Ernst Gamperl

Ernst Gamperl

Woodwork Artist

Born in Munich, Germany in 1965. Woodturner/Designer of bowls and vessels.

After graduating from high school, he was originally trained as cabinet maker and stumbled on woodturning by chance. Starting out an autodidact with no previous knowledge of the art, equipped with a book of woodturning , he was unhampered by convention in his approach to turnery. After a few years, by means of patient autodidactic exercises and research, he has perfected this technique and he already established his first atelier in 1990. And after about three years, he entered the design school, Fachhochschule Hildesheim (Germany), and got the title "Meister". He exhibits his work extensively throughout Europe, and internationally. His objects have earned him numerous prizes as well as prestigious museum honours, and form part of many private collections all over the world.

Prizes
1993
Danner Award (Germany)
1993
1st prize at Hessian State Award: Autumn Fair (Germany)
1994
Final winner, Best piece of show, 1st prizes in four other categories at International Woodturning Exhibition and Competition (Australia)
1999
Danner Award (Germany) and more
Exhibitions
2000
Exhibition “Volumes in Wood” at Miyake Design Studio Gallery (Japan)
2001
Exhibition “A Tavola con il Design” at Dadriade (Italy)
2003
Exhibition “Traces of Nature, Hand and Spirit” at Studio Michele de Lucchi (Italy)
2006
Exhibition “Un Giro più del Cerchio”at Oratorio San Rocco (Italy)
2009
Exhibition “U-Tsu-Wa” with Lucie Rie and Jennifer Lee at 21_21 design Sight (Japan)
2012
COLLECT 2012 Gallery Sarah Myerscough Fine Art (UK)
2013
COLLECT 2013 Gallery Sarah Myerscough Fine Art (UK), and more
Collections

The Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich/Design in the Pinakothek der Moderne(Germany), Private Collection Issey Miyake (Japan), Fond National d’art Contemporain (France), Danner Foundation (Germany), and more.