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Stephanie Donsø

Is a Danish freelance artist, illustrator and maker living

in Denmark

I believe in the personal and the strength of authenticity when seeking to create and express within art. To be true to this I work and explore in a variety of mediums and expressional directions as well as both in my own name and as Det Gyldne Blad. It's a bit like a musician who composes music with different bands. - I guess I just like to play in different bands!

The sort of red line in my work is often centred around storytelling and my work often look like it could be from a book not yet written though without a beginning or ending and more like a fable inspired by life in general, children's literature, folk art and living etc.
Sometimes my work routines are very much concerned with Det Gyldne Blad which also include my webshop and having items in selected craft and lifestyle shops. It's a more commercial approach to my art. Other days I work towards art in relation to exhibitions. Since my solo show at the design shop Kapau in Copenhagen 2020 I have started to embrace exhibiting again. Something that I left behind and thought I wasn't up for no more, but I'm welcoming it again.
 

 Through the years I have exhibited within Denmark and abroad in countries like England, Holland and France, at galleries and exhibition houses and juried exhibitions. I have curated several group exhibitions where some has been in cooperation with other artists or art historians. 

 

Beside my art practice I also held a degree in Psychomotricien Therapy. Together with my art it connects my interest in the human emotional life, our relations and possibilities for development and how body and mind reflect each other.

For weekly updates visit my Det Gyldne Blad profile on instagram@det_gyldne_blad

..So what does Det Gyldne Blad mean? It means more or less 'The or That Golden Leaf'. Nevertheless the Danish saying refer more directly to the orange-golden color of an autumn leaf.

It's beauty, decay and melancholy in one.

For any type of inquiries feel, suggestions, cooperation etc.
feel free to contact me
:

Stephanie Donsø
Soldraget 21
3460 Birkerød
Denmark
sdonsoe[a]gmail.com

Member of:
Danish Visuel Artists/Billedkunstnernes Forbund (BKF)
Danish Authors Society & Illustrators/ Dansk Forfatterforening & Illustratorgruppen
DAP - Danske Psykomotoriske Terapeuter

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Cooperations 

-now and past

(Det Gyldne Blad):

Biblioteket Frederiksberg

Turbine Forlag/Book Publisher company
Straarup & Co/Book Publisher company

Yolly - Life style Magazine

Fairytell.dk ( Childrens E book app)
DOF-Fritidsskole, Birkerød
Wonderkids.dk
Ordrestyring.dk


To find a retailers list (whom I also cooperate with) go to the Shop category on the main/home page.

Happenings and cv

News & Evens

 

July 2021:
I am honored to be shortlisted for

The Northern Illustration Prize
(the Established Illustrator Prize)

 

The prize is a cooperation between The Northern School of Art and The Association of Illustrators (The AOI).

The prize is also a part of the Biennal: The Northern Festival of Illustration which include an exhibition of the shortlisted artists/illustrators and lots of events.
Will take place from mid September - November 2021.

 

 

Exhibitions:
 

Right now: The group show Fresh Legs.
Gallery Heike Arndt DK Berlin.
From the 2.nd of June to 10.th of October. 

Upcoming:

Mid October - December: The group show
SCOUT at Galleri Heike Arndt in Denmark, Kettinge.

September-December: The Northern Festival of Illustration exhibition.
(More info to come)

 

Markets:

Book illustration (Autumn/Winter 2021):
I'll be illustrating the sixth light reading book in the serie about the boy Bent.
Publisher: Straarup & Co.

Plus I'll be illustrating the third light reading fairy book.
Publisher: Turbine Forlaget.

CV

Education

1999-2002 BAHons with honours in Fine Art.

Colchester School Of Art & Design, UK.

2007-2013 Psychomotricien Therapist, UCC Hillerød (inclusive having my two kids)

2015-2021 

Mainly working with Det Gyldne Blad
 

2020

Illustrated and wrote the article 'Blomsterpres' (Flower pressing) for the Danish lifestyle magazine
Yolly issue #2.

2020
Illustrated the following light-reading books for book publisher Straarup & Co and author Marie Duedahl:
'Turbo Bent'.
'Bent får en papmor'.
'Bent Futsko'.

