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Frida Fjellman (Swedish, b. 1971) is a Stockholm-based multi-disciplinary artist. Originally trained as a ceramist, Fjellman has since expanded her practice to include works in glass, wood, and neon, all executed with the same mastery of medium. At the core of her practice is a divergence from the subtle minimalism that characterizes most traditional and contemporary Swedish art and design. Fjellman experiments with her own perception of the Swedish aesthetic by appropriating and eschewing traditional aspects as well as drawing upon personal inspiration often resulting in work that is many ways evocative of the Swedish landscape. The gem-like fantastical suspended installations rendered in glass link together colored crystals where LED light transmits and reflects from one prism to the next creating a hypnotic spectacle of color and light. These playful works, rich in color and decorative flourish, fashion a Modern Baroque approach marrying a lush beauty with exacting detail and technical skill.

Fjellman is a graduate of the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design where she received her MFA from the Department of Ceramics and Glass. She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including The Stockholm City Council Award, and her work is in numerous private and public collections including Ebeltoft Glass Museum in Denmark, The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, and the American Museum Glass in Millville, New Jersey.

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FRIDA FJELLMAN
Swedish, b. 1971

EDUCATION
2005    Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ, USA
2003-04 Pilchuck School of Glass, Washington, DC, USA
2000    Corning, The Studio, New York, USA
1998    Minor Field Study in Thailand
1998    Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, MFA from the Department of                       Ceramics and Glass, Stockholm, Sweden
1992    Hellidens College, Craft Work, Tidaholm, Sweden

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021    I himlen på Frida Fjellman, Ronneby Konsthall, Sweden
2018    Crystal Atmosphere, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY, USA
2017    Site-specific Installation, Four Seasons Surfclub, Miami, in collaboration with NetJets
                 during Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
            NetJets VIP Lounge, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
            NetJets VIP Lounge, Art Basel, Switzerland
            Une Touche Postmoderniste, Sotheby’s, Stockholm, Sweden
2015-16 I himlen på Frida Fjellman, Gustavsberg Konsthall, Värmdö and Eskilstuna Konstmuseum,
                 Eskilstuna, Sweden
2011    Unexpectedly, Skövde Art Hall, Sweden
2010    Stop Art, Central Hospital, Vasterås, Sweden
2009    Top Show Bloodlines, The White Tube, Oslo and Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
2008    Frida Fjellman, Christopher Zetterstrand & Anders Krisar, Gallery Mårtensson-Persson,
                 Stockholm, Sweden
2007    Nocturnal Dreams, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Sweden
2006    Glint, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
2005    Other Place, Småland Museum, Vaxjö, Sweden
2004    Borderline, Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
2001-02 Lockbon och en koja, Agata, Stockholm and Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
2001    Isfrid, Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020    Misschiefs, Bångska Palace, curated by Paola Bjäringer, Stockholm, Sweden
            New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA
2018    Venus in glass, site-specific installation, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
            Pretty, Ugly, Lovely: The Return of the Figurine, Stockholms Auktionsverk, Sweden
            C/O Stockholm, Stockholmmodern, Sweden
2017    Next Level Craft, Site-specific installation Marie Antoinette, Swedish Institute, Paris,                        France
            C/O Stockholm, Stockholmmodern, Stockholm, Sweden
2016    Paracosm, New Worlds in Glass, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, USA
            Tillbaka till Framtiden, Österlens Museum, Simrishamn, Sweden
            Gränslöst, 1700-tal speglat I nuet, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden
            Svensk Glaskonst efter 2000, Millesgården, Lidingö, Sweden
            Örnsbergsauktionen, Stockholm, Sweden
            Next Level Craft, Swedish Embassy, Washington, DC, USA
2015    Next Level Craft, Traveling Exhibition in collaboration with Umeå Culture, curated by Aia
                 Jüdes and Sanna Haverinen
2014    Zwinger und ich, Ateljé Ö-gruppen, Stockholm, Sweden
2013    Fine i hyllan, Sigtuna Art Museum, Sweden
            Fine i hyllan, Blås & Knåd, Stockholm, Sweden
            Beware of Dog, Studio L2, Stockholm, Sweden
2012-13 Tingenes Tilstand, ARTendal, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Sweden
2012    All Star Festival, Gallery IngerMonlin, Stockholm, Sweden
2011    Graft, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Format, Oslo, Norway
            Biennial of Kunsthåndverk & Design, Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
2010    Unexpectedly, with Pia Konig and Marten Medbo, Skovde Konsthall, Sweden
            Momentum Design, Point Z, Momentum Art Hall, Moss, Norway
            Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark
2009    Reijmyre Matters, Reijmyre Antique, Sweden
            State of Affairs, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
            Ashes to Ashes, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, USA
            Irrevent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
                 San Francisco, USA
2007    It's not like it was to walk along the beach - Nature as subject in contemporary Swedish
                 arts and crafts
, Eskilstuna Art Gallery and the Röhsska Museum, Sweden 
            Present, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway
2006-11 Voices, Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden, produced by Galleri IngerMolin
                 and the Swedish Institute, traveling exhibition in Europe and the US
2006    Global Views, Heller Gallery, New York, USA  
            Check-in Europe: Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, European Patent Office,
                 Munich, Germany
2005    Cool Liquid, American Museum of Glass, Millville, New Jersey, USA
            Concept Design - Tankens Form, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
            Strata, Sculpture House, Stockholm, Sweden
            Ductile, Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Stockholm, Sweden

