My work is closely linked to the body. I was trained as a goldsmith making jewellery pieces, but today I primarily work with objects and sculpture.
A profound love of manipulating metal is the common denominator for my work no matter what technique I am using or what theme I am presently researching. To guide my work process I always work towards a solo exhibition with a fixed theme.
Further, I have a longtime cooperation with architect Lene Jensen, together we have won several projects for redesigning the public sphere. As it is very important for me to maintain control of my artistic work, I took over a well run jewellery school in 2009. Administration is handled by the asscociation Smyk2000, and along with three other goldsmiths and two silversmiths I teach classes there on a regular basis. For more information on the school – www.smyk2000.dk
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2000 Degree in vocational education and training.
1991-93 Institute of Precious Metals, The Goldsmith Academy, Copenhagen.
1990 Completed apprenticeship as a goldsmith, Denmark.
2007 Working Grant. The Jubilee-foundation of The Danish National Bank.
2007 Working Grant. The Danish Art Foundation.
2006 Smyk 2006, Design competition, 3rd prize, Couples’ jewellery, Denmark
2005 Silversmith Ausa Regitze Tilly’s grant, Denmark.
2004 The solo exhibition “Identity, Resorce and Choices” recognized by The Danish Arts Foundation.
1997 1. prize, The Danish Arts Foundation, Childrens’ Playground, with Lene Jensen and Lisbeth Thorn, Denmark
1996 Silver medal, The Arts and Crafts Award of 1879, Denmark.
2015 Solo exhibition, The Museum at Koldinghus, Denmark
2014 Cosy Corner, Mons, Belgium
2013 Cosy Corner, Bastogne, Belgium
2013 Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, England
2013 Hammerclub, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
2013 Silber-Triennale International, Hanau, Prediger, Solingen, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany and Trondheim in Norway.
2012 Lys over Lolland, Reventlow-Museet Pederstrup, Denmark
2011 Kjøbenhavns Guldsmedelaug, Mons, Belgium.
2011 Archetypes, Sølvsmedegruppen. Kolding Hus, Denmark.
2010 The 8th. Reunion of European Silversmiths, Danish Design Museum.
2009 Neither Fish Nor Fowl, solo exhibition, Kolding Hus, Denmark and solo exhibition Galerie Montan, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2009 Danish Silversmiths. Danish Museum of Art & Design, Denmark.
2008 Collect, V&A, London. England
2007 Sculpturebiennale, Roskilde Art Foundation, Denmark.
2007 Guest exhibitor at Danish Silversmiths. Koldinghus, Denmark.
2007 Biennale ’07, Crafts and Design, Trapholt and Koldinghus, Denmark.
2006 “Danish Jewely 3-2-1”, Gallery Sculpture To Wear, Los Angeles, USA.
2005 Maker, Wearer, Viewer – Contemporary Narrative Jewellery, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen.
2004-05 Triennale Du Bijou Contemporain
2004 GOLD, JEWELLERY OF EUROPE, France.
2004-05 Ringe i Dialog, 575th Anniversary Exhibition of the Copenhagen Goldsmith Association, The National Museum, Copenhagen.
2004 SOFA Chicago, USA
2004 Nordic Cool: Hot Women Designers, National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington DC, USA.
2004 Identity, Resource and Choice, solo exhibitions, Galerie Metal, Copenhagen and Galleri Metallum, Stockholm, Sweden.
2003 SOFA, Chicago, USA.
2003 Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.
2003 Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2002 Schmuck 2002, München, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland.
2001 Itami Jewellery International, Itami, Japan.
2000 Fairytales without Words, solo exhibition, Galleri Metallum, Stockholm, Sweden.
2000 Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1999 Medieval Tales – a poem of Past and Present, solo exhibition. Galerie Susanne Højriis, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1997 Biennale ’97, Crafts and Design, Aalborg Museum of Art, Denmark.
1996 Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen.
1993 Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen.
2015 Municipality of Odense, Denmark
2015 The Silver Collection at the Museum of Koldinghus, Denmark
2007 The Silver Collection at the Museum of Koldinghus, Denmark
2006 Municipality of Hvalsø, Denmark
2003 The New Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark
2002 Kunstforeningen af 14. august (Association of Fine Arts of August 14th), Denmark
2016 Design of competition piece for “Nordic Gold” for the Nordic competion for jewellers, Denmark.
2011 Skud på Stammen, a joint project involving jewellers, machinists and toolmakers, Copenhagen Technical School, Denmark.
