Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 18
DAVID THAI
  • DAVID THAI

18

DAVID THAI

UNTITLED

glass and silver leaf
height 29.75" — 75.6 cm.
engraved signature and dated 2007

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



DAVID THAI

“Glass is the medium that best reflects my innermost feelings. When approaching glass in its fluid state, I am deeply moved by the metamorphosis from a molten state to the solidified shape of my design.”

- David Thai -

David Thai is a Chinese Canadian Glass Artist who emigrated from Vietnam in 1985.  He completed his business degree at Ryerson University and went on to pursue glassblowing at Sheridan College, where he graduated from the Crafts and Design Glass Program in 2002.

Upon graduating Thai was accepted as a full-time resident of Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, where he remained for three years before moving to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. He went on to co-found the Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery in Kingston, Ontario.  Currently David Thai is a co-founder and owner of Studio One Glass located in Georgetown Ontario, where he creates his current glassworks.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2012 David Thai and Reid Flock: Neomodernism, Burlington Art Center, ON
2005  Toronto Art Fair, Represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, ON
Invitational Glass Exhibition: Contemporary Glassworks, The Guild Shop of Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON
2004 Harbourfront Centre Resident Group Exhibition, Material Matters Gallery, Toronto, ON
Harbourfront Centre & Fusion Collaboration Exhibition, Lafreniere & Pia Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2004 Same Time, Same Place, York Quay Gallery 1: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
Feature Show, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2003 Core Concepts, Material Matters, Toronto, ON
7th Annual Canadian Glass Show, West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
Best of Exhibition, First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON
2002 Evolution: The Gallery, Sheridan College of Craft and Design,  Oakville, ON
2001 The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON
Glass@Sheridan, Gallerie Elena Lee, Montreal, PQ
Jonathan Bancroft Snell Interiors, Toronto, ON
Glass Art Society, Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY
 
Selected Awards
 
2002 Board of Directors Award of Excellence, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON
2002 Gaffers Club Award for Outstanding Achievement in Crafts and Design:  Glass Program, Sheridan College of Craft and Design, Oakville, ON
2001 Gaffers Club Award for Outstanding Achievement in Crafts and Design: Glass Program, Sheridan College of Craft and Design, Oakville, ON

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Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist