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Karin Johansson

Karin Johansson is a jewellery artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. She recieved her Master in fine arts from HDK School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg in 1994. Her work has since then been exhibited in solo shows in many international galleries and exhibitions. and she has recieved several major grants and awards, among them the five-year working grant of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, which she has received twice. She was one of the founding members of Gallery Hnoss in Gothenburg, and is currently (since 2007) Visiting Professor of Jewellery Art at the HDK School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg.
She says about her work:
"I collect real objects and images, seized from my daily surroundings. In fact, my studio is an endlessly growing collection of bits and pieces, both visible and invisible, that become parts of a map I keep updating and revising.
My work is a treasure hunt among things and ideas finally fashioning into pieces of jewellery made to be desired, worn, questioned, or loved."


 

 

 
 

 

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