portrait of elsa with very short hair and a brown shirt
© Lars Dareberg

biography

I was born in the south of France and am now living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. I studied at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

Exhibiting my work through installations is as important for me as meeting clients to find creative solutions for decoration or a site-specific interiors. The past few years, my work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions in Sweden and abroad.

vision

My work reveals an interest in pattern, narrative, and craft. I explore how to gradually shift a pattern through its repetitions. Can a pattern be evolving, like images on a film negative? Can I create movement in the static?

I work solely with cottons. Various density and transparency give different result in the printing and dyeing. I sometimes dye the fabric black, sometimes print on it, or start with unprocessed fabric before meticulously folding. I sandwich the folded package between two woodblocks and then dye or etch it in many layers. This creates geometric patterns with a slight gradient in the repetition. Each fabric is unique.

CV

Public Commissions

2021
Public commission at Södersjukhuset
2019
Public commission at Nacka Sjukhus
2017
Public commission Sickla Station
2012
Public commission at Kalmars Länsjukhus

in collaboration with Lina Selander

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
"Trans-parence/Super-position"

Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm

2018
"Kattun är Cotton"

Judiska Museet c/o Stadsmuseet Norrköping

2014
"Suspended Movement part II"

Kulturhuset, Örebro, Sweden

2013
"Suspended Movement"

Konstfrämjandet Sörmland, Eskilstuna, Sweden

2011
"Fold-unfold"

316 Kubik, Hudiksvall, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
"Art, Craft + Design 2015-2020"

Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm

2019
"Handmade Tales"

HangmenProject, Stockholm

2018
11th International Shibori Symposium

Tokyo, Japan

2018
"Nordic Now"

Chart Art Fair Copenhagen, London Design Fair

2016
10th International Shibori Symposium,

Oaxaca, Mexico

2015
3rd International Textile Congress

Istanbul, Turkey

2015
"Itajime Interpreted"

Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm

2015
"Shibori i Praktiken"

Lidingö Stadshus, Sweden

2014
9th International Shibori Symposium

Hangzhou, China

2014
"Cabinet of Curiosity"

Dalslands konstmuseum, Upperud, Sweden

2014
"Spår av Shibori - a sense of belonging"

Ronneby Kulturcentrum, Sweden

2013
"Home Sweet Home"

Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
"Plenitude"

Swedish Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

2013
"Shibori - to dye for"

Falkenbergs Museum, Galeri Runnekål, Kil, Sweden

2011
"Invecklat/Utvecklat"

Rosendals Trädgård, Stockholm, Sweden

2011
"New Star"

Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden

2011
"Oundvikligt"

Nacka Konsthall, Sweden

2004
"Swedish Style"

Tokyo, Japan

2000-2001
"3D+ Swedish Design on Stage"

Brussels, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid

2000
"Baltic Sea Four"

Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland

Teaching Assignments

Lecturer

Konstfack - University College of Arts, Crafts and Design

2002-2006 & 2017-today

Lecturer in textiles at Nyckelviksskolan

2017-2008

Guest Teacher

Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm

2002, 2019, 2020 & 2021

School of Industrial Design, Lunds University

2006

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad India

2005

Speaker

2021

Lecture at Borås Textilhögskola

2018

Lecture at HDK

2016

Lecture at Contextile, Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Portugal

2016

Lecture at 10th International Shibori Symposium, Oaxaca, Mexico

2015

Lecture at 3rd International Textile Congress, Istanbul, Turkey

Other Design

2019- 2008

5 CD covers for the jazz groups Örjan Hultén Orion and Örjan Hultén Trio

2016

Dragon wallpaper for the movie "Siv Sover Vilse"

2014

Ikea stol made for the Ipad magazine

"Wood - the core of Scandinavian Design"

2011

Patterns for Ikea’s project "Young Suede"

2002

Plates sold at the Stockholm Modern Museum and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art shop

Grants

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Two-year work grant – 2012 & 2017
One-year work grant – 2009
Iaspis - International collaborative projects
2016, 2015 & 2013
Swedish Arts Council - International collaborative projects
2013
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
2006 & 2019
Beata Brummers Stiftelse
2006

contact

If you’re interested in talking about a potential art or design project, the purchase of artworks, workshops or consultations, please reach out below.