Biography

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024    German Museum of Glass painting – Linnich, Germany

2023    Glass Museum Frauenau – Frauenau, Germany

2022    Chihuly Collection – St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

2021    Sandra Ainsley Gallery – Toronto, Canada

2019    Achilles Foundation – Hamburg, Germany

2019    Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany

2018    Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

2017    Habatat Galleries – Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2017    Etienne Gallery – Oisterwijk, Netherlands

2015    Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

2014    Etienne Gallery – Oisterwijk, Netherlands

2012    Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany

2010    De Glorie Gallery – Oosterbeek, Netherlands

2010    Van Loon & Simons – Vught, Netherlands

2008    Ernsting Foundation – Coesfeld, Germany

2008    Hélène Porée Gallery – Paris, France

Honors

2021

Scholarship form the Ministry of Culture and Science,

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany,

Sculptural analysis of the creative power of nature –

New Series Random Shapes

2020

Scholarship form the Ministry of Culture and Science,

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany,

Socio-critical analysis of the fundamental irreparable change

of nature by human being – Evolution Series

2018

Collector´s Award, 46th Annual International Invitational Award Exhibition,

Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2017

Imagine Museum of Glass Award,

45th Annual International Invitational Award Exhibition,

Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2014

Charles Shepard Fort Wayne Award,

42nd Annual International Invitational Award Exhibition,

Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2013

Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, Selected Entries,

Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013

Frederic Meijer Sculpture Award,

41st Annual International Invitational Award Exhibition,

Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2012

Collector´s Award, 40th Annual International Invitational Award Exhibition,

Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

2011

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Award,

39th Annual International Invitational Award Exhibition,

Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA 

2009

State Prize for Sculpture, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009

Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, Selected Entries,

Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Selected Collections

 

Imagine Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Seven Bridges Foundation – Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Kunstpalast – Düsseldorf, Germany

Achilles Foundation – Hamburg, Germany

Ernsting Foundation – Coesfeld, Germany

MusVerre – Sars-Poteries, France

Novotný Museum – Nový Bor, Czech Republic

Glass Museum Immenhausen – Immenhausen, Germany

Glass Museum Lauscha – Lauscha, Germany

Museum of Modern Glass – Öhringen, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

Art & Antique Hofburg Vienna with Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

German Museum of Glass Painting Linnich, Glas Hat Uns – Linnich, Germany

Glass Museum Frauenau, InterRegional – Frauenau, Germany

PAN Amsterdam with Etienne Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands

National Glass Museum Leerdam, United Collected – Leerdam, Netherlands

Habatat Galleries, 50th Anniversary – Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Continuum Gallery, In the heat of the night – Königswinter, Germany

 

2020 

Art Palm Beach with Habatat Galleries – Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Schantz Galleries – Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sandra Ainsley Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Plateaux Gallery – London, Great Britain

Etienne Gallery – Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Schiepers Gallery – Hasselt, Belgium

 

2019

Schantz Galleries – Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA

SOFA Chicago with Habatat Galleries – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sandra Ainsley Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany 

PAN Amsterdam with Etienne Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stölting Gallery – Hamburg, Germany

 

2018

Homo Faber, Michelangelo Foundation – Venice, Italy

Art Palm Beach, with Habatat Galleries – Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Schantz Galleries – Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

MaMa Salvadore Gallery – Venice, Italy

Schiepers Gallery – Hasselt, Belgium

 

2017

SOFA Chicago with Habatat Galleries – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Schantz Galleries – Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sandra Ainsley Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Plateaux Gallery – London, Great Britain

MaMa Salvadore Gallery – Venice, Italy

Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

 

2016

Sandra Ainsley Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Art Palm Beach with Habatat Galleries – Palm Beach, Florida, USA 

Ernsting Foundation, New Acquisitions – Coesfeld, Germany

Plateaux Gallery – London, Great Britain

Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany

 

2015

PAN Amsterdam with Etienne Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Habatat Galleries – Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Sandra Ainsley Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany

 

2014

Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Habatat Galleries – Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Pismo Galleries – Denver, Colorado, USA

Etienne Gallery – Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany

 

2013

Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park – Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Ernsting Foundation – Coesfeld, Germany

Kunstpalast – Düsseldorf, Germany

Pismo Galleries – Denver, Colorado, USA

Sikabonyi Gallery – Vienna, Austria

 

2012

Pismo Galleries – Denver, Colorado, USA

Leon Salet Gallery – Maastricht, Netherlands

LWL – Museum, Glashütte Gernheim – Gernheim, Germany

 

2011

SOFA Chicago with Habatat Galleries – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Continuum Gallery – Königswinter, Germany

 

2010

Bullseye Gallery – Portland, Oregon, USA

Kunstpalast – Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2009

Etienne Gallery – Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Hélène Porée Gallery – Paris, France

 

