Hain, Gabriele

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Aigen - Austria
Working period: 

1955 Born in Aigen, lives in Haslach, Upper Austria. 1975–1980 University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz. 1980-81 postgraduate studies in Helsinki. 1981–1985 artist-in-residence at Bing & Grøndahl, Copenhagen. 1984- 1987 artist-in-residence at Contemporary Porcelain, New York. Since 1991 studio and showroom with the painter Alois Hain in Haslach an der Mühl, Upper Austria. 2001 4th International KAHLA kreativ Workshop, Kahla, Germany. 2003 artist-in-residence in Seto, Japan. 2005 International Ceramic and Glass Art Festival Seto, Japan. 2006 artist-in-residence in Tajimi, Japan. 2010 Porcelain – Another Way, Symposium Walbrzych, Poland. 2016 Heritage and Diversity, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republik Korea. 2018 Taoxichuan Spring Art Fair, Jingdezhen, China

Awards and Fellowships
Graduation Scholarship for studies in Helsinki, Finland, 1980
Upper Austria Promotional Award, 1980 
Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research Appreciation Award, 1980 
Bing & Grøndahl Poul Simonsens Jubiläumslegat, Denmark, 1983 
Honorable Mention for Design, 1st, 2nd International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan, 1986, 89 
Hypobank Travel Scholarship, Austria, 1987 
1st prize, Werkhaus Fuschl am See, Austria, 1988 
3rd prize, Kiwanis Small Sculpture Competition, Linz, Austria, 1997 
2nd prize, Salzburg Ceramics Award, Austria, 1998 
Grassi Award, Leipzig, Germany, 2002.
Special Judge’s Award und Honorable Mention for Design, The 7th International Ceramics Competition 
Mino, Japan, 2005
City of Rohrbach Cultural Award, Austria, 2005
Upper Austria Margret Bilger Scholarship, 2005
Von Taube Preis, Chemnitz City, 2010

Gabriele Hain
Sternwaldstraße 10
4170 Haslach an der Mühl
T+F +43 (0)7289 72035
W www.hainAG.co

Pictures: Gabriele Hain, portrait (source Galerie Slavik); portrait (source Galleria Culturale); Cylinder "Sphermorph" (source AIC); cylinder with yellow details (source Galerie Hain in Haslach an der Mühl); white cylinder (source Galerie Slavik).

Work of the artist: 

“My inspiration comes from nature, like the material I am working with: porcelain from Limoges and Seto.
Systematically I am experimenting with slip-cast forms by cutting out parts, perforating and partially carving the wall to the thinnest possible layer, thus provoking transformation even enhanced by the use of glaze, stains and a prolonged firing taking the risk of complete destruction.
Even after years of extensive exploration porcelain remains a steady challenge. The fire creates the work’s final shape and appearance: lightness, motion and translucency – a subtle interplay of light and shade at the limit of what is practicable and perceptible.”
(source: website AIC)