Born  1949  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Citizenship  Dutch


University of California, Berkeley, (B.A).  1970-1972, 

Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam  1974-1975, 

Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, Rijksdiploma  1972-1975, 

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Fine Arts, (PhD)  2016.


Meitner C.V.  (summary)

Richard Meitner has lectured, conducted workshops, and been invited artist-in-residence in the U.S.A., Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Sweden, the Maldives, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Italy and Japan.

He has worked as a designer for the glass industry in Italy, Germany Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Meitner also served on the Dutch National Commission for Endowments for the Arts, the Dutch National Advisory Board for the Arts, and as jury member for the International Glass Prize in Belgium.

Together with Mieke Groot, from 1981 to 2000, he was in charge of the glass department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2006, he was appointed to the faculty for science and technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon), Portugal and continues there. In 2016, he earned a PhD from the University of Lisbon, Belas Artes.

Meitner has taken part in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions all over the world, and his works are now included in more than 60 permanent museum- and public collections in 17 countries.


Meitner C.V.       (Since 1990)

* (indicates solo or two person show)


2022      * “Old Farts”- Galerie Hatzenberger, Brussels Belgium-2 person show w Pierre Dessons

                   Gallery Rademakers, Kunstrai 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                 “What are you looking at?”-Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Wash., U.S.A.

              * “ Meitner Works from Private and Public Collections”,  Het Glazenhuis, Lommel,  

                                                                               Belgium,-2 person show w Kaspar Bosmans 


2021       Works from the Suntory Museum of Art, Toyama Glass Museum, Toyama, Japan

                The Levant Gallery, Shanghai, China

                Gallery Per v d Horst at the Kunstrai, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                The Tacoma Museum of Glass, “What are You Looking At?”, Tacoma, Wash, USA

                Taste Contemporary Gallery at Usine Kugler, “Distorted Duets”, Geneva Switzerland

                Gallery Per v d Horst at PAN, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              * “ Meitner Works from Private and Public Collections”, Het Glazenhuis,                         

                 Lommel, Belgium



                 “Diaspora”, Mathllde Hatzenberger Galerie, Brussels, Belgium

                 Museum van der Togt, “50 years Rietveld Glas”, Amstelveen, Netherlands

                 “Beauty and HIS Beast”-Main Railway Station, Wroclaw, Poland

                 Het Glazen Huis, “The Collection”, Lommel, Belgium



                 Geneva Art Fair, Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

                  Ariana Museum, Geneva

              * “And the Air rushing past-Galerie Caterina Tognon, Venice,  


              * “Marioni and Meitner”, Soneva Fushi Gallery, the Maldives  

                  Galerie Mathilde Hatzenberger, Brussels, Belgium

                 * “The Richards-Marquis and Meitner, Galerie Caterina Tognon,  

                 Venice, Italy

                   Monastery church of St. Anton di Padua, Sokolov, Czech Republic



                 “ Nasty Women” _Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

                   Galerie AD, Antwerp, Belgium

                   Cannenburgh Castle, Vaasen, Netherlands

                   St’ART fair, Strasbourg, France



                    Art Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

                  *“3 Solo shows”-Nationaal Glasmuseum, Leerdam, the


                  *“Wurst that could Happen”-Hatzenberger  Gallery, Brussels    



                   “Within Light/Inside Glass”, Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy

                   Braggiotti Anniversary show, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                   Hotel Clarance, Lille, France

                   Glasgalerie Leerdam, Leerdam, Netherlands

                   “Within Light/Inside Glass”-Millenium Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal


               *” 3 solo shows”-Nationaal Glasmuseum, Leerdam,

                       Netherlands- (De La Torres, Meitner, Stanicky)

                   Galerie de Mijlpaal , Heusen-zolder, Belgiujm

                   Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany, “Zart & Rau”

                   The Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, “Life is not a Beach’, Munich, Germany


2014       “ Taste”, Galerie Marc Blondeau et Cie, Geneva, Switzerland

                  *”3 solo shows”-National Glass Center Museum, Sunderland,    


                    Braggiotti Anniversary show, Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam, Nederlnd

                   * Meitner solo show, AD Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

                   * Meitner solo show, Galerie Hatzenberger, Brussels,    


                   *Meitner solo show, Art & Go, Tourcoing, France



                   Galerie Mathilde Hatzenberger, “Desseins”, Brussels. Belgium

                  *Museum ‘het Glazenhuis”, Lommel, Belgium (catalogue)

                  * Glasgalerie Leerdam, Leerdam, Netherlands

                   Art Cologne Fair, Hatzenburger Gallery, Cologne,Germany



                    Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France

                    Galerie Artonivo, Ghent, Belgium

                    Museum of Arts and Design, “Playing with Fire”, New York City, New York



                    Glasgalerie Leerdam, Leerdam the Netherlands

                    Municipal Musee de Carmaux. Carmaux, France

                    * The Tacoma Museum of Glass (solo retrospective show)

                               Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.

