Gasch-Muche, Josepha

ARTWORKS

German artist Josepha Gasch-Muche studied painting and drawing at Academy of Fine Arts in Trier, Germany.  Early on she absorbed the teaching of her professor and Bauhaus member, Boris Kleint, a student himself of the school’s core teacher and theorist, Johannes Itten.  The Bauhaus explorations of the essential “materiality” of substances have had a clear influence on Gasch-Muche’s work.  She originally experimented with other materials, but in 1998 started working with very thin, industrial liquid crystal display glass.  Breaking it into shards, she arranges them, by the thousands, into s

Simple geometric forms, which simultaneously reflect and absorb light.

In 2014 her solo exhibition Light Phenomena in Glass was organized by the Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, Germany.  Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Musée Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland; the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH; and the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China.

BIOGRAPHY

1974–1980 studied Drawing with Günter Swiderski

1982 studied Graphic Design and Etching at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Trier

1980–1983 studied Painting with Prof. Boris Kleint

Josepha Gasch-Muche lives in Alfeld, Lower Saxony

AWARDS

2006 : Coburger Glaspreis, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

2006 : The Bombay Sapphire Prize, The Bombay Sapphire Foundation, London

2007 : Silver Prize, The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa (Japan)

2008 : Bayerischer Staatspreis

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2001 Kreissparkasse Hildesheim

2002 Galerie „Vom Zufall und vom Glück“, Hannover / Hanover

2005 Alles ist Licht, Galerie B, Baden-Baden

2007 Licht-Llum, Galerie Lorch + Seidel, Berlin (mit / with Kazue Taguchi)

2009 Adolf Luther – Josepha Gasch-Muche, Galerie Niagara, Düsseldorf (mit / with Adolf Luther)

2010 Lichtgalaxien aus Glas, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München / Munich

2010 Lichtschichten, Gallery B, Baden-Baden

2011 Mutable Materiality, Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Lichtphänomene aus Glas, Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim

GROUP EXHIBITONS & ART FAIRS (selection)

2003 Internationale Glasmalerei der Gegenwart im Wandel, Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum, Linnich

2004 Salon Salder – Neues aus Niedersächsischen Ateliers, Salzgitter

2006 Coburger Glaspreis für zeitgenössische Glaskunst in Europa, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

2007 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa (Japan)

2007 Glas der Gegenwart in der Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau

2008 Le Verre, Orangerie du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth, Versailles

2008 Noir & Blanc, Musée-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries

2009 Connections 2009, Galerie Mánes, Prag / Prague

2009 Salon Salder – Neues aus Niedersächsischen Ateliers, Salzgitter

2010 Material Expression, Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Four in One, Galerie Lorch + Seidel, Berlin

2010 Salon Salder – Neues aus Niedersächsischen Ateliers, Salzgitter

2011 Materials Revisited, 10. Triennale für Form und Inhalte, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

2011 Éclats, Musée Würth, Erstein (Frankreich / France)

2012 Glasstress, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut

2013 Revelations, Le salon des métiers d’art et de la création, Grand Palais, Paris

2013 Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris

2014 Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2016 Jeu de matières, Exposition de sculptures, CULTUREINSIDE.gallery, Luxembourg

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

Glasmuseum Hentrich, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf

Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum, Linnich

Musée Mudac, Lausanne

Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld-Lette

Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München / Munich

VGH Versicherungen, Hannover / Hanover

Museum Würth/Künzelsau

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Corning Museum of Glass, New York, NY

Musée-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries

Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Kerry Centre Hotel, Peking / Beijing

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai / Shanghai

22 Nov 2018 : Fantastic review

 M. Pisani, reputable art critic in Luxembourg, shares his thoughts and impressions about the “Discover Brixy” exhibition taking place