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“Ilse Van Roy (1978) has headed the glass studio at the MAD Faculty in Hasselt since 2007, guiding Bachelor and Master fine art students in the use of glass in their artistic oeuvre. By making room for fundamental research, developing crossover projects with other artistic disciplines and setting up international joint ventures, she has helped add depth to this academic course. This is also expressed in her artistic practice; in Flanders she has become one of the leading artists to have used the medium of glass in a contemporary manner and has contributed to its liberation from its traditional craft approach. In so doing, she seeks out the limits of the material and regularly combines it with other media such as photography and video, using them to create space-filling installations.
In 2013 she worked as co-curator together with the artistic director of the GlazenHuis Jeroen Maes and artist Frederic Geurts on the inspiring exhibition YOUNG MASTERS. In a freelance capacity, Ilse Van Roy helped organise the 2 first editions (2012/2015) of the International Glass prize.

Description of Jury presentation International Glassprize 2015

At this time (2018)
Independent artist and docent glass-studio, dpt. Arts and Architecture, Contemporary Fine arts, Hasselt
Freelance assignment; co- curator of the ” International Glassprize ’18’ (third edition), Jury of the selection commission,
in collaboration with Jeroen Maes (artistic director of GlazenHuis / assignment of Ch.Van der Seijs foundation.

  • Darling Melusine - Source of Inspiration - Life giver and destroyer - Sister Agnes, Sweet Mother  - Of memory and imagination - Trismegistus, Tacitus and Saints - Dearest brothers from another mother - For beauty we no longer  - Compete with you - The law of attraction - Lures to travel beyond the leaves - Ascending the Tree of Heaven - Counterpoints and stepstones on a scale - Rooted ladder of promise - A Play with Arts and Crafts - Symphonic composition of the Fourth Way - Traces of peanuts scattered aground - Feet ben exploring eight Paths of Glory - Space Cowboys and Indians - Challenge of the unknown - Of wild, forbidden pleasures - Is This What Heaven Looks Like?  Textiledesign © Ilse Van RoyText © Wim Wauman

  • Photo © Blauwhaus/