Artist / Master of Art History, Aarhus University 2005
Born in 1978 in Denmark. Hanne Støvring belongs to the young generation of painters of Bornholm. The small coastal town Gudhjem on the faraway island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea has been the home of her studio. Here on the edge of Denmark, under clear sky and with the open sea to the great world, through her intense senses she experiences the scenery of the summer night where magic rule in the bluish white vibrating light, the changing weather, the intimate calmness and the nuances of colors over sea and sky. The titles of the paintings suggest that she focuses on human life and solidarity and nature moods. She tells stories of compassion and passion, caresses, awakening and dreams, hopes and miracles. Hannes work can be found in private collections all over the world. She currently lives and works in New York City.
In 2014 Hanne moved to New York – and currently lives and works in New York City. The palette has changed since she arrived, she says.’ Stronger colors have appeared in the scenery – bright red, green, yellow and blue, very vibrant and energetic. The city has an impact and an influence on me – as on everyone else. It’s very exciting how I and my artwork will develop over the next few years’.
Hanne is currently also showing her pieces at The Danish Consulate General of New York, The Danish Mission to the United Nations in New York, In Denmark she’s exhibiting at Galleri Himmerland, Northern Jutland and Galleri Valhalla Reunion, Bornholm.
Hanne is also working for the Danish National Gallery. She’s responsible of developing AFSMK – American Friends of SMK’, an organization and a friendship scheme which aims to strengthen the ties between SMK and its American friends and audiences. AFSMK creates opportunities in Denmark and in the United States for people to broaden their understanding and deepen their ties to Danish culture by supporting and participating in the collection, exhibitions and activities of the SMK-museum and exchange.