Javier Gómez was born in 1957 in Pedro Bernardo, Ávila, Spain. He is a self-taught artist who had his first contact with glass in his family’s industrial glass workshop in 1971, where he learned the techniques of industrial glass, the basis of his later artistic development.
Javier Gómez and the City Hall of Alcorcón are founders of the MAVA – Alcorcón Art Museum of Glass in the greater area of Madrid, Spain. He is also lifetime artistic advisor of the museum.
His work has been exhibited in several countries and belongs to several public and private collections.
Works in museums and public locations:
Musée Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France
Liége Glass Museum, Liège, Belgium
Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of, Belgium
The Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum für Modernes Glass, Veste Coburg, Germany
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, U.S.A.
Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, México
MAVA – Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio, Segovia, Spain
Ayuntamiento de Pedro Bernardo, Ávila, Spain
CAM – Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Alicante, Spain
Asamblea de Madrid, IV Legislatura, Madrid, Spain
Casino de Juego Gran Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Museu do Vidro, Marinha Grande, Portugal
Glasmuseum Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany
Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, Spain
The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
CEART – Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Glassmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld Lette, Germany
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany