Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Represented by Heller Gallery, New York City, USA.

BA, The Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark, 2004
Post-Baccalaureate, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA, 2006


Stine Bidstrup is a Danish artist whose work explores optical phenomena, and interprets and brings past ideas about utopic social and architectural visions to life through glass sculpture, installation and video. Her curiosity revolves around the power of perception and power of context and point of view in constructing our understanding through vision and how the human eye and mind are always engaged in myriad determinations and negotiations.

Bidstrup has taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design on Bornholm since 2009, and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. Together with fellow Copenhagen-based glass artists she founded the collaborative studio Luftkraft Glass Studio in 2007, and has exhibited nationally and world-wide for the past decade. 


 


selected exhibitions

 

Glass Weekend 2017, represented by Heller Gallery
Wheaton Arts Center
New Jersey,  USA

Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over
The Glass Factory
Boda, Sweden

SOFA Chicago, represented by Heller Gallery
Navy Pier
Chicago,  USA

 

Europa Grenze(n)loos Glas
Glasrijken Tubbergen 2016
Tubbergen,  Holland

FUNN
S12 Gallery
Bergen,  Norway

 

The Process - The International Glass Prize 2015
Glazenhuis - Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art
Lommel, Belgium

Danish Glass DG15
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Ebeltoft, Denmark

Pop-Up Exhibition 0601-0603
Grønttorvet
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

European Glass Experience
The Finnish Glass Museum
Riihimaki, Finland

Catching Flies (collaboration with Sarah Gilbert & Maret Sarapu)
Tartu Art House
Tartu, Estonia

Via Water
Palæfløjen
Roskilde, Denmark



 

 

Nordic Contemporary Glass
The Glass Factory
Boda, Sweden

Knotted Narratives
Art Positiv, Bajaj Capital Art House
New Delhi, India

Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Residency
Museum of American Glass
Millville, New Jersey, USA

X-rummet, solo exhibition
HUSET i Asnæs
Asnæs, Denmark

 

Young & Loving - Retrospective!
S12 Gallery and Gallery Format
Bergen, Norway

Mesh Up (with Anne Torpe & Pernille Braun)
Gallery Klejn
Allinge, Denmark

Rupert's Chaos, solo exhibition
BOX Gallery, LYNfabrikken
Aarhus, Denmark

Stine Bidstrup, Maria Engholm & Betty Engholm
HUSET i Asnæs
Asnæs, Denmark
 



 

 

Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2011
Koldinghus
Kolding, Denmark

Bidstrup, Braun & Diness
Nääs Castle
Gothenburg, Sweden

Luftkraft Glasstudie
Noshörningen
Kalmar, Sweden

 

Stine Bidstrup New Works, solo exhibition
Gallery Jytte Møller
Fredericia, Denmark

Contemporary Glass Art
Rejmyre Glass Museum
Rejmyre, Sweden

 

The Spring Exhibition
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Copenhagen, Denmark

When the Earth Reflects, duo exhibition with Charlotte Krogh
HUSET i Asnæs
Asnæs, Denmark








Crafts Collection 12
Danish Crafts at Maison et Objet, Paris, France
Danish Crafts at ICFF, New York City, USA

Copenhagen Furniture Fair
GUBI Showroom
Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer Exhibition
Designer Zoo
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Emerging Artists in Residence 2006
Friesen Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA

Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2007
Trapholt and Koldinghus
Kolding, Denmark



 

 

Disappearances
MFA Row, The Peerless Lofts Gallery
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Double Visions, duo exhibition with Kim Harty
Hillel Gallery, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

 

Talente 2005
Selected to represent Denmark
Münich, Germany



 

 

BA Degree Show
Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway
Gallery Brandt Contemporary, Stockholm, Sweden

Since Last...Danish Glass 2004
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Ebeltoft, Denmark

 

 

2017

Mapping Denmark II: Luftkraft
Grønbechs Gård
Hasle, Denmark

Great Danes - Danish Glass from Modern Factory Design to Contemporary Art
Hempel Glass Museum
Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

