Javier Gomez 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. Gomez 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.
Javier Gomez’s work has been exhibited in several countries and belongs to public and private collections. Works in museums and public locations inlcude 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 and Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany.