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Anna Skibska uses glassmaking techniques in a masterly fashion likes to reveal the metamorphoses of forms. Using a small acetylene torch, she ‘stretches’ glass rods, creating slender and transparent threads, that are then folded and joined to create ethereal, perfectly balanced sculptures. Embroidering the ‘incorporeal’ mass of the glass with the same ability as a sculptor Anna Skibska manages to create imperceptible compositions of glass, “geometric spiders’ webs” on which light plays, crystallising like frost on a winter’s morning, revealing the Euclidean nature of the frozen water crystals. A play between the visible and invisible that leads to the essenceabsence of gravity and the lightness of her compositions.

“Trained as an architect, then in fine arts, now recognized as a sculptor of glass, I am not interested in glass per se. It is only one medium that conveys my thoughts, embodies my visions. I work with space, time, light. Sometimes I do collages, photography, film. Sometimes I design small sculptural forms like jewelry. Sometimes I design interiors—just for my proper, artistic hygiene. I believe that architecture is a crown for art, sound and silence, light and dark, not mere brick and steel. Architecture and art are strongly connected: Fine arts do not decorate architecture; architecture is not a shell for fine arts. They are an integral part of each other, and this relationship interests me, as do monumental forms. I develop my thoughts via a unique technique that serves me well: I like to wrap space, embrace time, and trap light, working on them simultaneously from the same beginning.”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Museo del Vetro, Venice, Italy
2012 “Anna, Anna Skibska” Film Premiere IMA, San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park, Friday Harbor, Washington
2012 Anna, Anna Skibska, IMA, San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park, Friday Harbor, Washington
2012 Q, Rainier Club, Seattle, Washington
2011 Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2009 Church of Skibska, Oysterville, Washington
2008 Anna Skibska Follow The Line. The Path To Form, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2007 Sculpturesite, San Francisco, California
2006 No Exit, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2006 Landscape with Stars, Studio Centralia, Tucson, Arizona
2003 In The Neighborhood, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2002 National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
2002 Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2001 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
2001 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2000 Anna Skibska, Galleria San Nicolo’, Venice, Italy
2000 One: Millennium Series, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington (catalog in preparation)
1999 Anna Skibska, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon (catalog published)
1999 Anna Skibska: About the Tower, Film premiere, St. Elizabeth Church, Wroclaw, Poland
1998 Anna Skibska, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1998 Grand Studio, TV Polska SA, Wroclaw, Poland
1998 Anna Skibska, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
1997 From behind…, National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
1997 Anna Skibska, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1997 Anna Skibska, Miller Gallery, New York, New York
1997 Pictures of Glass, Gallery of Modern Art DESA, Wroclaw, Poland
1996 Anna Skibska, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1995 Simple Pieces of Furniture, Domek Miedziorytnika, Wroclaw, Poland
1994 Look at my eye…, Gallery Na Odwachu, Wroclaw, Poland
1993 Stained Glass Sculpture, Permanent Installation, Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pennsylvania
1992 National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
1992 Presentating Dragon A.S. & Peacock EGS: Anna Skibska and Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz, Wroclaw, Poland
1991 A.S. Exhibition, Gallery of Modern Art Na Solnym, Wroclaw, Poland
1990 Stained Glass? (Two), Gallery Theater STU, Cracow, Poland
1990 Anna Skibska, Galerie D.M. Sarver, Paris, France
1990 International Meetings of Open Theater, Gallery of Open Theater Center, Kalambur, Wroclaw, Poland
1989 Pictures of Glass No. 6, Gallery of Modern Art DESA, Wroclaw, Poland
1988 Drawings of Glass, Gallery of Modern Art DESA, Wroclaw, Poland
1988 Stained Glass, Theater STU, Cracow, Poland
1987 Stained Glass, St. Clement Hofbauer Church, Wroclaw, Poland
1987 Pictures of Glass, Gallery of Modern Art DESA, Wroclaw, Poland
1987 Stained Glass?, Gallery of Theater STU, Cracow, Poland
1986 Gallery of Modern Art DESA, Wroclaw, Poland,
1986 Gallery of Modern Art DESA, Wroclaw, Poland,
PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS
2012 Perkins Coie LLP, Portland, Oregon
2011 Perkins Coie LLP, Bellevue, Washington
2010 New Castle Library, Issaquah, Washington (in preparation)
2009 Appaloosa Library, Scottsdale, Arizona
2008 EFG Eurobank, Athens, Greece
2008 Musee-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
2007 Ivy Hotel, san Diego, California
2006 Memorial Hospital, Savannah, Georgia
2006 Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona
2005 Cristalla, Seattle, Washington
2004 Ryan, Swanson and Cleveland PLLC, Seattle, Washington
2004 Mario’s, Portland, Oregon
2003 Seattle Public Library, Rainier Beach Branch, Seattle, Washington
2003 Columbia Tower Club, Seattle, Washington
2002 Jury Room, New King County Courthouse, Seattle, Washington
2002 Swedish Hospital Cancer Center, Seattle, Washington
2001 Swedish Hospital Cancer Center, Seattle, Washington
2001 Gateway Center, Bank of America, Charlotte, North Carolina
2001 Northwest Airlines, Chicago, Illinois
2001 PONCHO, Seattle, Washington