biography

Born 1937 in Lübeck; lives and works in Kyllaj/Gotland, Sweden and in Berlin, Germany

1956–59 Education at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm, Germany
1960–64 Designer at Pukebergs Glasbruk, Sweden
1964–78 Designer at Kosta Boda, Kosta, Sweden
1978–2000 Studio in Transjö, Kosta, Sweden
1978–98 Workshops in Europe, USA and Japan
1977,–79,–84,–86,–95 Faculty member at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA USA
1985 Changing her name from Ann Wärff to Ann Wolff
1993–98 Professor in Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany
2000–2013 Studios in Kyllaj, Gotland and in Berlin, Germany
2005–2008 The retrospective Observations, traveled to seven international venues
2008 Established the non-profit foundation AWC, Ann Wolff Collection, in Berlin
2013 Studios in Kyllaj and in Visby / Gotland, Sweden
2017 Established the non-profit foundation AWFG, Ann Wolff Foundation Gotland, Sweden

Awards

1968 Lunningpriset, Sweden
1974 WCC Award, Toronto, Canada
1977 First Prize, Coburger Glaspreis, Coburg, Germany
1980 First Prize, Zentralschweizer Glaspreis Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland
1981 Special Prize Internationale Glaskunst, Kassel, Germany
1982 Lessebo Kommuns Kulturpris, Sweden
1984 WCC Glassprize, Bratislava, CSSR
1988 Bayrischer Staatspreis (gold-medal), München, Germany
1997 Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning/NY, USA
2005 Jurors Award, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo/OH, USA
2006 Jurors Award, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon/MI, USA
2007 Jurors Award, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning/NY, USA
2008 Award of Excellence, Smithsonian Renwick Collections, Washington/DC, USA
2009 the Flint Institute of Art Award, Flint, Michigan, USA
2010 Award of Excellence, Tacoma Museum of Glass
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, GAS Glass Art Society
2011 Award of Exellence, Independent Curator Award, Habatat Galleries/MI, USA
2011 European Culture Prize, PRO EUROPA, Strasbourg, France
2013 Award of Exellence, Fort Wayne Museum and Meijer Sculpture, Grand Rapids MI, USA

Solo Exhibitions selection

1966 Varbergs Museum, Varberg, Sweden
1968 Galleri Wulff, Helsinki, Finland
1976 Galleri Doktor Glas, Stockholm, Sweden 1979,–84,–87,–93,–97
1980 Yamaha Galleries, Kyoto, Japan
1981 Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg, Sweden 1984
1982 Heller Gallery, New York/NY, USA 1987,1997
1983 Ivor Kurland Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA 1987
1983 Holsten Galleries, Palm Beach/FL, USA 1986
1984 Art Weeks, Kilkenny, Ireland
1986 Gotlands Fornsal, Visby, Sweden
1987 Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
1987 Karlshamns Museum, Karlshamn, Sweden
1987 Galerie Gottschalk-Betz, Frankfurt/M, Germany
1990 Visby Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden
1990 Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy, France
1993 Musée Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp, France
1994 Gamla Riksbanken, Vänersborg, Sweden
1996 Sanske Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
1998 Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy
1999 Arch Gallery, Kalmar, Sweden
1999 Mejeriet, Alskog, Sweden
2001 Noack Werkstattgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2001 Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden
2002 Galerie B, Sinzheim, Germany 2003,–07,–11
2002 Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
2002 Habatat Galleries, Detroit/MI, USA 2007,–09
2005 Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Danmark
2005 National Glass Center, Sunderland, UK
2006 Glashütte Gernheim, Petershagen, Germany
2006 Rihimäki Glasmuseum, Rihimäki, Finland
2007 Mint Museum, Charlotte/NC, USA
2007 Landesmuseum, Schleswig, Germany
2008 Wärmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
2008 Leo Kaplan Modern, New York/NY, USA
2009 Vänersborgs Konstmuseum, Vänersborg, Sweden
2009 Galleri Landborg, Vickleby, Sweden
2010 Kulturforum Burgkloster zu Lübeck, Germany
2010 Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany 
2012 Europäisches Glasmuseum, Coburg, Germany 2013
2012 S:t Maria Domkyrka, Visby, Sweden
2012 Mim Art Gallery, Istanbul
2013 Galleri KG52, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany
2014 Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, München, Germany
2015 Falkenberg Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden
2015 Fabriken Furillen, Gotland, Sweden
2016 Galleri Odvalds, Linde, Gotland
2016 Galerie B, Sinzheim, Germany
2017 Ridelius, Visby, Sweden
2017 Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan 

