Pavel Trnkabiography

1948 Born in Podebrady, Czech Republic.
1963-67 Studied at The Secondary School of Glass at Zelezny' Brod.
1967-73 Studied at The Academy of Applied Art in Prague(Professor Stanislav Libensky''s glass studio).
1973- Started to work as a contemporary glass sculptor in Prague, Czech Republic
2004-08 Works as a visiting professor of Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.


1976 third prize in the competition organized on the occasion of the International Year of women, CZE
1983 first prize in the competition connected with the "National" Station on the B line of the underground railway in the Prague - a glass fountain (flat glass and stainless steel), CZE
1986 Diplom-Erfurt, 4. Quadrionnale, DEU
2007 Gold Prize - "The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2007", JPN

Individual exhibitions

1982 Galerie ve vezi, Melnik, CZE
1987 Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris, FRA
1988 Werkstatt-Schule/Galerie, Hannover-Dohren, DEU
1989 Galerie Rob van den Doel Paris, Clara Scremini Gallery, Den Haag, NLD
1990 Davison Galeries, Seattle/WA, USA
1991 Heller Gallery, N.Y., USA
1993 Kunst From Galerie Linden Albat+Wirsam Softwarehause, Arnbruck, DEU
1994 Galerie Rob van den Doel, Den Haag, NLD
1997 Galerie bratri Capku, Praha, CZE
2004 Nove Straseci Museum, CZE
2005 Hiro Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, JPN
2006 gallery-BAU, JPN
2007 gallery-BAU, JPN Czech Center, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Japan, JPN
2008 Phenomenon of colour, Hiro Gallery Izukogen, Shizuoka, JPN
2009 Phenomenon of colour, galerie Havelka, Praha, CZE


Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze, Praha, CZE
Museum of the North Bohemian Region of Liberec
Museum of Glass and Costume Jewellery at Jablonec nad Nisou
Maravian Gallery in Brno
Museum Czech Arts, Pardubice
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Glass museum Ebeltoft
Musee des Art Decaratifs, Paris
Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma, JPN
Museum van der Togt, Amstelveen
Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, JPN