Artist-in-Residence Anders Ruhwald

Artist-in-Residence Anders Ruhwald

Artist-in-Residence Anders Ruhwald

Anders Ruhwald was appointed Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department in July of 2008. Ruhwald was born in Denmark, and educated at the Glass and Ceramics School in Bornholm, Denmark and the Royal College of Art in London. Ruhwald has received a number of international awards including the Gold Prize at the Icheon International Ceramics Biennale in South Korea in 2011, a three-year work stipend from the Danish Art Foundation in 2010, the Sotheby Prize from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2007 and the Annie and Otto Johannes Detlef’s Award for young, experimental ceramic artists from the Museum of Art & Design in Denmark.

His solo exhibitions include “The State of Things” at The Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen (DK), “You in Between” at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK) and several gallery solo-shows in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Chicago, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Brussels as well as numerous group exhibitions around the world.

His work is represented in the private and public collections internationally including The Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), The Denver Art Museum (USA), The Detroit Institute of Art (USA), Sevres (France), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (France), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Rep. of South Korea), The British Crafts Council, The National Museum (Sweden), The Museum of Art and Design (Denmark), The Yingge Ceramics Museun (Taiwan).

For the last ten years, Ruhwald has enjoyed an active international exhibition career that has spanned Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. He has won critical acclaim for his conceptual work that explores the boundaries of the ceramic medium as an idea and a material.  Reviews include major publications the Guardian (UK), Wallpaper (UK), Artforum.com (US), Sculpture Magazine (US) and Avenuel (Rep. of S. Korea). Ruhwald brings an international perspective on ceramics to Cranbrook. An artist first, Ruhwald’s practice informs and defines his work with students. Working alongside one another, the teacher-student dialog makes apparent what it takes to be an actively engaged critical thinker and practitioner.

To learn more about Anders Ruhwald, please visit www.ruhwald.net

Anders Ruhwald like the new past, Installation view, Denver Art Museum, 2011

Anders Ruhwald
like the new past, Installation view, Denver Art Museum, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

  • The Charred Room,Volume Gallery, Chicago, 2015
  • The Crystal Chain, Volume Gallery, Chicago, 2014
  • One Thing Follows Another (and you make it happen), The Agnes Varis Art Center, Urban Glass, New York, 2014
  • The View from the sides of my nose, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway, 2014
  • You in between, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway, 2014
  • The View from the Sides of my Nose, Galerie NeC, Hong Kong, 2013
  • One Thing Follows Another (and you make it happen), David Ousley Museum of Art, IN, USA, 2013
  • The Anatomy of a Home, Saarinen House, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI, USA, 2013
  • Borderline, Gallerie Nilsson et Chiglien, Paris, France, 2012
  • You will see, Copenhagen Ceramics, Denmark, 2012
  • You will see, Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, USA, 2010
  • Temperance!, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, New York, USA, 2010
  • Almost Nothing, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2009
  • Nästan Allting, Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
  • You in Between, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK, 2008
  • Anders Ruhwald 2004-07, Espace Grandjean, Vallauris, France, 2008
  • One is never so close to change when life seems unbearable in even the smallest and most everyday things, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, 2008
  • Form & Function, Sixpm Project Space, London, United Kingdom, 2008
  • We float in space and cannot perceive the new order, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, USA, 2007
  • Form & Function, Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007
  • If all man’s products were well designed, harmony and joy would emerge eternally triumphant, Drud & Køppe Gallery, Denmark, 2007
  • Frictions, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Wisconsin, USA, 2006
  • Frictions, Rowlandcontemporary, Chicago, USA, 2005
  • The State of Things, Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004
  • The State of Things, The Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004
  • Galleri Puls, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2003
  • Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003

