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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.


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

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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