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1947 Born: Hackney, London 1967-70 Stourbridge College of Art
1972-73 Birmingham College of Art Education
1975-80 Fellow in Glass, Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts
1975-83 Workshop in Lincoln
1976 Founder Member of British Artists in Glass
1976-86 Lecturer in Glass at North Staffordshire Polytechnic
1983-86 Workshop Butt Lane, Stoke on Trent
1985 Lecture/Workshop: B.A.G. Conference, Stourbridge
1986 Workshop moved to Norwich 1986 British Artists in Glass Committee Member
1987 " " " Vice Chairman
1988-91 External Examiner in Glass, Middlesex Polytechnic
1988 Winston Churchill Fellow, Alternative Architectural Glass in U.S.A.
1989 Organised: Form, Construction and Glass Exhibition, Norwich
1990 Lecture/Workshop: B.A.G. Conference, Stoke on Trent
1990-91 Visiting Lecturer at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, U.S.A.
1992 Visiting Lecturer at Espace Verre, Montreal, Canada
1993 Lecture/Workshop: Ausglass Conference, Canberra, Australia Workshop: Glass Dept. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Lecture: Meat Market Crafts Centre, Melbourne, Australia Lecture: Sidney College of the Arts, Australia
1993 Lecture: Crafts Council, London
1993 Visiting Lecturer at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, U.S.A. Workshop: New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
1994 International Council Member, Pilchuck Glass School
1994 Master Class at the Royal College of Art, London
1995 Lecture: S.O.F.A. Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, U.S.A.
1996 Lecture at 'Glittering Careers', Glassmakers Seminar, Bath University.
1994-2000 Workshops at National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
1998 Work selected for display at G8 Conference in Birmingham
1998 Workshop at Instituut Voor Kuntssambachten, Belgium
1998 Shortlisted for Jerwood Prize for Glass, Crafts Council, London
1998 Lecture at Jerwood Glass Prize Seminar 1998 Lecture at North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
1999 Workshop at Wanganui Polytechnic, New Zealand
1999 Workshop at Sars Poteries, France
2000 Workshop at Ezra Glass Studios, Kanaz, Japan Lecture at Utatsuyama Craft Workshops, Kanazawa, Japan Lecture at Tokyo Glass Institute, Japan
2001 Workshop at Espace Verre, Montreal, Canada
2001 Workshop Jacksonville University, Florida USA
2001 Appointed to the Advisory Council for Northlands Creative Glass Centre
2002 Appointed External Examiner at Edinburgh College of Art.
2003 Invited to teach a workshop at UCOL Wanganui, New Zealand.
2003 Invited to lecture at SOFA Chicago, USA.
2003 Invited to teach a workshop at Sars Poteries, France.
2004 Collect 2004, Crafts Council, V&A Museum, London
2006 Workshop, Unravelling The Mysteries of Glass Casting, Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui Japan
2007 Invited to teach a workshop at Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina, USA - Speaker at Contemporary Glass Society conference, Looking into Glass, Eden Project, Cornwal
2008 Speaker Creative Pathways Symposium, University of Wolverhampton
2009 Residency, South Australia School of Art, University of SA, Adelaidel

2010 Casting Worksop & Lecture, Edinburgh College of Art
Abstracting the Human Figure Workshop & Lecture, North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland
2011 Casting Workshop & Lecture, Fire Station Sculpture Studios,Dublin, Ireland.Lecture, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
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Casting Workshop, Wanganui Glass Festival, New Zealand.Invited to lecture at the Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui, N.Z. and North Tec, Wangerei, N.Z.
2011Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts from University of Wolverhampton
2013, David was invited back to Hong Kong to teach a glass casting workshop at the Baptist
University and to take part in a joint exhibition, Confluence,  with glass artist Sunny Wang, at the
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.
2014 he was invited to teach two workshops at the Blue Dog Studios in Melbourne and at the
Art Glass Studios in Perth, Australia.
2015, he was invite as one of five judges for the British Glass Biennale in Stourbridge. UK.