Select Group Exhibitions

  • Crafting a Continuum, ASU-Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA, 2013
  • Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, Vallauris, France, 2012
  • Decade, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2012
  • No Object is an Island, Cranbrook Art Museum, USA, 2011
  • Metadomestic, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria, 2011
  • Overthrown, Denver Art Museum, USA, 2011
  • WANI, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France, 2011
  • Kabinett 3, Devening Projects, Chicago, USA, 2010
  •  tværs, St. Hof, Ny Tap- Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010
  • Korero, Taipei Yingge Museum, Taiwan, 2010
  • Tendenser, Galleri F-15, Moss, Norway, 2010
  • The illusion of reality, Bomuldfabrikkens Kunsthall, Norway, 2009
  • Dissolving views, The Cheongju Biennale, Korea, 2009
  • Prospection and perspectives, Favadin & de Verneuil, Paris, France, 2009
  • Our Objects, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2009
  • Irreverent, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA, 2009
  • Mindcraft, FuoriSalone, Zona Tortona, Milan, Italy, 2008
  • Everyday, National Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway, 2007
  • Facts and Figures, Westerpark, Amsterdam, Holland, 2007
  • Present 2007, Bomuldfabrikens Kunsthall, Arndal, Norway, 2007
  • Places, Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria, 2006
  • 54th Premio Faenza, Faenza, Italy, 2005
  • The Autumn Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005
  • My Room, Sophienholm, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005
  • Strata, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005
  • Contain Memory, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, London, England, 2005
  • Like Nowhere Else, Royal College of Art, London, England, 2005
  • Generations, Rosenthal, Pinakotek der Moderne, Munich,Germany, 2004
  • Made in Scandinavia, Rikutstillingerne, Norway, (2004-09)
  • Stuff. Ingenuity and Critique. Harbour Front Center, Toronto, Canada, 2004
  • Keramiske veje, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004
  • The 2nd World Ceramics Biennial, Icheon, Korea, 2003
  • Bare Boundaries, Museum of Decorative Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2003
  • Talente, Handwerkskammer Munich, Germany, 2003
  • Made in Scandinavia, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway, 2002
  • The 2002 Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002
  • Possession, The Applied Art Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia, 2000
  • The Altec Ceramics Biennale, Johannesburg, Rep. of South Africa, 2000
  • K.E., Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998
  • Poly-arte, Rungstedgaard, Rungsted, Denmark, 1995

Select Collections

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Detroit Institute of Art, USA
The Denver Art Museum, USA
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
The National Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
The British Crafts Council
The Swedish National Museum, Stockholm
The Icheon World Ceramic Center, Rep. of South Korea
The Swedish Council for the Arts
Cranbrook Art Museum, USA
Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen
The Danish Arts Council
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
The Arizona State University Art Museum, USA
Collection de Sèvres – Cité de la céramique, France

Select Awards

Gold Prize, Gyeonggi International Biennale, South Korea, 2011
The Danish Art Foundation Three Year Working Stipend, 2010
he Sotheby’s Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2007
The Annie & Otto Detlefs Prize, Denmark, 2005

Select Publications

LVL3, Artist of the week (web)
Dahn, Jo and Jeffrey Jones (ed.): Interpreting Ceramics- selected essays, Wunderkammer Press, UK, 2013
Edmund de Waal (ed.), The Pot Book, Phiadon, UK, 2012

Anders Ruhwald Crystal Ball (The Future), Installation view, Saarinen House, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2013

Anders Ruhwald
Crystal Ball (The Future), Installation view, Saarinen House, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2013

Anders Ruhwald The School of the Flower, Installation view, Saarinen House, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2013

Anders Ruhwald
The School of the Flower, Installation view, Saarinen House, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2013

Anders Ruhwald You in Between, Installation view, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK, 2009

Anders Ruhwald
You in Between, Installation view, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK, 2009

Anders Ruhwald One Thing Follows Another (and you make it happen), Installation view, David Ousley Museum, 2013

Anders Ruhwald
One Thing Follows Another (and you make it happen), Installation view, David Ousley Museum, 2013

Anders Ruhwald at Saarinen House:  The Anatomy of a Home, 2013. Film by the Louisiana Channel for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. For a commentary about the exhibition, please click here.