“For every decision we lose something and we gain something to lost it again…”

  Studied glassmaking and glass art in Kamenický Šenov, Institute of Art and Culture in Ústí nad Labem (doc. Pavel Mizera) and later also at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (prof. Vladimír Kopecký).  She worked as an engraver at the Carlsbad´s Moser factory, acted as head of the glass painting studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague an also taught at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan. She´s been drawing inspiration both from her professional and teaching posts as well as from people around her – fellow teachers, colleagues, students, who have inspired and motivated her giving her courage to seek her own approach to art. Lada Semecká´s art is humble, concentrated and deeply emotional. Both her solitary as well as wall objects can be perceived as paintings in glass. In her glass art, Lada Semecká captures imagination as well as straightforward and open narrative of her hopes, dreams, ups, and downs…

Interview: I´m into manual work. The world of Lada Semecká

Solo exhibitions (selections):

2016 – RMT, Teplice, „Prostor stěny“

2016 – Galerie Kuzebauch, Praha, „Introverze“

2015 – Prague (CZ), Gallery U Prstenu, „Proudění“

2013 – Dubí u Teplic, (CZ), Gallery of Ceramic Design Studio of UJEP, „ODROKUDOROKU“

2012 – Nyuzen, Jap. Hatsudensyo Bijutsukan, „Garden“ (with Y. Miyata and A. Tamawake)

2011 – Kanazawa, Jap, Tonellico Gallery, „Garasu Ten“ (with K. Rei)

Group exhibitions (selection):

2015 – Nyuzen (JP), Growing, Hatsudensyo Bijutsukan

2014 – Praha (CZ), Písně kosmické, Trafo Gallery

2013 – Frauenau (D), International Engraving Exhibition, Eisch Gallery

2013 – Kutná Hora (CZ), „The Tops – glass as a concept“, GASK

2012 –  Kanazawa (JP), Arts Crafting Towards Future, Tonellico Gallery

2012 – Glazen Huis, Lommel (B) Object – International Glass Prize

2011 – Toyama (JP), Toyama Shimin Gallery, Toyama Glass Trienial


2006 Coburger Glass Prize, Barbara Koppelstaetter Prize for young artist  

Public collections (selection):

Museum of Decorative Art,  Prague, CZ

Erstning Schiftung Collection, Alter Hof Herding Glas Museum, Coesfeld Lette, D

Kunstsamlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg, D

Corning Museum, USA

Toyama City Collection, Japan

Seto City Art Museum, Japan