Artist: Michael Behrens

kiln cast glass
  • After graduating from the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Michael Behrens started a remarkable career in glass art. His work can now be seen in most major glass art galleries and collections in Europe and N. America. His large scale kiln cast highly polished glass sculpture reflects his fascination with the undersea world.

     

    Behrens about his work:

    I began experimenting with glass in 2002. From the very beginning, I was inspired by nature, especially the alteration of the world and its perception, observed through water. Over the years this fascination led me to a profound involvement with the relationship between outer shape and content. Transferring old shapes giving way to a new expressive form language. As with every sculptor, the model is placed in a special context interrelating with its surrounding. While creating glass objects, its transparency needs to be taken into consideration as the sculpture functions as a visible space.

     

     

  • Seven Bridges Museum, Greenwich, CT
    Uroboros Glass Studios, Portland, OR
    Museum Ajeto, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
    Ernsting Foundation, Coesfeld, Germany
    Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Museum of Modern Glass, Öhringen, Germany
    Glass Museum Immenhausen, Germany
    Glass Museum Lauscha, Germany 

     

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2017
    Habatat Galleries // Michigan, US
    Etienne Gallery // Oisterwijk, Netherlands

    2015
    Sikabonyi Gallery // Vienna, Austria

    2014
    Etienne Gallery // Oisterwijk, Netherlands

    2012
    Continuum Gallery // Konigswinter, Germany

    2010
    De Glorie Gallery // Oosterbeek, Netherlands
    Van Loon & Simons // Vught, Netherlands

     

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2016
    Ernsting Foundation  // Coesfeld, Germany
    Habatat Galleries // Michigan, US
    Sandra Ainsley Gallery // Toronto, Canada
    Plateaux Gallery // London, Great Britain
    Sikabonyi Gallery // Vienna, Austria|
    Art Hebda // Houthalen, Belgium

    2015
    Habatat Galleries // Michigan, USA
    Sandra Ainsley Gallery // Toronto, Canada
    Sikabonyi Gallery // Vienna, Austria
    Etienne Gallery // Oisterwijk, Netherlands
    Art Hebda // Houthalen, Belgium
    Continuum Gallery // Konigswinter, Germany

    2014
    Fort Wayne Museum of Art // Indiana, US
    Pismo Galleries // Colorado, US
    Habatat Galleries // Michigan, US
    Etienne Gallery // Oisterwijk, Netherlands
    Art Hebda // Houthalen, Belgium
    Continuum Gallery // Konigswinter, Germany

    2013
    Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park // Michigan, US
    Ernsting Foundation // Coesfeld, Germany
    Museum Kunst Palast // Dusseldorf, Germany
    Pismo Galleries // Colorado, US
    Sikabonyi Gallery // Vienna, Austria

    2012
    Pismo Galleries // Colorado, US
    Leon Salet Gallery // Maastricht, Netherlands
    LWL – Museum, Glashütte Gernheim // Gernheim, Germany

    2011
    Gallery of Modern Masters // Arizona, US
    Contiuum Gallery // Konigswinter, Germany

    2010
    Bullseye Gallery // Oregon, US
    Museum Kunst Palast // Dusseldorf, Germany