Personal Statement

“In my glass sculpture I work with the simple closed space together with a limited amount of basic geometric shapes. With different cuts into the material I address the clear shape and form individual statements.”

“I prefer not to follow the path of creating segmented volumes. Glass specifically, or the glass, as the specific material, enables me infinite statements in one shape – for example, the hemisphere. My natural application of glass and its transparent qualities does not close the internal space but only limits it and thus, it makes possible for me to express many ideas and feelings in a certain shape. I work with the unique feature of this medium and address a simple shape through various entries to closed spaces – With the optical features of glass I develop the internal architecture and by a sensitive and tentative interference I brand in my individual approach and originality to this marvellous material.”


April 20th 1973 in Bratislava, Slovakia


1987 – 1991 Secondary School of Applied Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia

1993 – 1999 Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia (Department of glass)


1997 The first place “Die New Beatle – Vase”, Volkswagen design, Wolfsburg, gERMANY

1998/99 Price from Rector for the best work on Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava

2012  Awards: European glass context – winner category glass artist, Bornholm, Danmark


2000 International glass symposium, Lednické rovne, Slovakia


Imagine Museum , USA

Victoria and Albert Museum, London , UK

Shanghai museum of glass, China

Achilles-Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany

Ernsting – Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany

Solor Exhibitions

1997  ART GLASS FORUM, Frankfurt, SRN

1999  Space, light and glass, Slovak national museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

1999  Oliver Leššo, Ital Trade, Bratislava, Slovakia

2000  Glass sculpture, Gallery Groll, Naarden , Holand

2000  Architecture of the glass, Gallery Blue bowl, Bratislava, Slovakia

2000  Architecture of the glass, Plateaux Gallery, London, England

2000  Oliver Leššo – glass sculpture, Ambassy of the SR, London, England

2000  Architecture of the glass, Museum of Oscar Wild, Dublin, Ireland

2000  Architecture of the glass, Institut of Slovakia, Roma, Italy

2000  Architecture of the glass, Via Marguta, Roma, Italy

2001  Glass sculpture, Institut of Slovakia, Wien, Austria 

2001  Oliver Leššo, Etienne&Van Den Doel Gallery, Haag, Holand

2002  Oliver Leššo, Millennium house, Martin, Slovakia

2003  Oliver Leššo – Lukáš Mjartan, JCC Gallery, Luxembourg

2004  Architecture of glass Oliver Lesso – Architecture of humor Koloman Lesso, Gallery of architecture SAS, Balassov Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2004 Two about one, Oliver Lesso and Milan Opalka, Gallery M.A.Bazovskeho, Trencin, SK

2005  Oliver Lesso, Gallery Nova, Bratislava, Slovakia

2007-2008 Oliver Lesso, Etienne Gallery, Österwijk, Holand

2012 Oliver Leššo – Imperium ( z osobnej zbierky) galéria Nova , Bratislava, Slovensko

Group Exhibitions

1995  Talents, Gallery Záhorie, Senica, Slovakia

1996  30 years glass on the Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia

1996  Gallery X, Bratislava, Slovakia

1997  Gallery of Orava, Dolný Kubín, Slovakia

1997  M.A. Bazovský gallery, Trenčín, Slovakia

1997  Werk – stil- forum, Hamburg, SRN

1997  Volkswagen, Wolfsburg, SRN

1997  National gallery of Slovakia, Eszterházy palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

1998  Glass department exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts, Východoslovenská Gallery, Košice, Slovakia

1998  European surednices, Glass art Gallery Simone, Bratislava, Slovakia

1998  Mystery of discowered space, Ambassy of the SR, London, England
1998  Mystery of discovered space, The Vardy Gallery, Suderland, Great Britain

1998  Dialogs, Frederiksberg City Hall, Denmark

1999  Contemporary slovak glass, Plateaux Gallery, London, England

1999  Transparences, Chateau de la Roche Guyon, France

1999  ART 99, Glaskunst Triennale, Norimberg, SRN

2000  Gallery Groll, Naarden – Vesting, Holand

2000  Talents, München, SRN

2000  Holland Art Fair, Kunst van 1900 TOT HEGEN, Holand

2000  Transparences, Palfi palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2000  Metamorphosis of the glass, M. A. Bazovský gallery, Trenčín, Slovakia