2004    Vetri, Nel Mondo, Oggi, Instituto Veneto di Scienze e Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy
            Designed in Sweden, Museum of London, United Kingdom
2003    Swedish Style, Swedish Embassy, Tokyo and Seoul Design Festival, South Korea
2001    Happy Campers, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute, New York
            Ting Enes tilstand, National Museum, Oslo
            You Can Do It!, Try Art Gallery and Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden
            Skokloster Castle, Håbo, Sweden
            ak28, Stockholm, Sweden

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2016    Form’s top ten Nordic Projects from 2016
            Formex Formidable
2015    Konstnärsnämnden 5-Year Working Grant
2010    Erik Höglund Scholarship
            Carl-Axel Valèns Foundation Grant
2009    Årets Konsthantverkare Residence
            Konstnärsnämnden 2-Year Working Grant
            IASPIS International Cultural Exchange
2007    Stockholm City Cultural Award
2006    Irma and Einar Forseth Kulturfond
2005    The Creative Glass Center of America 3-Month Working Grant
            IASPIS International Cultural Exchange
2004    Pilchuck School of Glass General Scholarship
            Konstnärsnämnden 2-Year Working Grant
            IASPIS International Cultural Exchange
2003    Pilchuck School of Glass General Scholarship
            IASPIS International Cultural Exchange
2002    Konsthantverkets Vänner
2000    Konstnärsnämnden Project Grant
1999    Masonic Cultural Award
            IASPIS International Cultural Exchange
1998    Konstfacks Funds Graduate Scholarship
            Estrid Ericson Memorial Fund Scholarship

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2018    Venus in Glass, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
2017    Motion Explosion, Trönninge Idrottscenter, Entré, Varberg, Sweden
2016    Life Aquatic, Entrance of the Munktellbadet, Eskilstuna, Sweden
2015    Women’s Healthcare, BB, BVC, KSS, Skövde, Sweden
2014    Mestefjellets Skole, Larvik, Norway
2011    Forest Nursery, Skövde Cultural Management, Sweden
            Morö Backe Preschool, Skelleftea Culture Management, Sweden
2010    St. Eriks Gymnasium, Stockholm Art (2 Entrances), Sweden
2008    Pharmaceutical Centre, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Sweden
            University House in Gothenburg, Swedish Public Art, Sweden
            CIVA, Uppsala University Hospital, Culture in the County, Uppsala County Council, Sweden
2007    Hässelby Gymnasium, Stockholm Art, Sweden
2005    John Lund Retirement Homes, Haninge, Sweden
2003    Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm Culture Administration, Sweden
2002    Uppsala University Hospital, Barnuppvakning, Uppsala County Council, Sweden  

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
American Museum of Glass, Millville, New Jersey, USA
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Public Art Agency, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Art Council, Sweden
Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
Skövde Art Museum, Sweden
Växjö Glass Museum, Sweden
The Collection of Vincent Bazin, France
Smålands Museum, Sweden
Västerås Art Museum, Sweden
Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

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