Liam Reeves

“It is accepted that as technology advances, the ways in which we perceive, understand, and influence the world around us are changing. As more aspects of human experience are filtered through some kind of electronic manipulation, actual experience becomes more entwined with the virtual. In parallel, the concept of craftsmanship itself is also transforming; skill in using digital media is becoming comparable to skill in manipulating molten glass or other materials.”

Liam Reeves uses the tradition, technique and language of glassblowing as a lens through which to explore the effect technological advance has on the way in which we interface with objects and our environment.

Born

  • 1975 London

Education

  • 2009-11 MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London
  • 1995-98 BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Middlesex University
  • 1994 BTEC National Diploma, Art & Design, Kingsway College, London

Awards

  • 2012 The Best of the Best (3rd), Art in Action
  • 2012 Shortlisted for European Prize for Applied Arts, Belgium
  • 2011 The Best of the Best, Art in Action
  • 2011 Contemporary Glass Society Prize, New Designers
  • 2010 Charlotte Fraser Award, Royal College of Art

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 Collect, with Contemporary Applied Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2015 New Acquisitions, Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany
  • 2014 Vetro, London Glassblowing, London
  • 2014 Future Heritage, Decorex, Syon Park, London
  • 2014 UK Glass, Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium
  • 2014 Beyond, with Nelly Rodi Agency, Maison & Objet, Paris, France
  • 2014 Celebration at the Dorchester, with Vessel Gallery, London
  • 2013 White Out, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2013 Collect, with Contemporary Applied Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2013 Hot Glass!, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2013 Design Days Dubai, with Vessel Gallery, Dubai, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013 Modern Masters, Munich International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany
  • 2013 Showcase, Vessel Gallery, London
  • 2012 Glasshaus VII, Parndon Mill, Harlow
  • 2012 Vessel+ Material, Roundhouse Gallery, London
  • 2012 British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
  • 2012 European Prize for Applied Arts, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium
  • 2012 Winners! London Glassblowing Gallery, London
  • 2011 London Glassblowing Gallery, London
  • 2011 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
  • 2011 The Show 2011, Royal College of Art MA Show
  • 2010 C.H.A.S.E. Royal College of Art, London
  • 2010 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
  • 2010 Out of Practice, Siobhan Davies Studio, London
  • 2010 Zest Gallery, London
  • 2009 Glass Echoes 2, The Crypt Gallery, London
  • 2008 A Month of Sundays, 288 Portobello Road, London
  • 2008 Glass v Metal, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
  • 2007 Hidden, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2007 Liam Reeves/Anthony Harris, Turf Gallery, London

Selected Publications

  • 2014 Craft Arts International, No. 91
  • 2014 New Glass Review, No. 35
  • 2013 Harayer, Qatar, February
  • 2013 Crafts magazine, Jan/Feb
  • 2012 Crafts magazine, May/Jun
  • 2012 Craft & Design, Jan/Feb
  • 2012 TL Magazine, Belgium, #12
  • 2012 Arts Thread, No. 5
  • 2011 The Evening Standard Homes and Property
  • 2011 The Art of Not Making, Michael Petry, Thames and Hudson
  • 2010 The Daily Telegraph, 27 November
  • 2010 Design Week, 14 June
  • 2008 Contemporary Glass, various, Black Dog Publishing

Collections

  • Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany

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