2000  Metamorphosis of the glass, Orava gallery, Dolný Kubín, Slovakia

2000  Reflecties, Niewegein, Holand

2000  Brittle Beauty, Contemporary slovak art glass, Perugia, Italy

2001  Contemporary decorativ art, SOTHEBY´S, London, England

2001  Dialogues with the light – contemporary slovak glass, Via Larga Gallery, Florence, Italy

2001  Pan Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holand

2001  International glass symposium LR 2000, Palfi palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2001  Dialogues with the light – contemporary slovak glass, Palazzo Ferrajoli, Roma, Italy

2002  Dialogues with the light – contemporary slovak glass, Slovak Institut Berlin, Germany

2002  Mystery of space, Maison du Verre, Puy – Guillaume, France

2002  Pan Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holand

2005   Ezzo Gallery, Wien, Austria

2005   Talents, Slovak institute in Prague, CR

2006   Contemporary art from Slovakia, European central bank, Frankfurt, Deutschland

2006   Sofa Chicago,  Plateaux Gallery, USA

2006   St ’Art , Gallery Nova, Strasbourg, F

2006   Coburg glass price for contemporary glass in Europe 2006, Kunstsammlungen der veste Coburg, Coburg , D

2007   Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery, New York, USA

2007   Slovak contemporary glass, Maiden lane exhibition space, New York, USA

2007   Finalist price gallery Nova, Gallery Z, Bratislava, Slovakia

2007   Meister der  moderne 2007, München,Germany

2007   Art   and interior,  Veletrzni palace, Prague, CR

6/2008   Sofa 2008 New York, Prism Contemporary Gallery, USA

11/2008   Sofa 2008 Chicago, Prism contemporary Gallery, USA

2008   4TH anniversary invitational, Prism Contemporary Glass, Chicago, USA

2008   Quest Gallery, London, UK

2008   Indie London, Collect 2008 –Victoria and Albert Museum, Plateaux gallery, London, UK

2008   “Mastervork” Paris, marc 2008, F

2008   Mark Peet Visser Gallery, ‘ S-Hertogenbosch, NL

6/2009 Sofa, West, Prism Contemporary Glass, USA

2009   Price  of  gallery  Nova 2nd  yeat , Bratislava, Slovakia

2009   I “ Verre” , JCC Gallery, Luxembourg

2009   Winterausstellung 2009, Gallery Handwerk, Koblenz, D

2010   Marshall –Lekae Gallery

2010 Prism Scottsdate, Prism Contemporary Glass, Chicago, USA

2011 Slovak contemporary glass with gallery Nova, Jewelry Souks, Beirut Souks, Beirut, Libanon
2011 Art/Greenwich seafair – The fine Art yacht , USA  (15-19 september 2011 Plateaux gallery)
2012 International trade Fair in Munchene , Germany
2012 Europeanglasscontext 2012, Bornholm, Danmark
2012 Bienale Brabant – Tilburg, NL

2013 Hofburg Vienna art fair, Wien, Austria

2013  I- glass , Slovak contemporary glass,  Shanghai, China

2014 – Coburg Glass Prize, Germany

2014- White and Weiss, Bratislava

2014 – exhibition  Slovak glass , Lednicke Rovne, SR

2015 – Quingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Quingdao, China

2016 – Palm Springs Fine and Fair ,USA

2016 – Sarasota glass art weekend, USA

2016 – Verre contemporain Slovaque, Claret, France

2016 – Glass now  ! ,Munchen, Germany

2016 – Decorex , London,  United Kingdom

2016 – Luxury made , London,  United Kingdom

2017 – Sarasota glass art weekend, USA

2018 – Sarasota glass art weekend, USA

2018 – Hofburg Vienna art fair, Wien, Austria

2019 – Great Glass Getaway 2019 , St. Petersburg and Sarasota

2019 – Sofa Chicago, USA

2020 – Verre contemporain slovaque- Musee de Conches – Ouche, France


Books : Slovak glass decade 1960 – 2010 Sabina Jankovičova, Slovak Contemporary glass

European glass context 2012

Coburg glass preis 2006

Galeria Nova 1991 – 2011

Neues glas  / new glass/ Winter 2013  (4/13)