MIEKE GROOT | BIOGRAPHY
Mieke Groot lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Beginning on 1969 Mieke Groot's first study was in the Jewellery Department at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. After her final examination she continued her study at the Academy in the Glass Department. In 1976 she founded, together with Richard Meitner, a glassblowing studio in Amsterdam called General Glass, and for many years she focused only on making glass objects.
Mieke Groot has played a key role in European glass as both artist and educator.
On the occasion of The Venice Glass Week 2018, the Gallerie dell’Accademia, in collaboration with Caterina Tognon Vetro Contemporaneo, are proud to present a selection of glass sculptures by Cristiano Bianchin (Venice, 1963). For the second time, the Gallerie dell’Accademia take part in the international kermesse dedicated to glass, exposing an artist who, since 1992, has almost exclusively worked on the creation of art in this material and has worked with great continuity and dedication in the furnaces of Murano: the Anfora furnace, led by Renzo Ferro with the master glassworker Andrea Zilio and master cold worker Giacomo Barbini, has become his artistic residence.