Colin Reid

Born 1953

  Foundation Course, St Martins School of Art
1978-1981 BA (1st Class Hons) Stourbridge School of Art,
1981 -2011  Independent glass artist running own studio

Selections & Awards:
  Winner of Peoples Prize, British Glass Biennale
2007  Research grant, Arts Council of England
2006  Winner of Glass Sellers Prize, London
2004  Reception for British Design at Buckingham Palace with Queen and Prince Philip
2003  Honorary Life Member Contemporary Glass Society

Selected Solo Exhibitions
 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh          
2004  Contemporary Applied Arts, London (2 person show)
Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington DC
2002  Etienne Van Den Doel, Den Haag, Holland
2001  Galerie B, Baden-Baden, Germany
2000  Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington DC
Lancaster Museum, Lancaster
Municipal de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcon, Madrid

Selected Commissions
  ‘Cavendishii Musa Table’ cast glass and steel, W:146cm. commission for Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House
2010  ‘Spiral’ Cast glass and Portland Stone. H:160cm Commission for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines             
2009  ‘Fragments of Information’ Fibreglass and stainless steel, H: 9m Leicester University Library
2006  ‘Stepping Stones’ and ‘Children’s Zone’ Dursley Library, Gloucester
2006  ‘Celtic Cross’ cast glass and basalt. H: 140cm. St Johns Church, Copthorne, Sussex
2005  ‘Glass Curtain’ cast glass curtain installation. H: 150cm Private commission, Paris
2004  ‘Ikthus’ ACE Award prize. W:55cm; Victoria & Albert
2003  ‘Cipher Stone’ landmark artwork for UK Government,Cheltenham, UK H:200 W:250cm; two casts in optical glass weighing 250 & 300kg each
2002  ‘Ephemeral Cube’ collaborative piece with composer Rob Godman.Gloucestershire Digital Arts Forum
1999  ‘Bamboo Scroll’ cast glass and steel. Commission for Shanghai Public Library              
Selected Public Collections:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Corning Museum of Glass, New York
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles
Kunstmuseum der Stadt Dusseldorf, W. Germany
Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Japan
Musee de Design et d’Arts Appliques/Contemporains, Switzerland
Hergiswil Glass Museum, Luzern, Switzerland
Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Norfolk County Museum, Norfolk
Hokkaido Museum of Art, Japan
Craft Council Collection, London
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley
Otaru City Collection, Otaru, Japan
QE II Arts Council of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Auckland Museum & Institute, Auckland, New Zealand
Bellerive Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art. Racine, Wisconsin

J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Koganezaki Crystal Park, Kamo-Mura, Japan
Ernsting Stiftung,  Coesfeld-Lette,  Germany
Museo Contemporáneo Del Vidrio Ciudad De Alcorcón, Madrid
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz,  Dresden,  Germany
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin
Musee des Artes Decoratifs, Montreal, Quebec
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
Walker Art Gallery, National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
McManus Galleries, Dundee, Scotland
National Museum Cardiff
Reading Museum, Reading
Toyama City Board of Education, Toyama, Japan
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Seven Bridges Foundation, Connecticut
Shanghai Museum of Glass, China




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