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Artist: Helle Bovbjerg


Helle Bovbjerg, DENMARK
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Helle Bovbjerg lives and works on the west ridge of the peninsula Jylland, in the village Lysgaard South of Viborg since 1993.

I work with both functional and sculptural ceramics. I ¨travel¨ with Suzette in my mind, when working in my ceramic studio. My current work ¨Nordic Landscapes¨ is paraphrases based on the danish painter and ceramic artist Suzette Holten Skovgaard. b.1863 -1937. Suzette was a woman artist of her time. She traveled far and freely around the world, to Norway, France Italy even to Egypt. She lived and stayed in Seattle from 1906-1910.

Her approach to painting, color, ornaments and the narrative, is an inspiration for my ceramic work. I enjoy to use the vertical wall of the cup as a canvas. Tactility in the form and surface, the mix between rough and soft glazes is important to me. I strive for my work both to be rough and yet poetic. 

 

EXHIBITIONS SELECTED
2021                     
Gallery Visby 
Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Gallery USA
 
2020                     
S O L O - Viborg Kunstforening 30 års jubilæumsudstilling    
Useless, Kunstpakhuset Ikast, støttet af Statens kunstfond Billedkunstudvalg
Teapot Exhibition Virginia USA, støttet af Statens Kunstfond Projektstøtteudvalg
On The Road, Huset for Kunst og Design Holstebro & Rå Hal Århus. 
Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Gallery USA
Cup -The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Gallery USA
 
2019
Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Gallery USA 
Cup the Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings gallery USA
Crossing Fjords, m. Max Seinfeld USA Lier Belgien
 
2018
Tea for Two Hjorts Factory curatorer: Karina Skibby og Mai Ø. Andersen
The Joy of Color, Huset for Kunst & Design Holstebro med Max Seinfeld og Beth Bolga USA             
 
2017
FOMO, Kulturby 2017 (International Ceramic Exchange) 
Tabel for Two , City Hall Aarhus, installation i samarbejde m. Lotte Kjær
 
2016
Cheers Medalta, censureret Alberta Canada
Small Teapots, American Museum of Ceramic Art -USA Censureret
EGO I Create Me, Art Space Aarhus
 
2011                     
Biennalen For Craft and Design, Kolding Hus Museum 
 
2007
Galleri Nørby, Kbh. Gruppeudstilling
 
2005
”Andersen i Europa”, CLAY MUSEUM Denmark. og Det danske Kulturinstitut Ungarn

 

CURATOR og PROJECTS
2021
Parafrases over Susette Skovgaard for Skovgaard Museet
 
2020/2021
Co founder of Operators office, artist run exhibition space Support from Danish Art Foundation, Kunstfond                           
 
2019
The Joy of Color, Huset for Kunst og Design Holstebro with Max Seinfeld og Beth Bolga USA
 
2017
FOMO– curator and design of the exhibition  nternational Ceramic Exchange. European Culture Capital Gjellerup, support by Danish State Art Foundation

 

ACTIVITIES 
2017-18-19-20        
NCECA, - Portland, Pittsburg, Minneapolis  USA
 
2018
Garison Art Center New York, Heist op den Berg Kunst Akademi Belgien workshop teaching
 
2017
Ambassador, Klitgården Refugio. Board member of Danish Ceramic Collectors.

 

GRANTS AND MEDAL
2020                     
Danish State Art Foundation Operators Office and Artistic profile.
 
2019
Danish State Art Foundation Danmarks National Banks Jubilæumsfond, Sydbank  
 
2006-2019
Klitgården Refugio, residencies for artist and scientist. 
 
2005
Residency, International Ceramic Studio, Ungarn, supported by Region Midtjylland
 
2000
Danish State Art Foundation travelling grant, Banff Center for the Arts Canada
 
1998
Danish State Art Foundation, work grant 
 
1992                     
Art and Crafts Price 1879, bronze medal and grant

 

UDSMYKNING 
2012
Exterior commission , Huset Karavana Århus Kommune

 

2005
Hald Ege Church

 

EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS                               

1990
Design School Kolding. 
Member of Danish Craf and Design DKDO
Danish visual Artist BKF
Danish Woman Art Society KKS
ART Forum Viborg  KF

 

 

 


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