Photographs: Jake Curtis  

Photographs: Jake Curtis
 

Artist statement

All my work begins with the simple geometry of bowl forms and flat sheet. I often include metal wire, used like line drawing in space. Applying traditional techniques such as hand piercing, drilling and soldering, I enjoy working in a variety of metals, combining them in an exploration of colour and texture.

Having made functional silver tableware for years, my work is becoming increasingly abstract and less concerned with the traditional perceptions of function. My new work investigates the meeting of contrasting elements within a form. Simple, heavy and calm bowl forms are ‘interrupted’ by visually complex, open and delicate structures. The essence is in the dialogue, tension or collision that happens in that meeting point.

My work continues to explore the subjects of illusion and balance. Adding a playful element of wonder to the experience of engaging with my work.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7808 298785

permanent stockists/Galleries

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Galleri Montan, Copenhagen

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Biography

Ane Christensen grew up in Copenhagen and moved to London in 1993 to study a HND (Jewellery Design) at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art. She went on to work as an assistant for two designer silversmiths and completed her MA (Metalwork & Silversmithing) at the Royal College of Art, before establishing her practise in 1999. Her work is represented in several major museum collections including Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council UK, Koldinghus Museum DK, Museum for Decorative Art DK and the Goldsmiths’ Company. Ane lives and works in East London.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 Salone Del Mobile with Se Collections, Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Milan, Italy
2016 ‘Cosmima’ Group Show, Clerkenwell Gallery, London, UK
2016 ‘MADE’ Marylebone, No 1 Marylebone, London, UK
2016 ‘Edge to Edge’ Group Show, Studio Fusion, London, UK
2015 ‘The City of Jewellery’ Round Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 ‘Masterpiece’ with Carpentersworkshop Gallery, London, UK
2015 ‘Collect’ Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2014 ‘Future Heritage’, Decorex, London, UK
2014 ‘Collect’ Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2013 ‘Cosmima’ Group Exhibition, London, UK
2012 ‘Jacqueline’s Choice Group Exhibition, London, UK
2010 Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, UK
2010 ‘Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2009 ‘10 Year Anniversary Exhibition’, Flow, London, UK
2009 ‘Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
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’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2007 ‘Hue, Line & Form’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
2007 'Applied Art & Design Biennale', Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2007 'Silver - Art' Galleri Montan, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 ‘A Cut Above’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006 ‘Collect’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2005 Jerwood Applied Art Prize, Crafts Council, London, UK

COLLECTIONS

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
Birmingham Museum Collection, Birmingham, UK
Crafts Council Silver Collection, London, UK
FitzWilliam Museum Collection, Cambridge, UK
Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, London, UK
Koldinghus Museum, Kolding, Denmark
Liverpool Museum Collection, Liverpool, UK
Museum for Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

EDUCATION

1997 – 1999 Royal College of Art, MA Metalwork, London, UK
1995 – 1997 Assistant for silversmiths Howard Fenn & Alfred Pain, London, UK
1993 – 1995 London Guildhall University, HND Jewellery Design, London, UK

COMMISSIONS

2017 ‘Finger Bowl’ for New College Oxford, UK
2009 ‘Dialogue’ Group of Wall Sculptures, Development Securities plc, London, UK
2007 ‘Dragon’ Wall Sculpture, St George’s Hospital, London, UK
2006 ‘Negative Bowl’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2006 ‘Relief’ Wall Sculpture, Dissection Room, St George’s Hospital, London, UK
2003 ‘One meter fish slice’ Seymour Rabinovitch, Washington, USA
2002 Atrium sculpture ’Unwinding’, Development Securities plc, London, UK
2001 The Makower Trust Silver Commission, UK

GRANTS / AWARDS / PRIZES

2006 ‘3 Year Artist Bursary’, Danish Government, Denmark
2005 ‘Best New Merchandise Award’, Goldsmiths’ Company, UK
2005 ‘Sankt Loye Award’, Copenhagen Guild of Goldsmiths, Denmark
2002 ‘Star of the Future Bursary’, Goldsmiths’ Company, UK
2001 ‘Setting Up’ Grant, Crafts Council, UK

LECTURING & teaching

2015 Short Course Tutor, West Dean College, Chichester, UK
2013 Mentor, Hothouse Scheme, Crafts Council, London, UK
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