Marie Herwald Hermann

B.1979 Copenhagen, Denmark

Lives and Work in Chicago, USA


2009               MA, Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2003 - 07     Edmund de Waal’s Studio Manager, London, UK         

2003               BFA, Fine Art, University of Westminster, London, UK


                         Muséedes Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR

                         The Denver Art Museum, Colorado USA

                         Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan USA

                         NordenfjeldskeKunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway

                         Sevres Museum, Paris, France

                         The Danish Art Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark

                         Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum, China

                         The Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2022               And a Haze, lifted, Galerie NeC, Paris, France

2021               And the Walls Became the World All Around, Reyes | Finn, Detroit, USA

2019               Both of us, flickering, Reyes | Finn at NADA Chicago Invitational, Chicago, USA

2018               Bit by bit above the edge of things, Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, USA

2017               And dusk turned dawn, Blackthorn, (solo presentation with Reyes Projects) NADA Miami, USA

                        Shields and Parergons, Reyes Projects, Detroit, USA

2016               Northern Light, Pontiac Rise, Galerie NeC, Paris, France                

2015               And dusk turned dawn, Blackthorn, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, USA

2014               Ny Keramiks, Banja Rathnov Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013               A Gentle Blow to the Rock, Galerie NeC, Hong Kong                      

                       A Gentle Blow to the Rock, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, USA

2012               Untitled 7, Galerie NeC, Paris, France

2011                Echo Chamber, Schein-Joseph Gallery, Alfred, New York, USA

2010               Stillness in the glorious wilderness, Matin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2007              A joyful gathering of a defenseless legion, Matin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2006             The only thing I can think about is yellow, Egg, London, UK

2005              New Work, Matin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Select Group Exhibitions

2023             Vessel, Kasmin Gallery, New York City, USA

                        Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco, USA

                        Reyes | Finn

2022             Fog San Francisco, Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco, USA

                        Roots and Culture, Chicago, USA      

                        Mindy Solomon Gallery at Design Miami, Miami, USA

2021              Objects: USA 2020, R & Company, New York City, USA

                       Backroom, Anastasia Tinari Projects, Chicago, USA

                       BasBlue, Detroit, USA

                       Officine Saffi Award 4, Officine Saffi, Milano, Italy

2020              Never Done, Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco, USA

                      Bowl, Public Pool, Detroit, USA

                      NADA, Detroit, USA

2019              With a Capital P, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois USA

                      Add to the cake, Kunstgewerbemuseum Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany

                      Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 

2018              Objects and Place, The Scarab Club, Detroit, USA

                       From the Studio: Marie Herwald Hermann & Anders Ruhwald, Reyes Projects, Detroit, USA

2017               99 Cents, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD), curated by Jens Hoffmann, Detroit, USA

                       The Lounge of Saturn, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, Michigan, USA

                       Saint-Etienne Internationale Design Biennale, St. Etienne, France          

                       Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

                       Quiet quiet, Adrian College, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA     

2016              This is the living vessel: person, Pewabic Gallery, Detroit, USA

                       Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, Musee Magnelli, Vallauris, France

2015              Manya Slip, Marsden Woo Gallery, London, UK

                       Edition/15Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, USA

                       Birds in My Hair, ArtX, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD), Detroit, USA

                       Everyday ProjectsArkitektskolens bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014             Strange to notice all…, Cranbrook Art Museum, curated by Laura Mott, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

                     Another Look at Detroit, Marianne Boesky Gallery, curated by Todd Levin, New York City, USA           

                     Mindcraft, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy

                     Det drejer sig om, Ann Linneman Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark         


2021                The Danish Arts Foundation

2019                The Danish Arts Foundation

2015 -17         The Three Year Work Stipend, The Danish Arts Foundation

2014                The Danish Arts Foundation

2013                 Kresge Artist Fellows Grant, USA

                         The Danish Arts Foundation

                         The Danish National Bank Foundation

2012                 The Danish National Bank Foundation

2011                 Eikkoff Foundation, Denmark

2010                The Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Prize for Ceramics, Denmark

2009                The Danish Arts Foundation

                         Augustinus Foundation

                         Frimodt-Heineke Foundation

                         Grosserer L.F. Foghts Foundation

                         Knud Højgaard Foundation

Reviews and Articles

Ceramics Now, “Officine Saffi Award 4: Finalists Exhibition, Milan, Sept. 7, 2021

The Design Edit, “Milan / Marie Herwald Hermann,” Osman Can Yerebakan, Aug. 31, 2021

