Vivian Høi Nielsen (DK)

Vivian Høi Nielsen specializes in handmade clay sculptures, which are then painted and glazed with soft pastel colours. Her works revolve around play with contrasts and tension – contrasts between the durability of clay and the fragility of the form of her works, between roughness of clay and smoothness of glaze, between the raw colour of clay and the light pastel shades the sculptures are painted with.

“Eternity and ephemerality go hand in hand, pulling and pushing one another, and are often perceived as opposites. The form of my world is based on the concrete and specific; “that, which is”. It might be the waves that beat upon the shore only to retreat a moment later – almost like breathing – timeless and ever-changing. Trails on a sandy beach. A stone in the water changing the current. To me, such universal forms and phenomena represent underlying order. They create a framework which provides me with a space to reflect upon and explore my material, the clay. A story begins – existence, clay and the world is in play. Something becomes, something dies – something is visible, something is hidden – a recognition of something unfamiliar – a memory of something forgotten, something unknown.”

Vivian Høi Nielsen

EDUCATION

2008 – 2011
Studied ceramics at Aarhus Art Academy, Denmark

2006 – 2008
Workshop – Glass mosaic

2001 – 2003
ISIS EUROPE, Expressive Arts (International School of interdisciplinary Studies)
In cooperation with the European Graduate School, Schweiz (EGS)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, special exhibition with Elin Engelsen, Aarhus, Denmark. Invite
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
CLAY Museum, Middelfart, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, pop up, Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Pagter, Kolding, Denmark
GALLERI V58, REmantics, Aarhus, Denmark

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Grand Opening exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
Skulpturhaven, Thy- Cross border art, Thy, Denmark
Galleri Alstrup, Easter exhibition, Limfjorden, Denmark

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Dronninglund Kunstcenter, Dronninglund, Denmark
Haderslev Kunstforening, Haderslev, Denmark
Kulturspinderiet Silkeborg, Silkeborg, Denmark

2011
Aarhus City Hall, BLACK OUT, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Rendez Vouz, Aarhus, Denmark
Fussingø Slot, Graduation exhibition, Randers, Denmark
Ceres/Aarhus Art Academy, Graduation exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
Kulturspinderiet Silkeborg, Silkeborg, Denmark

2010
Arthouse of Djursland, Djursland, Denmark
Aarhus Art Academy, Student exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark

2009
Reykjavik City Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland
Arla Food Headoffice, Viby Jutland, Denmark
Aarhus Art Academy, Student exhibition, Aarhus Denmark

2008
Aarhus Art Academy, Student exhibition, Aarhus Denmark

CENSORED EXHIBITIONS

2016
Summer Art exhibition, Tistrup, Denmark

2015
Summer Art exhibition, Tistrup, Denmark

2010
Summer Art exhibition, Tistrup, Denmark

BIBLIOGRAPHY
101 Kunstnere (2014)

MEMBERSHIPS
ProKK

Born 1952

‘Hav’, keramisk skulptur, 37 x 49 x 20, 2018, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Rum’, keramisk skulptur, 38 x 45 x 29, 2018, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Cirkel’, keramisk skulptur, 17 x 51 x 51, 2018, d.kr. 18.000,-

‘Grundsten’, keramisk skulptur, 145 x 30 x 26, d.kr. 28.000,-

‘Move’, keramisk skulptur , 43 x 48 x 34, 2018, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Ihu’, keramisk skulptur, 46 x 40 x 33, 2018, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Ophav’, keramisk skulptur, 83 x 46 x 41, 2018, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘Fireball’, keramisk skulptur, 19 x 27 x 16, 2018, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Morgenrøde’, keramisk skulptur, 12 x 26 x 16, 2018, d.kr. 3.000,-

‘Inside’, keramisk skulptur, 36 x 25 x 23, 2018, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Ammonit’, keramisk skulptur, 17 x 41 x 24, 2018, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Being’, keramisk skulptur, 42 x 27 x 27 og 11 x 15 x 13, 2018, d. kr. 10.000,-

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‘Misty Moment’, keramisk skulptur, 19 x 45 x 25, 2018, 10.000,- d.kr

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‘Wind’, keramisk skulptur, 11 x 43 x 14, 2017, d.kr. 3.000,-

Uden titel, keramisk skulptur, 9 x 14 x 12, 2017, SOLGT

“Dune” SOLGT

‘Growth’, Keramisk skulptur, 48 x 13 x 9, 2017, d.kr. 7.000,-

‘Snowball’, keramisk skulptur, 15 x 16 x 15, 2017, SOLGT

‘Aqua’, keramisk skulptur, 8 x 22 x 13, 2017, d.kr. 2.500,-

‘Sunrise’ keramisk skulptur, 19 x 49 x 8, 2017, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Nautica’, keramisk skulptur, 21 x 19 x 18, 2017, SOLGT

‘Into being III’, keramisk skulptur, 37 x 42 x 40, d.kr. 16.000,-

‘Vitae’, keramisk skulptur, 19 x 40 x 20, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Abterra V’, keramisk skulptur, 14 x 33, d.kr. 5.000,-

‘Vertebrata’, keramisk skulptur, 14 x 39, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Vandvejen ll’, keramisk skulptur, 16 x 27 x 23, 2016, d.kr. 3.500,-

‘Sandstrøm’, keramisk skulptur, 20 x 47, 2016, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Salmonum’, keramisk skulptur, 31 x 31, d.kr. 4.800,-

‘ROSE’, skulptur, keramisk skulptur, 34 x 44 x 35, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Blowing’, keramisk skulptur, 18 x 58 x 50, d.kr. 9.800,- (samlet), d.kr. 3.600,- (stk)

‘Pink’, keramisk skulptur, 13 x 16, d.kr. 1.800,-

‘Formation’ 3, keramisk skulptur, 19 x 51 x 10, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Formation’ 2, keramisk skulptur, 49 x 20 x 10, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Flux’, keramisk skulptur, 21 x 49, 2015, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Flux ll’, keramisk skulptur, 22 x 46 x 32, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Circuitus ll’, keramisk skulptur, 30 x 24, d.kr. 4.800,-

‘Abterra lV’ Fra jorden, keramisk skulptur, 16 x 18 x 15, 2015, d.kr. 2.500,-

‘Albus’, keramisk skulptur, 51 x 46, 2016, d.kr. SOLGT

‘Elements III’, keramisk skulptur, h. 43 b. 44, SOLGT

‘Elements II’, keramisk skulptur, h. 53 b. 46, SOLGT

‘Mælkevej’, keramisk skulptur, 26 x 44, SOLGT

‘Into being IV’, keramisk skulptur, 35 x 36 x 26, SOLGT

‘Formation’ 1, keramisk skulptur, 51 x 46 x 10, SOLGT

Uden titel, keramisk skulptur, 26 x 39, SOLGT

Uden titel, keramisk skulptur, 27 x 28 x 25, 2017, SOLGT

‘Spring’, keramisk skulptur, 50 x 40, SOLGT

‘Space’, keramisk skulptur, 49 x 40 x 34, 2017, SOLGT

Uden titel, keramisk skulptur, h. 49, b. 43, d. 43, SOLGT

‘Orange’, keramisk skulptur, 33 x 41, SOLGT

’Blå’, keramisk skulptur, h. 27, b. 33, d. 28, SOLGT

‘Orange’, keramisk skulptur, 14 x 28, SOLGT