A N N  W O L F F  F O U N D A T I O N
is established as a non-profit-foundation in Berlin, Germany, in 2008.


Is established in Visby, Sweden, in 2017

Donations of works by Ann Wolff form the basis of the foundations.

The foundations take care take and maintenance of Ann Wolffs artwork, to show and publish it and widen the discussion concerning art and culture with a focus on glass.

Another aspect of AWF is to give contemporary artists a residential scholarship with the opportunity to experiment with the material glass and incorporate it into their work.

Ann Wolff 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 AWF, Ann Wolff Foundation, in Berlin
2013 Studios in Kyllaj and in Visby / Gotland, Sweden
2017 Established the non-profit foundation AWFG, Ann Wolff Foundation Gotland, Sweden


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

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