Patrik Illo

Graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Arts,Lednické Rovne, Slovakia, 1992. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Glass, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1998.


Study visits to: the University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1997; Colle Val d’Elsa, Toscany, Italy, 1997; the Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France, 1999, 2010.

Head lecturer of the Glass Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia from 2010.


External Chief Designer for KROSNO S.A, a famous Polish glassware factory based in Krosno, 2006-2009. From 2008 External Chief Designer for Slovakian glass manufacture Rona a.s.  He also designs for Czech glass manufactures, among others Moser and Crystalex.

He has been granted several awards for his design and fine arts, such as: Design Plus Award (for innovative design) , 2006.; Form 2008, a prize granted at the Ambiente Frankfurt Fair, Germany, 2008; National Award for Design-Appreciation, the Slovak Design Centre, Slovakia, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009.

His works have been presented in over 40 individual exhibitions and more than 100 group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and in the USA.

His art and design is presented in museums throughout the world, including: the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; the Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland; Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic; Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia; Museum of Artistic Glass, St. Petrograd, Russia.

Curator of several exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Russia, Finland and Estonia.