David Reekie


‘In his depiction of Humdrum situations and our all-too-often inconclusive and inadequate responses, Reekie is prepared to chance a degree of risk unmatched by any other maker. He is only interested in exploring edeas; his glas must illuminate these purposefully. Unlike many of his contemporaries the intrinsic beauty of glass holds little fascination for Reekie; in his work the material must be pressed into the service of narrative and comment. His telling explorations of humankind’s obsessions are unique in contemporary British Glass and they tread a fine line between comedy and tragedy’

Born 1947 Born: Hackney, London

Education 
1967-70 Stourbridge College of Art
1972-73 Birmingham College of Art Education
1975-80 Fellow in Glass, Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts

Awards
2001 A Human Oddity ? A Millennium Commission for Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, West Midlands.

Exhibitions
2008 Palm Beach3, USA Thomas R Riley Galleries Exchange of Information, Dan Klein Associates
Collect V&A Museum, London
2007 Palm Beach3, USA Thomas R Riley Galleries Verriales
Galerie Internatinale Du Verre, Biot, France
2006 Palm Beach3 Contemporary, USA. Thomas R Riley Galleries
2005 Talking to Strangers, One man show at Thomas R Riley galleries, Cleveland, Ohio
21st Century British Glass, Danial Katz Gallier/ Dan Klein associates, DUAL VISION, The Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection,
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, SOFA New York, Thomas R Riley Galleries, The Art of Craft, Medici Gallery, London
Glass Collectors Weekend, Wheaton Village, New Jersey, Verriales 2005. Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France
2004 Palm Beach Contemporary, USA. Thomas R Riley Galleries the Human Condition. The Figure in British Art 1950-2002 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
British Glass Biennale

Commissions
2001 A Human Oddity ?. A Millennium Commission for Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, West Midlands.
2000 A Captive Audience ?. The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
1990 Glass Heads, Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge, Dudley Arts Council
1987 Ove Arup & Partners, Structural Engineers Award, Lloyds Building, London Hop Studios,
Melville Lion, London Clerici Barry Associates, Lighting, London
1982 Jolly Brewers Public House, Lighting, Lincoln

 

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