Louise Hindsgavl

1973 · Denmark

Artist biography

Working in ceramic sculpture, storeware, and porcelain, Louise Hindsgavl’s works are predominantly white though they are far from thematic lightness. Hindsgavl began creating traditional decorations and tableware, but her work now focuses on subverting such commonplace themes by utilising mythology and fables inherent darkness. Diving deep into human behaviors and monstrous creatures Hindsgavl’s pieces range from small figurines to large-scale installations that catch the audiences’ eye in equal measure.

Born in Denmark in 1973, Louise Hindsgavl attended the 1994-'99 Kolding School of Design for Ceramics and Glass from 1994 until 1999. She now lives and works in Copenhagen where she is a member of the Danish Artists’ Society.

Hindsgavl has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in noted museums and festivals such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The Furniture Fair, Milan; Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny; Museum of Arts and Design; Copenhagen; and London Design Festival, among countless others. Her work can be found in the collections of leading institutions including the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation, Victoria and Albert Museum, and The National Museum of Sweden. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Prince Eugen Medal of Artistic Excellence, awarded by the Swedish Royal Count.

Louise Hindsgavl

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