The work of Ulf Gripenholm is characterized by precision, discipline and feeling. His paintings are developed in a process based on intuition and inspiration of the moment. A kind of spontaneity, combined with reflection and self-control which makes him work on and change his paintings during a long period of time. He has been praised for his highly individual, poetical art so full of shades and tints.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden
Studied at the School of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
Studied at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.
Teacher of drawing at The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.
Teacher and professor at The Royal University College of Fine arts, Stockholm, Sweden.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Österåker´s Art Hall, Åkersberga, Sweden
Pumphuset konsthall, Borstahusen, Landskrona, Sweden
Flamenska galleriet, Borås, Sweden
Gävle konstgrafiker, Gävle, Sweden
Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden
Pictures from the exhibition at Eskilstuna Museum of Art (presentation in Swedish)
Galleri Hoffner, Stockholm, Sweden
Vadstena Art Gallery
Gerleborgsskolan, Hamburgsund, Bohuslän, Sweden
Gallery Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Argo, Stockholm, Sweden
Gripenholm became a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Travelling exhibition, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden
Liljevalch´s Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
Café Mejan, The Royal University College of Fine arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Selected Group Exhibitions
While you sleep, Borås Museum of Art
Galleri Astley´s group exhibition, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing, China
Artists: Bo Larsson, Helmtrud Nyström, Eva Zettervall, Ulf Gripenholm, Cajsa Holmstrand, Lars Nyberg, Jukka Vänttinen, Lena Cronqvist och Lina Nordenström.
Fantasy and reality, an exhibition of the art of graphics, Djakarta, Indonesia, arranged by Gallery Astley in collaboration with the Swedish embassy.
Stockholm Art Fair, a jubilee exhibition of Gallery Astley, Sweden
Ten from Sweden, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Ten from Sweden, Taiwan Museum of Art, Tachung, Taiwan
Schloss Bashorst, Germany
“Fantasy and Reality” at the National Gallery, Beijing, China
Nordic exhibition Slovenska republica, Czechoslovakia
Galleri Örsta, Sweden
Saga, International Art Fair of Graphics (arranged by Gallery Astley, Sweden)
“Water Landscapes”, Liljevalchs Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
Centre de la Gravue et de l´Ímage Imprimee, Belgium
Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada
Polaris Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway
Selected Public Collections
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden´s portrait collection, Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred, Sweden.
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden
The Bank of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
The National Public Art Council, Sweden
British Museum, London, UK
Knecht Drenth Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch Royal House, Netherlands
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