Vladimíra Klumpar (*1954) was born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou. She studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design at the famed studio of Stanislav Libenský. For much of her adult life Vladimíra Klumpar, a Czech born sculptor, has been a citizen of the world, living between homes in the United States, Mexico, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Klumpar is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, several other fellowships and the winner of a 2007 Corning Museum Award. Her work has been widely exhibited in Europe and the Americas; Klumpar is represented in public and private collections on both continent, for example the Corning Museum of Glass, the Lannan Foundation or the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. There has also been a number of publications about her work and technique, most recently ‘Vladimíra Kmlumpar – Work in Glass’ with an introduction by William Gavis, a well-known art theoretician. Her sculptures move between an architectonic exploration of form and a more organic, sensual vocabulary.