A master of textile techniques in metal, Hanne Behrens’ new work is a tribute to her mentor, the legendary Arline Fisch. Each piece is colorful and energetic, with just the right touch of whimsy.
Behrens will also be exhibiting new work in her more traditional style of woven gold and silver. Behrens has been fabricating exquisite work since the late 1970’s, when she first studied under Arline Fisch at San Diego State University, in the newly founded Metals Department. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Bronze and Silver medals from the Best in Danish Craft and Design exhibition, and has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the USA.
Her work is held in the collections of the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark; Hjørring Art Museum, Denmark; The Koch Collection, Switzerland; Museum für Kunst und Kulturgechichte, Dortmund, Germany; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Ravmuseet i Oksbøl – Amber Art Museum, Denmark; Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Private Collection
“My work changes because of new techniques, inspiration and ideas. I tend to work best creating small series of related works, using the same technique but with different metal combinations, structures, shapes and surface treatments.”
Above: Hanne Behrens. Sea Creatures. Woven, colored anodized wire.