"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 2011 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Glass Art Society, USA. Wolff’s work is housed in many private and public collections throughout the world.

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

Ann Wolff


Born 1937 in Lübeck, Germany; 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, Germany

2000–2013 Studios in Kyllaj, Gotland, Sweden and in Berlin, Germany

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

2013 Studios in Kyllaj and in Visby / Gotland, Sweden

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, USA

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 Read more

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


Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München, Germany

AIS, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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

Madreema Foundation, Strasbourg, France

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


2023 Summer exhibition, AWFG Studio, Visby, Sweden

2022 Museum Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

2019 Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, Sweden

2019 Galery Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm, Sweden

2018 Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA USA

2017 Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan

2017 Ridelius, Visby, Sweden

2016 Galerie B, Sinzheim, Germany

2016 Galleri Odvalds, Linde, Gotland, Sweden

2015 Fabriken Furillen, Gotland, Sweden

2015 Falkenberg Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden

2014 Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, München, Germany

2013 Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany

2013 Galleri KG52, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 Mim Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2012 S:t Maria Domkyrka, Visby, Sweden

2012 Europäisches Glasmuseum, Coburg, Germany

2012 Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2010 Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010 Kulturforum Burgkloster zu Lübeck, Germany

2009 Galleri Landborg, Vickleby, Sweden

2009 Vänersborgs Konstmuseum, Vänersborg, Sweden

2008 Leo Kaplan Modern, New York/NY, USA

2008 Wärmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden

2007 Landesmuseum, Schleswig, Germany

2007 Mint Museum, Charlotte/NC, USA

2006 Rihimäki Glasmuseum, Rihimäki, Finland

2006 Glashütte Gernheim, Petershagen, Germany

2005 National Glass Center, Sunderland, UK

2005 Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

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

2002 Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

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

2001 Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden

2001 Noack Werkstattgalerie, Berlin, Germany

1999 Mejeriet, Alskog, Sweden

1999 Arch Gallery, Kalmar, Sweden

1998 Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy

1996 Sanske Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

1994 Gamla Riksbanken, Vänersborg, Sweden

1993 Musée Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp, France

1990 Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy, France

1990 Visby Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden

1987 Galerie Gottschalk-Betz, Frankfurt/M, Germany

1987 Karlshamns Museum, Karlshamn, Sweden

1987 Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

1986 Gotlands Fornsal, Visby, Sweden

1984 Art Weeks, Kilkenny, Ireland

1983 Holsten Galleries, Palm Beach/FL, USA 1986

1983 Ivor Kurland Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 1987

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

1981 Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg, Sweden 1984

1980 Yamaha Galleries, Kyoto, Japan

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

1968 Galleri Wulff, Helsinki, Finland

1966 Varbergs Museum, Varberg, Sweden


2023 Fluidity: Identity in Swedish Glass, ASI, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2022 Möten, Galery Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm, Sweden

2021 Konst åt alla, Gotland, Sweden

2020 Inside and Outside, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan

2020 Quarantena, Gallery Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm, Sweden

2019 Expressions in Glass, Läckö Castle, Sweden

2019 Solliden, Öland, Sweden

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

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

2018 Traver Galleries SOFA Chicago, ILL USA

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

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

2018 Gallery Clara Scremini, Grand Palais, La Biennale Paris, France

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

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

2015 Verriales, Biot, France

2013 Meister der Moderne, Handwerksmess, München, Germany

2012 På Papper, Vida Museum, Borgholm, Sweden

2011 Time, Vida Museum, Borgholm, Sweden

2011 Drömrummet, Lijlevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

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

2007 Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

2007 Kraftfelder Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

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

2007 Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

2006 Intermezzo Galerie Rosella Junck, Berlin, Germany

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

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

2005 Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

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

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

2005 Refections Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany

2005 Oblåst Rihimäki Glasmuseum, Rihimäki, Finland

2004 Culture Centre Knokke Heist, Belgium

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

2003 Meister der Moderne München, Germany

1999 Global Art Glass Borgholm, Sweden 2002,–05

1996 Aperto Vetro Ducal Palace, Venice, Italy

1996 Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1996 Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo, Japan

1996 Hokkaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan

1995 Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden

1994 Stockholm, Sweden – Lübeck, Germany

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

1994 Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan

1994 Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

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