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Hanna Hansdotter - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows

Glass artist Hanna Hansdotter transforms her amorphous material into iridescent designs informed by Scandinavian craft traditions. Hansdotter trained in Glasriket —a region in Sweden with a history of hand-blown glass that stretches back to 1742 —and received her BFA from Konstfack in Stockholm in 2017. While in school, Hansdotter experimented with blowing glass into handmade iron molds to create tactile patterns; she has become known for these imprinted surfaces, which make the material appear soft and bulbous. Hansdotter later moved to the Swedish design capital of Småland (the birthplace of IKEA), where she produces jewel-toned vessels out of her studio and hot shop. Her works are in collections like the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Glass Factory in Boda Glasbruk.


Swedish, b. 1984


2017    Hot glass sculpting, CMOG, Corning museum of glass, NY
2015    BA, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Sweden
2012    BA,Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Sweden
2008    Glassblowing, technical education, Orrefors National School of Glass,
                 Sweden Qualified glassblower and cold working, Kosta Glasscenter, Sweden


2021    Once Twice, Dual show with Ry David Bradley, The Hole, New York, US
2020    Ornamental Abstractions Of Industrial Memories, Solo show, Kulturcentrum, 
                 Ronneby, Ronneby, Sweden
            Fading Prints, in association with Åke Andrén Grant, Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde,
                 Stockholm, Sweden
            Rabbit Hole, Solo show, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
            2.0, Solo show, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden
2018    Fading Prints, Solo show, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden


2023    Generation Glas, Cfhill, Stockholm, Sweden
2022    Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark
           The Collection, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden
2021    Design Miami, Side Gallery, Basel, Schweiz
            Market, Steinsland Berliner, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden
            Chart Art Fair, Steinsland Berliner, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark 
            East Hampton Hole, The Hole, New York, US
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, US
            Meet and Greet, The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden
            Immersion, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, US
2017    Whats Your Dna, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands
            Hommage, Kosta Boda Art Gallery, Kosta, Sweden
            Whats Your Dna, Form and Designcenter, Malmö, Sweden


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


2020    Åke Andrén Artist Grant
            The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, two year working grant
2018    The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one year working grant
2017    Estrid Ericsson travel grant
            Studio grant, The Glass factory Boda
            Degree work grant, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
            Konstfack travel grant for international cultural exchange, Corning, New York
            Fredrika Bremer scholarship fund
2016    JL Eklund Crafts foundation
            Petersenska Hemmets Scholarship fund
            Kosta Boda working grant
            Fredrika Bremer scholarship fund
2015    Petersenska Hemmets Scholarship fund


2019    Lauritz craft prize
            Residence Magazine, design award, craft of the year
2018    New Glass Review, published in book, Corning, NY
            Plaza Interior, design award, craft of the year
            ELLE Decoration Swedish Design Awards


2021    Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenburg
2019    Statens Konstråd, Public Art Agency Sweden
2018    The Glass Factory Boda, Glass Museum
2017    Nationalmuseum, Swedish National Museum collection

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