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Ann Wolff

"I want to use that material which is best suited to transport my intentions"

Ann Wolff is internatinal well known as a sculptor, working with glass, metals, resin and concretes. She is as 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 Glass Art Society, USA. Wolffs work is housed in many private and public collections throughout the world.

Ann Wolff is in all means 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 Changing her name from Ann Wärff to Ann Wolff

1993–98 Professor in 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, Danmark

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

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

Varbergs Museum, Varberg, Sweden

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

Växjö Länsmuseum, Växjö, Sweden

Wuerttembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany

Ann Wolff
Ann Wolff
Ann och Dirk
Ann och Dirk
Studio in Kyllaj, Gotland
Studio in Kyllaj, Gotland
The European Culture Prize PRO EUROPA goes to Ann Wolff 2011
The European Culture Prize PRO EUROPA goes to Ann Wolff 2011
Exhibition PERSONA, Alexander Tutsek Stiftung München 2014
Exhibition PERSONA, Alexander Tutsek Stiftung München 2014