Collective Exhibitions selection

1994 Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1994 Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
1994 Pro Natura Baltica Helsinki, Finland – St Petersburg, Russia
1994 Stockholm, Sweden – Lübeck, Germany
1995 Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
1996 Hokkaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan
1996 Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1996 Aperto Vetro Ducal Palace, Venice, Italy
1999 Global Art Glass Borgholm, Sweden 2002,–05
2003 Meister der Moderne München, Germany
2004 Oblåst Smålandsmuseum, Växjö, Sweden – Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Culture Centre Knokke Heist, Belgium
2005 Oblåst Rihimäki Glasmuseum, Rihimäki, Finland
2005 Reflections Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2005 Kanaz Forest of Creation Museum, Awara City, Fukui, Japan
2005 Dual Vision Chazen Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison/WI, USA
2005 Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
2006 Das verlorene Gesicht wiedergefunden Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München, Germany
2006 Material Matters County Museum, Los Angeles/CA, USA
2006 Intermezzo Galerie Rosella Junck, Berlin, Germany
2007 Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
2007 Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/MA, USA
2007 Kraftfelder Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2007 Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 Galérie Internationale du Verre, Biot, France 2009, –10, –11, –12
2011 Drömrummet, Lijlevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
2011 Time, Vida Museum, Borgholm, Sweden
2012 På Papper, Vida Museum, Borgholm, Sweden
2013 Meister der Moderne, Handwerksmess, München, Germany
2015 Verriales, Biot, France
2017 International invitational Award exhibition, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
2017 Henry Ford Museum, Collection Bruce Bachman, Greenfield Village, Michigan, USA

Public Collections

Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München, Germany
Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Chazen Collection, Madison/WI, USA
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning/ NY, USA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk/VA, USA
Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, Danmark
De Young Museum, San Fransisco/CA, USA
Dresdner Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden, Germany
Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
Flint Institut of Art, Flint, Michigan, USA
Frauenau Museum, Frauenau, Germany
Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands
Henry Ford Museum, Collection Bruce Bachman, Greenfield Village, Michigan, USA
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Höganäs Museum, Höganäs, Sweden
IMA Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau/WI, USA
Lobmayr Museum, Wien, Austria
Kulturhistorisches Museum, Osnabrück, Germany
Kunstmuseum der Stadt Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany
Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Metropolitan Museum, New York/NY, USA
MFHA the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/TX, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis/MN, USA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte/NC, USA
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Musée Atelier du Verre, Sars Poteries, France
Musée de Design et d´Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Arts and Design, New York/NY, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon/MI, USA
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Sweden
Norrköpings Museum, Norrköping, Sweden
Pilkington Museum of Glass, Pilkington, England
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, USA
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs/CA, USA
Toledo Art Museum, Toledo/OH, USA
Varbergs Museum, Varberg, Sweden
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
Växjö Länsmuseum, Växjö, Sweden
Wuerttembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany

Public Commissions

1969 Djuräng-School, Kalmar, Sweden
1970 Public Swimming Baths, Norrköping, Sweden
1970 Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
1971 Stena Lines, Göteborg, Sweden
1971 Dining-Hall, Volvo, Göteborg, Sweden
1973 SE-Banken, Göteborg, Sweden
1974 Högby School, Järfälla, Sweden
1976 County Administrative Board, Växjö, Sweden
1979 Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden
1979 County Administrative Board, Kalmar, Sweden
1981 Medical Care Centre, Knivsta, Sweden
1982 Municipal Hall, Nybro, Sweden
1982 VBB, Växjö, Sweden
1984 Library, Trelleborg, Sweden
1985 Library, Laholm, Sweden
1991 Concert- and Conference House, Växjö, Sweden
1992 Ödestugu Church, Tenhult, Sweden
1997 Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
1999 Chapel LDC, SOW, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2001 Urban Living, Joachimstrasse, Berlin, Germany
2004 Urban Living, Mulackstrasse, Berlin, Germany
2009 Edition of Sculptures, The Royal Hashemite Court, Amman