2010 Decorations assignment for Elsinore Children’s Library, Denmark.
2010 Skud på Stammen, a joint project involving jewellers, machinists and toolmakers, Copenhagen Technical School, Denmark.
2006 Bronze sculpture for Municipality of Hvalsø, Denmark.
2005 Design of recreational divers’ area for Amager Strandpark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2005 External examiner at Institute of Precious Metals, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2004 Identity, Resource and Choice, presentation at SOFA, Chicago, USA.
1998-03 Specialist teacher at the Goldsmith Academy, apprentice program, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1997 Jewellery for the movie Eye of the Eagle, a medieval type production, Metronom, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1997 Accessories for combined metal/leather haute couture show with “Conflicto”, Copenhagen.
1995 Jewellery for “Katarsis: Ødipus”, a performance by Anita Saij. Copenhagen.
2017 18th Silber-Triennale International, Hanau, Germany.
2016 AuClock (September issue), Fagbladet for guld, sølv og urbranchen, Denmark.
2015 AuClock (March+May issue). Fagbladet for guld, sølv og urbranchen, Denmark.
2015 Jyske Vestkysten 28 March (newspaper), “Kroppen er fuld af historier”, Denmark.
2013 Exhibition catalogue. Cosy Corner. Objets d´auteurs objets á vivre, Belgium.
2013 Silber-Triennale International, exhibition catalogue 17th Weltweiter Wettbewerb, Germany.
2012 Lys over Lolland, exhibition catalogue, Reventlow-Museet Pederstrup, Denmark
2011 Skud på Stammen, møbelmesse Bella Centret, exhibition catalogue, Copenhagen Technical School, Denmark
2011 All that glitters,…, exhibition catalogue, Contemporary works from the Copenhagen Goldsmiths’ Guild, Mons, Belgium
2010 Skud på stammen, fra Norden til Norden, exhibition catalogue, Copenhagen Technical School, Denmark
2008 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers, Darling Publications
2008 Morgendagens antikviteter, article i Antik & Auktion, 5/2008, Denmark
2008 Design, Bruun Rasmussen, Auction 785 /March 2008, Denmark
2007 Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk & Design, exhibition catalogue, Trapholt/Koldinghus, Denmark
2006 Arkitektur i Dybden, article i Tribune, No 06, Denmark
2006 Dansk smykkekunst – kommunikerende poesi, Kunstuff (Dansih Craft & Design) no.11/06, Denmark
2005 ORganique, Méditerranée Mode Beauté no.1/05, France
2005 A Fairytale Playground, article i Design Matters No 10, Special edition, Denmark
2004-05 L´or bijoux d´Europe, Château-Musée Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
2004 Feminine Design, Atlantica. no. May-June, Icelandair
2004 Nordiske Kvinder er COOL, ALT for Damerne no.25/04, Denmark
2004 Maker, wearer, viewer, exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Narrative European Jewellery, Scotland
2004 Ringe i dialog, exhibition catalogue, Kjøbenhavns Guldsmedelaugs Anniversary, The National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004 Nordic Cool: Hot women designers, exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Women of Arts, Washington DC, USA
2003 SOFA Chicago, Celebrating 10 years, exhibition catalogue, Chicago, USA
2003 Former Fremtiden, Dansk Metal Kongres , Aalborg, Denmark
2003 Make Loft Not War, Architektur & Wohnen, no.5/03, Germany
2002 Schmuck, International Jewellery, exhibition catalogue, München, Germany
2002 Die Internationale Schmuckschau, article in Kunsthandwerk & Design, January IHM München, Talente, Schmuck, Germany
2001 Dansk smykkekunst 1960-2000, Lise Funder, Nyt Nordisk Forlag, Denmark
2001 Nyt liv i Galleri Metal, Danish Crafts no.4/01, Denmark
2001 International Craft Exhibition – Itami – Jewellery, exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Arts Crafts Itami, Japan
1997 Kunsthåndværk-Design, Biennalen, exhibition catalogue, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
2010 BKF, Artist’s Association.
2008 Danish Silversmiths.
2006 Danish Sculptors Society.
1993 Danish Crafts Association.