Ann Wolff

"I want to use the material which is best suited to convey my intentions"

Ann Wolff is internationally well known as a sculptor, working with glass, metals, resin and concretes. She is also well known for her drawings and pastels.

Her career is distinguished with numerous awards, including the prestigious Price PRO EUROPA 2011and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Glass Art Society, USA. Wolffs work is housed in many private and public collections throughout the world.

Ann Wolff is invert way supported by her husband Dirk Bimberg.


Born 1937 in Lübeck; lives and works in Visby and Kyllaj /Gotland, Sweden

1956–59 Education at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm, Germany

1960–64 Designer at Pukebergs Glasbruk, Sweden

1964–78 Designer at Kosta Boda, Kosta, Sweden

1978–2000 Studio in Transjö, Kosta, Sweden

1978–98 Workshops in Europe, USA and Japan

1977,–79,–84,–86,–95 Faculty member at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA USA

1985 Changed her name from Ann Wärff to Ann Wolff

1993–98 Professor of Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg

2000–2013 Studios in Kyllaj, Gotland and in Berlin

2008 Established the non-profit foundation AWF, Ann Wolff Foundation, in Berlin

2013 Studios in Kyllaj and in Visby / Gotland

2017 Established the non-profit foundation AWFG, Ann Wolff Foundation Gotland, Sweden


1968 Lunningpriset, Sweden

1974 WCC Award, Toronto, Canada

1977 First Prize, Coburger Glaspreis, Coburg, Germany

1980 First Prize, Zentralschweizer Glaspreis Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland

1981 Special Prize Internationale Glaskunst, Kassel, Germany

1982 Lessebo Kommuns Kulturpris, Sweden

1984 WCC Glassprize, Bratislava, CSSR

1988 Bayrischer Staatspreis (gold-medal), München, Germany

1997 Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning/NY, USA

2005 Jurors Award, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo/OH, USA

2006 Jurors Award, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon/MI, USA

2007 Jurors Award, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning/NY, USA

2008 Award of Excellence, Smithsonian Renwick Collections, Washington/DC, USA

2009 the Flint Institute of Art Award, Flint, Michigan, USA

2010 Award of Excellence, Tacoma Museum of Glass

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, GAS Glass Art Society

2011 Award of Exellence, Independent Curator Award, Habatat Galleries/MI, USA

2011 The European Culture Prize of the PRO EUROPA 2011 Foundation

2013 Award of Exellence, Fort Wayne Museum and Meijer Sculpture, Grand Rapids MI, USA


Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München, Germany

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany

The Chazen Collection, Madison/WI, USA

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning/ NY, USA

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk/VA, USA

Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark

De Young Museum, San Fransisco/CA, USA

Dresdner Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden, Germany

Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany

Flint Institut of Art, Flint, Michigan, USA

Frauenau Museum, Frauenau, Germany

Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands

Henry Ford Museum, Collection Bruce Bachman, Greenfield Village, Michigan, USA

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan

Höganäs Museum, Höganäs, Sweden

IMA Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA

Imagine Museum, ST. Petersburg, Florida, USA

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles/CA, USA

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau/WI, USA

Lobmayr Museum, Wien, Austria

Kulturhistorisches Museum, Osnabrück, Germany

Kunstmuseum der Stadt Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany

Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden

Metropolitan Museum, New York/NY, USA

MFHA the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/TX, USA

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis/MN, USA

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte/NC, USA

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Musée Atelier du Verre, Sars Poteries, France

Musée de Design et d´Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museum of Arts and Design, New York/NY, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA

Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon/MI, USA

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Sweden

Norrköpings Museum, Norrköping, Sweden

Pilkington Museum of Glass, Pilkington, England

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, USA

Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany

Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT, USA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs/CA, USA

