Lisa Andrén

Lisa Andrén
Lisa Andrén © Photo: No WaIT AB

“Movement – Eye – Hand

The hand acts as an extension for the eye, how an observation is carved in to the plate, the sheet and perpetuates the fleeting moods. Working with graphics is a purely physical experience; a black sooty line accentuates movements, rhythms and shape, which intensifies the expression.

The dual and opposing interests me as a reflection, twins, front – back, comes – or goes.

My home is situated by a fairway where I frequently observe ships from far and nearby glide past. From my kayak I experience islands, islands that perceives me of human vulnerability, courage, independence, isolation and longing.

It´s not always as it seems
The unpredictable the not expected
The simple is complicated
It is now and timeless”

Lisa Andrén

Biography

  • Born in Sweden 1950 and attended the Forum Academy of Printmaking Arts in Malmö from 1970-1974
  • Lives in the outer skerries of Stockholm
  • Specialises in drypoint.

Selected Solo Exhibitions since 2000

2017
Gallery Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Gallery Lokomotiv, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Gallery Sjungaregården, Granö, Sweden
Gallery KIKA, Karlstad, Sweden

2016
The Art hall, Nynäshamn, Sweden

2015
Sölvesborgs Art Hall, Sölvesborg, Sweden
The Printmaking Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (presentation in Swedish)

2014
Gallery KAZ, Västerås, Sweden

2012
Gallery Vanneberga, Sweden

2009
The Printmaking Art gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Strömbom, Uppsala, Sweden

2008
The Art Hall, the House of Culture, Luleå, Sweden

2007
Gallery KAZ, Västerås, Sweden

2007
Ekebyhov Castle, Ekerö, Sweden

2007
The Tavern America, Linköping, Sweden

2005
Vad´s mill, Västerås, Sweden

2004
Yellow Art Hall, Gustavsberg, Sweden  

2003
The Printmaking Art gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2003
Härnösand’s Art Hall, Sweden

2002
Konstfrämjandet, Örebro, Sweden

2002
Gallery Öhrström, Gothenburg, Sweden

2001
Gallery X4, Linköping, Sweden

2001
Ahlberg Art Hall, Östersund, Sweden

2000
The picture gallery, Varberg, Sweden


Exhibitions since 1971…

widely throughout various places in Sweden.
Also in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland,
Belgium, France, Italy Japan, Caribbean, Cuba, China, Serbia, Vietnam, Zimbabwe,
Slovenia, Great Britain and Germany

Printmaking triennials

2010, 2003, 1995, 1989, 1986, 1983, 1980, 1974


Selected Public Collections

The Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
The Swedish National Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The Swedish museums in Gothenburg, Malmö, Norrbotten, Norrköping, Västerås
The Turku museum, Finland
The British Museum, London, UK
N.a.p.a. Greenland
The Swedish embassy in Tokyo, Japan
Ching Quong Museum of fine Art, China
The Stenersens Art collection, Bergen, Norway
National Public Art Council and the majority municipalities and county councils in Sweden


Awards, Honors and Prizes

2019 – 2020
The Visual Arts Fund

2016 
International Print Biennale at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Residency Prize at Northern Print.

2015
International Culture exchange/travel Swedish Visual Arts Fund

2013
Foundation Art Award at Källskär, Åland  

2008 – 2009
The Swedish Visual Arts Fund

2003 – 2004
The Swedish Visual Arts Fund

2002 
Erik Wessel Foughstedts´ Art Award

2001 
Madeleine Pyks Art Award

2001 
Alfred Nobel, Karlskoga foundation Art Award

2000 
Härke Art Centers, Frösön.

2000
Bus, Art Association


Selected Public commissions

The Tube stations at Fridhemsplan 2000 and Slussen 2002-03 in Stockholm, Sweden


Working and inspirations abroad in…

Iceland,
former Yugoslavia
Connemara, Ireland  
Lofoten, Norway
Hebrides and the Shetland Islands, Scotland


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