ANDRIY BOKOTEY, Ukraine
Born in 1938 in Ukraine. Graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts (now Lviv National Academy of Arts), Ceramics Department. The chair of the Art Glass Department (1994-1996), the Professor, the Vice-Rector (1996-2000), the Rector of the Lviv National Academy of Arts (2000-2015). The founder and the head of Organizational Committee of ten International Blown Glass Symposiums in Lviv (1989-2016). The founder of the Glass Museum in Lviv. The Honored Artist of Ukraine (1989), the National Artist of Ukraine (2007), the Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2001). Since 2016 the head of the Western Scientific and Artistic Center of National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. The artist’s works have been exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland, the USA, Russia, Norway, Belgium, France, Israel, China, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands.
ODIOUS, 2016, hot forming glass, author’s technique, 54x35x18 cm
ANCESTORS, 2016, hot forming glass, 62x40x15 cm