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Working in extended series Ann Edholm stages large, occasionally even monumental paintings verging on both geometric abstraction and subtle expressionism. The latter reveals itself in barely perceptible details such as small thumbprints and smear marks made by the brush or, more often, by the palette knife, thus destabilizing the seemingly solid compositional patterns of basic geometric shapes. Edholm meticulously merges classical painting with elemental geometric shapes together with sudden painterly gestures.

Ann Edholm (b. 1953, Saltsjöbaden, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm and Lid (Nyköping). She was the subject of solo exhibitions at Strandverket Art Museum, Sweden (2016), Millersgarden (with Hakan Rehnberg) in Stockholm (2007), Göteborgs Konstmuseum and Uppsala Konstmuseum (both 2003).

The paintings should be experienced like meeting a person; navel to navel. It should be equally direct, equally physical.

Ann Edholm

Biography

Education

  • 1977 - 1978

    Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1980 - 1981

    Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1981 - 1986

    The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Pumphuset Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden

  • 2016

    Strandverket Art Museum, Marstrand, Sweden

  • 2015

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

    Tomelilla Konsthall, Tomelilla, Sweden

  • 2014

    Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

    Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden

    Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

    Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

  • 2013

    HV Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2012

    Karlskrona Konsthall, Karlskrona, Sweden

  • 2011

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2010

    Maria Stenfors, London, UK

    Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden

  • 2009

    Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

    Konsthallen Dals Långed, Dals Långed, Sweden

    Wedholms Bar, Stockholm, Sweden

    Vargåkra Gård Konsthall, Hammenhög, Sweden

  • 2008

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2007

    Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden

    Sörmlands Konstmuseum, Konsthallen, Nyköping, Sweden

    Passagen, Linköping, Sweden

    Galleri Bo Sverdén, Växjö, Sweden

  • 2006

    Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

    Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden

  • 2004

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2003

    Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden

    Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

    Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden

    Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden

  • 2002

    Galleri Susanne Pettersson, Norrköping, Sweden

  • 2001

    Galleri 29, Växjö, Sweden

  • 2000

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger, Norway

    Olle Olsson-huset, Solna, Sweden

    Palettens Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden

  • 1999

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

    Darat al-Funun, Amman, Jordan (with Håkan Rehnberg)

  • 1998

    Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Lund, Sweden

  • 1997

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1996

    Galleri 29, Växjö, Sweden

  • 1995

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1994

    Krognoshuset, Lund, Sweden

    Silon, Lidköping, Sweden

  • 1992

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden

  • 1991

    Inuk, Galleri Lång, Malmö, Sweden

  • 1990

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden

    Galleri Krüll, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri 29, Växjö, Sweden

  • 1989

    Wadköpings konsthall, Örebro, Sweden (with Johan Widén)

    Galleri Läderfabriken, Malmö, Sweden (with Johan Widén)

  • 1987

    Galleri Decorum, Stockholm, Sweden (with Johan Widén)

    Galleri Sten Eriksson, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1985

    Galleri Elva, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden (with Eleonora Cohen)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Form Shapes Language, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Snittet, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden

  • 2015

    With My Back to the Wall, Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden

    Polyfoni 3, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden

  • 2014

    Den vita sidans natt, Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden

    7 Artists Nordiques, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

  • 2012

    FOLDS, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway

    Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden

    Carnegie Art Award 2012, Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2011

    About Painting, Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

    Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

    Södertälje konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden

  • 2010

    Modernautställningen, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Landskapets anatomi, Grafikens hus, Mariefred, Sweden

    Ann Edholm / Paul Osipow, Atelje Larsen, Market, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2009

    Dolda rum, Galleri Dag Andersson, Norrköping, Sweden

    The Facades Prodject, T.I.C.A.B. – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, Albania

    All´s well that ends well, Galleri Bo Sverdén, Växjö, Sweden

  • 2008

    FRÅN PLATS TILL PLATS, DEL 1, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

    Södra Möre Konstförening, Bergkvara, Sweden (with Katarina Andersson)

  • 2007

    MIRAI PROJECTS, Stockholm, Sweden

    Nyförvärv ur Rasjösamlingen, Vida Museum, Öland, Sweden

  • 2006

    European Identity-Doubts or Hope, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia, Kaliningrad, Russia

  • 2005

    LINK UP, Mostings Hus, Köpenhamn, Denmark

    Måleri XL Statens Konstråds galleri, Stockholm

    Transire, Nya Tingshuset, Helsingborg, Sweden

  • 2003

    NN, Örebro läns landstings konstsamling, Örebro Läns Museum, Örebro, Sweden

  • 2002

    Pultask School of Humanities, Poland

    Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Tjörn, Sweden

    Galleri Flach, Stockholm, Sweden

    Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden

  • 2001

    Attitude of mind an imagination, Kaunas, Lithuania

    Painting and Painting, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden

  • 2000

    Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden

    Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Lund, Sweden

    Strindbergs Intima Teater, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1999

    Material 10 år, Art Node, Stockholm, Sweden

    Art and Spirituality, Arzemju Makslas Muzejs, Riga, Latvia

    Galleri Ahnlund, Acro, Madrid, Spain

    Mötesplats Amman, Konsthallen, Göteborg, Sweden

    Sven Lundhs Öga, Galleri F15, Moss, Sweden

    Swedish Art in the 1900th Century, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

    Permanent Instability, By the Way, IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1998

    Vardo Seminar Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

    Galeriile Academiei de Arta, Bucharest, Romania

    Bäring Sydväst, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden

    DIA Project, Bucharest, Romania

    Galleri Astley, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

    Statens Konstråd/Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden

  • 1997

    Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Lund, Sweden

  • 1996

    Alone Together - Contemporary Swedish Art, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

    Nordiska samling, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

  • 1995

    De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

    Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1994

    Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Konstens hus, Luleå, Sweden

    Mölndals Konsthall, Mölndal, Sweden

  • 1993

    Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

    Musée Rath, Geneve, Switzerland

    Attitudes, Athens, Greece

    Böcklin, Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden

    Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden

  • 1992

    Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

    Expo ´92, Sevilla, Spain

    Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden

  • 1991

    Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden

    Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri Krüll, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden

  • 1990

    The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, NM, USA

  • 1988

    Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA

    Konst ur kommunens samling, Galleri Bildhörnan, Umeå, Sweden

  • 1987

    Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1985

    UNK, Ung nordisk konst, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1983

    Wien, Kunstakademie, Vienna, Austria

  • 1980

    Strängnäs Museum, Strängnäs, Sweden

  • 1977

    Grünewalds ateljé, Saltsjöbaden, Sweden

Selected images