Tanja Pak achieved a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, having graduated in industrial design from the Academy of Fine Art of the University of Ljubljana, where she is now full professor, heading Glass and Ceramics departement. She... Read More
Tanja Pak achieved a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, having graduated in industrial design from the Academy of Fine Art of the University of Ljubljana, where she is now full professor, heading Glass and Ceramics departement. She is creatively committed to sculpture, artistic spatial installations and design of functional glass objects.She exhibits worldwide. Her work is part of many collections and public spaces. She won artist residencies in studios and museums around the world, including The Corning Museum of Glass, Creative Glass Center of America, Pilchuck and Musee du Verre in France. She works in her studio in Ljubljana.
Residencies and fellowships with stipend / awardsMaradiva Mauritius/ Arte Laguna special Prize, 2019MusVerre, Sars-Poteries, FR, 2018Atelier in Švicarija Creative Center in Ljubljana, SI, 2017Cill Rialaigh, IE, 2019, 2018 and 2017Int. Glass Symposium, Novy Bor, CZ, Oct. 2015Arctic Glass Studio, NO, Feb. 2015University of Washington, Professor exchange, WA, USA, 2014Creative Glass Center of America, NJ, USA, 2014 and 2001Corning Museum of Glass Studio, NY, USA, 2014Bullseye R&E center, Portland, OR, USA, 2013New Mexico, NM, USA, 2012Northlands Glass Center, Scotland, 2011Pilchuck, EAiR, WA, USA, 2009New York (Ministry of Culture, Slovenia), USA, Dec. 2008Pilchuck, WA, USA, 1999Chevening scholarship, GB, 1995Valvasor – Chevening scholarship, GB and SI, 1994
Awards Full professorship, 2014Red Dot Honorable Mention Design Award 2009
Red Dot Honorable Mention Design Award 2008Designer of the Year 2011, SlNew Glass Reviews 37/2016 , 35/2014, 33/2012 and 29/2012Arte Laguna Prize 2020 finalist, sculpture, 2020Arte Laguna Prize 2019 finalist, design, 2019Arte Laguna Prize 2019, special prize
International Glass Kanazawa finalist, JP, 2016
Individual Exhibitions / selected
in progress: Velenje Gallery, SI, 2021Tanja, Pak, artist in residence / Maradiva Resort / Spa, Mauritius, 2019An In-between Breath, TR3 Gallery, Ljubljana, SI, 2018 The Tales of a Breath, Ljubljana City Hall, SI, 2018Paths, Atelje Galerija, Ljubljana, SI, 2017Tanja Pak, Brands&Signs, Ljubljana, SI, 2017InBetweennes, Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana, SI, 2015–2016A Walk in a Desert, Atelje Galerija, SI, 2013Within / I held my breath but the world kept on dreaming, multimedia installation, Ljubljana’ Castle, SI, 2011–2012Pointé, glass installation, Ljubljana’ Castle, SI, 2011–2012Dreaming Away, multimedia installation, Ljubljana’ Castle, SI, 2011The Moment After-Alina., installation, Ljubljana’ Castle, SI, 2011Tanja Pak, Sculptures, Council of Europe, Strassbourg, FR, 2009Undulations. Again. Glesia Gallery, Lj, SI, 2006Traces, St. Vit, Dravograd, SI, 2004Searchings, Miklova Hiša Gallery, Ribnica, SI, 1999Whisperings, Ljubljana Castle, SI, 1998 Group Exhibitions / selectedin progress: European Glass Contest 2021, Bornholm, Denmark, 2021in progress: Milan Design Fair (With Museum of Architecture and Design), Milan, IT, 2021in progress: Arte Laguna Prize 2020, Venice, IT, 2021Autoritatto, Joanna Bird Gallery, London, UK, 2020Collect 2020, Sommerset Palace, with Joanna Bird Gallery, London, GB, 2020Tunnel 29, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, SI, 2020Beauty and His Beast, Legnice in Lodz, PL, 2020Venice Glass Week Hub, Venice, IT, 2019Beauty and His Beast, Wroclav, PL, 2019Arte Laguna Prize 2019, Venice, IT, 2019Slovenian Creativity, with Slovenian National museum, XI'an Museum, and Nanjing Museum, China, 2019 - 202045th International Invitational, Habatat Gallery, MI, USA, 2017International Glass Kanazawa, JP, 2016International Glass Symposium, Novy Bor, CZ, 2015Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Venice, IT, 2014Bullseye Project, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, WI, USAChroma Culture, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR, USA, 2013Inspired by Nature, Hempel Glass Museum, DK, 2013Silent Revolutions - Contemporary Design in Slovenia, Moscow, RU, 2013 / Helsinki, FI, 2012 / London, UK, 2011 / Eindhoven, NL, 2011Glass in Context 2012, Bornholm Art Museum, DK, 2012Coincidencies II / Galerija Murska Sobota, SI, 2012Month of Design - All Awards Design, Ljubljana, SI, 2011Modern Art in Slovenia, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, DE, 2011AllAwardsDesign, Ljubljana, SI, 2010Talents 2010, Ambiente, Frankfurt, DE, 2010Red Dot 2009, Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, DE, 2009 and 2008Glass in Context 2008, Bornholm Art Museum, DK, 2008CGCA Fellowship Alumni, Museum of American Glass, NJ, USA, 200720th Biennial of Industrial Design, Ljubljana, SI, 2006Installations on the Grass, Kogl, SI, 200519th BIO, Ljubljana, SI, 200420/20 Vision, Creative Glass Center of America, NJ, USA, 2003LuxEuropae2002, Copenhagen, DK, 2002Contemporary Glass Exhibition, China Millennium Museum in Beijing and Shanghai Museum of Fine Art, CN, 200129th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, MI, USA, 200117th BIO, Ljubljana, SI, 2000Glass Art Society Expo II, Tampa, FL, USA, 1999Expo ‘98, Lisbon, PT, 1998Centenary Degree Show, RCA, London, UK, 1996Celebrating Slovenia, Liberty’s, London, UK, 1993 Permanent Public Installations and CollectionsFluid, redesign of the installation from 2019, Ljubljana Castle, SI, 2020-2021InBetweenness, private collection, Brussels, B, 2020Breath, private Collection, SI, 2019Whiteness, RIKO collection, SI, 2017Reveries / From Here, Center of Poetry Tomaž Šalamun, Ljubljana, SI, 2016Breathing - I, private collection, Ljubljana, SI, 2016Breathing, IGS, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, CZ, 2016In My World, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, DE, 2011A Fountain, Laško Spa, SI, 2011A Chandelier, 365 Glass Drops, Laško Spa, SI, 2008Design works, National Museum of Slovenia, SIBoats, BTC Headquarters, Ljubljana, SI, 2007Fluctuations - to the Soča River, Kobarid Public Library, SI, 2002Trees, Nova Ljubljanska Banka’s Art Collection, SI, 2001Fluid, Multimedia Installation, Lj, SI, 1999