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

The Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark, 2004
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 15 years. In 2018 Bidstrup joined the exhibition council at the Glass Museum Ebeltoft. 


 


selected exhibitions

2019

New Glass Now
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, USA

Art Market San Francisco, represented by Heller Gallery
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Now & Then: Moments in Glass History
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA

13th International Glass Symposium Novy Bor Exhibition
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

BRAFA Art Fair, represented by Clara Scremini Gallery
Royal Depot, Brussels, Belgium

PAD Paris Art + Design, represented by Clara Scremini Gallery
Tuileries, Paris, France

The 47th International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2018

Architectural Glass Fantasies - Utopia Materialized
Solo show at Heller Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

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

Art Palm Springs, represented by Heller Gallery
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA

AiR at S12 Gallery, Retrospective Exhibition
S12 Gallery and Studio, Bergen, Norway

New Scandinavian Glass
Vessel Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Show Up
RØM Exhibition Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Salon Art + Design, represented by Heller Gallery
Park Avenue Armory, New York City, NY, USA

Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Glass at Gammel Dok, Pop-up Exhibit
National Workshops for Art, Copenhagen, 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

Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over
The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland

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

Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over
The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden

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

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

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

FUNN
S12 Gallery, Bergen,  Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2011
Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark

Bidstrup, Braun & Diness
Nääs Castle, Gothenburg, Sweden

Luftkraft Glasstudie
Noshörningen, Kalmar, Sweden

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

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

Contemporary Glass Art
Rejmyre Glass Museum, Rejmyre, Sweden

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

The Spring Exhibition
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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

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

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

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

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

2006

RISD at UMASS
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

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

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

2005

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

Talente 2005
Selected to represent Denmark, Münich, Germany

Free Form
The Round Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

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

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

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

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


teaching & Lectures

2019

Instructor and Critic, 2019-2010
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark2018

Speaker at MANIFESTA 2019
The Danish Arts Foundation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark

2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

Artist Talk
Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm, Sweden

2013

Visiting Artist
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Visiting Artist
The Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

Lecture
Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

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

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

2009

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

Lecture
Bornholms Højskole, Art School, 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

Lecture
Cornish College of Art, Seattle, Washington, USA 

2005

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


residencies

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 

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, United Kingdom

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


selected grants & awards

The Danish Arts Foundation Honorarium

The Danish Arts Foundation Work Grant

The Danish Arts Foundation Project Funding

The Danish Arts Foundation Travel Grant

Hempel Glass Prize 2012

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

Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879

Talente Prize for Design, Germany

SOFA Special Merit Awards, USA

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


public collections

Designmuseum Danmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Chazen Museum of Art
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Finnish Glass Museum
Riihimaki, Finland

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, Ohio, USA

Speed Art Museum
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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 

Kunstforeningen af 14. august
Copenhagen, Denmark


other activities

Publication in New Glass Review 34, 35, 37, 39, 40 - Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA

Invited artist for The XIIIth International Glass Symposium 2018 - Novy Bor, Czech Republic

Jury Member for the exhibition Danish Glass 2015 - Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

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 

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