Simone Crestani

At the age of 15, he left high school and was employed as a glassworker at Massimo’s Lunardon workshop in San Giorgio, Perlena, Veneto, Italy, 2000–2010. In 2010, he opened his own glass studio in Camisano Vicentino, Veneto, Italy.
He has experience in glass at the studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – instructor; the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 2014, 2015 – instructor; the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, USA, 2016 – instructor.
He has participated in many residencies, public demonstrations and lectures, including: the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2015 – artist-in-residence; the 4th Denizli Glass Biennale, Turkey, 2016 – guest artist; the Corning Museum of Glass – artist-in-residence, 2016; GAS conference 2018 – demonstrating artist.
He has taken part in many individual exhibitions, including: Tensioni Sublimi, Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna, Italy, 2017; Homage to Actaeon, Gallerie Alexandre Biaggi, Paris, 2016, and been involved in many group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including: Homo Faber, Fondazione Cini, San Giorgio island, Venice, 2018; Le Banquet, the special group exhibition for the show Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2015; Flow, Arte Italiana e Cinese in dialogo, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, Italy 2017; Doppia Firma, the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, the Modern Art Gallery of Milan.
Two of his artworks are included in the collection of the MUSA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
He says he is an artisan first, before being an artist. Creating a new piece, he tends to follow his instincts. His glass creations are testaments to art, craftsmanship and our connection with nature.