Marta Gibiete

 Marta Gibiete, Latvian glass artist, lives and works in Riga, Latvia. She has graduated the Art Academy of Latvia with Master’s degree in 2005. Marta works in different techniques, but she is most recognised by her author technique, resembling unique knitwork of glass. Marta creates geometrical, but at the same time poetical objects of various scales. She invented this technique already during her studies, receiving two international awards – “Young Glass’97” prize and „The Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award” in 1998. Since then Marta participates in international exhibitions, mostly in Europe – for example, Glass Context in Denmark, Coburg Glass prize in Germany, Biennale Internationale du Verre in France, and frequently shows her work in personal exhibitions. Marta Gibiete also uses other glass techniques – she loves to form glass objects using mirror, playing with its versatility and character. At her studio in Riga, she creates pieces of fine art and design, as well as commissioned works using fusing and stained glass techniques. Her works are also a part of several museum collections in Europe.



Conferences, Workshops, Residency and Symposia

2018 Trainer of the masterclass at Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

2018 International Glass Symposium,  Nikolsk, Russia

2017 Trainer of the masterclass Estivales Cerfav 2017, European Center for researches and training in the glass-work, Vannes-le-Chatel, France

2017 Jury member at Stanislav Libensky Award 2017

2017 Conference of Baltic Glass Artists and Historians 2017, Riga, Latvia

2012 XI International Glass Symposium, Novy Bor, Czech

2011 Art Laboratory AIZ, Aizpute, Latvia

2004 VI International Blown Glass Symposium, Lvov, Ukraine

2002 Reconstruction, International glass art Symposium, Hungary

2002 Roja-Raku, Landart symposium, Roja, Latvia

1999 Livani 99’, Large-scale ceramic symposium, Livani, Latvia

1999 Palamuse 99’, Students International Glassart Symposium, Palamuse, Esatonia

1997 Roja-Raku I, Ceramic symposium, Roja, Latvia

1997 Balance, International glass art symposium, Bardudvarnok, Hungary


Works represented in public collections: Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic; Muzeum Karkonoskie w Jeleniej Górze, Poland; Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas Rödental, Germany; Ernsting Stiftung Glassmuseum, Germany; Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany; The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia; Museum Mentzendorff’s House, Riga, Latvia; The Gasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark.