Kirsten Holm (DK)

Kirsten Holm Nielsen made a career change in the age of 60. After 29 years as a doctor, she sold her practice and became an artist instead. But even if you think there is miles apart from being a doctor to an artist, she has managed to use her experience from the medical world and implemented the anatomical knowledge in her artistic world.

Kirsten Holm Nielsen’s ceramic works are often inspired by the human body. She expresses both the inner and outer beauty in her works. The artist reflects about “Who am I – What am I?” and she explores the round, organic form, the curved lines and the space between them.

As a viewer of the distinctive sculptures, you can find the man’s inner and the exterior of nature, in the form of abnormal organs, the hardness of nature and the softness of the skin. The sculptures get a voluminous and organic expression that presents both strength in their tensioned form and fragility in the delicate surfaces.

The artist’s works are hand-modeled in stonework, but she also incorporates other materials to get the right expression in her works. In addition, her stonewalls usually is burned many times, with several different glazers before the sculpture has the right look. She works with stoneware and porcelain, various glazes and burning techniques in her strong and distinctive works.

EDUCATION

2009 –2012
Aarhus Kunstakademi, ceramic w/Kim Holm,

2013
Aarhus Kunstakademi, sculpture w/Thomas Anderson

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, DK
‘Bord til to’, Aarhus Town Hall, DK

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, DK
Grønbechs Gård, Bornholms center for craft, DK

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, DK

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, DK
Fussingø Slot, Randers, DK
Spor Kunsten, Aarhus, DK
Haderslev Kunstforening, DK

2013
Officinet, Bredgade, Copenhagen, DK
Graduation exhibition, Aarhus Kunstakademi, Godsbanen, Aarhus, DK
Fussingø Slot, Randers, DK

2012
Dronninglund Kunstcenter, DK
Kulturspinneriet, Silkeborg, DK

2011
Kulturspinneriet, Silkeborg, DK
Aarhus Town Hall, DK
Galleri Babette, Knebelbro, DK
Skejby Hospital, Aarhus, DK
Galleri Rendevoux, Aarhus, DK

2010
Psychiatric Hospital, Risskov, DK

2009
Galleri Babette, Knebel, DK

2008
Galleri Babette, Knebel, DK
Helligåndskirken, Copenhagen, DK

CENSORED EXHIBITION

2013
KE13, Copenhagen, DK

2014
KS14, Tistrup, DK 

Born 1950

‘Ruin IV’, keramisk skulptur,(brændt i brændefyrets ovn), 15 x 15 x 15-20, 2018, d.kr. 2.800,-

‘Ruin V’, keramisk skulptur,(brændt i brændefyrets ovn), 15 x 15 x 15-20, 2018, d.kr. 2.800,-

‘Ruin III’, keramisk skulptur,(brændt i brændefyrets ovn), 15 x 15 x 15-20, 2018, SOLGT

‘Ruin II’, keramisk skulptur,(brændt i brændefyrets ovn), 15 x 15 x 15-20, 2018, d.kr. 2.800,-

‘Ruin I’, keramisk skulptur (brændt i brændefyrets ovn), 15 x 15 x 15-20, 2018, d.kr. 2.800,-

‘Pieces I’, porcelænsler på klæde med flere lags glasur, h. 14 x b. 28 x d. 18, 2018, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Coccon II’, skulptur af porcelænsler med indstøbte grene, brændt som stentøj med kobberglasur, 25 x 20 x 20, 2017, d.kr. 5.000,-

‘Pieces II’, porcelænsler på klæde med flere lag glasur, h. 15 x b. 29 x d. 20, 2018, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Protection II’, skulptur i stentøjsler med prægning af ståltråd, brændt som stentøj med flere lag glasur ind og udvendig, 30 x 40 x 25, 2017, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Føtus’, håndmodelleret stentøjsler efterbehandlet med sort Terra sigillata, 25 x 31, d.kr. 5.500,-

‘Rejection’, porcelænsler på klæde med flere lag glasur, brændt som stentøj, h. 20, l. 30, b. 25, 2017, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Protection’, porcelænsler på klæde med flere lag glasur, brændt som stentøj, h. 14, l. 21, b. 18, 2017, d.kr. 3.000,-

‘Growth’, porcelænsler på klæde med flere lag glasur, brændt som stentøj, h. 13, l. 28, b. 20, 2017, SOLGT

‘Cocoon’, porcelænsler, 28 cm, 2017, d. kr. 5.000,-