By exposing an unfamiliar side of the characteristics of glass, my artwork aims to approach issues of perplexity and uncertainty, I’m driven primarily by material experimentation with glass, based on the exploration and exploitation of its multitude of possibilities. This means a continual process of trial and error.

 

Several bodies of work, informed and influenced by each other, compose my investigations; they together operate on the fragile border between applied art and fine art. By using centuries of glass making traditions I endeavor to express my own perspective within a contemporary context. I am investigating what can be familiar yet remain foreign at the same time.

 

This investigation is a deep exploration of working with, and not just using, the material glass. It works with and questions the nature of the material, or whether one considers the chemical components that comprise the glass to be glass itself.

News & Upcoming

News/

• My workshop is now installed, I’m based near Aix-les-Bains, in the Bauges, between Lyon and Geneva.

• (Im)Perfectionists in Glass Quaterly, N°138, Urban Glass, N.Y., USA.

• Artist portrait in “La revue de la céramique & du Verre, N°201, P.44, France.

• Artist portrait in Neuesglas-Newglass: art & architecture, N°1/2015, P.8, Koeln, Germany.

• Artist portrait in Verre & Création, N°77, P.5, Sars-Poteries, France.

Exhibitions/

• From 6th to 8th of October 2017, Biennal, Museum Glass Art Center, Carmaux, France.

• From 14th to 15th of August 2017, rencontres 12-21, galerie Mottet & galerie Hébert à l’abbaye de Saint Eusèbe, Lubéron, France.

• From 20th of May to 1st of July 2017, Solo Exhibition Gallery Mottet, Chambéry, France.

CV

Born in Reims, France

Education

2007-2010/
• BA, The Danish Design School, Center for Glass and Ceramics, Bornholm, Denmark

2009/
• Summer class By Mark Zirpel & Ben Wright, Pilchuck glass school, Stanwood, USA

2006-2007/
• Engelshom Højskole, College, Department of Glass and Ceramic, Bredsten, Denmark

1998-2002/
• Master in Science, Technology and Health, Joseph Fourier University, France

Other Experience

2016/
• Assistant for Jaime Hayon & Corning, Domaine Boisbuchet, France
• Creation of my own workshop, Trévignin, Savoie, France

2015/
• Assistant for Josh Owen & Corning, Domaine Boisbuchet, France
• Teacher at the Royal Glass Factory, EGE project, La Granja, Segovia, Spain

2014/
• Construction of a workshop for Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, Presteigne, Wales
• Assistant for Paul Haig + Glasslab, Domaine Boisbuchet, France

2013/
• Manager of S12 glass workshop, Gallery & Studio S12, Bergen, Norway
• Assistant for Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Paris, France

2012/
• Artist in residence, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, CGCA fellowship, NJ, USA
• Artist in residence, Gallery & Studio S12, Bergen, Norway
• Manager of S12 glass workshop, Gallery & Studio S12, Bergen, Norway

2011/
• Member of the Glass Studio “Luftkraft glasstudie”, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Assistant for Andrew & Nanna Brown, Hundested, Denmark
• Assistant for Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Paris, France
• Project of glass lamps, with the designer David des Moutis, Paris, France
• Assistant for Xavier Le Normand, Paris, France

2010/
• Gaffer for Sigrùn Olöf Einarsdottir, Gler I Bervik Studio, Reykjavik, Iceland
• Teacher Assistant for Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir & James Harmon, Pilchuck glass school, Stanwood, USA

2009/
• Monitor / Technician in the Hot Shop, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, USA
• Assistant for Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz, Tacoma glass museum, Washington, USA
• Assistant for Ben Wright, Tacoma glass museum, Washington, USA
• Internship, Assistant for Chris Taylor,Rhode Island Design School, Providence, USA
• Assistant for Jacob Lungholt, Bornholm, Denmark

2008/
• Assistant to the European Glass Context 2008, Bornholm, Denmark
• Assistant for Christopher Ramsey, Glass Demo, Baltic Sea Glass, Denmark
• Assistant for Leif Møller Nielsen, Contemporary Glass Museum, Hot Shop, Ebeltoft, Denmark

2007/
• Assistant for Jacob Lungholt, Bredsten, Denmark

2006-2007/
• Assistant for Regina & Norbert Kauffman, Glashagen Hütte, Glashagen, Germany

Exhibitions

2017/
• Museum Glass Art Center, Biennal, Carmaux, France
• Gallery Mottet & Gallery Hebert, Rencontre 12-21, Lubéron, France
• Gallery Mottet, Solo Exhibition “Sculpture”, Chambéry, France

2016/
• Arte Diem, “Jeune céramique”, Saint Chamond, France
• Espace MJC Vaugelas, “De causes à effets”, Aix les bains, France
• Gallery Chappaz, “Peintures”, Trévignin, France
• Domaine de Sédières, “Les couleurs du verre” (1900-2016), Corrèze, France

2015/
• Révélations, Fine Craft & Creation fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France
• Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, “Trésors de Sable et de Feu”, Paris, France
• The Glass Factory, Solo Exhibition “Games of Matter”, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden
• Museo del Vetro, European Glass Experience, Murano, Venise, Italy
• Grønbechs Gård, Solo Exhibition “Games of Matter”, Hasle, Denmark

2014/
• Glassmuseet Ebeltoft, Solo Exhibition “Games of Matter”, Ebeltoft, Denmark
• Technological Museum of Glass, European Glass Experience, La Granja, Spain
• Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, “Glass Prize 2014”, Coburg, Germany
• h.Art, “Herefordshire Art week”, The workhouse gallery, Presteigne, Wales

