German artist Josepha Gasch-Muche studied painting and drawing at Academy of Fine Arts in Trier, Germany. Early on she absorbed the teaching of her professor and Bauhaus member, Boris Kleint, a student himself of the school’s core teacher and theorist, Johannes Itten. The Bauhaus explorations of the essential “materiality” of substances have had a clear influence on Gasch-Muche’s work. She originally experimented with other materials, but in 1998 started working with very thin, industrial liquid crystal display glass. Breaking it into shards, she arranges them, by the thousands, into simple geometric forms, which simultaneously reflect and absorb light.
In 2014 her solo exhibition Light Phenomena in Glass was organized by the Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, Germany. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Musée Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland; the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH; and the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China.