Summertime '17 - The Big Annual Group Show
Galleri Christoffer Egelund
Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Mapping Denmark II: Luftkraft
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Ebeltoft, Denmark

Great Danes - Danish Glass from Modern Factory Design to Contemporary Art
Glazenhuis - Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art
Lommel, Belgium

2015

To Present What has Already Past, solo exhibition
7th Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Soul and the Pawnshop
Sediments Art
Richmond, Virginia, USA

European Glass Experience
Museo del Vetro
Murano, Venice, Italy

2014

Aurora - Nordic Contemporary Glass
Pera Museum
Istanbul, Turkey

Vitrum Balticum - Optical Outlook
M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art
Kaunas, Lithuania

Navigating the North - Substance
Bredgade Kunsthandel
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Stars
Konsthantverkarna
Stockholm, Sweden

2013

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2013
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan

Composites: Three Views on Glass
S12 Gallery
Bergen, Norway

Substance 2013
Bredgade Kunsthandel
Copenhagen, Denmark

Creative Glass Center of America Alumni Biennial
Wheaton Arts Center
Millville, New Jersey, USA

2012

Hempel Glass Prize Recipient 2012, solo exhibition
Hempel Glass Museum
Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

New Additions
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Ebeltoft, Denmark

Substance 2012
Bredgade Kunsthandel
Copenhagen, Denmark

European Glass Context 2012
The Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design Bornholm
Nexø, Denmark

Dialogue (collaboration with Pernille Snedker Hansen)
Designer Zoo
Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

Studies in Search of Order and Chaos, solo exhibition
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Ebeltoft, Denmark

Kunstforeningen af 14. august
Designmuseum Danmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Substance 2011
Bredgade Kunsthandel
Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010
Design Center Ishikawa, Japan
Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa, Japan

Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879
Designmuseum Danmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Young & Loving 2009
S12 Gallery
Bergen, Norway

Sculpture Biennial Kijkduin
KIjkduin, Den Haag
The Netherlands

How Is This Glass? Glass Guerillas/Post-Glass Artists
Venues across Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA

2008

Sense of Reflection, solo exhibition
Agallery
Copenhagen, Denmark

KiC
Invited as a participant in the WildCard Section
Aarhus, Denmark

We Map Ourselves Inside It, solo exhibition
Tesch & Hallberg
Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

The Artists' Fall Exhibition
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Copenhagen, Denmark

GLASSS 2007
Holstebro Museum of Art, Holstebro, Denmark
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Creative Glass Center of America Recipients Exhibition
Wheaton Arts Center
Millville, New Jersey, USA

2006

RISD at UMASS
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Phenomena
Sol Koffler Gallery at RISD
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2005

Sight/Site
The Space at Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Free Form
The Round Tower
Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

BA Degree Show
Bornholm Museum of Art, Gudhjem, Denmark
Politikens Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2004
Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark


teaching & Lectures

 

Instructor: Inspirations and Expirations
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle, Maine, USA



 

 

Teaching Assistant: UnObject
Pilchuck Glass School
Stanwood, Washington, USA



 

 

Instructor: Two-Way Window Optics of Glass and the Eye
Urban Glass
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Visiting Critic
Pitzer College
Claremont, Los Angeles, California, USA

Visiting Artist
School of Art and Design, University of Southern Illinois
Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Instructor and Critic, 2015-2010
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

 

Instructor: A Finely Crafted Idea - Strategies for Conceptual Development
Pilchuck Glass School
Stanwood, Washington, USA

Artist Talk
Konsthantverkarna
Stockholm, Sweden

 

Visiting Artist
The Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Lecture
Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Bergen, Norway

 



 

 

Instructor, 2008-2010
Engelsholm Højskole, Art and Music School
Bredsten, Denmark

 



 

 

Lecture
Bornholms Højskole, Art School
Bornholm, Denmark 

 

