soerensen LD

Born in Viborg, Denmark, in 1947 Grethe Sørensen is considered as an important pioneer in the field of contemporary textile art, and her works are part of important private and public collections.

Here is a small selection of collections and exhibitions where her works have been exhibited: Museum for Applied Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (4th Nordic Textile Triennial); Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Lane Municipal Gallery, Erfurt, Germany (Configura, Art in Europa); Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel (Critical Utopia: Mishan le’ Omanut); Nagoya, Japan (In Our Hands); Tournai, Belgium (International Textile Triennial); Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil (FIO II Brazil); North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks (A Scandinavian Sensibility); Maison de la Culture d’Arlon, Luxembourg; (Nordic Textile Triennials); South Jutland Museum of Art, Tønder, Denmark; Institute for Industrial Design, Warsaw, Poland; Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Ghent, Belgium; Kyoto, Japan (5th and 6th International Textile Competition); Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (From Lausanne to Beijing, International Fiber Art Biennial).



Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York / Textilmuseet Borås, Sweden. / Designmuseum Denmark / Ny Carlsberg Foundation / The Danish Arts Foundation / Middelfart Art Foundation / Ribe Amts Art Foundation / Trapholt Art Museum / 21st Century Museum Hotel



2017 :  ‘Nordic Award in Textiles 2017

2012 : Lis Ahlmanns legat

2011 : Ole Haslund’s Kunstnerlegat

2007 : +1 Award for best new product at Copenhagen International Furniture Fair / Awarded Honorary Mention at 12th / International Exhibition of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland,

1992 : ‘Travel grant for a weaver’ » by Solarfondation

1991 : The Danish Arts Foundations 3-years grant

1983 : maleren Thomas L. Jørgensens mindelegat / Awarded by the Jury of the Acade­my



2014 – 2015 : Frederiksbjergnyggeriet, Aarhus

2014 : Altar piece for the Church in Vonsild

2013 : The Townhall, Kristiansand, Norway

2013 : The Healthcenter in Smidsrød, Norway

2012 : Children and Youth Psychiatry, Roskilde

2011 : Tronrud Ingineering, Hønefoss Norway



2018 – 2019 : ‘Saturated’ The Science and Allure of Color / Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian. NY

2018 : Out of Pixels’ Hâlsingland museum / Hudiksvall Sweden

2017 : ‘Nordic Textile Award 2017’ Exhibition at Abecita Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden

‘2016 : Watermirror’, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris

2014 : Artapestry 3, Musee Jean Lurcat, Angers, Frankrig

2013 : The Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Holland 2013 / Retro – Prospective: 25 Years of Art Textiles and Sculpture, BrownGrotta Arts, CT. USA

2012 – 2013 : Artapestry 3, Danmark, Finland, Sverige, Connecting

2011 : Museumsberg Flensburg Tyskland / Akershus Kunstsenter, Norge

2010 : Mind and Matter, Sheldon Museum of Art, NE, USA / Urban Weft, Points of Departure, Northern Fiber i Stockholm /

2009 : Changing Fibres on the Edge, Textilmuseet Borås, Sverige / Thinking Different, Thinking Jacq-Art, Textile Kultur Haslach, Østrig / The 10th Wave, BrownGrotta Arts, Wilton, CT. USA / Blick Kontakt, Schleswig-Holsteinishe / Landesbibliothek, Kiel

2008 : 5th International Fiberart Biennale Beijing, Kina / Art of the table, Artifact, Wilton CT. USA

2007 : 12th international exhibition of tapestry, Lodz, Polen

2006 : Beyond Weaving, International Art Textiles. Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, Ct.

2005 : Japan Textile Contest, special exhibit at EXPOFIL, Paris­

2003 : Resonanssi, Rauma, Finland

2000 : A Scandinavian sensibility, BrownGrottaUSA 2000 / North Dakota Museum of Art, USA

1999 : 6th International Textile Competition, Kyoto, Japan / Meister der Moderne, München

1997 : FIO II Brazil, Rundetårn København + Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brasi­lien / 5th International Textile Competition ’97 Kyoto, Japan 1997 / 3ieme Triennale Internationale de Tournai, Belgien



1997 : « The Indian Sari », Trapholt Art Museum, Denmark, Curator.

1993-1995 : The Danish Arts Foundation, committee-member

Since 1984 : Member of ‘Kunstnersamfundet’

1977-1978 : Studied traditional gobelin technique in Switzerland and France.

1968-1972 : Studied textiles at College of Art and Design, Kolding, Denmark





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