Vlastimil Janáček was born in Havlíčkův Brod on October 18, 1960.
In the years 1975–1978 he completed an apprenticeship as a glass cutter in the glass Factory in Světlá nad Sázavou and from 1978–1981 the School of Art and Design in Kamenický Šenov with Professor Vladimír Klein. From 1982-1984 he worked as a glass grinder in the Nový Bor glassworks. In the years 1984-1999 he worked as a teacher of glass grinding.
Since 1999 he has lived and worked as a freelance artist in Kamenický Šenov.
1992 – Galerie L Hamburg
1993 - Stutgarter Glass Galerie
1994 - Galerie Hertogenbosch - Holland
1995 - Glasgalerie Hertogenbosch / GOOIJER Fine ART – Holland
1996 - Galerie CHAPELOTTE - Luxembourg
1997 - Kunst RAI – Amsterdam
1998 - Galerie Hertogenbosch – Holland
1999 - Galerie CHAPELOTTE - Luxembourg
2002 – 2004 - SANDRA AINSLEY GALLERY – Toronto /Glass Gallery BROFT – Holland
2004 - Gallery CHICORY - Holland
2006 - MOSTLY GLASS GALLERY - New Jersey
2009 - AACG – Artist of The Month / January
2010 - SOFA New York / SOFA Chicago
2011 - SOFA New York / Glassfest Karlovy Vary
2012 - PISMO Fine Art Glass Denver – Colorado / Glassgalerie HERRMANN – Germany, Broft Van der Horst Galleries Den Haag Glassfest Karlovy Vary