Pia Rakel Sverrisdóttir

Pia Rakel Sverrisdóttir

Born: 1953 in Scotland of Icelandic/Finnish parents

Education:

School of Architecture, Department of Design, Copenhagen 1973-79.

Orrefors, Sweden 1979

School of Arts and Crafts, Glass Division, Copenhagen. 1980-82.

Pilchuch, Washington, USA 1984.

Experiences:

Employed at Holmegaard Glassworks, design and unica 1986-89.

Own studio in Copenhagen since 1990.

Visiting teacher at:

School of Arts & Crafts, Copenhagen 1985 to 1990.

Handicraft School Kerteminde 1989-91.

Arts and Crafts School in Kolding 1990-92.

Glazing School Holbæk 1991

Glass Courses in own workshop and publication of a textbook.

Motifs:

Inspiration comes from Icelandic nature elements – glaciers and lava formations – in unity with an archetypical symbolism from Nordic mythology. Favourite creatures: the mischievous Drysils that follow in the wake of the Hekla.

Decorations

Private: Café Offside, Copenhagen – sandblasted partition (1994).

DAK Roskilde, sandblasted partitions for canteen (1996).

Pharmaco, Iceland, sandblasted image on middle wall in entrance hall  (3x15m) (1996).

Vet house, Reykjavik, thermoglass walls (1997).

“The Nordic gods” sandblasted glass panels at 6 entrances in the PFA-building at P.

                               Bangsvej, Frederiksberg (1999).

Sandblasted glass window, Fælleskassen, Bülovsvej, Frederiksberg (2000).

Cafe Pelikanen, Amager (2001).

Assignments for the company Velux in 6 countries (2004-2005).

Danish library for the blind (2005).

Buskelundskolen, Silkeborg (2006). 

Selected exhibitions

1981

Nordisk Glas, Helsinki, Finland.

1983

Nordisk Glas, Ebeltoft.

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik,Island.

1984

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen

Galeri Het Glashuis, Alkmaar, Holland.

Glas i Centrum, Ebeltoft.

1985

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition,

Copenhagen Nordisk Glas, Nordisk Hus, Iceland.

Islandsk Glas, Kjarvalstaðir, Iceland.

  1. 2.Coburger Glaspreis für Moderne Glasgestaltung in Europa, Der Veste Cobourg, Germany

International Glass, Ebeltoft Glasmuseum.

Galleri Het Glashuis, the Netherlands

1986

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen

International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan.

Galleri Sct.Agnes, Roskilde.

Hordaland Kunstsentrum, Norway

1987

Glas og Ler, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus.

1988

Glas i Norden, Kunstindustrimuseet Trondheim,

Haugesund Galleri,

Galleri Moss, Norway

Europæisk Kunsthåndværk, Stuttgart, Germany

1989

Galeri Domin, Kaarst, Germany

Galleri Stender, Roskilde.

1990

Galleri Nilsson, Malmø, Sweden

Galleri Bie & Vadstrup, Copenhagen

Galerie Sct.Ewers am Cross, Köln

International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan.

Næstved Museum, Næstved.

Ålborg Kunstpavillion, Ålborg.

1991

Galleri Brantebjerg, Nykøbing

Galleri Nilsson, Malmö, Sverige.

1992-93

From Iceland, Bryggens Museum, Bergen.

Röhska Museet, Göteborg.

Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen.

Rihimaki, Finland.

Nordisk Hus, Faroe Islands

Nordisk Hus, Iceland.

1994

Icelandish Inspirations, Gammelgaard Kulturcenter, Herlev.

Dansk Glas, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft.

1995

Dansk Design Aktuelt, Sophienholm, Kunstnernes Hus, Århus.

Galleri Krebsen, Copenhagen.

Frauenau Glasmuseum, Frauenau.

1996

Reykjavik Art Festival, Nordisk Hus, Iceland.

Galleri Grønlund, Copenhagen

Skulpturelt Glas, Helligåndshuset og Glasmuseet Ebeltoft.

Brauckman Galerie, Heemstede, Belgien.

1997

Nordiske Glaskunstnere, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte.

Women in the Nordic countries, Kalmar, Sweden.

Riihimaki Glasmuseum, Finland.

1998

Observations, Rundetårn, Copenhagen.

Filosofgangen, Fyns Exhibition Hall.

1999

Current Danish Glass Art, Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen

2000

Glass panels, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft.

NORDIC GLASS 2000, Icelandish Inspirations, Kobrarummet, Sophienholm.

2001

Galleri Krebsen, Copenhagen.

2002

Steninge Palace Glass Triennale, Stockholm, and Hadeland, Norway.

Vevringutstillingerna, Staundal, Norway

2003

Galleri Fold, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Galleri Krebsen, Copenhagen.

2004

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft,

Horsens Kunstforening,

Amnesty International 40 years, Copenhagen

2005

International Glass triennale, Steningeslot, Stockholm,

“Glass in Architecture”, Gerdarsafn, Kópavogur, Iceland.

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