LACHEZAR DOCHEV, Bulgaria
Born in 1973 in Bulgaria. Graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts (at present at the Art Academy of Latvia), Riga, Latvia, Department of Glass Art, 1999. He was granted scholarships by the Pilchuck Glass School, WA, USA, 2003 and the North Lands Creative Glass Center, Lybster, Scotland, 2004. In 2004, he was a teaching assistant at the Pilchuck Glass School where he acted as an instructor and also held classes at the Richmond School of Art, London, 2005. He has received a number of awards for his art at the international glass art competitions. He has participated in over 17 exhibitions and glass festivals in Germany, Latvia, France, the UK, Estonia, Japan, Austria and Denmark, such as the International Glass Exhibition Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan, 2007 and the European Glass Context 2008, 2012, Bornholm, Denmark. He organized the first International Glass Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010. His works are on display in museums and in private collections in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the USA.
ABANDONED MASK, 2009, kiln sand cast glass, 62x32x11 cm
SPACE ARCHITECTURE, 2004, kiln sand cast glass, 24x48x11 cm