KARIN BENGTSON

Karin has long been fascinated by the people who at some point in distant prehistory discovered that clay hardens if you put it in a fire and then realised how to shape clay into ceramic vessels. In her workshop in Vimmerby, she now rolls, builds and throws practical pieces in earthenware clay, whose strongly tactile quality makes them stand out. Their surfaces are covered by repeated but still varied patterns inspired by everyday objects. Her carefully shaped pieces exude an unmistakable proximity to the material and the working process.



Karin Bengtson
Venholm
598 40 Vimmerby
Tel. +46 (0)73-021 79 08

www.karinbengtson.se 
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EDUCATION

1977–1979 Leksand Folk High School
Drejaryrkesskolan pottery school, Helsingborg

 

ONE-WOMAN SHOWS

2013 Project room, Kaolin, Stockholm
2010, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1992 Kaolin, Stockholm
2011 Noshörningen craft group, Kalmar
2000 Forsbergs Gallerier, Härja
2000 Noshörningen craft group, Kalmar
1999 Skånekraft, Lund

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (a selection)

2015 Galleri Utås Gård, Husum
2015 Seasonal Feeling, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Kaz Galleri, Västerås
2014 Attention: Craft, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm
2014 Scandinavian Summer IDÉE SHOP Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
2013 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Kaolin
2013 Vi jobbar med det… (We’re working on it…), Keramiskt Center, Höganäs
2012 Fat på vägg (Plates on walls), Kaolin, Stockholm
2012 Till bords (To table), Hanaholmen, Helsinki
2011 Mejeriet, Västervik art association
2010 Galleri AnnaH, Gothenburg
2009 Oskarshamns kulturhus
2007 Jul, jul, blomstrande jul, Christmas exhibition at Drottningholm Palace
2007 Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Expo
2006, 2004, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1988, 1984 Sydosten, Kalmar
2001 New Nordic Ceramics, Galleri Nörby, Copenhagen
2001 Rak Form och Ren Lust (Direct form and pure desire) Krapperups Konsthall

 

REPRESENTED

Public Art Agency Sweden
Kalmar County Council

PRIZES AND GRANTS

2012 Swedish Arts Grants Committee 10-year working grant
2010 Konsthantverkets Vänner grant
2010, 2005, 1997 Swedish Arts Grants Committee 2-year working grant
2004, 1995, 1990, 1992, 1990, 1986 Swedish Arts Grants Committee 1-year working grant
2002 Sydostenstipendiet, grant award for artists in south-east Sweden
1984 Kalmar County Council arts grant
1993 Vimmerby municipality arts prize

 

SALES

Kaolin, Stockholm
Own workshop


MEMBER OF

Kaolin

Konsthantverkscentrum, Swedish Craft Centre
Swedish Artists Association (KIF)