                     Le Corps de Verre, Museum of Carmaux, France

                     “A Passion for Glass”, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

                   Glass Museum Lommel, Lommel, Belgium

                     *SOFA Art Fair, Chicago, “Meitner,Wax & Mueller,” Chicago, Illinois,



                   *The Tacoma Museum of Glass (solo retrospective show)

                             Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.

                   *Pavilion des Arts et du Design, Paris, France

                   *Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France      

                    Galerie Braggiotti, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                    Galerie Etienne Matisse, Oosterhout, Netherlands

                    Museum Lommel, Lommel, Belgium



                 *Corning Museum of Glass-Masters of Studio Glass-Richard   

                  Meitner(solo retrospective show)-Corning New. York. U.S.A.)

                  PAN Art fair-Galerie Matisse Etienne, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                  Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (charity auction)

                  *Galerie A&D Schrijvers, Antwerp, Belgium



                  Galeria Claudia Gian Ferrari, Miilano, Italia

                  “Noir et Blanc”, Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France

                  *DAK’ART, Biennale de l’Art Africaine, Dakar, Senegal

                  “The Road to Contemporary Art” Art Fair, Rome, Italy



                Victoria and Albert Museum, “COLLECT”, London, England

                *Glasgalerie Leerdam, Leerdam, the Netherlands

                Nationaal Glasmuseum, Leerdam, the Netherlands

                20thAnniversary Exhibition, Braggiotti  Gallery, Amsterdam

                START Art Fair, Strasbourg, France

                Sunderland Glass Museum, Sunderland, England

                Castle Cannenburgh, Vaassen, the Netherlands

                Pilchuck Glass Center, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

                Niijima Glass Museum, Niiijima, Tokyo, Japan



                Los Angeles County Art Museum, “Material Matters”

                SOFA Art Fair, New York City

                Barry Friedman Gallery, “Emergences”, New York City

               “Kruisgang”, Mariska Dirkx Galerie, Roermond, Netherlands

                Glassinspiration Gallery, Glasstec Fair, Dusseldorf, Germany




              ‘Collect 2004’, with Collectief Amsterdam, London, UK

              Kunst Rai,Amsterdam

              Fort Vuren, Symposium Gorinchem, Vuren, NL

              Galerie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France

              Sunderland University, Sunderland, GB



              Galerie de Compagnie, Dordrecht

              * Art Society “DE KRING”, Amsterdam

              Vetri. Nel mondo. Oggi, Venice, Italy



               Braggiotti Gallery Invitational, Amsterdam

               Milan Art Fair, Milan, Italy

              Leerdam Glass Fair, Leerdam, Netherlands

              Chicago SOFA Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

             * “FALLING FROM GRACE”, Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam



             “Global Art Glass”, Borgholm Castle, Borgholm, Sweden

             “Glassway-Les Salles du Verre, Museum of Architecture, Val d’Aoste, Italy

              SOFA, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

              *The Ernsting Foundation Museum, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany



               SOFA Art Fair, New York City, U.S.A.

              *Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              *Barry Friedman Gallery, New York City, U.S.A.



             Kentucky Foundation for Arts & Crafts, Louisville, Ky. U.S.A.

            *“Vasi/Monumenti”, Galleria d’Arte e Divetro, Bergamo, Italia

              Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

             Fundacion Pedro Barrie de la Maza, La Coruna, Spain (“ARTES DECORATIVOS DEL ASPECTOS ORIGINALES”)

              Kunstrai Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              SOFA art fair, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

              *Galerie D.M. Sarver, Paris, France (“Plus je Change…”)



           KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              “World Glass”, Borgholm Castle, Borgholm, Sweden

              Stadsgalerie, Halle, Germany

              *Galerie D.M. Sarver, Paris, France

              Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands

              *Braggiotti Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

           “The Glass Skin”, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning New York, U.S.A.

              “The Glass Skin”, Veste Coburg Museum, Coburg, Germany

           “The Glass Skin”, Kunstmuseum der Stadt Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

              *Galeria San Nicolo, Venice, Italy, “Ameijoas Per Ana”




           Habatat International Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, Michigan

              KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              * Agni Fine Art Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands

              * “Cold Fusion”, Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, Netherlands

           “Venezia Aperto Vetro Biennale”, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

              *Braggiotti Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands



             *Galerie D.M. Sarver, Paris, France

              *Galeria San Nicolo, Venice, Italy

              Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.

              SOFA, Chicago, Ilinois, U.S.A.

              Art Fair, Strasbourg, France

             *Braggiotti Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands



              Musee de l’Art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France

              Galerie Big Shots, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              Museum of Modern Art, Aruba, Dutch Antilles

              Art Fair, Strasbourg, France

              *Galerie Braggiotti, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              *Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

              SOFA, Chicago, llinois, U.S.A.

