Koshenkova Maria

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Biography

Maria Koshenkova (b. 1981, St.Petersburg) is an artist and sculptor, famous for creating works of glass. Works in Russia and Denmark.

According to Maria, glass is an ideal material for creating compound objects, for exploring a delicate balance, located on the border of beauty and brutality.

Maria usually develop a series of sculptures within the same conceptual framework. First, an idea is created, and only then materials are selected for it, which is why they are so diverse: glass, wax, paper, “found objects”.

In my works, I seek to merge the essential raw conditions of being human - which my Russian background has installed in me - with my adopted Scandinavian aesthetics.


Awards

2020

  • The 5th China Hejian Craft Glass Design Innovation Competition .The Exelent Award and Bronze Medal . People's Republic of China

2016

  • Hempels Kulturfond. Hempels Glaspris. Denmark

2015

  • Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond. Denmark

2013

  • Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation Talent Prize. Germany
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Primary solo exhibitions

2021

  • Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2019

  • Clara Scremini gallery. Paris, France

2018

  • “Restrain&Release” Glass Museum Ebeltoft. Denmark
  • “Resrain&Release” Art & Minde Center. Nagoya. . Japan

2017

  • Aasiaat Museum, Greenland

2016

  • Hempel Glasmusem. Hempel Glass Prize. Nykoebing, Denmark

2015

  • S12 Gallery “ Familiar Structures “. Bergen, Norway

2012

  • Hearts b/w, AL Gallery. St. Petersburg, Russia

2011

  • Gallery Jytte M ller. Fredericia, Denmark

2009

  • “The Glassery”. Stockholm, Sweden
  • Esplanaden 3. Copenhagen,

2007

  • “The Glassery”. Stockholm, Sweden
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Public exhibitions

2022

  • Museum Sydøstdanmark, Holmegaard Værk, Denmark

2021

  • European Glass Context 2021, Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark
  • North Norwegian Art Centre, Lofoten, Norway
  • “Særudstilling”, Hempel Glasmuseum, Nykoebing, Denmark

2020

  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Forårsudstilling 2020 / The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2020. Denmark

2019

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. “KOGEI as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries”. Japan
  • Musverre.Museum of Contemorary Glass. “Glass in Movement”. France
  • Cheoungju Crafts Biennale “Crafted Matters”. Curated Ditte Hammerstroem and Danish Art Foundation. Korea

2018

  • Toyama Glass Art Museum. ”Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2018”. Japan
  • Milan Design Week 2018.”Mindcraft 18”. Curated by Ditte Hammerstøm and Danish Art Foundation. Italy
  • Shanghai Art Collection Museum. “The 8th International Exhibition of Traditional Fine Arts”. China
  • A. Petersen Collection & Craft . “Japan Re-Tur.” Copenhagen. Denmark
  • Martin Asbæk Gallery. Ruinart Stuios”A Celebration of Life Through Light”.Copennhagen. DK

2017

  • The Finnish Glass Museum Riichimaki, Finland. Glass Museum Ebeltoft, Denmark. The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden. “Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over”
  • The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Hempel Glass Museum “ Glasur”. Denmark

2016

  • The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Hempel Glass Museum “ Glasur”. Denmark

2015

  • Ebeltoft Glass Museum.“DG15 “- 40 years of Contemporary Glass in Denmark. Denmark
  • The Islip Art Museum“Wan.der.lust”, New York Contemporary Art Symposium. New York, USA

2014

  • Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Russia “LENIN:ICEBREAKER”, Austrian Cultural Forum, Moscow. Russia
  • LENTOS Kunstmuseum “LENIN:ICEBREAKER.” Linz, Austria

2013

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art & Notojima Glass Art Museum. “Kanazawa Exhibition of Glass”, Japan
  • Holstebro Art Museum, “Glasss” Denmark

2012

  • Artist in Residency, Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Austria
  • Glass Prize Object 2012, Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art. Lommel. Belgium
  • The Ludwig Museum ”Resonant Matter “ St.Petersburg, Russia

2011

2010

  • The International exhibition of glass Кanazawa, Japan
  • Talente 2010, Munich, Germany

2009

  • Plateaux Gallery. London, Great Britain
  • JCC Galerie. Luxembourg

2008

  • Nord - art -08. Rheinsburg, Germany

2007

  • Esplanaden 3 Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

  • Coburg Glass Prize 2006, Germany
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Collections

  • “New Collection”, The Perm Foundation, Perm, Russia
  • Museum of American Glass. New Jersey, USA
  • The Ludwig Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Hempel Glass Museum, Denmark
  • Shanghai Art Collection Museum
  • Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. Denmark
  • Toyama Glass Art Museum. Japan
  • MUDAC Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts. Switzerland
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Education

2006

  • Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen. Denmark

2004

  • State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg – MA degree, Russia
  • Glassblowing course, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Glass Design Program at Kalmar University, Sweden
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Works

GLASS OBJECTS. 'BW HEARTS' SERIES. 2012-2016.

GLASS OBJECTS. 2018-2019. ('RESTRAIN AND RELEASE' PROJECT)

GLASS OBJECTS. 'NORWEGIAN FOREST' SERIES.