Lina Nordenström

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Lina Nordenström was born in Stockholm in 1963. She primarily works with prints, drawings and artists’ books, but also with public commissions. She studied at Gothenburg University 1982-85, The College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm 1991-95 and the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 2000 to 2002. Since 1995 she has exhibited regularly in Sweden and internationally. 
Since 2009 Lina Nordenström and her husband Lars Nyberg have run a print studio in Sweden, called Grafikverkstan Godsmagsinet/Warehouse Workshop in Uttersberg. Nordenström has also been a guest teacher on a regular basis at The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, teaching about artists books and letterpress. Her work is held in The British Museum, The National Gallery of Ireland, the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm and the Swedish Parliament among others.

Lina Nordenström focuses on work connected with maps. As well as using your eyes, the white outline maps of relief printing makes it possible to read her embossed ‘maps’ with your fingers too. The literary word inspires her also, with many of her works circling around the book as a symbol. Her artist books offer an alternative exhibition space, and provide a concrete picture of how to embrace literature with the sense of entering another reality as it gradually emerges page by page.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Arboga Municipal Art Gallery (with Richard Årlin)
2017 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg
2014 Jakobsbergs Municipal Art Gallery, Stockholm
2012 Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2011 Ebeling Museum, Eskilstuna, Sweden
2008 Tengbom Hall, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden, Stockholm
2007 Original Print Gallery, Dublin
2006 Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
2003, 2000, 1996 Svenska Bilder Gallery, Stockholm (and Sollentuna International Art Fair)
1995 Books and scripts at the Swedish Parliaments new library for the opening ceremony

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020, 2014, 2007, 2003, 1992 National Print Triennale, Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden
2019 San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California, US
2019 POSTED/UNPOSTED++, an extended version of the project exhibited at SFCB, San Francisco Center for the Book
2018 The Book Lab, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, England
2017-18 POSTED/UNPOSTED, a nordic collaborative book art project with release at Bergen Artists Book Fair, presented at Rönnells Antiquarian bookshop in Stockholm, Malmö Artists Book Biennial, Turn The Page Book Fair in Norwich UK, The Main Library in Viborg and Galleri Pi in Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 PrintXL, Meken, municipal art gallery in Smedjebacken Sweden
2016 The Magic Line, Nora Art, municipal art gallery in Nora Sweden
2015-2016 Here and now – !, Västerås Art Museum, Sweden
2015 Bok och Bild Festival, Kulturens Hus, Luleå
2015 Nordic Artists Books, Galleri Jangva, Helsinki & Galleri Astley, Uttersberg
2015 Exquisite Editions, National Museum of Print, Dublin
2014, 2007, 2003, 1992 National Print Triennale, Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden
2012 New Works – Lina Nordenström and Lars Nyberg, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2011 Print Biennale, Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Russia
2008 Revelation, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
2007 Dublin Port Print, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2007 Two Lines Gallery, Beijing
2006, 2004 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2004 The Cracked Lookingglass, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin