„I don’t go around hugging trees to find something out. I don’t find inspiration in the nature like many others do. I have a topic and I work on it.“


 Martin began working with glass at the age of 13 at his father’s factory in the Czech Republic. His secondary school training concentrated on the creation of glass art in Novy Bor and introduced him to artists and designers from around the world that hired him to execute their ideas. In 2003 Martin made his first trip to the United States. While working for other artists he was able to add to his already well­developed skill set and knowledge of the material. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at various glass programs such as The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Craft. Martin Janecky is considered to be one of the best glass sculptors working today. He is represented by the Habatat Gallery and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums all over the world.  

Inteview:  Glassmaker Martin Janecký: I´m no tree-hugger, I work instead  

Exhibitions (selection):

2015 ArtPrague, Praha, CZ Slow! Glass! Galerie Kuzebauch, Ambiente, Frankfurt am Main, DE Sklářské muzeum Nový Bor, Solo exhibition, Nový Bor, CZ
2014 Taos Institute for Glass Arts, Taos, USA Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, USA Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, USA SOFA Chicago, USA
2013 Habatat Galleries, Solo exhibition, USA Art Palm Beach, USA SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, USA
2012 Art Palm Beach, USA SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, USA
2011 Habatat Gallery, Solo exhibition, USA Rising Star Presenter, Wheaton Village Museum of American Glass, Millville, USA Art Palm Beach, USA SOFA Santa Fe, USA Portmoneum – Muzeum Josefa Váchala, Litomyšl, CZ
2010 New Glass and Photography, Berlin, DE 38th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, USA The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010, JP SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, USA Sklářské muzeum Nový Bor, Nový Bor, CZ


2010 Collectors Award Dennis and Barbara Dubois, 38th Annual International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, USA
2008 Artist of the Month, Art Alliance for Contemporary Art, USA
2006 Kaiser Foundation Award, Pilchuck Glass School, USA
2005 Nominated for the SAXE award for the best TA, Pilchuck Glass School, USA
2001 Řemeslo a umění ve skle, Sklářské muzeum Nový Bor, CZ

  Teaching experience (selection)

2015 The Australian National University, School of Art, Canberra, AU Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, AU JamFactory, Adelaide, AU Bild-Werk-Frauenau, Frauenau, DE California College of the Arts, Oakland, USA Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA
2014 Corning Studios, Session 8, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, JP
2013 Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, USA Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA (spolupráce / cooperation with Petr Novotný) Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, USA The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, TR
2012 Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, USA Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, USA Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, USA
2011 Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA