Education

Born 1951 in Copenhagen, Denmark
1970 graduating high school; enrol at the University of Copenhagen to study philosophy, French and Art history. Part of second year: the University of Aix -en Provence. Study the French masters, 1972-76 Jonstrup TTC. Major (BA) in the Danish artist Willy Oerskov’s theories on subject and object. Research on Young People’s Attitude to Art,1976 – 78 Teach art at Jonstrup TTC and at Bernadotte International School. Lectures at many different institutions on her ideas on how to teach art, 1979 Enrol at the Danish Teacher Training College to study Visual Communication with the artists Kirsten Justesen and Knud Andersen. Take an interest in organic architecture, making conceptual work on intervals with thread, glass fibre and paint, constructing « inner spaces »,1980 Approached by the Nysted Cultural Department to help building up a cultural art centre in Nysted in the Southern part of DK. 1981 Provided with studio at the estate of Hestkoebgaard, Birkeroed in exchange for organizing cultural events. Study at Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, USA with Yosiko Wada – doing conceptual work with plastic threads, sun and water, drawing lines. Encouraged to do further studies in USA.1982 Receive grants from Denmark -America Foundation, Knud Hoejgaards Foundation and The Danish National Bank Jubilee Foundation to study the art scene in New York, New Mexico and San Francisco.1982 – 83 All her artistic experiments had so far been a research on the fundament of a painting: how to fuse the inner space of a painting, the invisible, with the visible sign. In search of a substance that she could invent and control herself in order to paint with it and on it. While in USA most exhibitions were about The White Explosion. Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Robert Motherland, Frank Stella a.o. had made unique work at Tyler Graphics Ltd. in Bedford Village, New York, which demonstrate the complete unity between paper and print. It fascinated Anne Vilsbøll and her long journey began in order to learn the secrets of paper with the aim of been able to obtain a symbiosis between the fundament and the sign, which for her has equal value, in the final art work.In USA she learnt papermaking by professor Frank Eckmair, Suny, Buffalo,Paper and Print, by Nancy O’Banion, CCAC, Oakland, Donald Farnsworth, Magnolia Press, by Bob Nugent and Joseph Zirker, Kala Institute in California, a.o.
1984 Upon her return to DK from USA she knew she needed to learn more. In Denmark no art institutions provide courses on the influence of paper as a basis for painting. She had to search elsewhere and began her research visiting paper mills in the world: in Italy 1984/86/87/93/96/98/00/05/14, Spain 1987/92/99/03, France 1988/ 08, Germany 86.94/95/10. Belgium and The Netherlands 1994, Went to Japan and the Phippines in 1987/ 89/95/97, again USA in 89/98/99/10/12/14, China 1990, Argentina 1993, Canada 1993, South Africa and Zimbabwe 1995/, Burma, Nepal, Thailand 1995, Egypt 1996, Israel 1998, Australia, New Zealand 1998/02, Scotland 08/10Sri Lanka and India 1999/00 India 2001 – 16, each year, testing all papers for printing and painting, as well as collaborating on projects, such as artists book, lecturing and exhibitions..
Awards:
1994 Gosta Liljedahl’ s Foundation in honour of research on the history of paper
Paper Works, The Westbrook Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, prize winner for the artist book Vice Versa, produced in Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, Solar Fonden, grant of honour 78, 01, 04,
Residencies:
1984/85 Scandinavian Institute in Rome, Italy ,1988 and 1991 Ludvig Preetzmann – Aggerholm and his wife’s Foundation in Paris, administrated by the Danish State, printing lithography with Clot, Bramsen & Georges, 1993 San Michele Foundation, Capri, Italy,1997 Awagami Paper Factory, Japan, 2012 The Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France, The Brown Foundation Fellows Program

Details:

1984-87 – Studies and work at papermills in Italy: Amalfi, Pescia and Fabriano

1987 – Studies and work at papermills in Japan, the Philippines and USA

1988 – Studies and work at papermills in France

1989 – Studies and work at papermills in USA and Japan

1990 – Paper delegation in China, work in USA

1991 – Printing litographs in Vence and Paris. Enlarging paper studio on Strynø,collaboration with foreign artists

1992 – Work at papermill in Capellades, Barcelona, in connection with book project  » Vice Versa  »

1993 –  Travels in Canada, USA and Italy. Work at papermill in Buenos Aires , Argentina, in connection with book project « La Illusion Verde »

1994 – Research in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Visits paper studios in Belgium and the Netherlands
Printing litographs in Berlin, Germany

1995 – Research in Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Printing litographs in Berlin, Germany
Visit Japan – paper conference.

1996 – Organizer of project Paper Road in connection with Copenhagen Cultural Capital 96 – sponsored by Post Denmark
Visit Egypt and Italy

1997 – Research in Japan – High Performance Paper
Awagami Factory, residency, Tokushima

1998 – Paper conference – Australia. On the Artists Panel during the Adelaide Festival
Visit New Zealand and USA
Visit Italy and Israel

1999 – Visit Spain
Printing litographs in Vence, France – February and July
Paper Conference in Chicago, USA
Visit Sri Lanka
Poster: SAS
Postcards for Post Denmark
Calendar for FLS – milieu

2000 – Printing lithographs in Vence, France – July
Paper Conference in Italy
Kræftens Bekæmpelse : artist of the year
Rockwool A/S: artist of the year
Research in India
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Denmark

2001 – ITD -International Transport: artist of the year
Working with miniature painters in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India: January-March, July and October – December
Printing lithographs in Vence, France – April and December ( for Odense Hospital)
Establishing Paper Atelier in St. Jeannet, France
Organizing the exhibition « Paper Revisioned – Papir set på ny » at the Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Denmark
Working in Udaipur, India and St. Jeannet, France

2002 – Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Denmark
Printing litographs in Vence, France, July
Visiting Australia
Moving to Copenhagen – renting out the house on the island Strynø
Working in Udaipur, India and St. Jeannet, France

2003 – Printing lithography at Hostrup Pedersen, Copenhagen invited by Stentrykkets Venner – April
Printing lithographs I Vence, France – July
Workshop at El Museo – Molino Papelero de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Denmark – August
Working with ceramic tiles at the factory Emphoux, Salerne, France
Working in Udaipur, India, and St. Jeannet, France

2004 – Travelling in India
Printing litho in Bargemon, France
Moving to Munkerup, Denmark, establishing atelier
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Denmark

2005 – Travelling and working in India
Visit Rome, Italy
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Denmark
Transforming Mughal Palace Hotel into Artist – in – Residence house: Makanne in Udaipur, India – November 2005 – March 2006

2006 – Printing litho in Vence, April – and July – August Bargemon, France
Printing litho July – August – September at Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon, France
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Valby, Denmark
Working and travelling in India March

2007 – Working in India February – March – November – December
Collaboration with Indian Weaver February – March
Printing silkscreen with Jørgen Hansen, Valby, Denmark January – September
Printing litho with Blue Dog Litho, March, Bargemon, France

2008 – Papertour France, June
Printing lithos: « La Bouche », « Les Mains » and 4 small lithos for EDC-mæglerne, Denmark, at Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon, France
Visiting Scotland
Working in India, November on project Tagore

2009 – Papertour India, April and November
Printing litho: « Les Doyennes de Bargemon » at Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon, France

2009 – 13 Ambassadrice on project  » Paper in all its States » for Aix-en-Provence, Marseille

2010 – Visits New York, Paris, Orkney Islands and Berlin

Work in Udaipur with miniature painters and monotypes, travels in South India

2011 – Book: « Anne Vilsbøll – the language of paper, » – published in March

Exhibits in Kolkata, India and collaborate on Tagore project in Udaipur

Printing lithography at Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon, France: « Cellule »

2011- 12: Concept Director on the Tagore project « Sindhupare », supported by the Tagore commemoration grant scheme, India. Exhibition in Udaipur, Jodphur, Jaipur and Kolkata

2012: Collaborating with Zingg & Patners, Biel, Switzerland on colour and installations for the factory C & F Chatelain,

2012: The Brown Foundation: Dora Maar Residency, Menerbes, France

Research in New York Dec. 2012 and Jan. 2013

2013: Art as dialogue seminar at Makanne, Udaipur in collaboration with Tine Lassenius Kramp, Vedbaek Yoga Center

– project/research  on sericulture, Karnataka, India with daughter Emilie Lundstroem

Become member of AIAP/ Comite National Monegasque de l’association international des arts plastiques aupres de Unesco

2014: Printing lithography at Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon, France:  » L’ Origine »

Visiting New York

Iapma Conference at Museo della Carta e della Filigrana: lecture/ Prezi presentation: A Metaphysical Approach to Paper

Article for IPH – international paper historians: A Metaphysical Approach to Paper

Working with miniature painter in Udaipur: I have a Palace in India

2015: Printing Lithography with Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon France , 2 commissions: Shape Shifting and Duet

Collaboration with photographer Roberto Fortuna, the National Museum, DK on Making the Invisible Visible

Article for IPH – international paper historians: Making the Invisible Visible

Collaborating with Peter Wilms, Art & Design Development, and his staff in Udaipur, india on edition: Response to the Present

Art as Dialogue- Storytelling- seminar at Makanne, Udaipur, India in collaboration with Tine Lassenius Kramp, Vedbaek Yoga Center

2016: Making a new studio at the Filmstation, Denmark.

Art as Dialogue, Abhyas – seminar at Makanne, Udaipur, India.

Working with new edition at the Art & Design Development Factory, Udaipur, India.

2017: Printing Lithography with Blue Dog Litho, Bargemon France , 2 commissions: Templates I-IV for Vaaga Se, Stockholm, Sweden, and Template V for Norkoebing County, Sweden.

Experimenting with pulp painting at Dieu Donne Paper, NY, USA, Collaborating with Sue Gosin, Dieu Donne Paper, on an artist book, NY and India.

Abhyas – seminar at Makanne, Udaipur, India.