum Balticum II” Museum of Ceramics, Kaunas, Lithuania

    2001

    “The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2001”, Japan

    “Nordic Glass 2000 - Glass without Boundaries”, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

    “Ydi IV”, annual exhibition, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn

    2000

    Galerie du mas Gauzin Campestre et Luc, - France

    “Nordic Glass 2000 - Glass without Boundaries”, Copenhagen — Finnish

    Glass Museum — Tallinna Art Hall — Riga — Berger (2000 – 2002)

    “Eurofire in the Land of Liege”, Liege, Belgium

    1999

    International GAS (Glass Art Society) EXPO II, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa - U.S.A., Florida

    “A Gathering of Glass” 7th Annual glass exhibition, Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Wimberley, Galveston, USA, TX

    1998

    The Second Venice Glass Biennale “Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998”, Venice, Murano - Italy

    “2nd Russian Triennial of Glass”, All-Russian Museum of

    Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts, Moscow

    1997

    “60 Years of Estonian Glass”, Tallinn, Estonia

    “Exhibition of International Designer Glass”, Hadeland Glassverk, Jevnaker, Norway

    1996

    “Glass in Japan ‘ 96”, 7th Glass Triennial, Tokyo Odakyu Museum of Art, Japan

  • ... 1995 - 1985

    1995

    “Glass Now 17th”, Tokyo-Hamamatsu-Nagoya-Osaka – Japan

    “ON” group exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland

    1994

    “Estonian Glass”, Hvitcat Art Gallery, Luoma, Finland

    1992

    “Art and Design from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania”, Hamburg - Hannover - Kiel, Germany

    “Applied Art from Estonia”, 10th European Cultural Days in Karlsruhe 1992, Karlsruhe, Germany

    1991

    International exhibition of glass sculptures, Galerie Glaswerk, Berliin

    Baltic Applied Art Triennial V, Tallinn, Estonia

    1988

    “Experimental Textile and Glass”, Riga, Latvia

    Baltic Applied Art Triennial IV, Tallinn, Estonia

    1987

    “Estonian Art”, Moscow - Soviet Union

    “Design in Soviet Union”, Stuttgard, Germany

    1986

    “Cosmos in Art”, Moscow, Russia

  • Symposiums

    2017 - 1st Ningbo International Glass Art Conference, Ningbo, China

    2016 - 2nd International Glass Symposium “GlassJazz”, Panevezys, Lithuania

    2014 - 1st International Glass Symposium “GlassJazz”, Panevezys, Lithuania

    2013 - International Hot Glass Symposium “Impression”, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu

    2010 - International Hot Glass Symposium “Poetry of Glass”, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu

    2007 - 2nd Glass Festival 2007 Luxembourg, Asselhorn

    2004 - 2nd International Hot Glass Symposium “Maritima”, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu

    2003 - 1st International Hot Glass Symposium “Fire and Water”, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu

    2002 - 32nd Annual GAS Conference “Sources of Inspiration”, Amsterdam - Netherlands

    1999 - 29th Annual GAS (Glass Art Society) Conference “Sizzling Sands”, Tampa - USA, Florida

    1998 - 28th Annual GAS (Glass Art Society) Conference “Eastern Reflections”, Seto, Japan

    1998 - GlasKon’ 98: Glas, Architektur, Technik, Munchen, Germany

    1995 - 5th Internationa Glass Symposium, Frauenau, Germany

    1991 - 4th International Glass Symposium, Frauenau, Germany

    1990 - International Creative Symposium on Glass, Gus-Khrustalny, Russia

    1988 - III International Glass Symposium IGS III, Novy Bor, Czech Republic

  • Main Commissions

    2002 - Trophies for the Eurovision song contest

    1994 - Glass sculpture “The Right to Hope”, programme “One World Art” in cooperation with International Earth Art Exhibition. The piece is travelling on the exhibitions all over the world started from Johannesburg, South Africa in August 1995

    1993 - Glass sculpture “The Trinity”, the gift to the Catholic Pope John Paul II from the Union of Estonian Churches, Pope’s Artistic Collection - Vatikan

    Exclusive gifts of the President of the Republic of Estonia, Annual prizes for Union of Estonian Theatres, Estonian Drama Theatre, Estinian National Opera, he Black

    Nights Film festival, Prize of television company TV3” Estonian Pride” etc.

  • Documentaries

    1998  - “Fogscraper”, director Peeter Brambat

    1995 - “You are welcome to the world of glass – Ivo Lill”, director Peeter Brambat

    1994 - “The Right to Hope: Ivo Lill”, ZDF, Germany & Estonian TV

    1991 - “Mare vitreum”: about the glass artists Ivo Lill, Eve Koha and Vello Soa, Estonian TV & Bigstars Filmproduction, Finland, director Peeter Brambat