Gwyn Hanssen-Piggot


Gwyn Hanssen-Pigott is one of Australiaís most successful ceramic artists with a career spanning over 40 years. Renowned for the abstract simplicity of her meditative, off-white porcelain pots, arranged in close groupings; which can be seen both as metaphors and as ordinary everyday objects. Inspired by the work of modernist potters Bernard Leach, Hans Coper, and Lucie Rie, as well as the still-life paintings of Giorgio Morandi.

Born  Victoria, Australia 1935

Education
1965
  Research Fellow, Dept. of Industrial Arts UNSW, Sydney
1954  Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) University of Melbourne

Awards
2003
 Clemenger Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2002  Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the arts
1997  Australia Council Emeritus Award

Exhibitions
2010
  Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Galerie Besson
Collectors, Collaborative work with Khai Liew, Adelaide Melbourne Art Fair, Sophie Gannon Gallery
2009  Pots for Light: New International Porcelain, Galerie Besson
Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, Galerie Besson
2008  Twenty Years - Twenty Pots, Galerie Besson
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2007  Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2006  Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2005  Transformations, The language of craft, NGA, Canberra
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: A Survey 1955 ? 2005, National Gallery of Victoria Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2004  Gwyn Hassen Pigott: Still Lifes for Windows, Galerie Besson
Caravan at the Tate, St. Ives
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2003  Garth Clark Gallery, New York, USA Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2002  Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Colour & Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, LA County
Museum of Art, California
Return of Beauty, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide & Object Gallery
Adelaide & Object Gallery, Sydney
Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium, Galerie Besson
A Decade of Collecting Australian decorative arts and design, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2001  Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2000  Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Galerie Besson

International Selected Public and Private Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London Crafts Council of Great Britain, London Fina Gomez Collection, Paris Holburne Museum and Crafts Study Centre, Bath, UK Belfast Museum, Northern Ireland Henry Rothschild Collection, Cambridge, UK Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam, Holland Dr. Hans Thiemann Collection, Hamburg Germany Winnipeg Museum, Canada Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA Auckland Museum, New Zealand Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, USA Jack Lenor Larsen Collection, USA UK Regional Galleries: Bristol, Maidstone, Manchester, Paisley

Exhibitions

Archive

2012

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