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My works imply the sum of elements such as light, optical effects, color, etc., need constancy to see them finished require a physical effort. Cold glass work allows me to spend some time, apply the color as if it were a canvas. In the background is to combine the pictorial with the sculptural, using a material such as glass, but always allowing the glass to be recognizable, identified and dignified. But all in one to develop volume.

Of all these aspects, none predominates over the rest, but rather they complement each other in a balanced way. Each piece has its own mystery, its own expressivity, and as I observe the reaction of the viewer to see my work, I find that each work has multiple readings and a thousand ways to look at it, to rotate it, to make light play in it and create spaces interiors that dialogue with the exterior. It is something “one and multiple” because of the varied points of view and aspects that the piece acquires. According to the term, I observe it, dialogue, and I devise a new one that expands the possibilities.

The relationship with my work is that, from the moment of the previous sketches, dialog with it, the development, I give it shape, I see how to approach it and how it behaves. Then one piece takes me to another, to another … I started with glass a long time ago, and maybe because it is something of the material, I propose values ​​in my work that will last.

Javier Gómez was born in 1957 in Pedro Bernardo, Ávila, Spain. He is a self-taught artist who had his first contact with glass in his family’s industrial glass workshop in 1971, where he learned the techniques of industrial glass, the basis of his later artistic development.

Javier Gómez and the City Hall of Alcorcón are founders of the MAVA – Alcorcón Art Museum of Glass in the greater area of Madrid, Spain. He is also lifetime artistic advisor of the museum.

MEVJG – Javier Gómez Glass Sculpture Museum is a museum dedicated to his works, Pedro Bernardo City Hall, Avila – Spain.

Works in museums and public locations

  • Musée Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France
  • Liége Glass Museum, Liège, Belgium
  • Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
  • Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of, Belgium
  • The Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
  • Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
  • Museum für Modernes Glass, Veste Coburg, Germany
  • The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, U.S.A.
  • Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, México
  • MAVA – Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
  • Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio, Segovia, Spain
  • Ayuntamiento de Pedro Bernardo, Ávila, Spain
  • CAM – Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Alicante, Spain
  • Asamblea de Madrid, IV Legislatura, Madrid, Spain
  • Casino de Juego Gran Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Museu do Vidro, Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • Glasmuseum Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany
  • Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, Spain
  • The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
  • CEART – Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
  • Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Glassmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld Lette, Germany

2019

  • PAN  Ámsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2018

  • Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, 46 International Glass Invitational, U.S.A
  • Art Breda, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands
  • PAN Ámsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands

2017

  • PAN Ámsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands
  • iglass 2017 Levant Art, Shanghai, China
  • Gallery Opening, Mulas y Pedrosa, Barceona, Spain
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2016

  • Nanjing University of the Arts, China, Exhibition of invited international and native teachers,
  • Etienne Gallery – Pan Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 35 Th Anniversary Show, Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
  • IGAF 2016 – International Glass Arts Festival, Huailai, China
  • Eye Catchers – Spanish Art, Arti Legi Gouda, The Netherlands

2015

  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • ‘En la piel del agua’ Museo Ruiz de Luna, Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • “Creatividad & melancolía” Facultad de Bellas, Madrid, Spain
  • 2015 -2016 Of Earth and Sand: Ceramics and Glass Works, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, U.S.A
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2014

  • 2014 – 2015 Afterview PAN, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands
  • PAN Ámsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands
  • GLIMPSE MAVA Museum, curated by Douglas Ribeiro, Madrid, Spain

2013

  • Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, 41 International Glass Invitational, U.S.A
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • ART 2013 Ultrecht, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands
  • PAN Ámsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands

2012

  • La Colección CEART – Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Fuenlanbrada, Madrid, Spain.

