Born in 1966 in Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Geertsen's work is an interrogation, a questioning of the place that ceramics has inhabited, as well as where it will inhabit in the future. His ceramics are assemblages of thrown, cut, and rearranged forms, glazed in primary colors, and placed in strange and exacting positions. They exist in a world between still life and sculpture, the cusp between imagined utility and brokenness.
Geertsen is the recipient of prestigious awards, including the Annie and Otto Johannes Detlefs Ceramics Prize in Denmark and the first prize at the Vallauris Ceramic Biennale in France. His work is held in prestigious international institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and Trapholt Kunstmuseum in Kolding, Denmark.