Sisse Fog Odgaard (born 1968)
She was one of the chosen few to secure an apprenticeship at the Royal Danish Theatre, and in 1993 she could call herself a dressmaker. But hidden deep in her creative heart was a passionate textile artist. After a few years with the theatre, she felt the call of the TEKO school in Herning, where Sisse was trained as a technician in the ready-to-wear sector. This led to a job at a knitting factory in Cairo, where she met the love of her life, Jacob.
After 15 years as a homemaker, and with three wonderful children on her CV, Sisse blossomed into a textile artist. The dream of making a difference in the world took wing in the form of her own little workshop – and this is where she created her first exhibit, “Knit a shadow”, which was part of the Fanø Knitting Festival in 2016.
This ground-breaking and inventive textile artist lives with her family in lovely surroundings on the island of Zealand, where the beauty around her is a daily delight. Not only during her walks in the woods, which are a source of spiritual nourishment, but also when she is with the people who enrich her life.
28.7-28.8. 2022 1000 shadows TREAD – Kunsthuset Annaborg, Hillerød
5.-28.8. 2022 “In the surface” with Kunstgruppen Hearts
24.9.-13.12. 2022. Asian Europe 5 + Dansk Tekstilkunst – Dronninglund Kunstcenter
November 2021 Knittingworkshop – ARoS Aarhus
November 2021 We konti for 10,000 shadows – Fiberfryd Aalborg
Oktober 2021. UNFINISHED – Maribo Craft Days
September 2021 300 shadows – Sy & Strik Hillerød
August 2021 UNFINISHED – Sommerexhibition at Masnedø – see TV2ØST
May 2021 Solo exhibition, Kunst i pinsen, Mødestedet Hallebyore
April 2021 300 shadows – Forårsudstilling på Dronninglund Kunstcenter2021.
2020 “Knit a shadow – in concrete” og Diversity, Ballerup Art Association
Aug. 2020. Artist-in-residence at ARoS, Aarhus
2020 “Knit a shadow – in concrete” – 3 works for VK20 – Æglageret Holbæk
2019 #UNFINISHED, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate
2019 #UNFINISHED, The Knitting & Stitching Show London
2019 #UNFINISHED, Saltum Uldfestival
2018 #UNFINISHED, Knit a shadow” , Diversity – Djurs Knittingfestival,
2018 Diversity, Ågalleriet Frederiksværk
2018 #UNFINISHED, Hammel culture house Inside
2017 #UNFINISHED, Fanø international knitting festival
2016 Strik en skygge – i beton, Fanø strikkefestival
2016 Strik en skygge, Åbne værksteder Rådvad
2016 Strik en skygge i beton, Pop Up udstilling Aros, Aarhus
2000 – 2001 Garment technician, Teko Center Denmark
1997 Pattern maker, “M. Müller & Sohn”, Düsseldorf Germany
1991-1993 Costume dress maker, The Royal Danish Theater, Copenhagen
1985-1987 Seamstress apprentice, Ritas sewing room, Næstved