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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

 

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