Alex Fekete first arrived to the U.S. on Fulbright Scholarship in 1992 and received his MFA two years later. The affair with hot glass started around the same time, coming into clearer focus over the last decade. He was born in then Czechoslovakia.
Alex Fekete’s glasswork has been shown at SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York, Crafts America and CraftBoston Shows, the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and K-Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was commissioned for Provena Medical Centers in Urbana and Danville, IL.
His work has been featured in New Glass Review, American Style, and most recently in the book “Art Glass Today”. It received the Excellence Award | Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Best Sculpture Award | Mitchel Museum, IL, Award of Excellence | Westchester Craft Show, Cohn Family Trust prize |Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show, Excellence in Glass Award | West Palm Beach Craft Show.
“The gift of Glass to reverse plasticity while keeping Light within is captivating. Its translucency and inner glow are inspirational. The flow of molten glass can be mesmerizing as much as its obstinacy and unyielding nature maddening. Fluidity facilitates expansive range of forms and expressive potential-enough to satisfy my curiosity and yearning for object making.”