              “Venezia Aperto Vetro Biennale”, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

              *Galerie d”Art, Luxembourg

              *Galerie D.M. Sarver, Paris, France

               Musee du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France

              “The Glass Skin”, Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan

              “The Drinking Glass”, Fort Asperen, Leerdam, Netherlands

               *Glasgalerie Leerdam, Leerdam, Netherlands



              “Narcissus”, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

              Museum of Decorative Arts, Ghent, Belgium

              *Galeria San Nicolo, Venice, Italy

              Musee National de la Ceramique de Sevres, Paris, France

              Museum of Modern Art, Curacao, Dutch Antilles



              Galerie de Twee Pauwen, Den Haag, Netherlands

              “World Glass Now”, Sapporo, Japan

              “International Glass”, Loeb Department Store, Bern, Switserland

              The Rotterdam Design Prize, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL

              “Glass Now, 1994”, Yamaha Galleries, Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan

              “A New Century in European Design”, Tokyo Metropolitan Teian Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

              “The Saxe Collection”, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.

              *Galerie Inart, Amsterdam, Netherlands

               Galerie Kruft, Essen, Germany

               Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Hamburg, Germany

              *Glasbeurs, Leerdam, Netherlands

               Galerie Rob van den Doel, Den Haag, Netherlands

               *Galerie Braggiotti, Amsterdam, Netherlands



              Dutch National Endowment for the Arts Exhibition, Amsterdam, NL

              “FIAT Multiples”, FIAT galleries, Strasbourg, France

              “Too Hot to Handle”, Kunstation, Leerdam, Netherlands

              Galerie Inart, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              Oberglas Museum, Barnbach, Austria

              Galerie Rob van den Doel, Den Haag, Netherlands

              Galerie Chiqui Figueroa, Barcelona, Spain

              Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

              *Galerie D.M. Sarver, Paris, France



              “Le Verre”, Museum of Art, Rouen, France

              “World Glass Now”, Sapporo, Japan

              “Glass Now 1992, Yamaha Galleries, Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan

              Cone-Solow Gallery, Mendocino, California,U.S.A.

              Galerie Sanske, Zurich, Switzerland

              “Design Visions”, Museum of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

              “Contemporary Glass Sculpture”, Generale de Banque, Liege, Belgium

              Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

              *Gooijer Fine Art Gallery, Doesburg, Netherlands




              Galerie Artichoque, Velp, Netherlands

              *Galerie Daniel Sarver, Paris, France

              Jaeger Interieur, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              Europaisches Kunsthandwerk Fair, Stuttgart, Germany

              “World Glass Now”, Sapporo, Japan

               *“Le Verre, Le Contraire, et L’Autre” Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

              Galerie Hyaline, Marseille, France

              Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany

              “Nomades de Verre”, Barcelona, Spain

               *“Le Verre, Le Contraire, et L’Autre”, Museum de Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands

               Galerie Braggiotti, Amsterdam, Netherlands



              “Dutch Summer”, Galerie Artichoque, Velp, Netherlands

              European Fine Arts Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands

              Rai Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              *“Meitner and Groot”, Galerie d’Art, Luxembourg,

              Provinciezaal, Antwerp, Belgium

              “Suntory Prize Invitational”, Suntory Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Work in Public Collections


National Glasmuseum, Leerdam, Netherlands
Collection of the City of Leerdam, Leerdam, Netherlands
Municipal Museum, Arnhem, Netherlands
Municipal Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
National Funds for Art, Den Haag, Netherlands
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Collection of the VSB Bank, Netherlands
Collection of the ING Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Collection of the Dutch National Bank, Amsterdam, NL
Municpal Museum of the Hague, Den Haag, Netherlands
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Boerhaave Museum, Leiden, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum voor Sierkunst, Ghent, Belgium
Musee du Verre, Charleroi, Belgium
Museum het Sterckshof, Antwerp, Belgium
MuZEE, Oostende, Belgium
Municipal Collection of the city of Lommel, Belgium
The Ernsting Stiftung Collection, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany
Glasmuseum, Wertheim, Germany
Museum fur Kunst u. Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstmuseum der Stadt Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Schloss Charlottenburg Museum, Berlin, Germany
Glasmuseum Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany
Tutsek Stiftung, Munich, Germany
The Pilchuck Collection, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
The American Crafts Museum, New York City, New York, USA
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, U.S.A.
Chas. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, Wisc., U.S.A.
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.
The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.
The Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma, Wa,. ,U.S.A.
The Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Wa,, U.S.A.
Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
The National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga,N.S.W., Aus
The National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Ebeltoft Glas Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
The Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée de la Vielle Charite, Marseille, France
Musée National de la Céramique de Sévres, Paris, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Musée du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
Hotel Clarance, Lille, France
Musée Centre d’art du Verre, Carmaux, France

The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
The National Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
Oberglas Museum, Barnbach, Austria
Contemporary Glass Museum of Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Museuo Vetrario, Murano, Venice, Italy
The Barovier-Toso Collection, Murano, Venice, Italy
Kurokabe Glass Museum, Nagahama, Japan
Museum Garasu no Sato, Hiroshima, Japan
Niijima Glass Museum, Niijima, Tokyo, Japan
The Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan