IRENE FROLIC, RCA
LES PETITES V
pate de verre
9 ins x 4.5 ins x 4 ins; 22.9 cms x 11.4 cms x 10.2 cms
Irene Frolic was born in Stanislavov, Poland in 1941. She studied English Literature at Ithaca College in 1964, then attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY from 1964 to 1965. Frolic lived in China with her husband and children in the 1970‘s, during the Cultural Revolution. She subsequently moved to Toronto, Canada and began her career in glass in her 40’s. She received her art degree from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto. A.O.C.A in 1990.
In 2001, Frolic was invited to exhibit at the “International Glass” at the Shanghai Fine Arts Museum and the Millennium Museum in Beijing, China, a collaboration between American gallery Habatat and the Liuli Gongfang Company. She has also lectured and taught workshops at Tsinghua University.
Frolic has been involved in the international studio glass movement, helping to develop the art of kiln cast glass as a material for artistic expression by teaching workshops, lecturing and exhibiting world wide. She is the past president of the Glass Art Association of Canada, and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art (RCA). Her work is exhibited internationally and is found in many public and private collections.