Dana Zámečníková

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1968. She participated in a programme led by the architect Gottfried Böhm, Aachen University (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, 1968–1969. Graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (VŠUP)in Prague at the Studio of Architecture led by Josef Svoboda, 1972.

Zámečníková worked in SIAL – the famous architecture studio run by Karel Hubáček, Liberec, Czechoslovakia, 1968–1991. She has obtained teaching experience as a course instructor and lecturer, including: the Glass Art Society conference, Mexico City, Mexico, 1992; the Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2007; the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Glass Symposium, 2009; the Second International Symposium in Architectural Glass, Sunderland, UK, 2012; and many times at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA.

She has been granted several awards, including: the Special Prize (Sonderpreis), Glaskunst ’81 Kassel, Kassel, Germany; the Gold Award at the Kristallnacht Project, the American Interfaith Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1992; the Grand Prize at the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan, 1992.

She has presented her works in the Czech Republic, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. She has participated in around 30 individual exhibitions, including: the Heller Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2002; Gallery Nakama, Tokyo, Japan, 1988, 1992, 2003; Pokorná Gallery, Prague, 2002, 2007; Kampa Museum, Prague, 2005. She has participated in many group exhibitions, including: the Venice Biennale 1988, Venice, Italy; Global Art Glass Triennial, Borgholm Castle, Sweden, 1999; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1999; the American Craft Museum (currently: the Museum of Arts and Design), New York, 2000; Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Takayama, Gifu, Japan, 2000; Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark, 2009; The Biennale Kijkduin 2011.Glass, light and sound, The Hague, the Netherlands, 2011; the International Museum of Glass (Galerie Internationale du Verre), Biot, France, 2013.

Her works are to be found in many international public collections, including: the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA; the Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Louvre Palace, Paris, France; Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan; Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich, Germany. She has realised many projects in public spaces, for instance a permanent installation in Corning Inc., Corning, 1993.

Her objects and installations are based on colours and layers of glass, as well as on various meanings and themes.

She enjoys gardening.