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Lovisa Axén b. 1996

Works in Textile, Paintings and Sculptures
Based in Stockholm, Sweden

(Now: Residency at Icelandic Textile Center, 3 months, sep-nov)



Lovisa Axén (she/her) grew up in a small village in Sweden and got her bachelor's degree in fine art;Textiles at Konstfack - University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm, Sweden) 2021. With the foundation in traditional textile craft techniques, Axén explores contemporary dilemmas with humor and recognisability. Her artistic starting point can be seen illustrations and paintings which then are further developed into sculptures and larger figurative images.



Information on how to purchase my art: Here
For inquiries; Send a message on Instagram or e-mail

Instagram: @Lovisa.axen
E-mail: lovisa@axen.se

CV
EDUCATION
Konstfack, 
University of Arts, Crafts And Design; Textil, 2018-2021 
Nyckelviksskolan, Color, Shape & Craft, 2017-2018
Beckmans Design school, Vissual Communication, Evening School, 2017-2018
Hällefors Folkhögskola, Interior Architecture & Graphic Design, 2016-2017


GRANTS
The Swedish Grant Committe, Assistant scholarship in image and form whit Liv Strömquist, 2022
Gudruns goda gärning, 2022
Ines Svenssons Minne, 2021
Maria Lindgrens Sömmerskehem, 2021
Estrid Ericson, 2020
Maria Lindgrens Sömmerskehem, 2020
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Group Travel Grant, 2020
Konstfack, Group Travel Grant, 2020


RESIDENCY
2022   Icelandic Textile Center; Ós Textile Residency
             Blonduós Iceland / 3 months sep - nov
2022   Artist in office at Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC)
             Stockholm, Sweden / 6 months mars - aug


ARTIST TALKS 
Icelandic Textile Center, 2022
konsthantverkscentrum Stockholm, 2022


EXHIBITIONS
2022   Exploring
             Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós/Iceland,  25-29 oktober
2022   Gustaf Westman
             The pavilion Way Out West / Gothenburg
2022   SOLO Window exhibition
             Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC), Stockholm, 1/6 - 31/8
2022   Hjorten Skulpturpark
             Stockholm, 6/8
2022   Art Or Work, Way Gallery
             Stockholm, 7-8/5
2022   Zoologi at Artworks
            Artworks.se, 1/5-8/5 
2022   Spring Break
             Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, 9/4 - 8/5
2021   The Ghost In The Thread
            Gothenburg, 11-19/9
2021   Stab Someone In The Back
            (Stockholm Caft Week), 13/9 - 14/10
2021   Can You Repeat That?
            (Stockholm's Crafts Week) 30/9 - 4/10
2021   Österåker Art Hall  
            Summer exhibition, 12/6 - 14/8
2021   Konstfack's spring exhibition 2021
            Crafty Midsummer, Konstfack Stockholm
2021   Tete-A-Tete (Pandora)
            Tower Room Gothenburg, 6/5 - 9/5
2021    Hang In There (DOTDOTDOT)
             HV Galleri - Stockholm, 1-16/4
2021    Salong Sergel
             Sergels Torg Stockholm, 8/12 - 31/1
2020   T.E.X. Konstfack
             Stockholm, 7-11/12
2020   Liljevalch's spring salon
             American Dream, Liljevalch's Stockholm
2020   PAY
             Momangen Gallery Stockholm, 25-27/9
2020   Craft Pop Up
             Digital exhibition , 1-30/4
2019   LUNCH
            Konstfack, 7-10/10
2019   Fiberspace Gallery
            Rythem ON/OFF, Stockholm, 9-12/5

2019   On the wire,
            Art School Basis, Stockholm 8/3

2019   Open Ataljér
            Konstfack, Stockholm
2019   LUSH
            Konstfack Student Gallary, Stockholm
2018   Spring Exhibition
            Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm
2017   Poster Exhibition,
            Beckamns Design School, Stockholm
2017   Nyckelviksskonal: Färg, form och hantverk grupp 4
            Galleri Gul, Stockholm


PRESS / PUBLICATIONS / MENTIONED IN
2022   Scandinavian Mind
             Gustaf Westman highlights Sweden´s emerging creators... 
2022   Cool Company
             Art or work
2022   Bon
             Är du användbar eller överflödig?
2022   Konsthantverkcentrum
             Nya artist in office
2021   Dagens Nyheter (DN)
            Studenter bygger nya alternativ
2021   APLACE
            Julbazar
2021   Trendstefan blogg
            Konstfack design students 2021
2021   Konsthantverkscentrum
            Craftdays
2021   Flora Wiström blogg
            Textilkonst för väggarna...
2021   Närkes Alehanda (NA)
            Nu syns hon på Sergels tog...
2021   BBLAT
            Hennes tavla får maxad synlighet på Sergels torg...
2020   BBLAT
             Götlunda konstnär har skulptur på Liljevalchs...
2020   Liljevalchs
             vårsalong 2019 
 

CATALOGUES
2020   Liljevalchs Vårsalong


OTHER WORKS
Vinylomslag till Nils Agnes (release date 2023)
Bokomslag till Simon Magnussons Doktoranduppsats, Södertörns Högskola, 2022
Scenkläder till Konstellation Kvartett sommarturné 2022
Speglar till Aplace Julbazar 2021
Textila Patchworks till Åsa Maj Norman, 2021
VÅT Swimwear, Konstfacks julmarknad 2020


MEMBER
Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC)