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Frida Fjellman - Artists - HB381

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, neon, and carved wood, 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. The artist experiments with her own perception of the Swedish aesthetic, appropriating and subverting the traditional elements of Swedish design and typified beauty to create highly personal sculptures and installations, which in many ways evoke the Northern Swedish landscape.

Fjellman’s tableaus often involve manifestations of light and weather rendered in glass and neon; the overall effect is that of a dreamlike state. Her fantastical, gem-like, suspended installations rendered in glass link together colored crystals, while 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 lush beauty with exacting detail and technical skill.

Fjellman’s diverse and provocative projects, executed with impressive versatility across multiple media, have made her a standout contemporary artist both in Sweden and internationally. She is a graduate of Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, where she received her MFA from the Department of Ceramics and Glass. Additional studies include time at the studio of the U.S.-based Corning Museum of Glass and the Pilchuk School of Glass. Fjellman is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Stockholm City Cultural Award and the Erik Höglund Scholarship among others. Her work has been placed in prestigious public and private collections worldwide, including the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Röhsska Museum, and the American Museum of Glass.

Selected Works

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FRIDA FJELLMAN

Riche, 2024

Hand-blown glass, brass

40" H x 36" Dia.

FRIDA FJELLMAN

Riche, 2024

Hand-blown glass, brass

40" H x 36" Dia.

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FRIDA FJELLMAN

Riche, 2024

Hand-blown glass, brass

40" H x 36" Dia.

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FRIDA FJELLMAN
Swedish, b. 1971

EDUCATION

2005    Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ
2004    Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, WA
2000    The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
1998    Minor Field Study in Thailand
1998    MFA from the Department of Ceramics and Glass, Konstfack University College of Arts, 
            Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
1992    Hellidens College, Craft Work, Tidaholm, Sweden

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022   I Himlen, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2021    I himlen på Frida Fjellman, Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby, Sweden  
2018    Crystal Atmosphere, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
2017    Site-specific installation at the Four Seasons Surfclub, Miami, FL
            NetJets VIP Lounge, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
            NetJets VIP Lounge, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
            Une Touche Postmoderniste, Sotheby’s, Stockholm, Sweden 
2016    I himlen på Frida Fjellman, Gustavsberg Konsthall, Värmdö and Ekilstuna 
            Konstmuseum, Ekilstuna, Sweden
2011     Unexpectedly, Skövde Art Hall, Skövde, Sweden
2010    Stop Art, Central Hospital, Vasterås, Sweden   
2009   Top Show Bloodlines, The White Tube, Oslo, Norway & Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, 
            Sweden  
2008   Frida Fjellman, Christopher Zetterstrand & Anders Krisar, Gallery Mårtensson-Persson, 
            Stockholm, Sweden
2007   Nocturnal Dreams, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsbergs, Sweden
2006   Glint, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
2005   Other Place, Småland Museum, Vaxjö, Sweden
2004   Borderline, Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden 
2001–2002 Lockbon och en koja, Agata, Stockholm, Sweden & Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, 
            Sweden
2001    Isfrid, Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023   Generation Glas, Cfhill, Stockholm, Sweden
2020    Mischiefs, Bångska Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
            New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2018    Venus in Glass, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden 
            Pretty, Ugly, Lovely: The Return of the Figurine, Stockholms Auktionsverk, Stockholm,
            Sweden
            C/O Stockholm, Stockholmmodern, Stockholm, Sweden
2017    Next Level Craft, Marie Antoinette, Swedish Institute, Paris, France
            C/O Stockholm, Stockholmmodern, Stockholm, Sweden
2016    Paracosm: New Worlds in Glass, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
            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
2015    Next Level Craft, Traveling Exhibition in collaboration with Umeå Culture
2014    Zwinger und Ich, Ateljé Ö-gruppen, Stockholm, Sweden
2013    Fine i hyllan, Sigtuna Art Museum, Sigtuna, Sweden
            Fine i hyllan, Blås & Knåd, Stockholm, Sweden
            Beware of Dog, Studio L2, Stockholm, Sweden 
2012–2013 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, Skovde Konsthall, Skovde, Sweden
            Momentum Design, Point Z, Momentum Art Hall, Moss, Norway
            Ceramic Context 2010, Bornholm, Denmark
2009   Reijmyre Matters, Reijmyre Antique, Sweden 
            State of Affairs, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden   
            Ashes to Ashes, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
            Irreverent: Contemporary Nordic Craft Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San
            Francisco, CA
2007   It's Not Like It Was to Walk Along the Beach: Nature as Subject in Contemporary 
            Swedish Arts and Crafts, Dahl Museum, Eskilstuna Art Gallery & The Röhsska Museum, 
            Sweden
            Present, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway  
2006–2011 Voices: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden, Galleri IngerMolin & The             
            Swedish Institute, traveling exhibition in Europe and the US  
2006   Global Views, Heller Gallery, New York, NY  
            Check-in Europe: Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, European Patent Office, 
            Munich, Germany
2005   Cool Liquid, American Museum of Glass, Millville, NJ
            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, London, UK 
2003   Swedish Style, Swedish Embassy, Tokyo, Japan & Seoul Design Festival, Seoul, South 
            Korea
2001    Happy Campers, The Swedish Institute, New York, NY
            Ting Enes Tilstand, National Museum, Oslo, Norway
            You Can Do It!, Try Art Gallery & Blås and 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

PUBLICATIONS

Madestrand, Bo. Frida Fjellman. Stockholm: Leo Form, 2024

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