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ZORITCHAK Yan, glass sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 1994

" By a stroll in the Milky Way, leading us of an intergalactic space to the belt of asteroids, I shall like evoking by my sculptures the relation between space-time and man. To follow this Arianne’s thread, I shall use the glass, the first material of synthesis created by the man, and vector of the communication of the third millennium. This noble material, allows us to look of the infinitesimal until the almost limit of the infinity. My sculptures allow me to return on the earth of the portions of the space, facilitating to each of us the journey in the universe. By the bright game of the reflection and the refraction, in my spirit or in the vision of the man, we approach the fourth dimension"
Yan Zoritchak


Yan Zoritchak was born on 1944 to Zdiar, in Slovakia. He makes his artistic studies to the School of the Decorative arts of Bratislava then to the College of the Applied Glass by Zelezny Brod (1959-1963 ) and to the High School of the Decorative arts of Prague ( 1963-1969 ).

Since 1970 Yan Zoritchak lives and works in France, where its merits are recognized for several years because he was named Knight of the order of the Arts and Letters in 1987. It is one of the most creative glass-making artists of our time. He is the author of numerous series of sculptures presented in prestigious places, in the suggestive titles of brilliant travel in the universe: polar, Arctic and Antarctic Flowers, celestial Flowers, Lakes of space, wandering Rocks, Spaces, celestial Gardens, Nova, Messengers.

The works of Yan Zoritchak are present in more than about fifty public collections in France and in a dozen foreign countries, in Germany, Australia, Belgium, China, Hungary, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Czech republic, Ukraine and the USA.
Since 1973 the artist realized more than 80 personal exhibitions in Europe, in the USA and in Japan. He is the prize-winner of prestigious international prizes.

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2019  Yan Zoritchak and Denise Geisen, Galerie Artes, Troyes

2018  Exoplanètes, Musée du Verre de Conches, Conches, France
Yan Zoritchak and Denise Geisen, Chapelle du collège, Eu, Seine-Maritime, France

2017  Contemporary Glass 2017, space of the Calende, Rouen, France

2016  Personal exhibition, Galerie Patrick Bartoli, Marseille, France
Vénus et Vulcain, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2015  Exhibition Monique Robert and Yan Zoritchak, Space of the Calende, Rouen, France

2014  Ilots d’utopie, Un esprit jaurès, Musée Centre d’Art du Verre, Communauté de Comunes Carmausin-Ségala, France

2013  Galeria Mesta Bratislavy, Mirbachov Palac, Bratislava, Slovaquie
Salon du Vieux Colombier, Mairie de Paris VI, France
Carrefour des Arts, Lalouvesc, France
Orangerie du Sénat, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finlande

2012  Willi Sitte Galerie, Merseburg, Allemagne
Turcianska Galeria, Martin, Slovaquie

2011  Musée/ Centre d’Art, Carmaux, France
Novohradske Muzeum a Galeria Lucenec, Slovaquie

2010  La Mals, Sochaux, France

2003  Gallery of the city of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovaquie
St’ART, Strasbourg, France
SOFA, Chicago, Etats-Unis
Conservatoire d’Art et Histoire, Anneçy, France

2002  SOFA, Chicago, Etats-Unis
Steninge Slott, Stockholm, Suède
St’ART, Strasbourg, France 

2001  Galerie Nadir, Lyon, France
SOFA, Chicago, Etats-Unis
Place des Arts, Montpellier, France
Galerie Daniel Guidat, Cannes, France
St’ART, Strasbourg, France
Castillo de San José de Valderas, Madrid, Espagne
Glasspyramid Gallery, Budapest, Hongrie

2000  Galerie Rod van den Doel, Den Haag, Pays-Bas
St’ART, Strasbourg, France
Galerie l’Eclat du Verre, Paris, France
Mairie, Châteauneuf de Galaure, France

1999  St’ART, Strasbourg, France

1998  St’ART, Strasbourg, France
Galéria SPP, Bratislava, Slovaquie

1997  Galerie Nationale Slovaque, Bratislava

1996  « Venezia Aperto Vetro », Palzzo Ducale, Venezia, Italie
L’Arsenal, Basilique Saint-Pierre aux Nonnais, Metz, France
Palais de la Découverte, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1995  Musée national Lviv, Ukraine
Galerie de Tatras, Poprad, Slovaquie
Musée des Beaux Arts, Nançy, France
Musée d’Art Moderne, Troyes, France
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Danemark
Galerie M. A. Brazovsky, Trencin, Slovaquie
Salon d’Art contemporain, Galerie Espace 54, Strasbourg, France
Galerie de Saris Presov, Slovaquie

