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Inger Larsen

Born 1971, Denmark

Larsen graduated in 2002 from the Royal College of Art in London. She designs jewellery, clothes and accessories for men and women, and her challenging and experimental jewellery designs have been exhibited both in Denmark, England and the United States. Larsen utilizes an extensive range of materials. She works in metal, plastics, textile and leather, depending on the task at hand. Her means of expression are fundamentally defined by her ideas. She always aims to bring an element of humour into her work as a distinguishing characteristic. She was awarded The Hetsch medal, The Art and Craft Award of 1879, Bronze medal in 2003.

Education:
2000-02 Masters degree in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London, UK www.rca.ac.uk/
2002 Certificate in Strategies to support teaching in Art and Design, Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, London, UK
1998-99 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Design (Fashion & Jewellery), Bradford College, West Yorkshire, UK
1998 Certificate working with precious metals, Teknisk Skole København, Copenhagen, Denmark
1993-96 Garment Technician, Teko Center, Herning, Denmark
1994 Trainee in the departments of production and design,
T-Maker A/S, Ikast, Denmark
P.T.A. Group OY, Kuopio, Finland.

Masterclass:
2001 Fashion jewellery making with jewellery designer Laurent Rivaud from Vivienne Westwood, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Short course on amber with jewellery designer and maker Giedymin Jablonski, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Awards / Scholarships:
2003 The Hetsch medal, The Art and Craft Award of 1879, Bronze medal.
2001 Rio Tinto Travel Award,(for further research in the use of sustainable materials), UK (Research trip for one month to East Africa)
2001-00 Royal College of Art, Scholarship, UK
1998 Jubilæumsfonden
Teko-Fonden

Exhibitions:
2008 “With Heart", Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark. www.ironinc.dk
2007 "Wedding and Engagement ring exhibition", @Work, Contemporary jewellery, London. www.atworkgallery.co.uk
"Medals", (window-display), Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark.
2005 ”Christmas exhibition”, Galerie Metal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
”tjek (på) detaljen”, Mikala Mortensen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Anti-war medals”, Velvet da Vinci Gallery San Francisco, California, USA. www.velvetdavinci.com/
“Anti-war medals”, The Barents Spectacle, Kirkenes, Norway.
”Electric Cabaret”, Brazen Studios, Glasgow, UK.
2004 “Biennalen 2004“, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark.
“Biennalen 2004“, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark.
”Open Air Gallery”, Copenhagen Live, Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Anti-war medals”, FAD Barcelona, Spain.
“Anti-war medals”, Nordnorsk Kunstnersentrum Svolvær, Norway.
“Anti-war medals”, The Tromsø Kunstforening Tromsø, Norway.
2003 “Therefore”, Danish Crafts, Paustian, Copenhagen, Denmark. www.danishcrafts.dk/
”Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879” (The Hetsch medal, The Art and Craft Award of 1879), Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Vision of it-Gallery of Contemporary objects, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2002 ”Christmas 2002”, Danske Kunsthåndværkere, Officinet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Interlacements, Fiber and Metal”, Ara Gallery Cultural Centre, Miami, USA
“Royal College of Art Show 2002”, RCA, London, UK
2001-00 “Work in progress”, Royal College of Art, London, UK
1999 “Bradford College Fashion Show”, Harrogate, UK
Madeira Threads Exhibition, Harrogate, UK
Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, UK

Artists taking part in Power & Politics are: Ruudt Peters; Laura Deakin; Inger Larsen; Silke Spitzer;
Anti-War Medals
by Susanne Matsche; Emily Bullock; Susanne Osborn.
Power & Politics Antique pieces. Other themes: Memento Mori; Sentiment & Sex; The Lighter Side.