2017 45 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, USA       Habatat Galleries 2017 Musee du Vitrail Romont, FR, Switzerland            2017 Vessel Gallery London, UK 2016 44 Annual Invitational  Royal Oak, Mi, USA       Habatat Galleries   2015 APERTURA Flüelen, URI, Switzerland Kunst und Kultur 2015 Musee du Vitrail Romont, FR Switzerland 2015 43 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, MI, USA Habatat Galleries 2015 Gallery Last Zürich, Switzerland 2014 42 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, MI, USA Habatat Galleries 2013 41 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, MI, USA Habatat Galleries 2013 Musee du Vitrail Romont, Switzerland Swiss Glass Artists 2012 De Young Museum San Francisco, USA
2012 Habatat Galleries „Primal Inspiration“ Museum Tour Royal Oak, MI, USA 2012 Europäisches Museum für Modern Glas „Pate de verre“ Veste Coburg, Germany 2011 Musee du Vitrail Romont, FR,  Switzerland 2011 Sanske Galerie Zürich ART Zürich, Switzerland 2010 Sanske Galerie Zürich, Switzerland 2009 Galerie La Nef Le Noirmont, Switzerland 2009 Contemporary European Glas Artists Sanske Galerie Creative Glass Kindhausen, ZH, Switzerland 2009 Glass Beads „The Tempest“ Switzerland, Europe, USA 2008 Sanske Galerie Zürich,  Switzerland 2008 Glas Galerie Stadler Linz, Austria 2007 Contemporary Swiss Art Glass Espace Art et Objets Lausanne, Switzerland 2007 Galerie Kürzendorfer Pilsach, Germany
Selected Exhibitions
Statement
From paintings to sculptures, with clay, metal, paper…I have explored a wide range of techniques and materials for my artwork. My first exhibition took place in 1992 and since then I have regularly had exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and abroad. In 1997, I fell in love with this beautiful and versatile medium that Glass is, and it was the same year I actually took my first class. After that, I have to accept that being a purely self-taught artist was not sufficient. Glass is a very demanding master and for successful results requires a solid technical understanding. I started to create glass artwork in 2001, and since then, have been involved with this medium experimenting and exploring its potentials for my work, initially for functional objects, lightings, tableware, water-sculptures etc., During those years I took many more classes in glass blowing and in particular different casting methods. Eventually I had built up valuable technical knowledge, which gave me the freedom I needed to develop my own expression. In doing that, I discover the method that spoke the most to my heart: the “Pâte de verre” technique.  Ancient civilizations have always interested me with their treasures and artifacts, which we can see in Museums today. Many of these impressions find reflection in my work. One of them is about the “First Tribes”, people who live outside “modern” civilizations, who have to strive hard to survive and keep their life styles and cultures. The series Tribal Spirit started in 2005 and is going on. Based on the research about primal tribes and their fight for survival in the modern world. The fascination I have with their artifacts, rites, beliefs, was what I first express with my works. My preoccupations about the origins of Humanity, which we all share, going from the non-acceptance of the others, to the cultural appropriation and integration of those “others” beliefs, ritual outfits, etc, in our every day life. The legacy we all share too, from our for-fathers, our roots is the continuity, the red thread, our common psyche made of these concepts: PATHOS, EROS, MYTHOS, EPOS, found in every cultures on Earth and still related to the “Tribal Spirit”. My artwork evolves through the years with each of all those reflections, mainly done with the Pâte de verre technique, fused images, painting, light, in a quest to express strongly my thoughts.
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2017 45 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, USA       Habatat Galleries 2017 Musee du Vitrail Romont, FR, Switzerland            2017 Vessel Gallery London, UK 2016 44 Annual Invitational  Royal Oak, Mi, USA       Habatat Galleries   2015 APERTURA Flüelen, URI, Switzerland Kunst und Kultur 2015 Musee du Vitrail Romont, FR Switzerland 2015 43 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, MI, USA Habatat Galleries 2015 Gallery Last Zürich, Switzerland 2014 42 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, MI, USA Habatat Galleries 2013 41 Annual Invitational Royal Oak, MI, USA Habatat Galleries 2013 Musee du Vitrail Romont, Switzerland Swiss Glass Artists 2012 De Young Museum San Francisco, USA
2012 Habatat Galleries „Primal Inspiration“ Museum Tour Royal Oak, MI, USA 2012 Europäisches Museum für Modern Glas „Pate de verre“ Veste Coburg, Germany 2011 Musee du Vitrail Romont, FR,  Switzerland 2011 Sanske Galerie Zürich ART Zürich, Switzerland 2010 Sanske Galerie Zürich, Switzerland 2009 Galerie La Nef Le Noirmont, Switzerland 2009 Contemporary European Glas Artists Sanske Galerie Creative Glass Kindhausen, ZH, Switzerland 2009 Glass Beads „The Tempest“ Switzerland, Europe, USA 2008 Sanske Galerie Zürich,  Switzerland 2008 Glas Galerie Stadler Linz, Austria 2007 Contemporary Swiss Art Glass Espace Art et Objets Lausanne, Switzerland 2007 Galerie Kürzendorfer Pilsach, Germany
Selected Exhibitions
Statement
JACQUELINE HOFFMANN-BOTQUELEN JHB
From paintings to sculptures, with clay, metal, paper…I have explored a wide range of techniques and materials for my artwork. My first exhibition took place in 1992 and since then I have regularly had exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and abroad. In 1997, I fell in love with this beautiful and versatile medium that Glass is, and it was the same year I actually took my first class. After that, I have to accept that being a purely self-taught artist was not sufficient. Glass is a very demanding master and for successful results requires a solid technical understanding. I started to create glass artwork in 2001, and since then, have been involved with this medium experimenting and exploring its potentials for my work, initially for functional objects, lightings, tableware, water-sculptures etc., During those years I took many more classes in glass blowing and in particular different casting methods. Eventually I had built up valuable technical knowledge, which gave me the freedom I needed to develop my own expression. In doing that, I discover the method that spoke the most to my heart: the “Pâte de verre” technique.  Ancient civilizations have always interested me with their treasures and artifacts, which we can see in Museums today. Many of these impressions find reflection in my work. One of them is about the “First Tribes”, people who live outside “modern” civilizations, who have to strive hard to survive and keep their life styles and cultures. The series Tribal Spirit started in 2005 and is going on. Based on the research about primal tribes and their fight for survival in the modern world. The fascination I have with their artifacts, rites, beliefs, was what I first express with my works. My preoccupations about the origins of Humanity, which we all share, going from the non-acceptance of the others, to the cultural appropriation and integration of those “others” beliefs, ritual outfits, etc, in our every day life. The legacy we all share too, from our for-fathers, our roots is the continuity, the red thread, our common psyche made of these concepts: PATHOS, EROS, MYTHOS, EPOS, found in every cultures on Earth and still related to the “Tribal Spirit”. My artwork evolves through the years with each of all those reflections, mainly done with the Pâte de verre technique, fused images, painting, light, in a quest to express strongly my thoughts.