About Janusz Walentynowicz
Born in Poland,1956, residing in Illinois, he is one of the first artists to move beyond the realm of decorative studio glass to create unique and mysterious works on highly personal levels. Kilncast glass, sometimes painted and placed in steel, box-like constructions, reveal little portraits or vignettes, ambiguous in nature. The Tory Folliard Gallery has been pleased to represent this internationally recognized artist since 1990.
"Glass seems to reflect and underline some of the strongest aspects of my concerns; the implied fragility, the visible weaknesses and flaws, the transparent exposure of the inner matter. Although mostly working with themes from personal experience, I seek to portray shared human experiences in ways which allow the viewer to expand upon the facts I present with his or her own experience and memories." –Janusz Walentynowicz
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Her Majesty The Queen's Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark; The American Craft Museum, New York, NY; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; The Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH; The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark; Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA; Museum Beelden ann Zee, Scheveningen, Holland; National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA