SOPHIA WALLGREN

Sophie was fascinated by the malleability of clay from a young age and after a year on the ceramics course at Nyckelviksskolan, she was hooked. A playful, exploratory approach characterises her thumb and coiled practical pieces in stoneware and porcelain. In small series of unique objects, she creates an associative cohesion in which the natural variation of the hand-made item is a clear quality. Slowness, care and a love for one’s work are key to an artistic process in which associations flow freely.

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EDUCATION

2011–2016 Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Art teacher programme
2011 Design and Applied Art, Gotland College of Higher Education
2010 Professional and theoretical design, Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
2009 Design and consumption, Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
2009 Design for a good life, Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
2001–2002 Nyckelviksskolan ceramics course, Lidingö
1999–2000 Öland Folk High School, Art and design, Färjestaden

 

ONE-WOMAN SHOWS

2019 Mycket verkstad, 125 Kvadrat, Stockholm
2018 Kedjereaktioner (Chain reactions), Project room, Kaolin, Stockholm
2016 Små byggnader (Small buildings), Centrifug, Konsthall C, Hökarängen
2016 Mitt i någonting (In the middle of something), Formargruppen crafts association, Malmö
2013 Undervärld (Underworld), 125 Kvadrat, Stockholm

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Cup exhibition, Swedish Crafts Centre KHVC, Formargruppen crafts association, Malmö
2018 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Kaolin, Stockholm
2018 Fuzzy Things, Designgalleriet (with Jutro Kollektiv)
2017 Suecia Konst Cuba, La Fabrica, Havana, Cuba
2016 Autumn Salon, Konsthall Märsta
2016 Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design Spring show
2016 En skål för livet! (A bowl for life!) Konsthantverkarna craft group, Karlstad
2015 Art market, Rymd Konstrum, Sickla
2015 Design advanced course, Seminariegatan, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
2014 Konstruktyg (Construction and printed fabrics), textiles, Vita havet (White Sea), Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
2014 30th Anniversary Exhibition, 125 Kvadrat, Stockholm
2013 Group exhibition with 125 Kvadrat, Galleri Hova, Hova
2011, 2008 Wadköping grant winners, Wadköpingshallen, Örebro
2010, 2009 Konsthantverkscentrum, Swedish Craft Centre Christmas Exhibition, Wadköpingshallen, Örebro
2008 Konsthantverkscentrum, Swedish Craft Centre Summer Exhibition, Wadköpingshallen, Örebro
2007, 2006 Konsthantverkscentrum, Swedish Craft Centre Christmas Exhibition, Wadköpingshallen, Örebro

 

GRANTS
2016 Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, grant for degree work
2013 Visiting grant, Bingsjö

 

MEMBER OF

Konsthantverkscentrum, Swedish Craft Centre
Swedish Artists Association (KRO/KIF)

 

OTHER WORK

2019 Art teacher, Snitz Gymnasium
2019 Design teacher, Wendela Hebbe Gymnasiet
2011–2019 Member of 125 Kvadrat
2017 Art and design teacher, Nacka Gymnasium
2016 Art teacher at Folkuniversitetet
2008–2016 Ceramics teacher at Sensus
2009 Ceramics teacher at Medborgarskolan
2015 Jury member for the Sustainability Award Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
2014–2016 Member of The Sustainability Group at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design