2011

  • Breekbaar Fragile, Contemporary European Glass from the Würth collection and loans, Kunstforum Würth Turnhout, Turnhout (Belgium)
  • Glasgal 25 Anniversary Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, 39 International Glass Invitational, U.S.A

2010

  • Fundación Alianza Hispánica, Exposición Anual del Fondo Fundacional, Madrid, Spain
  • Grassi Museum, für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, Alemania. Gefangenes Licht
  • Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, 38 International Glass Invitational, U.S.A

2009

  • Glass Inspiration, Burgdorf, Switzerland
  • Galerie De Glorie, Oosterbeek, Open Art Fair, Ultrecht, The Netherlands
  • Seven Contemporary Art, Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Habatat Galleries, Michigan, 37 International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition, U.S.A
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • GALERÍA Mun, ALMONEDA Fair, Madrid, Spain
  • Galería Mun, ARTEMANIA Fair, Madrid, Spain
  • Del plano a la escultura- MAVA- Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Spain

2008

  • European Glass Context, Art Museum at Bornholm, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2007

  • Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK. Connect Contemporary European Glass Art 2007
  • Galerie Nadir, Grenoble Foire d´Art Contemporain, France
  • Stop!Art, Number, Germany

2006

  • Coburger Glaspreis 2006, Cobuger, Germany
  • Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK. Connect Contemporary European Glass Art 2006
  • Galerie Nadir, Annecy, France
  • Galerie !K, Geleen, The Netherlands
  • Galerie Nadir, Annecy, France. Contemporanean Art Show Grenoble, France
  • Etienne & Van den Doel – Expressive Glass Art, Oisterwijk Sculptuur 2006, The Netherlands
  • De Glorie, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • Galerie Nadir, Annecy. ARTéNIM, Foire Internationale D´ART Contemporain, Nimes, France
  • Planete Verre, Chambre de Metiers et de L´Artisanat, Le Mans, France

2005

  • Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • Museo de la ciudad Casa de Polo, Vila Real – Castellón, Spain
  • Musée Atelier du Verre, Sars Poteries, France. De la feuille á la forme, expression d´ artistes

2004

  • Arco, Madrid, Spain. Stand of the city of Alcorcón
  • Galería Amdragos, Madrid, Spain
  • Galerie Hunziker, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Grupo Batik Art, Mac 21 – VII Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Marbella, Spain
  • Studio Glass Gallery, “Collect” Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Kanazawa 2004, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 5. Internationale Ausstellung Glasplastik und Garten, Munster, Germany
  • Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK
  • Glass Now, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • Galerie des Arts, La Magie du Verre et du feu, Lailly en Val- Loiret, France

2003

  • Galerie des Arts, Lailly en Val, Loiret, France. La Magie du Verre et du feu
  • Weru- glaskunstpreis 2003, Germany
  • Internationale Skulpturenausstellung, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, XII Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Galería Gaudi, Holland Art Fair, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Grupo Batik Art, Mac 21 – VI Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Marbella, Spain
  • Galería Gaudi, Porto Arte, Oporto, Portugal
  • Galerie L’ Eclat du Verre, Paris, France

2002

  • Studio Glass Gallery, London, UK.
  • Glasrijk Tubbergen 2002, The Netherlands
  • 4. Internationale Ausstellung Glasplastik und Garten, Munster, Germany
  • Galerie Kuhler, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Galerie L’ Eclat du Verre, Paris, France
  • Casa Decor´02, XX Exposición de Decoración, Madrid, Spain
  • Haggerty Museum of Art, Wisconsin, U.S.A. “Contemporary artists” glass from the collection of Mrs Ray Smith Jr. Exhibition containing works by Dale Chihuly, Harvey K. Littleton, Nicolas Africano, Lubomir Arzt and Javier Gómez.
  • Grupo Batik Art, Arte Sevilla, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Stand, The San Francisco
  • Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, Sevilla, Spain
  • Grupo Batik Art, Mac 21 – V Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Marbella, Spain.
  • Grupo Batik Art, 54º Frankfurter Art Fair, Germany
  • Galerie des Arts, La Magie du Verre et du feu, Lailly en Val- Loiret, France
  • Galerie des Arts, La Féte des Artistes Animaliers et de la Nature, October 2002 – January 2003, Lailly en Val- Loiret, France
  • Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio. Feria Arpa Valladolid, Spain

