Astri Reusch is known internationally for numerous works in sculpture, glass and major architectural and site-specific realizations. Reusch’s works have been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, the Seibu Museum in Tokyo and the Glass Museum of Finland.

The artist’s site-specific and architectural work has been integrated into the public areas of museums, corporate and government buildings. Reusch designed and built the monumental sculpture “La Débâcle” in the main hall of the Musée National de la Civilisation in Quebec City, a building designed by the artchitect Moshe Safdie, and also created sculptural works in the main halls of the IntelSat Corporation Building in Washington DC and a number of cultural centers, corporate headquarters, libraries and schools.

Astri Reusch’s work is in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée National de la Civilisation in Quebec City, the Government of Québec (Ministère des Affaires Internationales), Teleglobe Inc., Eschergrad Corporation, Jaykin Technologies, Bell Canada Enterprises and Bombardier Inc., and in many private collections.

Reusch was chosen as Professional Artist-in-Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in the USA and is documented in publications, books, films and videos (National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, New Glass Review, Atelier magazine, Glass magazine, Neues Glas magazine) as well as at www.astrireusch.com. Reusch studied with Stanislas Libensky at the Pilchuck Glass School, Gene Koss at Tulane University and at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.

 

Permanent Installations - Public Spaces

Intelsat Headquarters, Washington DC 1993 - Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec City 1988 - Kelso Park, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue 1991 - Decarie Corporate Building, Montreal 1989 - Arc-en-ciel Primary School, Lachenaie 1988 -Cavendish Corporate Center, Montreal 1987 - Belcourt Const. Head Office, Montreal 1986 - C-D-N Cultural Center, Montreal 1983 - Viger Medical Center, Île Bizard 1982 - Idola-St-Jean Medical Center, Laval 1982

 

Collections

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec City
  • Quebec Ministry of International Affairs
  • Teleglobe Inc., Montreal
  • Alexander Collection of Glass, Seattle
  • Elena Lee, Montreal
  • Howard Johnson, Oslo, Norway
  • Eschergrad Corporation, Montreal
  • Jaykin Technologies, Montreal
  • Bell Canada Enterprises, Montreal
  • Bombardier Inc., Montreal
  • Randal House of Fashion, Los Angeles
  • Dr. Denise Stern Collection, New York
  • Karen & Matt Smith Collection, Seattle
  • Richard Soucy, arch., Knowlton, QC
  • Myrna Abbey Glass Collection
  • Dr. Linda Ptito Collection, Montreal
  • Stephen Laing, Montreal

Solo Exhibitions

  • Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, 2012
  • Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, 2010
  • Galerie CRÉA, Montreal, 2010
  • Material Matters Gallery, Toronto, 2007
  • Galerie Harwood, Hudson (Quebec) 2007
  • Galerie Richelieu, Montreal, 2007
  • Monument National, Montreal, 1998
  • UN Association of Canada, Montreal, 1998
  • Galerie Thibodeau, Montreal, 1998
  • Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, 1993
  • Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec, 1987-88
  • Galerie Verre d'art, Montreal, 1985
  • Québec House, New York, 1980-81
  • Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, 1977
  • Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, 1975
 

Exhibitions / Group

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, 2008; SOFA Palm Beach, 2008; SOFA Chicago, 2008; Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, 2002; Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, 2001; Gallery one2one, Toronto, 2001; Galerie Trois Points, Montreal, 2000; Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, 2000; Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, 1998; Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, 1996; Centre d'Art contemporain, Montreal, 1996; Miller Gallery, New York, 1996; Musée des Arts décoratifs, Montreal, 1996; Toronto International Airport, Toronto, 1995; SOFA Chicago, 1995; Centre d'exposition du Vieux-Palais, St-Jérome (Québec), 1993; Centre culturel Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Ste-Foy (Québec), 1993; Glass Gallery, Baden Germany, 1989-90; Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland, 1989; Koffler Gallery, Toronto, 1988-89; Galerie Trois Points, Montreal, 1988; Chicago Contemporary Art Fair, 1987; Chicago Contemporary Art Fair, 1986; UQAM Gallery, Montreal, 1986; Galerie Daniel, Montreal, 1986; Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, 1986; Salon national des arts, Montreal, 1984; Salon national des arts, Montreal, 1983; Galerie Verre d'art, Montreal, 1983; Centre d'art Mont-Royal, Montreal, 1983; Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, 1982; Seibu Gallery, Tokyo, 1982; Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, 1981; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1981; Heller Gallery, New York, 1980; New Work – Experimental Glass Workshop, New York, 1980; Cambridge Art Gallery, Ontario, 1980; Stratford Art Gallery, Ontario, 1980; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1980; Edmonton Arts Centre, 1980; Royal Bank Centre, Toronto, 1980; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, 1980; Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, 1980; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979-80; Corning Museum of Glass, 1979; Musée National du Québec, 1977


 

Selected documentation

International Glass, Richard Yelle, 2003; Verre et Céramique magazine (France), 1998; New Glass Review 17, Corning Museum, 1996; Azure, Review of Design, Art and Culture, 1990; La Débâcle, documentary film by National Film Board of Canada, 1989; Contemporanea International magazine (New York), 1989; Glass in Sculpture, exhibition catalogue (Toronto), 1988; Naissance d'une Sculpture, video by National Museum of Civilization, 1988; Glass, a Contemporary Art, (DanKlein, Rizzoli New York), 1988; L'Atelier magazine (France), 1986 et 1987; Glass Art Society Journal, 1984 et 1985; Sand and Fire, documentary film by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Studio Glass magazine (USA), 1983; Actualité magazine, 1983; New Work magazine (NY), 1981; Artists in Stained Glass Portfolio (Toronto), 1980; The Lead Line (Toronto), 1979/80/82; New Glass exhibition catalogue (Corning Museum of Glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art), 1979; Décormag magazine, 1979