Stine Bidstrup is a Danish artist whose work explores optical phenomena, and interprets and brings past ideas about utopian social and architectural visions to life through glass sculpture. Her curiosity revolves around the power of perception and power of context and point of view in constructing our understanding through vision and how the human eye and mind are always engaged in myriad determinations and negotiations.
The works are constantly changing in form, color density and the amount of light passing through the opacity/transparency depending on the angle from where you are experiencing them, and there is no one optimum fixed perspective from which to experience them. They are best experienced through motion. Bidstrup has taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design on Bornholm since 2009, and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2015. Together with fellow Copenhagen-based glass artists she founded the collaborative studio Luftkraft Glass Studio in 2007, and has exhibited nationally and world-wide for the past 15 years. In 2018 Bidstrup joined the exhibition council at the Glass Museum Ebeltoft, and in 2019 she was awarded the 3-year work grant from The Danish Art’s Foundation. Bidstrup work has been acquired by private and public collections worldwide, most notably the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection.