Photo: Henrik Ljusberg
Hi! I'm an artist based in Östersund, Sweden.
The core of my work is the human experience - the complexity and challenges of being human. I have a great interest in the interpersonal dynamics, how it is expressed and the strategies we humans create to handle difficult situations. In earlier work I have amongst other things examined the contradictory, the dynamic between control and chaos within close relationships and the wordless communication in everyday life.
In recent years, my work has mainly dealt with various aspects of mental illness, mainly by portraying the bodily and emotional states we can experience. With lived experience as a starting point - my own and that of others, I wish to make visible a greater variety of realities and have an ambition to increase understanding of what it can be like to live with mental illness in a society with low tolerance for deviations from the norm.
I mostly work in an intuitive process-based practice rich in materiality and stories – where words/sentences and materials bounce between each other, which gradually materialise and create a synergistic effect where one further develops the other and the continued development of a narrative. During the work, I move between works and processes, switching to different techniques and mediums. Lately, my art has mainly been expressed through drawing, sculpture, textile applications and installations.
MFA Textile Art – Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm 2008
Contemporary Art and Health 7,5 hp
HDK-Valand Högskola för konst och design, Göteborg 2023
Artistic research process 15 hp
Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm 2013
KRO – The Artists' Association of Sweden
BUS – The Swedish organization for copyright interests
Konstnärscentrum Norr – An association for artist in northern Sweden
Visual Artist Association – The Artists' Association of Britain
For CV, portfolio, inquries, acquisition etc please contact me at contact[at]ingelanilsson.se