Bjørn Friborg (Danish, b. 1983) is a glass artist who defies historical methods of making and reinvents process with a dramatically physical approach that pushes the limits of material and technique and is as much a performance as it is a means to an end. With bravado he penetrates, manipulates and ruptures the molten substance for results that are otherworldly, sublimely beautiful, and where the materiality viscerally and outwardly reflects his tour de force movements.
Friborg received a BFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Design and Conservation in 2013 after studying in Sweden at both the Åfors Glasbruk, V.1 Mästare Ingvar Carlsson “Kalle Pack” and the Kosta Glass School. His work has been exhibited nationally in Denmark and throughout the Scandinavian region as well as internationally.
2003 – 2006 Kosta Glass School
2006 – 2009 Åfors Glasbruk, V.1 Mästare Ingvar Carlsson “Kalle Pack”
2010 – 2013 BFA The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of
Architecture, Design and Conservation
2019 British Glass Biennale, Boda Builders, Amblecote, United Kingdom
2018 Abstracts & Narratives, Bo Knutsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Vessel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Harbour Front Centre, Toronto, Canada
Ung Svensk Form, Swedish/International, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Young Glass, Danish/International, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Scandinavian Glass, Starting all over, Helsinki, Finland
Glassyke, S12, Bergen, Norway
2016 VÄRK, The Glassery, Stockholm, Sweden