Toledo Art Museum, Toledo/OH, USA

Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan

Varbergs Museum, Varberg, Sweden

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

Växjö Länsmuseum, Växjö, Sweden

Wuerttembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany


1966   Varbergs Museum, Varberg, Sweden

1968   Galleri Wulff, Helsinki, Finland

1976   Galleri Doktor Glas, Stockholm, Sweden 1979,–84,–87,–93,–97

1980   Yamaha Galleries, Kyoto, Japan

1981   Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg, Sweden 1984

1982   Heller Gallery, New York/NY, USA 1987, 1997

1983   Ivor Kurland Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 1987

1983   Holsten Galleries, Palm Beach/FL, USA 1986

1984   Art Weeks, Kilkenny, Ireland

1986   Gotlands Fornsal, Visby, Sweden

1987   Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

1987   Karlshamns Museum, Karlshamn, Sweden

1987   Galerie Gottschalk-Betz, Frankfurt/M, Germany

1990   Visby Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden

1990   Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy, France

1993   Musée Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp, France

1994   Gamla Riksbanken, Vänersborg, Sweden

1996   Sanske Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

1998   Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy

1999   Arch Gallery, Kalmar, Sweden

1999   Mejeriet, Alskog, Sweden

2001   Noack Werkstattgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2001   Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden

2002   Galerie B, Sinzheim, Germany 2003,–07,–11

2002   Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

2002   Habatat Galleries, Detroit/MI, USA 2007,–09

2005   Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

2005   National Glass Center, Sunderland, UK

2006   Glashütte Gernheim, Petershagen, Germany

2006   Rihimäki Glasmuseum, Rihimäki, Finland

2007   Mint Museum, Charlotte/NC, USA

2007   Landesmuseum, Schleswig, Germany

2008   Wärmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

2008   Leo Kaplan Modern, New York/NY, USA

2009   Vänersborgs Konstmuseum, Vänersborg, Sweden

2009   Galleri Landborg, Vickleby, Sweden

2010   Kulturforum Burgkloster zu Lübeck, Germany

2010   Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012   Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2012   Europäisches Glasmuseum, Coburg, Germany

2012   S:t Maria Domkyrka, Visby, Sweden

2012   Mim Art Gallery, Istanbul

2013   Galleri KG52, Stockholm, Sweden

2013   Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany

2014   Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, München, Germany

2015   Falkenberg Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden

2015   Fabriken Furillen, Gotland, Sweden

2016   Galleri Odvalds, Linde, Gotland

2016   Galerie B, Sinzheim, Germany

2017   Ridelius, Visby, Sweden

2017   Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan

2018   Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA USA

2019   Galery Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm, Sweden

2019   Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, Sweden

2022   Museum Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden


1994  Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1994   Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan

1994   Pro Natura Baltica Helsinki, Finland – St Petersburg, Russia

1994   Stockholm, Sweden – Lübeck, Germany

1995   Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden

1996   Hokkaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan

1996   Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo, Japan

1996   Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1996   Aperto Vetro Ducal Palace, Venice, Italy

1999   Global Art Glass Borgholm, Sweden 2002,–05

2003   Meister der Moderne München, Germany

2004   Oblåst Smålandsmuseum, Växjö, Sweden – Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2004   Culture Centre Knokke Heist, Belgium

2005   Oblåst Rihimäki Glasmuseum, Rihimäki, Finland

2005   Refections Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2005   Kanaz Forest of Creation Museum, Awara City, Fukui, Japan

2005   Dual Vision Chazen Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison/WI, USA

2005   Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2006   Das verlorene Gesicht wiedergefunden Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München, Germany

2006   Material Matters County Museum, Los Angeles/CA, USA

2006   Intermezzo Galerie Rosella Junck, Berlin, Germany

2007   Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

2007   Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/MA, USA

2007   Kraftfelder Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2007   Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

2008   Galérie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France 2009, –10, –11, –12

2011    Drömrummet, Lijlevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm

2011   Time, Vida Museum, Borgholm, Sweden

2012   På Papper, Vida Museum, Borgholm, Sweden

2013   Meister der Moderne, Handwerksmess, München, Germany

2015   Verriales, Biot, France

2017   International invitational Award exhibition, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2017   Henry Ford Museum, Collection Bruce Bachman, Greenfield Village, Michigan, USA

2018   Gallery Clara Scremini, Grand Palais, La Biennale Paris

2018   Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN USA

2018   46 th Glass international, Habatat Galleries, Detroit, MI USA

2018   Traver Galleries SOFA Chicago, ILL USA

2019   Great Glass Getaway, Habatat Galleries, Detroit, MI USA

2019   NGC 21, British National Glass Center, Sunderland, Great Bretain

2019   Solliden, Öland, Sweden

2019   Expressions in Glass, Läcko Castle, Sweden

2020   Quarantena, Gallery Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm, Sweden

2020   Inside and Outside, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan

2021   Konst åt alla, Gotland, Sweden