2008

Leon Salet Gallery – Maastricht, Netherlands

Hélène Porée Gallery – Paris, France

Projects and teaching experience

2021

Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Science,

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany,

Sculptural analysis of the creative power of nature –

New Series Random Shapes

2020

Scholarship form the Ministry of Culture and Science,

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany,

Socio-critical analysis of the fundamental irreparable change

of nature by human being – Evolution Series

2013

SAP Pinnacle Award, Selected Artist,

Walldorf, Germany – Orlando Florida, USA

since 2011

Focus on own sculptural work,

objects of the series Seaforms, Landscapes and Phoenix

Concept creation for solo exhibitions for galleries and museums

2009

Project management sculptural kiln-casting techniques, Arte Vetro,

Damascus, Syria

2008/2009

Lectureship on sculptural figures,

Technical University of Darmstadt, faculty of architecture,

Darmstadt, Germany

2004/2007

Project management abstract sculpting, model and mould making,

PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, Den Haag, The Netherlands –

Ethiopian-Reflections, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2004

MusVerre – Ateliers, workshop glassblowing and hot glass techniques,

Nicolas Morin, Sars-Poteries, France

Artist in Residence

2010  Artista Forum, Schott AG, Grünenplan, Germany

2009  TGK Glass, IGS Glass Symposium, Nový Bor, Czech Republic 

2008  Artista Forum, Schott, Grünenplan, Germany

2007  Uroboros Glass Studios, Portland, Oregon, USA

2006  Artista Forum, Schott, Grünenplan, Germany

Selected publications

2021

Chatched by Glass – Glass Art Society NRW,

author Luzia Schlösser,

German Museum of Glass Painting Linnich,

Published by Luzia Schlösser – Linnich, Deutschland

Catalog softcover, group exhibition, page 16-19

ISBN 978-3-946278-05-4

 

2021

Glass – Collection Renate and Dietrich Götze,

author Kirstin Limberg and Dietrich Götze

Published by Dietrich Götze, Heidelberg, Germany

Book hardcover, Page 267

ISBN 978-3-00-067953-7

 

2019

Phoenix & Seaforms – Michael Behrens,

authors Dr. Susann Just, Britt Heinker

Continuum Gallery, Königswinter,

GermanyCatalog softcover, solo exhibition, 48 pages

ISBN 978-3-9820728-0-7

 

2019

New Series of Works, Phoenix – Michael Behrens,

author Dr. Markus Klingenberg

New Glass – Neues Glas, Art & Architecture, published by Klotz,

Köln, Germany

Magazine 1/2019, article, pages 32-35

ISSN 0723-2454

 

2017

Solid Thoughts – Michael Behrens,

author Corey Hampson

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Catalog softcover, solo exhibition, 48 pages

ISBN 978-1-928572-07-7

 

2017

Next – 45th Annual International Award Exhibition,

authors Corey Hampson, Aaron Schey 

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Catalog softcover, group exhibition, page 14

ISBN 978-1-928572-06-0

 

2016

Who would have thought it! (…Wer hätte das gedacht!)

Glass Museum Alter Hof Herding,

authors Dr. Ulrike Hoppe-Oehl, Lilly Ernsting, Julia Geldmann

Published by Ernsting Foundation, Coesfeld, Germany 

Book hardcover, main catalog of the collection, pages: cover, 49, 58

ISBN: 978-3-00-053374-7

 

2014

Seaforms and Landscapes – Michael Behrens,

interview Dr. Markus Klingenberg

Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Catalog softcover, solo exhibition, 32 pages

 

2013

Visions – 41st Annual International Award Exhibition,

authors Ferdinand Hampson, William Warmus 

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Catalog softcover, group exhibition, page 13

ISBN 978-1-928572-01-5

 

2013

Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, selected entries,

author Dr. Dedo Kerssenbrock-Krosigk Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

New Glass – Neues Glas, published by Ritterbach, Köln, Germany

Magazine 4/13, article, page 76

ISSN 0723-2454

 

2012

Inspiration from the Deep Sea and Outer Space,

author Dr. Helmut Ricke, Düsseldorf, Germany

New Glass – Neues Glas, published by Ritterbach, Köln, Germany

Magazine 3/12, article, page 36-43

ISSN 0723-2454

 

2012

Seaforms & Landscapes – Michael Behrens,

author Dr. Helmut Ricke, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany

Catalog softcover, solo exhibition, 48 pages

 

2012

Rotation SiO2 – 200 Jahre Glashütte Gernheim,

authors Dr. Katrin Holthaus, Michael Funk

Publisher LWL- Industry Museum and Klartext, Essen, Germany

Book hardcover, group exhibition, pages 12-13

ISBN 978-3-38375-0774-4

 

2011

Expressions – 39th Annual International Award Exhibition,

author Ferdinand Hampson

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Catalog softcover, group exhibition, pages 16-17

ISBN 978-1-4276-5143-3

 

2010

Glaspekte, Artists from North Rhine-Westphalia in a dialogue,

author Dr. Dedo von Krosigk

Publisher Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Book hardcover, group exhibition, pages 6-7

 

2010

E-Merge, A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass,

author Lani McGregor

Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

Catalog softcover, group exhibition, pages 39

 

2009

Recent acquisitions of glass sculpture

at the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf,

author Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany

The Burlington Magazine Publications Limited, London, Great Britain

Magazine, Nr. 1275, Vol. 151, article, Juni 2009, page 394f.

ISSN 0007-6287

 

2008

Underwater-World and Icebergs, Michael Behrens and Peter Bremers,

author Dr. Helmut Ricke, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Ernsting Foundation, Coesfeld, Germany

Catalog softcover, group exhibition, pages 1-24