'Bent kan lide smat'

2020

Illustrated the following light reading books for the book publisher Turbine Forlaget and
author Kirsten Ahlburg:

'SE EN FE'.
'Mi og Pi må Sy'


2019
Illustrated the following light-reading books for book publisher Straarup & Co and author Marie Duedahl:
'Pjæk Bent.
ABC-bogen: 'Xander & Xanthippe siger X'.

2018 Released the childrens E'book 'Marlenes Regnbue' (Marlenes Rainbow) both as author and illustrator in coopeation with Fairytell.dk.

Past Art and Design markets  (Det Gyldne Blad):

2021  Harvest/craft market, Potteriet Anno 2001.
2020: Harvest/craft market, Potteriet Anno 2001, Allerød.

2019: Christmas Market, Potteriet Anno 2001, Allerød.
2019, 2018, 2016, 2015: Fredensborg Slotsmarked.
2019: Kunsthåndværkermarkedet Prismen. April.

2018: Christmas market, Mantziusgaarden, Birkerød.

2017: Vesterbro Raw Christmas Art market.
 

Art work of Det Gyldne Blad featured in magazines:
2020 Strandvejs Magasinet, Christmas 2020. Clay face.
2019 BoligLiv magazine, issue 12. Christmas cards
2019 Vores Børn, july issue. My kids print 'Dancing Kids'.

Past exhibitions

Solo
2020
Imellem strå - er der en vej (Between Straw - There Is A Path). Kapau Designershop, CPH, DK

2013                   

Valmue (Poppy). Vaeg Gallery. Aalborg. DK

2010

REDElighed (Nest Mess). Modtar Projects. CPH, DK

I træerne sidder der fugle (Birds Are Sitting In The Trees). Gallerirummet/Hvidovre Headlibrary, DK

2007

Stille stille eller storm. (Quiet Quiet Or Storm). The Cobraroom by Sophienholm Artmuseum. Lyngby. DK

2004                   

Mennesker Imellem (People In Between). Astel Gallery. CPH, DK

2003                   

Kredsløb (Circulation). Gallery Villa Bournonville. Fredensborg. DK

 

Group Exhibitions

2021 
Fresh Legs groupshow. Gallery Heike Arndt DK Berlin.
2015                   

Imago Mundo Groupshow at The Venice Biennale. Curateret af Sophus Gether. Founded by Lucido Benetton. IT

2014                   

What A Wonderful World. Nees Udstilling. Vemb, DK Censorer: Tomas Lagermand, Jette Ellgard, Jens Ardal, Morten Kroman.

2013                   

Kast et blik (Throw A View).at Kunstpakhuset Ikast. DK

Sublimate Sublime Subliminal. The Underdog Gallery. London. UK

Sublimate Sublime Subliminal. The Lloyds Club. London. UK

Vaeg Gallery, groupshow. Aalborg, DK

2012                   

FreeStyle. Gallery North. CPH, DK

Global Village III. Brønden Culture house, Brøndby, DK. By Stitching White Cube.

Global Village II. Château de Sully, Burgundy, France. By Stitching White Cube.

Global Village I. Projekt072 Alkmaar, The Netherlands. By Stitching White Cube.

Huset i skoven (The House In The Forest). The Exhibition house Skovhuset ved Søndersø. Værløse. DK

2011                   

Projekt072 – Is Watching You. Projekt072, Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Curator: Jeroen Van Paasen.

For Livet (For Life). Awareness exhibition for World Aids Day, Medicines Sans Frontiers. Rigshospitalet. DK. Kurator: Julie Nielsen Damgaard.

DyreDamer (Animal Ladies) The Art Center Silkeborg Bad. Silkeborg, DK

2010                   

OUTSIDE. Cukoo Farm Studios. In coop. with Tim Skinner. Colchester, UK

2009                   

Drawings and graphic work. Gallery Rebecca Kormind. CPH, DK

TRÆ(F)PUNKT (Meeting Point) Gallery Rebecca Kormind. CPH, DK

Play Along. Gallery Rumkammerat. CPH, DK

2008                   

Over bakke og dal… (Over Hill And Valley…) Møstings House. CPH, DK

2007                   

Med blade der skygger for lyset.. (With Leafs Shading For The Light..) Together with Lykke Andersen Peter Lav Photo Gallery. CPH, DK