2013/
• Gallery of Fine craft exhibition, “Creative Glass Center Alumni Biennial”, NJ, USA
• Gallery S12,” Composites: 3 views on glass” with Stine Bidstrup and Jeffrey Sarmiento, Bergen, Norway

2012/
• Museum for Arts and Crafts, “MKG-Messe kunst und handverk 2012″, Hamburg, Germany
• Gallery S12, “Patience”, Solo Exhibition, Bergen, Norway
• Talente, 64th International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany
• Holmegaard Glass Factory, “Af Ler og Sand”, Holmegaard, Denmark

2011/
• Gallery Groenbechs Gaard, “Homage to Bornholm”, Bornholm, Denmark
• Gallery S12, “Made by me”, Bergen, Norway

2010/
• Gallery Format, “Made by me”, Oslo, Norway
• Gallery Form / Design Center, “Made by me”, Malmø, Sweden
• Gallery Designer Zoo, “Made by me”, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Art Museum, “Made by me”, Bornholm, Denmark
• Masnedø Fort, Summer Exhibition, Vordingborg, Denmark
• Gallery Grønbechs Gård, “After Dark”, Hasle, Denmark

2009/
• Gallery S12, “A screw loose”, Bergen, Norway
• Gallery Grønbechs Gård, “Working together”, Hasle, Denmark

2008/
• Gallery Grønbechs Gård, “Coming home”, Hasle, Denmark

2007/
• Engelshom Højskole, Easter Exhibition, Bredsten, Denmark

2006/
• Engelshom Højskole, Summer Exhibition, Bredsten, Denmark

Publications & Catalogues

2015/
• Artist portrait in Neues glas – News glass: art & architecture, N°1-2015, P.8, Koeln, Germany
• “(Im)Perfectionists“ in Glass Quaterly, N°138, Urban Glass, N.Y., USA.
• Artist portrait in La Revue de la Céramique & du Verre, N°201, P.44, France

2014/
• Artist portrait in Verre & Création, N°77, P.5, Sars-Poteries, France
• Glasposten #4, P.4-5, Glasmuseets Venner, Contemporary Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
• Article about my upcoming solo show “Games of Matter”, Glass Quaterly, Urban Glass, N.Y., USA
• Article Contemporary French Studio Glass from 1990’s to 2014, Glass is more!, Netherlands
• Catalogue Glass Prize 2014, Contemporary Glass, Coburg, Germany

2013/
• New Glass Review #34, Corning, acquisition Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris

2012/
• New Glass Review #33, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
• Talente exhibition catalogue, Munich, Germany

2011/
• New Glass Review #32, P.16, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA

2010/
• Glasposten #3, P.4, Glasmuseets Venner, Contemporary Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
• Catalogue Summer Exhibition 2010, P.16, Masnedø Fortet, Denmark

Awards & Grants

2014/
• Honourable mention, Emerging artist Glass Art Society, Seattle / Washington, USA

2013/
• Honourable mention, International competition TGK, Germany

2012/
• Talente Prize, Munich, Germany
• Honourable mention, International competition TGK, Germany

2010/
• Award from The Danish National Bank Jubilee Foundation, Denmark
• Müllers Fund, Advocate Henrik Storr-Hansen, Denmark

2009/
• Müllers Fund, Advocate Henrik Storr-Hansen, Denmark
• Lino Tagliepietra Scholarship Award, Pilchuck Glass School, USA

2008/
• Müllers Fund, Advocate Henrik Storr-Hansen, Denmark

Collections

• Museum del Vetro, Murano, Venise, Italy
• Museum of American glass, Millville, N.J., USA
• Museum des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
• Private collections, France
• Private collection, Graz, Austria
• Private collections, Bergen, Norway

Cont@ct

Trévignin, Massif des Bauges, Savoie – 73100.
( 10 min – Motorway A41 – Exit 14 – Aix les Bains Nord )

(+33) 06 49 60 89 16

Press

Damien François, L'atelier comme laboratoire /

Exhibition catalogue, Révélations "Le Banquet", Grand Palais, Paris. 2015

The viewpoint of Thomas Golsenne, Visual Art History Professor, Villa Arson, Nice
Trésors de Sable et de Feu. Verre et cristal aux arts décoratifs, XIVe-XXIe siècle /

Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, 2015

The international dimension of recent acquisitions
"I love Nick Cave" /

Neues Glas - New Glass : art & architecture, N°1/2015, Köln, Germany, 2015

Artist portrait
(Im)Perfectionists /

Glass Quaterly, UrbanGlass, N°138, N.Y., USA. 2015

Four emerging artists deconstruct the material in search of new languages of expression - Anjali Srinivasan, Anna Mlasowsky, Brett Swenson, Damien François
Faiseur d'art /

La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, N°201, France. 2015

Artist portrait
L'échantillonneur /

Verre & Création, N°77, Sars-Poteries, France. 2014

Artist portrait
Games of Matter /

Glassmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark. 2014

Presentation of my solo exhibition "Games of Matter"
Upcoming solo show "Games of Matter" at the Glass Museum in Ebeltoft /

Glass Quaterly, UrbanGlass, N.Y., USA. 2014

Conversation
Contemporary French Studio Glass, from the 1990’s to 2014 /

Glass is more!, Netherlands. 2014

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