GLASS PRIZE RECIPIENT 2016
Hempel Glass Prize recipient 2016 is glass artist Maria Koshenkova.
For glaze I use genuine silver which creates a mirrored surface. It transforms the glass into a completely different state. Silver as a precious metal represents luxury and glory. But this is only meant as a suggestion, as it is applied in a very thin layer. This factor brings the different layers to an interpretation of the piece – including the question of what sets value to a work of art.
Furthermore, the mirror is the surface which reflects reality in the best way. But when the surface is not flat, the reflection distorts the surroundings rather than to mirror them.
I use silver in the same way as when I paint. It is applied with spontaneous, uneven strokes, so that I never know precisely how it will settle. All these elements: value, distortions of reality and spontaneous action, make the silver the glaze that adds a new dimension to my work.
CV Maria Koshenkova
Born in 1981 St.Petersburg. Russia. Based in Copenhagen. Denmark
1998-2004: State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg – MA degree, Russia
2003-2004: Glassblowing course, Bornholm, Denmark
2004 Glass Design Program at Kalmar University, Sweden
2005-2006: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, guest student, Denmark
2016: Hempel Glasmusem. Denmark
2015: S12 Gallery and workshop. Bergen Norway “ Familiar Structures “
2014: Clara Scremini gallery, Paris, France
2012: Kunstraum B, Kiel, Germany
2012: AlGallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011: Galleri Jytte Møller, Fredericia, Denmark
2009: The Glassery, Stockholm, Sweden
2008: Esplanaden3, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007: The Glassery , Stockholm, Sweden
Selected group exhibitions:
2016: BRAFA Art Fair with Clara Scremini Gallery. Brussels
2015: Ebeltoft Glass Museum. Denmark. “DG15 “- 40 years of Contemporary Glass in Denmark
The Islip Art Museum, Long Island. NY, USA.“Wan.der.lust”. New York Contemporary Art Symposium.
Substance 2015 “Norwegian Wood”, Bredgade Kunsthandel. Copenhagen
Land Art Festival Archstoyanie. Moscow. Collaboration w/architect Alexey Kozyr. Moscow. Russia
Ground Moscow. Zazemlenie. Street Art Progect “ Perciouse “
2014: LENTOS Kunstmuseum LinzAustria. “LENIN:ICEBREAKER.”
Sophienholm,“Glasss”, Lyngby, Denmark
2D International Glass Art Exhibition, Lithuania, Estonia. Latvia.
Leontia Gallery, “Flash” London , UK
2013: “Glass”, Holstebro Art Museum, Denmark
The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2013, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan & Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan
International Contemporary Art festival ARTBAT FEST.Kazakhstan
“LENIN:ICEBREAKER”, Austrian Cultural Forum, Moscow & Murmansk, Russia
Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Russia
Laboratoria Art&Sience Space” Ice Laboratory”. Moscow. Russia.
2012: International glass prize 2012. “Object “Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium
Substance 2012, Bredgade Kunsthandel. Copenhagen
The Ludwig Museum”Resonant matter “ St.Petersburg, Russia
2011: The Ludvig Museum “Gates and Doors” ,St. Petersburg, Russia
2010: The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010, Design Center Ishikawa & Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan
Talente 2010 , Germany. Munich
2009: Zwieseler Kolbl , Glass prize exhibition, Germany
Plateaux Gallery, London, UK
The 4th international triennial of visual arts,“Otpechatki” Petrozavodsk, Russia
2008: Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Russia
2006: Coburg Glass Prize exhibition, Germany.
2016: Hempels Kulturfond. Hempels Glaspris. Denmark
2015: Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond. Denmark
2013: Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation Talnt Prize. Germany
2015: Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond. Denmark
2014: Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, Denmark
The Danish Art Foundation Grant for production of works for DG-15 at Ebeltoft Glass Museum
The Danish National Bank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968, Denmark
Knud Højgaard’s Foundation, Denmark
The Danish Art Foundation Travel Grant
2013: The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Germany
2004: Slipner Grant, Scandinavian Arts exchange, Denmark
The Ludwig Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kanazawa, Japan & Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan
Museum of American Glass, NJ, USA
“New Collection”, The Perm Foundation, Perm, Russia
Private collections Denmark, Austria, Germany, France and Russia