Biography

  • Born 1955 in Stockholm, living since 1980 in Blekinge in the southeast of Sweden.
  • Master of Fine Art from the University of Gothenburg, Department of Craft and Design.
  • Guest Professor at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg 2012 -
  • Guest Professor at Linköping University, Institution for Culture and Communication, 2011.
  • Visiting Professor in Textile Art at University of Gothenburg, School of Design and Craft, 2008 – 2011
  • University lecturer at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department for Spatial Planning, 2002 – 2006.
  • Taken part in solo and group exhibitions since 1980, in Sweden and abroad.
  • Given lectures, public and on college and university level.
  • Board Member of The Visual Arts Fund 2013 -
  • Board member of The National Public Art Council, 2003-2007, and member of its observation board 2007 – 2009.
  • Several commissions, mainly tapestry but also painting and sculpture, for public spaces.
  • Written articles on issues related to craft, textile art and culture politics.
  • Recieved several national grants, a honoray mention from the Triennale of Tapestry in Lódz, Poland 1998, Second Prize at KARPÌT – International Tapestry Exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2001 and First Prize at the 3rd European Textile and Fibre Triennial, Riga, Latvia, 2007.
  • Taken part in national culture politics since 1995 through a union organizing applied artists, in close cooperation with The Fine Artist’s Union.
  • President for the same union in 2000-2002.