Barbro Åberg is inspired by nature and science as well as light which filter through her pieces. The rugged seacoast of Sweden, where Åberg was born, also influences her work. According to Wendy Tarlow Kaplan co-curator of From the Kilns of Denmark; “Creating pieces on a human scale, Åberg consistently built forms that connect to landscape, structures in nature, and scientific discovery. She has a strong sense of architectural integrity in all that she attempts like molecular diagrams or tracery of stained glass windows, which give solid ground to her work.
Åberg opens up the vessel, the traditional Danish form, and invites light and air into it. Her usual choice of black and white surface treatment gives dramatic contrast and counterpoint.”
1958 Born in Umeå, Sweden.
1979-82 Art Education. Clackamas Community College, Oregon, USA.
1983 Assistant for potter Susan Steinman, Berkely, California, USA.
1984-85 Art School in Uppsala, Sweden.
1986-88 The School of Arts and Crafts in Kolding, Denmark.
1990/92 Clay Today. Workshops at Hollufgård and Sønderborg, Denmark.
1994 Paper Clay. Workshop with Rosette Gault, Denmark.
1995 Glas fusing,at Ann Brewster Rosenthals workshop, Denmark.
2000 Sandcasting. Workshop with Kari Brovold-Hagen, Norway.
2002 Large Scale Ceramics. Workshop with Jim Robison, UK.
2005 I establish my own studio in Ry, Denmark.
2007 Member of IAC- International Academy of Ceramics.
2012 Inclusion in Kraks Blå Bog, Denmark
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2003 “Traces of Time”, Galleri Blås&Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden.
2004 Galleri Jytte Møller, Fredericia, DK.
2005 “Thoughts about Time”, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006 PULS Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium.
2007 Galleri Jytte Møller, Fredericia, DK.
2008 Galleri Grønlund, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2008 Keramisch Centrum Nederland, Harlem, Holland.
2010 Galerie Hélène Porée. Paris, France
2010 Galleri Jytte Møller. Denmark.
2011 “Recollection and Recognition”, International Museum of Ceramic Art.- Denmark.
Selected Group Exhibitions
1998 Galleri Rasmus, Odense, DK. With painter Ann Lisbeth Sanvig.
1998 Thisted Museum, DK. With paper artist Anne Vilsbøl.
1999 Galleri Andersen og Juul, DK. With painter Odd Moe.
2001 Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen. DK. With Lisbeth Holst Jensen.
2003 Galleri Pagter, Kolding, DK. With Lis Wuisman.
2005 Carlin Gallery, Paris, France. With Thiébaut Chagué.
2012 Danish Clay, Lacoste Gallery. With Hans Vangsø.
Danish Arts Foundation.
The Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen, DK.
The National Public Art Council, Sweden.
The New Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark.
Kunstforeningen af 14 august, Denmark.
International Ceramic Center - Guldagergård, Denmark