1994  Palais Mirbach, Galerie de la ville de Bratislava, Slovaquie
Galerie Palce des Arts, Montpellier, France
Galerie L. Hamburg, Allemagne

1993  « Villa Flora », Smokovek, Slovakie
Galerie Live, Luxembourg
Glas Now 93, Tokyo, Japan

1992  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

1991  Galerie Art du verre, Luxembourg
Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, France
Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Galerie Place des Arts, Montpellier, France
Galerie Klute, Wien, Autriche
Invetro Galerie, Hannover, Allemagne

1990  Galerie Place des Arts, Toulouse, France
Nielsen Gallery, Malmö, Suéde
Galerie Nadir, Contemporary Art Show of Rouen, France
Galerie Capazza, New ART Forms3, Chicago Art Fair, Etats-Unis
Galerie Debras Bical, Bruxelles, Belgique
Galerie Suzel Berna, Antibes, France
Latona Gallery, Stockholm, Suède
Braggiotti Gallery, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas 

1989  Art and Creations Gallery, Lyon, France
Galerie Trois, Genève, Suisse
Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago, Etats-Unis
Château de Vascoeil, France
Galerie Gottschalk – Beytz, Frankfurt, Allemagne

1988  Galerie Maya Behn, Zürich, Suisse
HabatAT Galleries, Bay Harbor, Floride, Etats-Unis 

1987  Braggiotti Gallery, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas

1986  Galerie Trois, Genève, Suisse

1984  Galerie Inart, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
Galerie La Main, Bruxelles, Belgique

1983  Galerie Saint-Sébastien, Biot, France

1981  SM Gallery, Frankfurt, Allemagne
Galerie Monique Billot, Annecy, France

1976  Galerie Société Générale, Annemasse, France
Galerie Prisme, Paris, France

1975  Galerie point W, Annemasse, France
Galerie FECS, Tours, France
Galerie Camp Santo, Orléans, France

1974  Rosenthal Studio Haus, Genève, Suisse

1973  Musée-Château d’Annecy, France

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Public collections

Kustmuseum, Düsseldorf
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt
Kunstsammlungen der West, Coburg
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Musée du Verre Liège
Musées Royaux de Belgique, Bruxelles
Musée du Verre, Charleroi

Hsinchu Museum, Taipeh

Glassmunseum, Ebeltof 


General Council of Savoy, Chambéry
Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris
Museum of Glass, Sars-Poteries
National Fund of Contemporary Art, Paris
Regional Fund of Contemporary Art, Languedoc-Rousillon
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Haute-Normandie Conseil Régional de Haute-Normandie
Museum of Unterlinden, Colmar
Museum-Castle of Anncy
Bonlieu Library, Annecy
Museum of Contemporary Art and Modern Art of Nice Museum-Castle of Boulogne sur Mer
Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy
Museum of Modern Art, Troyes
Hotel of Region, Languedoc-Rousillon
The House of Glass, Puy Guillaume
City Hall, Châteauneuf de Galaure


Museum of Decorative Arts, Budapest 

Yokohama Museum of art, Yokohama
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Tokyo
Notojima Glass Art Museum, Tokyo
Kurokabe Museum, Kurokabe
Koganezaki Crystal Park Glass Museum, Kamo-Mura Kanasawa City Museum, Kanasawa

Musée National, Wroclaww

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
Collection of the Ministry of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava 

Museum of Decorative Arts, Lausanne
Bellerive Museum, Zurich

Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
Moravian Gallery, Bmo
Museum of North Bohemia, Liberec
Art Center, Olomouc

National Museum, lviv

Museum of art, Collegeville
Toledo Museum of Art, Tolède


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Awards and distinctions

1972  “Exemple 72”, bronze medal, München, Allemagne

1980  « Zentralschweizerischer Glaspreis », Luzern, Suisse

1983  « Vicointer », honorary award, Valence, Espagne

1984  « Biennale de Bratislava », price of the scultpure, Slovaquie

1985  « World Glass Now 85 », Grand Prize, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

1987  Named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, France

1988  Award of Excellence, Glass Contest 88, Kanazawa, Japan

1990  Gold Medal, International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan

1995  Honorary award, International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan

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