Artist: Petr Hora

Cast glass
  • Contemporary Czech glass has had a strong influence on the studio art glass movement worldwide. Pioneers such as Stanislav Libensky, who came into prominence in the late 1940s, trained the next generation of artists in cast glass for small and large-scale sculpture. Petr Hora began his studies in 1965 at the Applied College of Glass-making in Zelezny Brod, where Libensky acted as Director. In 1971, after his studies at the Glass-making School near Trebon, Hora began working at the Beranek glass factory in Skrdlovice. Hora advanced with the company, and in 1987 he became the Director. Because of the political changes in Czechoslovakia in 1992, all the factories that had been taken over by the government were returned to the original owners. This event was the catalyst for Hora’s establishment of his own studio.

  • 1980 – Applied Arts Quadriennial, Erfurt (Germany)
    1983 –  Bavarian State Award and gold medal, Munich (Germany)
    2004 –  Michigan Glass Month Award of Excellence
    2006 –  Jurors Award – Muskegon Institute of Art – Award of Excellence

  • solo exhibitions
    1997, 1998, 2000 – Heller Gallery, New York (USA)
    1999, 2001, 2003, 2006 – Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton (USA)
    2002 – Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak (USA)

    group exhibitions (selection)
    1983 – Internationale Handwekmesse Munich (Germany)
    1984 – Rozen Galerie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    1985 – Galerie d´Amon, Paris (France)
    1989 – International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa (Japan)
    1991 – Gallery Poitiers, Poitiers (France)
    1991 – International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa (Japan)
    1993 – Czech and Japan Glass Festival – Prague, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagano
    1994 – Gallery Schalkwijk, Schalkwijk (The Netherlands)
    1994 – Czech Glass, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    1995 – Galleria San Niccolo, Venice (Italy)
    1995 – Portrait der Meister, Munich (Germany)
    1995-1999 – Heller Gallery, New York (USA)
    1996-2008 – Habatat Gallery, Michigan (USA)
    1997-2008 – Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton (USA)
    2001 – Habatat Gallery – International Glass Exhibition in Beijing and Shanghai
    2003 – Bohemian Glass Exhibition of Fascination – Czech embassy, Tokyo (Japan)
    2007 – Habatat Gallery, Virginia (USA)
    2007 – Pismo gallery, Colorado (USA)
    2008 – Habatat Gallery, Chicago (USA)