Verena Schatz

Graduated from the Glasfachschule (the College for Technical Glass) in Kramsach, 2003. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark, 2012, and from the Institute of Ceramic and Glass Arts at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, 2015.

She attended glass courses at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA; at the Pittsburgh Glass Centre, Pittsburgh, USA; at the Kalmar University (presently the Linnaeus University), Nybro, Sweden; and at the School of Design of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Bornholm.

She has participated in about 30 group exhibitions in Austria and abroad, in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, including: the Stanislaw Libenský Award 2012, Prague, the Czech Republic; Talente 2013, the Internationale Handwerksmesse München, Germany; the Vitrum Balticum VI. Optical Outlook, the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014; the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014, the European Museum of Modern Glass, Rosenau, Germany; the European Glass Experience, the Murano Glass Museum, Murano, Italy, 2014.

Verena is fascinated by the potential of glass to alter our visual experience. She uses this material to challenge our visual expectations and to pose questions on what reality is.