Smetana Ágnes
The supernatural has left us. Ever since lonesome glances have been searching the blue sky - man does not hope. He is waiting for a miracle, while he builds a house, plants a tree, lays the table... is born and dies. Out of joy or necessity, he creates; he provides consolation where needed. He dwells in a world of his making, for his comfort and that of others. Man is only human. He walks in nature and guards its peace. Yet every man is a wonder, and we must learn to see the wonder in others. When darkness falls and silence prevails, and even trees stop rustling, it is then that you will hear my song. The world is yours, and the sun embraces you, too. Your happiness encompasses earth and sky. It is time to invigorate, to finish your work; give me faith and power - for I am only a single being. Or perhaps a cloud in the summer sky, unnoticed - and I drift away. World,nature is your home. Protect, make them cosy so that we all feel good on this planet. The world is in concord, without boundaries.
/July 1998/
1986 • Kozma Lajos Scholarship
1987 • Art Union Award
1989 • The Award of the Baranya County Council • The Award of the Veszprém County Council
1990 • Moholy-Nagy László Scholarship • 1st Prize, II. Exhibition of Pest County
1996 • Ferenczy Noémi Award.

1993 • Design of Pressed Glasswares (in Design, 1993/3., 20.)

Personal Exhibitions
1990 • Museum of Bochum (D)
1991 • Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár (HUN) • Péter-Pál Gallery, Szentendre (HUN)
1992 • Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár (HUN)
1994 • Eurogalerie, Hagen (D)
1995 • Flowers of Our Glass Garden, Mestermű Gallery, Veszprém (HUN) • Gallery of Dorottya Street, Budapest (HUN)
1996 • Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár (HUN)
2003 • Old "New" Glasses or New "Old" Glasses, Erdész Gallery, Szentendre (HUN).

Collective Exhibitions
1985 • National Exhibiton of Applied Arts, Gallery of Balaton, Balatonfüred (HUN)
1987 • Jugend Gestaltet, München (D) • Glaskunst aus Ungarn, Lehrer und Schüler, Heidi Schneider Galerie, Horgen (CH) • Holiday, FIS Exhibition, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest (HUN)
1988 • The International Exhibition of Glass Craft '88, Kanazawa (J)
1989 • Ein unpolitischer Ausflug ins Grüne, Glasmuseum, Frauenau (D) • Galerie Handwerk, München (D) • XXV. Exhibition of Veszprém, Veszprém (HUN) • Glaskunst aus Ungarn, Glasmuseum, Frauenau (D)
1990 • II. Exhibition of Pest County, Gallery of Szentendre, Szentendre (HUN) • I. Glass Triennale of Tihany, Contemporary Hungarian Glass 1990, Museum of Tihany, Tihany (HUN) • Exhibition of International Glass Symposion, Gus Hrustalny (RUS)
1991 • International Art Expo, New York (USA) • Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár (HUN) • Exhibition of I. International Glass Symposion, Bárdudvarnok; Kaposvár (HUN)
1993 • Studio Glass, Gallery of Szentendre, Szentendre (HUN) • Hungarian Glass Artist, Eurogalerie, Hagen (D)
1994 • Art de Magyaar, Art Glass Centre International, Schalkwijk, Utrecht (NED) • Textil i Vidre Hongarés Contemporani, Passeig de Gracia, La Padrera, Barcelona (ESP)
1995 • Paradox – Glass – Art, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest (HUN)
1997 • Balance, Vaszary Gallery, Kaposvár (HUN)
1998 • Exhibition of DeForma Symponsion, Bárdudvarnok; Művészetek Háza, Pécs (HUN)
2000 • Glass and Glistening, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest (HUN) • Water-Mirror, Art-East Gallery, Balatonfüred (HUN) • The Light of the Festive Board, Podmaniczky Palace, Budapest (HUN)
2001 • Applied Arts, Műcsarnok, Budapest (HUN) • Experience and Ideal, Royal Castle, Gödöllő (HUN) • Festival of Glass, Erdészház, Pusztabánya (HUN) • Garden, Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Gödöllő (HUN)
2002 • Closing Exhibition of XII. International Glass Symposion, Bárdudvarnok (HUN) • Autumn Exhibition, Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Gödöllő (HUN) • Merics Collection, Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár (HUN)
2003 • GIM-Garden, Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Mű-Terem Gallery, Debrecen (HUN) • Glasses of Bárdibükk, Csikász Gallery, Veszprém (HUN) • The Third Garden, Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Gödöllő (HUN)
2004 • Jubilee Exhibiton of Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely (HUN) • Green, Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Gödöllő (HUN) • Glass, Contemporary Gallery, Tatabánya (HUN) • Glass-Contemporary, Újpest Gallery, Budapest • Natural-Drawing, Museum of Pesterzsébet, Gaál Imre Gallery, Budapest (HUN) • New Color Systems, Glass Statues Made with Pâte de Verre and Fusing Technic from the Contemporary Collection of the Hungarian Glass Art Society, International Pottery Studio, Museion, Kecskemét (HUN)
2005 • Codes, Árkád Gallery, Budapest (HUN) • Target, Works of the Hungarian Glass Society's Annual Symposion 2004., Üvegpiramis Gallery, Budapest (HUN) • Glasstellung, Glaskunst aus Ungarn, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin (D) • Garden, Workshop of Applied Arts Gödöllő, Gödöllő (HUN); Museum of Pesterzsébet, Gaál Imre Gallery, Budapest (HUN) • 15. Jubilee Exhibition of the International Glass Workshop, Bárdudvarnok, Vaszary Gallery, Kaposvár (HUN) • 125×, Exhibition of the University of Applied Arts, Hungary, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest (HUN).

1988 • Novy Bor (CZH)
1990 • 2. Glass Symposion, Ajka • International Glass Symponsion, Gus Hrustalny (RUS)
1991–1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002 • I–III., V., VIII., IX., XII. International Glass Symponsion, Bárdudvarnok (HUN)
2004 • International Glass Symponsion, Keszthely (HUN)• Bullseye Glass Symponsion, Kecskemét (HUN)
2005 • Fusing Course, Kecskemét (HUN).

Public Place Works
1998 • Illuminating Wall, ÁÉ Bank, Váci u., Budapest (HUN).

Works in Public Collections
• Bakony Múzeum, Veszprém (HUN)
• Glasmuseum, Frauneau (D)
• Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest (HUN)
• International Glass Collection (Goszthony Mária Foundation), Bárdudvarnok (HUN)
• Janus Pannonius Múzeum, Pécs (HUN)
• Rippl-Rónai Múzeum, Kaposvár (HUN)
• Museum of Wertheim (D).