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Glass blowing in a contemporary context

BIO

Since Danish glass artist Morten Klitgaard (b. 1981) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design on Bornholm in 2012, his work has been driven by the urge to investigate and push the limits of glass as a material. Klitgaard strives to develop new ways of working with the surface and discovering new techniques and methods that draw out unique qualities in the material. With a profound respect for the material at hand, he experiments extensively, continuously pushing the boundaries of glass capability. For example creating multiple layers to the outside of the glass by adding a glaze like surface textured with small bubbles which burst during the process. This technique developed plays with removing the transparency of the glass and enhancing the fragility of each unique object.

Morten Klitgaard´s abstract, sculptural forms appear weatherbeaten, organic and patinated due to the use of oxides upon the surface, which causes a reaction to occur and metallic pigments giving a sense of depth and pattern to each and every piece. Tactile, textured surfaces give an unconventional aesthetic feel to his work, while honoring the traditions of glass blowing in a contemporary context.

EDUCATION

2015 Master class, Jack Wax, Glasmuseet, (DK)

2008-2012 BA, The Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design, Bornholm, (DK)

2011 Master class Martin Taulow, Visual Contemporary Art

2008 Master class Dante Marioni, Haystack School of Crafts (US)

 WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 - Peter Layton,London glassblowing,London,(UK)

2018 Artist in residence, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,

2017-2018 Pernille Bülow, Svaneke, (DK)

2012-2014 Nobel Design, Bornholm, (DK)

2013 Baltic Sea Glass, Bornholm, (DK)

2012 Tobias Møhl, Ebeltoft, (DK)

2009-2012 Pernille Bülow, Svaneke, (DK)

2006-2008 Tobias Møhl, Ebeltoft, (DK)

2002-2005 Leif Vange, Lønstrup, (DK)





 

 
 

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Some selected exhibitions

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2019 GATHER, London Glassblowing, UK

2019 Kunstetagerne, Hobro, (DK)

2019 “In the middle of the sea – Island crafts” Åland, Finland (FIN)

2019 Crafting Europe, Revelations 2019, Paris (FR)

2019 INSPIRED, CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery, (UK)

2020 Hempels Glasmuseum,Holbæk (DK)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Køppe Contemporary-objects, offecinet, Copenhagen, (DK)

2018 New Scandinavian Glass, Vessel Gallery, London, (UK)

2019 WCC Europe Handicrafts, Kuwait,(KW)

2018 International Glass Art Biennial,Haacht, (B)

2018 "Intersections" DBV. (DK)- European Ceramic Context

2018 Nordjyske medier, (DK)

2018 Fussingsø Castle, (DK)

2018 Arts and Crafts Association Bornholm’s yearly exhibition, Grønbechsgaard, (DK)

2016 Gallery B, Nexo, (DK)

2016 Bornholm’s Censored Spring Exhibition, Svanekegaarden, (DK)

2014 Prague Gallery of Czech glass, Prague, (CZ)

2012 Stanislav Libenský Award, Prague, (CZ)

2012 Graduation show, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, (DK)

GRANT

Grosserer L.F Foghts Grant

Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond Grant

Statens Kunstfond, Grant

Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, Grant

Ellen & Knud Dalhoff Larsens, Grant

Finn Lynggaards Fundations Grant


MEMBERSHIPS

Member of Danish craftsmen and designers

Member of Glass art society

Member of Arts and Crafts Association Bornholm

Member of Contemporary Glass Society