Eva Moosbrugger

Eva Moosbrugger

Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria

About Eva Moosbrugger

I like to interact with the material as with a performing partner. The manifold traditional glassmaking techniques of Murano therefore suit perfectly to convey my artistic concepts. In teamwork with the glassblowing master, the master of engraving, their competent staff and my own skillful hands, outstanding sculptures come into being: contemporary, iconic, of excellence and timeless beauty.

I'm working in cycles, exploring an idea, image or allegorical reference through a number of related pieces that provide differing approaches.

I like using glass. It allows me to combine subtle coloration with formed shapes. By removing successive layers at crucial points, I create openings which draw the attention of the eye and the mind to what is going on deep inside the object.

2017 German Design Award, Winner. The German Design Council’s International Premier Prize for Excellent Product Design. http://www.german-design-award.com/en/the-winners/gallery/detail/7496-final-peace-fine-art-urns-by-eva-moosbrugger.html
2016 Art Aurea: International competition for all sections of the applied arts: Winner
2015 focus open, Int. Designprice, Germany: Winner
2009 cartazini Biennial Art Award, semifinalist www.cartazini.com/links


Born 11th April 1957 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Austrian resident.
Since 1974 studies of various painting and material techniques:
1984 Change to three-dimensional art; creation of wall- and room-installations made of wood, iron, photography, concrete and stone
1985 Studies of Raku-Ceramics. Integration of ceramic objects in her installations
1989 First stone sculptures
1991 Award of the occupational title Professional Visual Artist by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture in Vienna
1992 Summer Academy Salzburg: Drawing. Teacher: Jim Dine
1995 Initiation of glass art. Establishes collaboration with glass masters on Murano / Venice
2008 Initiation of large-sized sculptures for public space


2020 Stadtmuseum Dornbirn: WHO DOES THE BÖDELE BELONG TO? To understand a cultural landscape. Stadtmuseum Dornbirn, Austria
2020 MESOCOSMOS. Individual Exhibition.
Hirschenau, Bregenzerwald, Austria
2019 and 2020 Notojima Glass Art Museum: International Exhibition Of Glass. Kanazawa, Japan
2019 The Venice Glass Week. Venice, Italy
2019 Glass Museum Lette, Germany: New Acquisitions
2018 Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg, Germany: Glass - Vessel - Object
2018 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, presented by Saatchi Art
2017 Austrian Glass Core, Venice, Italy
2016 Museum of the Arts, Bornholm Denmark: European Glass Context
2014 Veste Coburg, European Museum for Contemporary Glass, Coburg, Germany
2013 A.E.I.O.U. – Austrian Art in the Collection Würth, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
2013 5ème Biennale Internationale du Verre, Strasbourg, France
2012 Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden: European Sculpture
2010 Grand Palais des Champs Elysées, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Paris, France
2010 Martini Arte Internazionale, Nave Gallery, Torino, Italy: Contemporary European Sculpture – 30 Positions.
2009 Int. Sculpture Triennial ragARTz, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
2009 Romanischer Keller, Hypo Galerie, Salzburg Austria: Individual exhibition
2008 Museum of the Arts, Bornholm Denmark: European Glass Context 2008
2008 International Design Festival Hangzhou, PR China
2004 Notojima Glass Art Museum, Japan
2004 Hilton Hotel, Vienna, Austria: Permanent Installation in Joe Zawinul's Bar Birdland and in the Restaurant
2002 USA, SOFA Chicago
2002 Glass Ways, Museo d’ Aosta, Italy: European Glass from it’s origins until present
2002 and 2004 The Corning Museum of Glass, N. Y. USA: New Glass Review 23 and 25
2002 Glassmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark: Glass and Poetry
2001 and 2003 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan
2001 and 2004 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
1998 Biennale “Venezia Aperto Vetro”, Venice, Italy
1998 Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, Germany
1997 Museum of Contemporary Art Het Paleis, The Hague, The Netherlands

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin GE, Glasmuseum Frauenau GE, Stiftung Würth Künzelsau GE, Sammlung Würth Künzelsau GE, Collection Claire et Giovanni Sarti Paris FR, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft DK, Sammlung Uwe Holy Ermatingen CH, Artothek Bundeskanzleramt Wien AT, Vorarlberger Landesmuseum Bregenz AT, Stadt Dornbirn AT, Sammlung Jürg und Edda Zumtobel Dornbirn AT, Sammlung Otten Hohenems AT