2001

  • Espaividre, Fundación Centre del Vidrio, Barcelona, Spain
  • Galería Quórum, X Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Sala Barna, Grupo Batik Art, Barcelona, Spain. Exposiciones de Febrero y Julio
  • Galerie Kuhler, Amsterdam, Holland. Leerdam Glass Art Fair
  • Weru- Glaskunstpreis 2001, Germany
  • Glasrijk Tubbergen 2001, The Netherlands
  • Fragilidad Fundida, Exposición Itinerante: Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain
  • Fragilidad Fundida, MAVA- Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
  • Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio, De Arte – I Feria de Galerías Españolas, Madrid, Spain
  • Galerie an der Ortze, Munster, Germany
  • Bienal del Vidrio, Caja Castilla la Mancha, Cuenca, Spain

2000

  • Galerie L, Kunst und Antiquitätenmesse, Hannover – Herrenhausen, Germany
  • Galerie L, Art Antique Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, IX Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Galería Quórum, Arte Sevilla – II Feria de arte contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
  • ARCO, Feria de Arte Internacional Madrid, Spain. Stand of the city of Alcorcón
  • Contemporary crystal and glass sculptures 17 countries between the Mediterranean and North Baltic, Liège, Belgium
  • 3. Internationale Ausstellung Glasplastik und Garten, Munster, Germany
  • Internationales Glassymposium Frauenau 2000, Germany
  • Fragilidad Fundida, Exposición Itinerante: San Sebastián, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Flamenc XXI expressions, Exposición Itinerante: Casa Elizalde, Barcelona; Ateneu Caixa Laietana, Mataró, Barcelona; Sala D´Exposicions del Castell de Cornella, Barcelona; Sala Capitulares, Ayuntamiento de Córdoba, Spain
  • Sala Barna, Grupo Batik Art, Barcelona, Spain. Exposiciones de Septiembre y Noviembre

199

  • Galerie L, Hamburg Fine Art Fair, Germany
  • Galerie L, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, “Spiegelsaal”, Hamburg, Germany
  • Galerie L, Art Antique Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, Arte Sevilla – Feria de arte contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
  • Glass Art Society, GAS Expo International II Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
  • ARCO, Feria de Arte Internacional Madrid. Stand of the city of Alcorcón
  • Sculptures in Contemporary Glass in Spain, Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio, Segovia, Spain
  • 20 years of Ayuntamientos democráticos, Recinto de los Castillos, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
  • Monumental Glass, Bornem, Belgium
  • “Transparencias. Vidrio Artístico Contemporáneo”, Portimao, Portugal
  • Eduma Galería de Arte, Mac 21 Feria Internacional de Arte, Málaga, Spain
  • Galería Quórum, VIII Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Eduma Galería de Arte, Feria de Arte de Ibiza, Spain
  • Galería San Jorge, INTERART Feria Internacional DÁRT, Valencia, Spain

1998

  • Galerie L, Kunst und Antiquitätenmesse, Hannover – Herrenhausen, Germany
  • Galerie L, Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, “ Spiegelsaal ”, Hamburg, Germany
  • Galerie L, Art Antique Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2. Internationale Ausstellung Glasplastik und Garten, Munster, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, VII Feria de Arte Santander, Spain.
  • “Volumen y forma” Museum of Art Glass of the city of Alcorcón – MAVA, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
  • Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, exhibition organized by Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • Fusión Gallery, Adelaide, Australia, joint exhibition with Gerry King

1997

  • Studio Maastricht International, Glass Ceramics Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Global Glass, Tucson, Arizona, 27th Annual G.A.S. Conference Glass art Society, U.S.A.
  • Galerie L, Art Antique Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, VI Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Galería Quórum, Arcale – I Feria de Arte, Salamanca, Spain
  • Philabaum Glass Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Galería Dionis Bennassar, Estampa 97 Feria Internacional del Grabado, Madrid, Spain