Lecture
Cornish College of Art
Seattle, Washington, USA 

2017

Instructor and Critic, 2017-2010
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

Demonstrator at The Glass Factory
in connections with Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over
Boda, Sweden

2016

Instructor and Critic, 2016-2010
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

Demonstrator at the 45th GAS Conference
Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York, USA

2015

Visiting Lecturer and Scholar
Art Department Glass Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Visiting Artist Lecture
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Visiting Artist
Art Department, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

Visiting Artist
Anoka Ramsey College
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2014

Instructor and Critic, 2014-2010
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

Workshop in connection with European Glass Experience
Lassismi Glass
Riihimäki, Finland 

2013

Visiting Artist
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Visiting Artist
Alfred University, School of Art and Design  
New York, USA

2012

Full-time Faculty, 2011-12
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

2010

Instructor and Critic
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

2009

Full-time Faculty
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design
Bornholm, Denmark

2007

Visiting Artist
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Art
Richmond, Virginia, USA

2006

Teaching Assistant for Jeffrey Sarmiento
Pilchuck Glass School
Washington, USA

2005

Graduate Assistant, 2005-2006
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island, USA


residencies

Artist in Residence
S12 Gallery & Workshop
Bergen, Norway

Olustvere Glass Studio
Olustvere, Estonia

Artist in Residence
The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland
Sunderland, United Kingdom

Artist in Residence for Transparency & Mediation
Rejmyre Art LAB
Rejmyre, Sweden 

Emerging Artist in Residence
Pilchuck Glass School
Stanwood, Washington, USA

The National Workshops for Art
Copenhagen, Denmark

Fellowships at the Creative Glass Center of America
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Millville, New Jersey, USA

Artist in Residence
ChoChoMa Studio
Chennai, India 


selected grants & awards

Hempel Glass Prize 2012

Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879

Talente Prize for Design, Germany

Esther & Jep Finks Memorial Foundation for Architecture and Applied Arts

Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship, USA

Pilchuck Glass School Student Scholarship, USA

Culture Point North - Kulturkontakt Nord, Finland

Beckett Foundation

Thomas B. Thriges Foundation

Montana Furniture

Klint Foundation

Præmieselskabets Fælleslegat

Det Reiersenske Foundation

Jørgen Esmers Memorial Foundation

The Danish Arts Foundation Honorarium

The Danish Arts Foundation Work Grant

The Danish Arts Foundation Project Funding

The Danish Arts Foundation Travel Grant

The Danish National Bank's Anniversary Foundation of 1968

Grosserer L.F. Foghts Foundation

Knud & Ellen Dalhoff Larsens Foundation

Augustinus Foundation

Knud Højgaards Foundation

Frimodt-Heineke Foundation

Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Foundation

Glass Trader Johan Franz Ronges Foundation

Direktør Ib Henriksen Foundation

Nordea-Denmark Foundation

The Danish Tennis Foundation


public collections

Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Ernsting Stiftung
Coesfeld, Germany

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Ebeltoft, Denmark 

Museum of American Glass
Millville, New Jersey, USA

Hempel Glass Museum
Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark 

Designmuseum Danmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Chazen Museum of Art
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Finnish Glass Museum
Riihimaki, Finland

Kunstforeningen af 14. august
Copenhagen, Denmark


other activities

Jury Member for the exhibition Danish Glass 2015
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Denmark

Student in workshops by Harumi Yukutake (2004) and Pike Powers (2011)
Pilchuck Glass School
Washington, USA

Selected for Danish Crafts Collection 12
Danish Crafts, 2008-09
Copenhagen, Denmark


 

Publication in New Glass Review 34, 35, 37
Corning Museum of Glass
New York, USA

Participant in Master Class with Architect James Carpenter
European Glass Context 2012
Bornholm, Denmark

Participant in Place as Matter Workshop
Rejmyre Art LAB 2009
Rejmyre, Sweden

Debater for interview in the 25th anniversary publication Glassified
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Denmark