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HOLLY TORNHEIM

b. 1948, Ann Arbor, Michigan

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 Turned Wood – Small Treasures, del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC,

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2011 Inside & Outside The Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010-11 Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

2010 Is Ornament a Crime?: Rethinking the Role of Decoration in Contemporary Wood

Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition at the SOFA Expo, Chicago, IL

A Gathering of Spoons, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

2006-08 Turned Wood–Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 New West Coast Design, Museum of Craft + Design, San Francisco, CA

2007 Coming of Age, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA; Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

Spotlight Artist, Baltimore American Craft Council Show

Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Caution! Animals at Work, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA

Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004 The Perfect Collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2002 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art,

Prize for Excellence in Wood, Philadelphia, PA

2001-02 Objects for Use: Handmade by Design, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

2001 Lead On, Wharton Esherick Museum, Best in Show, Paoli, PA

2000 American Craft Council San Francisco Show 2000, ACC, Honorable Mention, San Francisco, CA

1999 Newtensils, Wharton Esherick Museum, 2nd Prize, Paoli, PA

1994, 97 A Celebration of Sierra Woods, Nevada City, CA

1992-93 Tableservice Sonata, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL

Foothill Regional Arts Festival, Nevada City, CA, 2nd and 3rd Prizes

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2001 Objects for Use: Handmade by Design. Smith, Paul J. Abrams Publications, New York, NY.

2000 Woodwork Magazine. December.

1996 The Art of Elegant Wood Kitchenware. Lydgate, Tony. Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In 1977, while helping to remodel a 16th century convent in Provence, she carved her first piece. On an old larch pole beam she carved the hollyhocks that grew in the convent garden, using a small straight edge chisel found in a workroom. The old roof beam, upended, with its twining hollyhocks, became the center pole for a circular staircase.

After several more years working as a finish carpenter, she began to build and carve custom wood doors and later worked for furniture maker Robert Erickson. In 1992 she began to devote herself to carving and creating her own unique wood objects.

Holly has continued doing all the work on each piece from design to execution herself in her single person, solar powered studio. Drawn to natural shapes and forms, she tries to make pieces that are not only visually exciting, but a delight to handle and use. Primarily self-taught, she particularly enjoys the creation of new designs that come as a response to a particular piece of wood or to a conceptual challenge.

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