1996

  • Galerie de la Petrusse, Luxembourg
  • Studio Maastricht International, Glass Ceramics Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Exposition Internationale Sculpture Contemporaines en Cristal et Verre de 16 pays de L ‘Union Europeenne, Générale de Banque, Liège, Belgium
  • I.Internationale Ausstellung Glasplastik und Garten, Munster,Germany
  • Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany. This Year 25th Anniversary 1971/1996
  • Galerie L, Kunst und Antiquitätenmesse, Hannover – Herrenhausen, Germany
  • Hodgell Gallery, 3rd Annual Glass Invitational exhibition, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Galería Quórum, V Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Galería Quórum, “La Plástica en la Práctica”, Madrid, Spain

1995

  • Contemporary Art Glass Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Glass Now´17, 7 cities: Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Kyoto,
  • Shizuoka. Yamaha Corporation, Japan
  • Galerie L, Kunst und Antiquitätenmesse, Hannover – Herrenhausen, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, IV Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Construmat`95, Galería de Artistas, Revista del Vidrio Plano, Barcelona, Spain
  • 3-RD International Glass Symposium, CUKNO 95 GLASS, Lviv, Ukraine

1994

  • Glass Now´16, 7 cities: Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Kyoto, Shizuoka. Yamaha Corporation, Japan
  • Transparence Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
  • Galerie Art du Verre, Luxembourg
  • Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, III Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.

1993

  • Glas Galerie Douwe Dekker, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • Transparence Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
  • Construmat`93, Galería de Artistas, Revista del Vidrio Plano, Barcelona, Spain
  • Glass Now´15, 7 cities: Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Kyoto, Shizuoka. Yamaha Corporation, Japan
  • Galería Quórum, II Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Exhibition “Taking Hold of the Surrounding Space” in the Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark

1992

  • Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • Glass Now 92, 6 Cities: Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Shizuoka. Yamaha Corporation, Japan
  • Sculptures Contemporaines en Cristal et en Verre des Pays de la Communaute Europeenne, Liège, Belgium
  • Invitro Galerie, Hannover, Germany
  • The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 92, Japan
  • Galerie L, International Hannover Art Fair, Germany
  • Galería Quórum, I Feria de Arte Santander, Spain
  • Exposición de Artesanía del Valle del Tietar, Casavieja, Spain
  • LIII Exposición Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Kunsthaus am Museum Carola Van Ham, Die Kleine Skulptur, Germany
  • Galeria Infanta, Madrid, Spain
  • Galería Diez Alcolado, Madrid, Spain
  • Habatat Galleries, Annual International, Glass Invitational, Boca Ratón, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Exposición Subasta, Somalia Muere, Ayuntamiento de Getafe, Madrid, Spain
  • The Glass Art Society Conference, Mexico City, Mexico

1991

  • Habatat Galleries, The Tenth International Invitational Glass Show, Boca Ratón, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Glass Now 91, 6 Cities: Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Shizuoka. Yamaha Corporation, Japan
  • Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • Nomades del Vidre Barcelona 91/92, Corning France, Spain & France

1990

  • Galerie Place des Arts, Montpellier, France
  • Glass Now 90, 6 Cities: Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Shizuoka. Yamaha Corporation, Japan
  • Galerie L, International Hannover Art Fair, Germany
  • Galerie Gottschalk-Betz, “Biaf 90- 2nd Barcelona International Art Forum”, Spain
  • Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
  • Kurland / Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1989

  • European Contemporary Sculptures of Crystal and Glass, Générale de Banque, Liège, Belgium
  • Habatat Galleries, The 8th International Invitational Glass Show, Boca Ratón, Florida, U.S.A.

1987

  • XXXVIII Exposición de Artes Plásticas de Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Premio de Valladolid de Escultura, Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain