Bio

 

Henny Linn Kjellberg (1974) is an artist, ceramicist and art educator from Uppsala, Sweden. She holds a BFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Bornholm and an MFA from Konstfack – the University College of Arts and Craft in Stockholm, Sweden. She has also been a guest student at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. She has shown her work at galleries and museums in, amongst others, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Thailand, Canada and the US and has been an artist in residence and guest artist several times at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. She teaches and lectures on a regular basis. 

Her works cross boundaries between ceramic practice and other art forms, ranging from land art, installation art and performance based works to public commissions. The pieces are often conceptual, mixed media, large scale and site specific. They have strong scenographic features, dealing with and relating to materiality, spatiality, architecture and the use of public space.

Many of my pieces are airy and large-scale and form a stage like feeling when activated by audience, movement and light, creating a space where the lines between the human physical existence and the infrastructure that surround us are blurred. I am interested in the ways in which scale and number affect interpretation, in the subtle language of the non-obvious and how our perceptions are challenged as we consider the transition of private to public.