Tanja Pak did her master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London in 1996, having graduated from the Academy of Fine Art of the University of Ljubljana in 1994; she has headed the field of Glass and Ceramics there since 2009. In 2014 she was promoted to full professor.
She is creatively committed to the design of functional glass objects and artistic spatial installations.
More important group exhibitions include Glass+A in Venice, 2014, Inspired by Nature, Hempel Museum in Denmark, 2013, Chroma Culture in Bullseye Gallery in Portland, 2013, Glass in Context, 2012 and 2008, in Denmark, LuxEuropae2002 in Copenhagen.
She has created her most distinctive independent exhibitions, Within and Pointe, 2012, Dreaming Away and A Moment After – Alina, 2011, and Whisperings,1998, in dialogue with the architecture of Ljubljana Castle. Her most recent solo exhibition in Ljubljana, InBeetweennes, was set in challenging space of Kresija gallery.
She lectures at international conferences of design and art in glass. Within the framework of inter-university exchanges she lectured at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2014, National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2013 and the University of Krakow in 2012.
Her fellowships and residencies include Corning Museum of Glass Studio residency and Creative Glass Center of America fellowship in 2014, Bullseye R&E Center residency in Portland in 2013, Norway in 2015, New Mexico in 2012 and Scotland in 2011. She received a Pilchuck Scholarship in 1999 and fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in 2001, a residency in New York in 2008, and in 2009 at the Pilchuck Glass School, WA USA. In 2015 she participated in International Glass Symposium in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. In both 2008 and 2009 she received the Red Dot Design Honorable Mention Award. In 2011 she received the Design of the Year Award in Slovenia.
Her works have been published in international publications and are held in public and private collections.