Vladimir Kopecky

* 1931

They always seem to be exhausted all the possibilities, it is not at all what else could try,'s no way on continuing. And there will always be impossible: there can be something other than what is there.

Jindřich Chalupecký


Vladimír Kopecký belongs to the eldest generation of Czech Contemporary artists. He is known by his monumental stained glasses.











Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Oblastní galerie Liberec - Graphics, Liberec, Czech Republic
2012 Gallery Zdeněk Sklenář, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 Gallery Havelka, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 Exhibition Hall of the University J.E.Purkyně, Dubí u Teplic, Czech Republic
2007 Gallery Aspekt, Brno, Czech Republic
2005 Workshopp and Exhibition, Toyama, Japan
2005 Vladimír Kopecký, Gallery Navrátil, Prague, Czech Republic
2004 Vladimír Kopecký /Paintings and objects/, The National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1999 Vladimír Kopecký, Gallery of the City of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
1994 Gallery Groeneveld /Glass, paintings, objects/, Almelo, Holland
1990 Paintings, Glass, Objects – Azabu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Essener Glasgalerie, Essen, Germany

Group exhibitions (selection)

2013 GASK „Špičky“ Jezujitská kolej Kutná Hora
2013 Oblastní galerie Pardubice „Jiřina Žertová Kopecký Vladimír“
2012 Synagoga na Palmovce „Místo v čase“ Praha
2011 Contemporary Glass, Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Fundamenty & Sedimenty/ Vzpoura hraček 2011, Galerie hl. m. Prahy, Městská knihovna, Praha
2010 Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 Personal Relationships, Gallery Havelka, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Global Art Glass – Trienal, Borgholm Castle, Sweden
1998  Foir d´Art Strassbourg ´98, Strassbourg, France
1998 Glass and Space, Czech museum of arts, The Blafl Madone House, Prague, Czech Republic
1996 Form – Light – Glass, American Craft Museum, New York, USA
1992 Situation, Mánes, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 Czechoslovak Pavilon, EXPO ´92, Sevilla, Spain
1991 Nomades del Vidre, Barcelona, Spain
1989 Surface - Space, Nová síň, Prague, Czech Republic
1989 Verres de Boheme 1400 – 1989, Musée des Arts decoratifs Paris, France
1989 Art 89 – Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
1988 World Glass Now, Hokkaido MOMA, Sapporo, Japan
1984 Glass´84 in Japan, Tokyo, Japan
1967 Czechoslovak Pavilon, EXPO ´67, Montreal, Canada
1964 Czechoslovakia and Italy, Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Craftsmen´s Council, New York, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo/Ohaio, USA
1958 Czechoslovak Pavilion, EXPO ´58, Brussels, Belgium
1957 11th Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy

Prizes and Awards

1958 EXPO ´58, Brussels, Belgium – Golden Medal
1984 Glass in Japan ´84, Tokyo, Japan – The Bridgestone museum Prize