Ane Christensen


My work explores the boundaries between functionality and sculptural form.
The starting point for all my work is the simple geometry of spun forms, tubing and flat sheet, which I then ‘interrupt’ and deconstruct using piercing, scoring & folding and hand forming.
I have always drawn inspiration for my work from the urban landscape. And especially from building sites, ‘negative spaces’ between buildings and architectural decay.

Born  1972 Denmark

Education 
1997-99
 Royal College of Art, MA in Metalwork, London
1995-97  Assistant for silversmiths Howard Fenn & Alfred Pain, London
1993-95  London Guildhall University, HND Jewelry Design, London

Awards
2006
 ‘3 Year Work Bursary’, Danish Government’s Arts Foundation
2005  ‘Best New merchandise Award’, Goldsmith’s Company.
2002  ‘Star of the future’ Bursary Goldsmith’s Company

Recent exhibitions
2009
 Solo show ‘The First Decade’ Galleri Montan, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008  ‘Wish List’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
2008  ‘9 Create’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2008  ‘Collect’ represented by CAA, V&A Museum, London
2007  ‘Hue, Line & Form’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London,
‘Inside Outside’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London,
'Applied Art & Design Biennale', Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2007  'Silver - Art' Montan Gattery, Copenhagen,
‘Collect’ represented by CAA, V&A, London
2006  ‘To be…’ Kronborg castle, Helsingør, Denmark
‘A Cut Above’ Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh,
2005 Jerwood Applied Art Prize, Crafts Council, London,
‘Collect’, V&A Museum, London,

Commissions
2007
 ‘Dragon Sculpture’ St George’s Hospital, London
2006  ‘Relief’ Wall Sculpture St George’s Hospital London
2003  ‘One Meter Fish Slice’ Seymour Rabinovitch Collection
2002  ‘Unwind’ Atrium Sculpture, Development Securities plc
2001  ‘Dialogue’ Wall Sculpture, Development Securities plc

Lecturing Posts
2007
 Visiting lecturer, Farnham College, Farnham, UK
2005  Visiting lecturer, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Kent, UK
2003 & 2004  Visiting lecturer, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2002  Visiting Tutor, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
2001  Visiting Lecturer, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea


Public Collections
Aberdeen Art gallery
Liverpool Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
Birmingham Museum
Crafts Council Collection
Goldsmith’s Company Collection
Fitz William Museum
Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen
Koldinghus Museum Denmark,

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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