Wesley Neal Rasko

Glass (7-works)

Wesley Neal Rasko Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope, 2017
Painted, laminated and cut glass
23.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Wesley Neal Rasko Exergonic
Exergonic, 2017
Painted, laminated and cut glass, and granite
14.2 x 10.6 x 5.1 in
Wesley Neal Rasko FFX 50
FFX 50, 2015
Laminated and cut cast glass and granite
19.7 x 11.4 x 7.1 in
Wesley Neal Rasko My Dream
My Dream, 2017
Painted, laminated and cut glass, and granite
10 x 6.3 x 6.3 in
Wesley Neal Rasko Rain Storm
Rain Storm, 2017
Painted, laminated and cut glass, and granite
11.8 x 12.2 x 3 in
Wesley Neal Rasko Skyblue
Skyblue, 2017
Painted, laminated and cut glass
23.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
Wesley Neal Rasko FFX 65
FFX 65, 2015
Laminated and cut cast glass and granite
25.6 x 11.4 x 8.3 in

Wesley Neal Rasko

Wesley Neal Rasko

Wesley Neal Rasko Biography

Wesley Rasko’s passion for art began at a young age. Growing up, his days were filled with various before and after school art programs, Wildflower Art Centre courses, and extracurricular art classes. Artistic expression came natural to him, and it was this ability that brought him to Alberta College of Art and Design. There, he studied sculpture for a year before returning with his father to his family’s ancestral home in the Czech and Slovak Republic.  Together they visited different art galleries and met two masters of glass casting. One such artist was Prague-based Bohumil Elias.

“Arriving at Elias’ home, a vast number of overhead lights were turned on which brought to life all the colorful glass sculptures which filled the space with a magical aura. My jaw dropped, I fell to my knees and was left awe-stuck by the beauty that stood in front of me. Within a few minutes my life changed as Bohumil made me an offer which simply couldn’t be refused: to stay with him and learn as his apprentice. My father traveled back to Canada on his own, leaving me with my new master and mentor in life.”

                However upon returning to Canada, Rasko went on to study engineering in Calgary for two years. In intervals, he worked as a civil engineer, and returned to work in the Czech glass studio during his breaks. Eventually, he opened a studio of his own, north of Prague. It wasn’t until a near death experience in a triple rollover accident that Rasko made the decision that came to define his path in life. Surving the accident strengthened Rasko’s belief that God intended for him to live on and pursue his passion for art. Today he devotes himself to creating breathtaking glass sculptures out of his home studio in the Czech Republic, and exhibits his work in art shows, galleries, and collections around the world.

Wesley Neal Rasko Resumé

EXHIBITIONS

2017       -             

  Plateaux Gallery London, England

Arts Palm Beach, West Palm Beach

2015       -             

  glassweekend’15, represented by Morgan Contemporary Glass

Gallery, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ

New Chelsea Art Fair, London, England

Art Breda Breda, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Original Voices, Chicago, IL

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, England

Color Break, Bloomfield, Canada

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2014       -            

  CONTEXT, Art Miami, Miami, FL

In the Heat of the Night, Konigswinter, Germany

PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland

Affordable Art

Fair Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cambridge City Art Fair, Cambridge, England

(e)merge art fair, Washington, D.C.

Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan

SoHo Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

SEEART Fair, Tunbridge Wells, England

Ningbo

Museum of Art, Ningbo, China

Select Art Fair, New York, NY

Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada

New Chelsea Art Fair, London, England

Affordable Art Fair New York, New York, NY

OENO Gallery, Bloomfield, Canada

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, England

Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, England

Artist Project, Toronto, Canada

Salon Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL

2013       -             

  PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

CUTLOG, Paris, France

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, England

Galeria Bruno Massa, Paris, France

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

Festival of Art Glass, Karlovy Vary,

Czech Republic

Affordable Art Fair New York, New York, NY

Amarynth Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Germany

2012       -             

  PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Zelezny Brod Glass 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

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2010       -             

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Etherlands

Festival of Art Glass, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Affordable Art Fair Paris, Paris, France

Zelezny Brod Glass Exhibition, Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic

Monaco Art Show, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Affordable Art Fair 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

Internationale Glaskunstbeurs Leerdam, Leerdam, Netherlands

Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada

Galerie MY Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Katsuhisa Suzuki Tokyo, Japan

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, United States

Ernsting Foundation, Wiesbaden, Germany

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Museums Vledder Vledder, Netherlands

Addi Ryckaert Schoten, Belgium

Gangtai Museum of Shanghai, Shanghai, China

 

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