Artist: David Reekie

  • My work is influenced by man’s reaction and adaptation to the society in which he lives.  We live in a world that grows more complex and difficult to comprehend, with its tensions and temptations that pulls us in different directions.  These conflicts provide ideas from which I create characters and situations and provide me with a constant source of material for my work.  I devise surreal settings showing how we try to cope with the very limited and purely imagined space that we have created for ourselves.

    My main medium is glass and over several years I have developed my own lost wax casting technique.

     

    David Reekie was born in Hackney, London in May 1947 and studied Glass and Ceramics at Stourbridge College of Art 1967-70. In 1975-1985 he was awarded a Fellowship in Glass by Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts. In 1976 he was one of the founder members of British Artists in Glass.  From 1976-86 he lectured in glass at North Staffordshire Polytechnic. He moved to Norwich in 1986 where he set up his own studio. In 1988 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study Alternative Architectural Glass in U.S.A.

     

    From 1994-97 he was appointed an International Council Member to Pilchuck Glass.  In 1998 he was short listed for the Jerwood Prize for Glass and his work was selected for exhibition at the G8 Summit in Birmingham. In 2002 he was appointed a member of the Advisory Council for North  Lands Creative Glass, Scotland. In 2004 David was invited to attend a reception given at Buckingham Palace to celebrate British Design.

    He was invited to lecture at Collect, V&A Museum, London in 2005. In 2006 his work was

    short listed for Coburg Glass Prize, Germany. In 2007 he was invited to speak at CGS

    Conference ‘Looking into Glass’ and in 2008 he was a speaker at the Creative Pathways Symposium at the University of Wolverhampton UK.
    In 2009 David did a Residency at South Australia School of Art, in Adelaide and also lectured at the University of SA .

  • Portsmouth Museum & Art Gallery

    Broadfield House Glass Museum

    Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln

    Pilkington Glass Museum, St Helens

    Norwich Castle Museum, Contemporary Glass Collection

    Glasmuseum Ebletoft, Denmark

    Crafts Council Collection, London

    Victoria & Albert Museum, Contemporary Glass Collection, London

    Manchester City Art Galleries

    Musee-Atelier du Verre de Sars Poteries, France

     

    The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

    Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, USA

    Tutsek Foundation, Munich, Germany

    Shipley Art Gallery

    Glass Art Fund, Strasbourg, France

    National Museum of Scotland

    Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA

    Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

  • Awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study Alternative Architectural Glass in U.S.A.1988

    Short Listed for Jerwood prize 1998

    Short listed for Coburg Glass Prize 1996

  • 2005           

    Collect 2005, Crafts Council, V&A Museum, London

    21st Century British Glass, Daniel Katz Gallery, London

    Palm Beach Contemporary, USA. Thomas R Riley Galleries

    The Art of Craft, Medici Gallery, London

    DUAL VISION, The Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection,

    Museum of Arts & Design, New York

    SOFA New York, Thomas R Riley Galleries

    Glass Collectors Weekend, Wheaton Village, New Jersey

    Verriales 2005. Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    Talking to Strangers, One man show at Thomas R Riley galleries, Ohio USA

    SOFA Chicago, USA, Thomas R Riley Galleries

    The Human Condition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

    2006

    Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA,

    Thomas R Riley Galleries

    Coburg Glass Prize for Contemporary Glass in Europe, Kunst Sammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany.

    V&A Museum Showcase, Crafts Council, London

    Verriales 2006, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    2007

    Collect, V&A Museum London, Scottish Gallery.

    Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, Thomas R Riley Galleries

    Glass Weekend 07, Wheaton Village, New Jersey, USA

    Verriales 2007, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    SOFA Chicago, USA, Thomas R Riley Galleries

    2008

    Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

    Collect, V&A Museum, London, Scottish Gallery

    Exchange of Information, One Man show, Dan Klein Associates, London

    Myths & Legends, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

    Glass Routes, Bilston, Wolverhampton

    SOFA Chicago, USA, Thomas R Riley Galleries
    Pan Amsterdam , Etienne Gallery

    Goya’s Les Caprices, Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France

    Verriales 2008, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

    British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge

    pAn Amsterdam, Etienne Gallery

    Noir & Blanc, Musee du Verre, Sars Poteries, France

    2009

    Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

    Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, Scottish Gallery
    38th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, USA

    SOFA Santa Fe, USA
    Glass Weekend 08, Wheaton Village, New Jersey, USA
    Clearly Drawn, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
    Melting Point, Pyramid Gallery, York
    SOFA Chicago, Thomas R Riley Galleries
    pAn Amsterdam, Etienne Gallery

    2010

    Art Walk,  Hong Kong, Koru Gallery Contemporary Art