Biography: Peter Raos

Residence City: Auckland

Residence Country: New Zealand

Birthday: Born 1957

BirthPlace: Grey Lynn, Auckland

Birth country: New Zealand

Education: Master of Fine Arts (Hons) Elam , University of Auckland 1991

Last Solo Exhibition: Peter Raos Gallery 2003 ~ 2017


1999 Guest Artist at L H Selman Glass Gallery, Santa Cruz ,U S A

1998 NZSAG members show Masterworks Gallery, Auckand NZ. One man show , Raos Glass Form Gallery, Christchurch NZ.

1997 National Glass Show, guest artist, Compendium Gallery Wellington, N.Z.

1996 National Glass Show Compendium Gallery Auckland, N.Z.

1994 Paperweights Manawatu Museum opening guest artist Palmerston North, N.Z. NZ craft promotion show at Ludwig Beck am Rauthauseck Munich, Germany

1993 The Art of the Paperweight , challenging tradition, L. H. Selman curator

1991 Masters Exhibition, Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland ,N.Z.

1990 Elam Centennial

1890-1990 Auckland War Memorial Museum, N.Z.

1990 New Glass Masterworks Gallery Auckland, N.Z.

1989 Peter Raos Glass Fire & Form Gallery Hamilton, N.Z. New Glass Glass Artist Gallery Sydney Australia Hot Glass Upper Hutt Community Gallery, N.Z. Light Explosion the New Glass CCNZ Gallery Wellington, N.Z. 2nd New Zealand Crafts Biennale, Auckland War Memorial Museum,merit award The Human Touch The Bath House Gallery Rotorua N.Z.

1988 4th National Studio Glass Exhib. Wagga Wagga Australia Recent Hot Glass Waikato Society of Arts, N.Z Suter Craft Awards Suter Gallery Nelson, N.Z. Interiors ’88 Lopdell Gallery Auckland, N.Z.

1987 Compendium Craft Competition Compendium Gallery Auckland, N.Z. Showcase IV CCNZ Gallery Wellington, N.Z. Glass

1987 CCNZ Gallery Wellington, N.Z. NZ Glass ’87 NZSAG National Exhib.Christchurch, N.Z. 1983 Pacific Glass 83 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery,New Plymouth, New Zealand

Last Group Exhibition: Outside the box , Depot Artspace, Auckland 2015

Public collections: Corning Museum of Glass , New York USA Bergstrom Mahler Museum , Wisconsin USA Dowse Art Museum , Lower Hutt, New Zealand Auckland War Memorial Museum. Auckland Christchurch Art Gallery

History and Professional Development: 1979 Graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts. Auckland University Elam School of Fine Arts and Design Major topic glass design and technology. 1980 After graduating BFA started own glass studio,” The Hot Glass Company”. Founder member NZSAG. 1981 Organiser and host for workshop by American glass artist Dick Marquis. 1986 Attended workshop instruction by American Glass Artist William Morris 1988 Attended Glass workshop instruction by American Glass Artist Dick Marquis. 1989 Enrolled in the MFA program at Auckland University School of Fine Arts. Also elected president of New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass 1990 Set up a new studio hot glass model working from home. Organised NZSAG Fusing workshop with Mark Eckstrand (USA) at Sunbeam glass. Organised NZSAG workshop for glass Maestro Lino Tagliapietra (Italy) assisted by Dick Marquis (USA) and Dante Marioni (USA). 1991 Graduated Master of Fine Arts. Auckland University Elam School of Fine Arts and Design Research component included casting techniques for glass. Dissertation on marketing for artists. 1998 Attended advanced glass workshop instruction by American Glass Artist William Morris. 2003 Set up Peter Raos Gallery in Devonport as the sole outlet for my work.