About the artist
Vidar Koksvik (b. 1969) studied glass art at the Orrefors Glass School in Sweden. He graduated in 1994 and completed further studies in three-dimensional design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in England in 1998. He has a broad experience from national and international glass studios. He also holds an MA in curatorial practices from The University in Bergen.
Vidar Koksvik has an interest in tradition, and particularly the tradition of Venetian glass has been important to him. One of Koksvik’s specialties is zanfirico, a type of filigree in which coloured glass rods in spiral shapes are encased between several layers of glass. In this exhibition he will be showing free hand-blown glass in a freestyle cane technique.
In 1998, Vidar Koksvik took part in establishing the glass studio Egenart near Oslo, and later Klart glass at Kirkenær with the artist Kari Håkonsen. They also run a glass studio and shop at Bærums verk close to Oslo.
Vidar Koksvik has held several solo exhibitions and participated in several international exhibitions. He has carried out various public decoration commissions and received awards for his works. The collections where his work is presented include, among others, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, SKMU in Kristiansand, KODE Art Museum in Bergen and The Grassi Museum in Leipzig, Germany.