WESLEY NEAL RASKO

b. 1980

CURRICULUM VITAE

   ARTIST STATEMENT

   PUBLICATIONS

EDUCATION

1999-00  Apprenticeship with Bohumil Elia┼í

1998-99  Alberta College of Art and Design

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015        AAF Brussels / Brussels, Belgium

2014        CONTEXT Art Miami / Miami, U.S.A

                 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT / Konigswinter, Germany

                 PAN Amsterdam / Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 Edinburgh Art Fair / Edinburgh, Scotland

                 AAF Hamburg / Hamburg, Germany

                 Cambridge City Art Fair / Cambridge, England

                 (e)merge Art Fair / Washington, U.S.A

                 Art Osaka / Osaka, Japan

                 SoHo Art Gallery / Osaka, Japan

                 SEEART Fair Tunbridge / Wells, England

                 Festival of Art Glass / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

                 AAF Hampstead / London, England

                 Ningbo Museum of Art / Ningbo, China

                 Select Art Fair / New York, U.S.A

                 Toronto Art Expo / Toronto, Canada

                 New Chelsea Art Fair / London, England

                 AAF New York / New York, U.S.A

                 OENO Gallery / Bloomfield, Canada

                 AAF Battersea / London, England

                 Sheridan Russell Gallery / London, England

                 Artist Project / Toronto, Canada

                 SALON / Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

                 AAF Brussels / Brussels, Belgium

                 Habatat Galleries / West Palm Beach, U.S.A

2013        PAN Amsterdam / Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 AAF Hamburg / Hamburg, Germany

                 CUTLOG / Paris, France

                 AAF Battersea / London, England

                 Galerie Bruno Massa / Paris, France

                 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Toronto, Canada

                 Festival of Art Glass / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

                 AAF New York / New York, U.S.A

                 Amarynth Gallery / Toronto, Canada

                 Art Shanghai / Shanghai, China

                 Toronto Art Expo / Toronto, Canada

                 AAF Brussels / Brussels, Belgium

2012        PAN Amsterdam / Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 AAF Amsterdam / Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 Zelezny Brod Glass Exhibitiom (Solo Exhibition) / Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

                 ARTi / Den Haag, Netherlands

                 Levenat Art Gallery / Shanghai, China

                 Festival of Art Glass / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2011        Etienne Gallery / Oisterwijk, Netherlands

                 Festival of Art Glass / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

                 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Toronto, Canada

                 AAF Brussels / Brussels, Belgium

2010        AAF Amsterdam / Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 Festival of Art Glass / Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

                 AAF Paris / Paris, France

                 Zelezny Brod Glass Exhibitiom / Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

                 Monaco Art Show / Monte Carlo, Monaco

                 AAF Brussels / Brussels, Belgium

                 Moscow International Art Salon / Moscow, Russia

                 Ronen Art Vision / Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 Galerii Slovenskej Vytvarnej Unie / Bratislava, Slovak Republic

2009        Montreal Art Expo / Montreal, Canada

                 Jean Claude Chapelotte Galerie / Luxembourg, Luxembourg

                 Internationale Glaskunstbeurs Leerdam / Leerdam, Netherlands

2008        Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / Toronto, Canada

                 Plateaux Gallery / London, England

                 ARTETIK / Bratislava, Slovak Republic

                 Galerie Na Rynku / Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

                 Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto, Canada

                 Toronto Art Expo / Toronto, Canada

                 Galerie MY / Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museums Vledder / Vledder, Netherlands

Addi Ryckaert / Schoten, Belgium

Gangtai Museum of Shanghai / Shanghai, China

Swirling colours, emotions, nature and awe-inspiring fascination; this is what Wesley N. Rasko captures in his unique pieces of glass work.

 

Glass, a medium most cannot associate fluidity and flexibility with, is what Wesley finds to be the most romantic. Experimenting and playing with the idea of 'contrast' regarding colour, feeling, texture and transparency; his glass sculptures are made of painted and laminated float glass, cast glass, optical crystal and exotic stone.

 

The glass pieces are then hand ground and polished to their final brilliance. His inspiration comes firstly from emotions, inter-personal relations and the world we live in.

ORIGINAL VOICES 2015

Ken Saunders Gallery

Digital 88 pages

2015

 

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