KG Nilson

The artist KG Nilson  © Photo: No WaIT AB
KG Nilson © Photo: No WaIT AB

“My art is a personal commentary
on my perception of space and time:
fears, desires and pious hopes.
Reduction and polishing my means of expression
are the tools required.” “

KG Nilson

Biography

1942
KG Nilson was born in Falun, Sweden

1961
Valand School of Fine Art Göteborg university, Gothenburg, Sweden

1962
Atelier 17, Paris, France

1963-68
Studies at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm. At the same time, he studied aesthetics, and the history of art and literature at the University of Uppsala, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966.

1972-83
He taught theory of colour at the Swedish National College of Art and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.

1983-93
Professor of Graphic Art at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014-2015
Sven-Harrys konstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden (presentation in Swedish)

2012
Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden (presentation in Swedish)

2010
Galerie Bel´Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Galerie Bel´Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
“War and Peace” Västerås konstmuseum (Västerås Museum of Art), Sweden

1999
Retrospective exhibition, Liljevalchs´ Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


Selected Public Collections

Finland
Amos Andersons Museum of Art, Helsinki
The City Art Museum, Helsinki

France
Musée du dessin et de léstampe originale, Gravelines

Germany
Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt

UK
The British Museum, London

Poland
Museum of Art in Torún
Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi, Lodz
Muzeum Historii Miasta Lodzi, Lodz

Sweden
Beijer Collection, Gerard Bonnier´s collection, Convector
Bildmuseet, Umeå
Borås konstmuseum
Dalarnas museum, Falun
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg
Malmö Museum of Art, Malmö
Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Stockholm Museum of Modern Art)
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (The National Swedish Museum of Fine Arts)
Norrköpings konstmuseum
Skissernas museum, Lund
Sundsvall Museum of Art, Sundsvall
Östergötlands Museum, Linköping


Selected Public Commission

1998
The ballot box and voting box for the Swedish Parliament, Stockholm, Sweden

1991
Color signals“, glass windows to the Post Terminal in Årsta, Stockholm, Sweden

1990
Score in Blue“, polychrome wood relief for Convector, Edsbacka, Sollentuna, Sweden

1989
Dalälven“, glass window for the insurance company Dalarna, Falun, Sweden

1986
River” mural in Skellefteå hospital, Sweden
Score in Red” mural in Sundsskolan, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

1984
Space Score“, mural at Landvetter Airport, Gothenburg, Sweden

1983
Wall murals for St Göran’s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

1981
Glass windows for S 1, Enköping, Sweden

1980
Glass windows and enamel towers in Kolarängsskolan, Kallhäll, Järfälla, Sweden

1978
Produced the exhibition “The Color Box” for the National Exhibitions, Sweden

1976
“Map”, mural in Dalhagsskolan, Husby, Spånga, Sweden

1972
Produced the exhibition “Color” for National Exhibitions


Artist of the Quarter – Enjoy Scandinavian Art


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