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Hanna Hansdotter - Artists - HB381

Artist and designer Hanna Hansdotter’s (Swedish, b. 1984) mold-blown glass sculptures and low-relief wall works ooze, slump, and bulge, their soft forms interrupted by the hard lines left behind by the casting process. Trained at the preeminent Swedish glass manufacturers at Kosta Boda Glass Center and the Orrefors National School of Glass, Hansdotter’s rebellious and individualistic vessels remain defiantly craft-oriented in their techniques. Over time, she has developed a practice of conceptual design overlaid with a punk sense of artistry, apparent in her sculptures’ warped and distorted silhouettes produced in the process of constraining hot glass within heavy iron frameworks. Once the metal cages are removed, the result is both high-gloss and heavily baroque, a merger of amorphous, fleshy forms and variegated surface embellishments. Today, Hansdotter works in Glasriket or “Glass Country,” the famed center of Sweden’s historic industrial glassblowing dating to 1742.

Hansdotter is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and accolades, including the ELLE Decoration Design Awards, the Lauritz Craft Prize, and the Residence Arts & Crafts Award. In 2020, she received the Åke Andrén Grant in support of her exhibition Fading Prints at the Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde Museum. Since graduating in 2017 from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Hansdotter’s work has frequently been exhibited within museums, including at the Gävle Art Center, Liljevalchs, and the Glazenhuis Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art. Her sculptures are in the collections of the Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, the Public Art Agency Sweden, The Glass Factory at Boda, and the National Museum in Stockholm.

Selected Works

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HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Hot Pink Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

26" H x 16" W x 13" D

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Hot Pink Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

26" H x 16" W x 13" D

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HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Canary Yellow Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5" H x 11" Dia.

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Canary Yellow Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5" H x 11" Dia.

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HANNA HANSDOTTER

Quilted Print, Burgundy Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

22.5" H x 13" Dia.

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Quilted Print, Burgundy Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

22.5" H x 13" Dia.

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HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.

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HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baby Baroque Print, Baby Blue Metallic, 2023 

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5"H x 12" Dia

HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baby Baroque Print, Baby Blue Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5"H x 12" Dia

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HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Hot Pink Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

26" H x 16" W x 13" D
HANNA HANSDOTTER

Tiffany XL Print, Canary Yellow Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5" H x 11" Dia.
HANNA HANSDOTTER

Quilted Print, Burgundy Metallic, 2023

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

22.5" H x 13" Dia.
HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baroque Love, Soft Yellow Metallic, 2023

Sand-blasted and mold-blown glass, mirrored

20" H x 12" Dia.
HANNA HANSDOTTER

Baby Baroque Print, Baby Blue Metallic, 2023 

Mold-blown glass, mirrored

25.5"H x 12" Dia

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HANNA HANSDOTTER
Swedish, b. 1984

EDUCATION

2017    Hot glass sculpting, CMOG, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY 
2017    BA, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden 
2012    Technical glassblowing, Orrefors National School of Glass, Sweden 
2010    Qualified glassblowing and cold working, Kosta Glass Center, Sweden

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021    Once Twice, The Hole, New York, NY
2020   Ornamental Abstractions of Industrial Memories, Kulturcentrum Ronneby, Ronneby, Sweden
            Fading Prints, in association with Åke Andrén Grant, Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden
            Rabbit Hole, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
            2.0, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden
2018    Fading Prints, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023    Generation Glas, Chill, Stockholm, Sweden 
2022    Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark 
             The Collection, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden 
2021     Once Twice, The Hole, New York, NY 
             Market, Steinsland Berliner, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden 
             Chart Art Fair, Steinsland Berliner, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark 
             East Hampton Hole, The Hole, New York, NY 
2020    Palatset, The Glass Factory Boda, Boda, Sweden 
             Chart Art Fair, Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden 
2019     Swedish Glass, Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium 
             Bachelor, Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden 
             Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture!, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden 
2018     Dallas Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Dallas, TX 
             Meet and Greet, The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden 
             Immersion, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2017     What’s Your DNA, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands
             Hommage, Kosta Boda Art Gallery, Kosta, Sweden 
             What’s Your DNA, Form/Design Center, Malmö, Sweden

COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS

2022    Commissioned work for Hötorget with Vasakronan, Stockholm, Sweden 
2021     Documentary SVT, Designhistorier 
2020    Storefront installation, Selfridges, London, UK 
2019     Public art installation, Linneuniversity of Kalmar, Sweden 
             Designer of The Glass Factory Boda yearly museum collection 
2018     Absolute Vodka, commercial 
2017     Designer/Artist at Orrefors Kosta Boda, Sweden 
2018     Art Collaboration with Artilleriet, Göteborg, Sweden 
2017, 2018 Interior installation, SneakersNStuff, New York, NY & London, UK 
2017     Homage, Kosta Boda 275 years, “Nightfall series,” design commission for Kosta Boda

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2023    Swedish Government Export Prize for Cultural and Creative Industries, Artist of the Year
2020    Åke Andrén Artist Grant 
             The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, two-year working grant 
2019     Lauritz Craft Prize 
             Residence Magazine, Design Award, Craft of the Year 
2018     The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one-year working grant 
             New Glass Review (published in book), Corning, NY 
             Plaza Interior, Design Award, Craft of the Year 
             ELLE Decoration, Swedish Design Awards 
2017     Estrid Ericsson Travel Grant 
             Studio Grant, The Glass Factory Boda, Sweden 
             Degree Work Grant, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design 
             Konstfack Travel Grant for International Cultural Exchange, Corning, NY 
             Fredrika Bremer Scholarship Fund 
2016     J.L. Eklund Foundation for Craft 
             Petersenska Hemmets Scholarship Fund 
             Kosta Boda Working Grant 
             Fredrika Bremer Scholarship Fund 
2015     Petersenska Hemmets Scholarship Fund

COLLECTIONS 

2022    County of Gävle, Sweden
2021     Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenburg, Sweden
2020    County of Växjö, Sweden
2019-2021 Statens Konstråd, Public Art Agency Sweden
2018     The Glass Factory Boda, Glass Museum, Sweden
2018, 2019 County of Uppsala, Sweden
2017     Nationalmuseum, Swedish National Museum collection

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