The New York Times, “12 Galleries That Aren't in New York or Even Los Angeles,” John Chiaverina, June 16, 2021

Detroit Art Review, “Marie Herwald Hermann@Reyes | Finn Gallery,” Nadja Rottner, May 22, 2021

whitewaller, “Andthe Walls Became the World All Around,” May 19, 2021, “Marie Herwald Hermann: And the WallsBecame the World All Around,” May 8, 2021


Phillips Auction, “House Calls: Marie Herwald Hermann,” July 9, 2020


ArtNews, “ ‘Some That Might Not Have Come Otherwise’: Expo Art Fair and NADA’s Inaugural Chicago Invitational Court Collections in the Windy City,” Kerry Cardoza, Sept. 20, 2019

SightUnseen, “Saturday Selects,” Monica Khemsurov, Sept. 9, 2019


Chicago Tribune,“The blooming West Town gallery scene,” Lori Waxman, Nov. 27, 2018

SightUnseen, “At PLHK, a Danish Artists Spare, Self-Contained Vignettes,” Jill Singer, Nov. 20, 2018, “These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward,” Tess Thackara, July 30, 2018

Detroit Art Review, “A Spring Offensive,” Dennis Nawracki, April 17, 2018        

2017                 , “40 Artists Share Their Favorite Shows of 2017,” Scott Indrisek, Dec. 25, 2017

Artnet, “From a Surprise ‘Salvador Mundi’ to Tears for Trump: 8 Star-Making Turns at NADA Miami,” Rachel Corbett and Andrew Goldstein, Dec. 9, 2017

The New York Times,“8 Highlights from Miami Art Week,” Kat Herriman, Dec. 7, 2017, “9 Artists to Watch at NADA,” Scott Indrisek, Dec. 7, 2017

(Miami) Observer, “Your Must-See ArtGuide to Art Basel Miami Beach,” Alina Cohen, Nov. 29, 2017

2016, “Marie Torbensdatter Hermann,” April 14, 2016


Hyperallergic, “Unpacking the Contradictions in Quiet Ceramic Tableaus,” Sarah Rose Sharp, June 3, 2015


The NewYork Times“The Lively Soul of a Dying City,” Randy Kennedy, June 25, 2014

Ceramics: Art and Perception, No. 97. “Marie Torbensdatter Hermann:  A Gentle Blow to the Rock.” Elizabeth Reichert. Australia, September 2014: 40-43.


ParisART, “Marie Torbensdatter Hermann,” Oct. 25, 2012


Art Forum, “Critics’ Picks,” Claudine Ise, November 2010         



Officine Saffi Award 4, Officine Saffi,  Milano, Italy. (catalog)

And the Walls Became the World All Around, 2022. (catalog)


Adamson, Glenn. Objects: USA 2020, R & Company and the Monacelli Press, 2020, pgs. 138-139. (book)


Stone-Richards, Michael, ed. DetroitResearch, Volume 2. (Detroit, Spring/Fall 2016.) Chapter7/Marie T. Hermann, a compilation comprising 8 essays.


Marie T. Hermann – A Gentle Blow To the Rock. Detroit, Re:View Contemporary Gallery, January  2013. (catalog) 


Hart, Rebecca. “Tocata (570),” in Marie Torbensdatter Hermann: A Gentle Blow to the Rock, Paris, Galerie NeC, 2012. (catalog)

Shales, Ezra. Echo Chamber: Anders Ruhwald and Marie Torbensdatter Hermann. Alfred, New York, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012. (catalog)


Overthrown: Clay Without Limits. Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum, 2011. (catalog)

Abrams, Janet. Anders Ruhwald: You Will See / Marie Torbensdatter Hermann: In All My Shades of Days. Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, 2011. (catalog)


Adamson, Glenn. Stillness in the Glorious Wilderness. Los Angeles, Matin Gallery, June 2010. (catalog)


Cooper, Emmanuel. Contemporary Ceramics. London, UK, Thames  & Hudson, 2009. (book)

Teaching Positions

2018 - present   Associate  Professor,  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2017 - 18              Visiting Artist, Ceramics Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2016 - 19              Instructor, Ox-Box School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan USA (summers)

2011 - 17              Visiting Graduate Advisor, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA

2011 - 16              Visiting Assistant Professor, Acting Department Head, Ceramics Department, College for Creative Studies,
                               Detroit, USA

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