Recent Exhibitions
2009 Palm Beach 3, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, Scottish Gallery
2010 Art Walk, Hong Kong, Koru Gallery Contemporary Art
Take Thirty Exhibition, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley
Remarkable Glass, CAA London

2011 50 Years of studio glass from Great Britain, Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas, Coburg, Germany
Glass Weekend 11, Wheaton Village, New Jersey, USA
A Passion for Glass, National Museums Scotland
Corps de Verre, Musee du Verre, Carmaux-Tarn- Midi Pyrenees, France
SOFA Santa Fe, Thomas R Riley Galleries, USA
Monochrome, Verriales, Galerie Internationale Du Verre, Biot, France

SOFA Chicago, Thomas R Riley Galleries, USA
Laisee, 10 Years of Contemporary Art in Hong Kong, Koru Contemporary Art.
Christmas Show, Present Collectables, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2012
Collect, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London
Global+Local, Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida’s West Coast, Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
Glass Games, A Desire, A Dream, A Vision, Contemporary Glass Society at The Gallery on Redchurch Street, London.
Verriales 2012, Mixed Media, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France.

2013
Glass Weekend 13, Wheaton Village, New Jersey, USA.
Verriales 2013, Inside Outside, Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France.
SOFA Chicago, Thomas R Riley Galleries, USA.
Confluence, David Reekie & Sunny Wang, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
Pan Amsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands.
2014
Art Palm Beach, Thomas R Riley Galleries, USA
Body Talk at Ebletoft Glass Museum, Denmark
Coburg Glass Prize, Germany
Craft Now, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
Verriales 2014, L’Art et Le Sacre, Galerie  Internationale du Verre, Biot, France.
SOFA Chicago, Thomas R Riley Galleries, USA
Pan Amsterdam, Etienne Gallery, The Netherlands.

2015
Art Palm Beach, Thomas R Riley Galleries USA
British Glass Biennale, invited artist, Stourbridge, UK.
Verriales 2015, Double, Galerie Internationale du Verre, France.
SOFA Chicago, Thomas R Riley Galleries, USA
Essence, London Glassblowing Gallery. London
Contemporary Glass at RAM, Racine Art Museum, USA
David Reekie Casual Bystanders, Etienne Gallery, Netherlands.
2016
Art Palm Beach, Thomas R Riley Galleries USA
Corps a Corps, Musee du Verre, Conches, France
Peace / Peace, Habatat Galleries, Michigan, USA
44th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Michigan, USA
Connections, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Statement
My work is influenced by man’s reaction and adaptation to the society in which he lives.  We live in a world that grows more complex and difficult to comprehend, with its tensions and temptations that pulls us in different directions.  These conflicts provide ideas from which I create characters and situations and provide me with a constant source of material for my work.  I devise surreal settings showing how we try to cope with the very limited and purely imagined space that we have created for ourselves.
My main medium is glass and over several years I have developed my own lost wax casting technique.

David Reekie has been invited to lecture and teach throughout the world including;
Pilchuck Glass School, USA
Ausglass Conference in Canberra, Australia
A Master Class at Royal College if Art , London
National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland;
Wanganui Polytechnic in New Zealand,           
Sars Poteries, France.
Ezra Glass Studios, Kanaz, Japan.
Espace Verre, Montreal, Canada.
Jacksonville University, Florida, USA.
University of South Australia
Edinbugh College of Art
North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland
The Baptist University, Hong Kong
Fire Station Sculpture Workshops, Dublin, Ireland

He has been an external examiner for glass at:
Middlesex Polytechnic
Edinburgh College of Art
The Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Victoria & Albert Museum, Contemporary Glass Collection, London
Portsmouth Museum & Art Gallery
Broadfield House Glass Museum
Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln
Pilkington Glass Museum, St Helens
Norwich Castle Museum, Contemporary Glass Collection
Glasmuseum Ebletoft, Denmark
Crafts Council Collection, London
Manchester City Art Galleries
Musee-Atelier du Verre de Sars Poteries, France
Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, USA
Tutsek Foundation, Munich, Germany
Shipley Art Gallery
Glass Art Fund, Strasbourg, France
National Museum of Scotland
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Shanghai Museum of Glass
Ernsting-Stiftungen Glasmuseum, Germany
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Bergstom-Mahler Glass Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Tacoma Art Museum, USA
Musee du Verre, Conches, France

COMMISSIONS
2001- 2001 A Human Oddity ?, a Millennium Commission for Broadfield
           House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, West Midlands.
2000 - A Captive Audience ? , for the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
1990 - Glass Heads, Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge, Dudley Arts Council

AWARDS
Awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study Alternative Architectural Glass in U.S.A.1988
Short Listed for Jerwood prize 1998
Short Listed for Coburg Glass Prize 1996
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts, Wolverhampton University 2011
Short Listed for Coburg Glass Prize 2014


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