The Human Nature Gallery Martin Asbæk Projects. CPH, DK

2006                   

Passionsdage (Passiondays). Oeksnehallen exhibition hall. CPH, DK

The hanging committee exhibition. Hvidovre Head Library. CPH, DK

2004                   

Astel Gallery September Group Exhibition. CPH, DK

2003                   

The Spring exhibition. Charlottenborg Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall. CPH, DK

New Talents II, Provence Gallery. Aalborg, DK

2002                   

The Degree Show, Colchester School Of  Art. Colchester, UK

Nature-Nurture. Hay Gallery, Together with Richard W. Cox. Colchester, UK

Re-flex-ion, Brixton Art Gallery. London, UK

2001                   

Fourteen, Digby Gallery. Colchester, UK

1998                   

Bilingues, Outdoor exhibition together with author Anne-Louise Bosmans. Fredensborg, DK

1997                   

Art Weekend. Fredensborg Library, DK

Autumn Exhibition, Humlebæk Art union, Humlebæk Library. Humlebaek, DK

 

Curator of the group exhibitions

2013                   

Kast et blik (Throw A View) in coop. with artist Mie Mørkeberg. Kunstpakhuset in Ikast. DK

2012                   

Huset i Skoven (The House In The Forest). In coop. with artist Lykke Andersen. Skovhuset ved Søndersø. Værløse, DK

2011                   

DyreDamer (Animal Ladies) in coop. with

Mag.art Birgitte Agersnap. Kunstcentret/The Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, DK

2009                   

TRÆ-F PUNKT, Gallery Rebecca Kormind. CPH, DK 

2008                   

Over bakke og dal.. (Over Hill And Valley…) in coop. with artist Lykke Andersen. Møstings House. CPH, DK

2007                   

The Human Nature, Martin Asbæk Projects. CPH, DK

 

Other

2001 Shortlisted to The Northern Illustration Prize held by The Northern School Of Art & The Association of Illustrators (The AOI)

 

Grants                

Received supportive grants from:

2019 Received a working scholarship from Autorkontoen.
2012 The Danish Arts Council’s Committee and from The Augustinus Fond for the exhibition ”Huset i skoven”/”The House In The Forest”. Skovhuset ved Søndersø, Værløse, DK

 

Bibliography

Catalogue: SkovhusNyt  #01/12. Text by the exhibiting artists and Artistisk leader leder Dorthe Abildgaard. The exhibition “Huset I Skoven”/ “The house in the forest”. Skovhuset ved Søndersø, Værløse. DK

Catalogue for the exhibition”DyreDamer”/”Animal Ladies”. Texst by the museum museumsdirektor Iben From, Mag. art. Birgitte Agersnap og and historian Anne Katrine Gjerløff.

Catalogue for Global Village 2012. Text by curator Jeroen van Paasen.

Birgitte Agersnap. Interview for www.kopenhagen.dk/nyhedbrev. (Nyhedsbrev #483, uge 39. 2009.)

Helle Frøkjær. Interview for www.kopenhagen.dk. (Newsletter) Nyhedsbrev#440, uge 45. 2008.

Helle Frøkjær. Catalogue text for the exhibition: "Med blade der skygger for lyset". Peter Lav Photo Gallery. 2007. CPH. DK.

Gitte Broeng. Text written for group show: "The Human Nature". Gallery Martin Asbæk Projects. 2007. CPH.DK.

Birgitte Agersnap. Interview for www.kopenhagen.dk/nyhedsbrev. (Newsletter). Week 19. 2007

 

Articles/TV

Interview. www. Kunsten.nu. 28. October 2013. Kast et blik/Throw a view.
Vestegnen Lokal Avis/Vestegnens Lokal Newspaper. Uge/week 33, 2012.

Mayer Ole Bondos blog, about the exhibition Huset i Skoven/The house in the forest..

Interview. www.kopenhagen.dk Nyhedsbrev #604. Week 10, 2012.

Kunsten indfanger publikum. Frederiksborg Amts Avis. 24.01.12

Udstillingsreportage. www.kopenhagen.dk/nyhedsbrev (Nyhedsbrev #595, 03.01 2012.)

Dyriske damer er taget i skoven. Anmeldelse. Politiken 29.07.11. Trine Ross.
Kristelig Dagblad. 20-27.05.11.
DyreDamer på dansk og svensk. Ekstraposten. 18.05.11.
Damer med dyr. Anmeldelse. Midstjyllands Avis. 05.07.11. Stig Winding.