Lars Nyberg was born in Sweden in 1956 and attended The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. He specialises in drypoint. In 2001 Nyberg received a commission from The Nobel Committee for Physiology & Medicine to make an edition for the Nobel prize award winner for that year. Since 2006 he has been responsible for selecting the artists to be commissioned to create the annual editions for the Nobel Prize award for Physiology & Medicine. He was a teacher at the College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm from 1986-96. In 2004 he was awarded the Printmaking Today prize at the 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition. His work is featured in private and public collections including The British Museum, London;
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Chester Beatty Library. Dublin; Office of Public Works, Dublin; Tama Art University, Japan; Collection of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Stockholm, Sweden;
and the Collection of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria, Stockholm, Sweden.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London.
Since I was seventeen years old I have been working with the drypoint technique.
To feel and hear the steel needle travelling in the copperplate is meditative music for me.
The happy surprise of printmaking is, besides working with a unique media, that after a long period of thinking and scratching upon the copperplate, I can print extra copies from the plate, give away prints, or sell the prints not too expensively. I print my prints myself. There is something unpredictable working with drypoint, the inscribed lines live theirs own lives in the copper – I like that.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012, 2007, 2000 Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2010 Printscapes: Impressions from Nature, American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, US
2009 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 – 2002 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, annual exhibition
2018, 2016-2013 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 National Original Print Exhibition, London
2009 Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, “Artists Proof”
2008 Landscapes & Still Life Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda.
2008, 2007, 2006 Fine Art Prints from Sweden Gallery Astley, Uttersberg – Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, New Delhi and Calcutta
2007 Nine Swedish Printmakers. Two Lines Gallery, Beijing
2006 Gordon Gallery, Derry
2006 Of Place, in Time The Lavit Gallery, Cork
2005 – 1999 Graphic Studio, Dublin, Dolan-Maxwell Philadelphia US
Selected public collections
The British Museum, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
The Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland
The Ballinglen Archive, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland
Tama Art University, Japan
The National Tjuvasjisk Art Museum, Cheboksary, Russia
The Swedish Art Council