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BIOGRAPHY

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Olivia Reuterswärd's journey through the world of art is defined by her passion and dedication. Her artistic odyssey began at Beckmans School of Art and Design in 1987. In 2005, a new chapter started in her artistic life as she embraced the medium of oil painting. A pivotal moment arrived in 2016, when she studied at Florence Academy of Art. Since then, Olivia has devoted herself to fine art, embracing a diverse range of expressions, from painting and sculpture to performances and conceptual installations.

Oliva Reuterswärd has an extensive background as a fashion drawer, fashion designer, textile designer and illustrator. She worked as a designer at H&M and as her alias Olivia Blå she crafted, among other things, textiles pattern which were sold at esteemed institutions like IKEA, Nordiska Kompaniet, Svenskt Tenn and the Nationalmuseum – Sweden's premier museum of art and design.

Olivia Reuterswärd has her atelier at Konstakademien, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, in Stockholm. She is represented by Galleri Glas, Stockholm and Galerie Leu, Münich.

Each stroke of her brush, each sculpted form, and every installation whispers a personal story, inviting the viewer to step into the world of Olivia Reuterswärd.

Education

2016 Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy.

1984-1987 Beckman’s School of Design (Fashion) corresponding to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, BA, Stockholm, Sweden.

1983 Stockholms Tillskärarakademi - Pattern design, Stockholm, Sweden.

Exhibition

2023/2024 Winter Show, Galerie Leu, Munich.

2022 Group Exhibition II, Galerie Leu, Munich.
2022 Multifaceted, Galerie Leu, Munich.
2019 Reuterswärd’s Poetry, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
2019 On My Honour, Galleri Glas, Stockholm.
1994 Hellman house, Nyköping, Sweden.
1987 Beckman's Graduation Show, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Beckman's Graduation Show, Modemässan Stockholm, Älvsjö, Sweden.
1985 Portable Art, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

Performance

2023 Reuterswärd’s rebirth performance, The House of Nobility, Stockholm.
2019 Poetry at Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Work

2003 IKEA, designed 30 patterns for interior textiles, blankets and carpets.
1996 The Art Bookstore at the Modern Museum, designed serving trays.
1994-2000 Design, own production, textile meter-product and clothing for, among other things, Svenskt Tenn, Nordiska Kompaniet and Leksands Handicraft, National Museum Shop, Confectionery of tablecloths.
1994 AB Olivia Blå
1988 H&M – Designer in the White Room.
1987-92 Illustrator and designer for the opening of the Nordiska Kompaniets Jewellery Salon.
Illustrated for Guldfynd advertisements in Metro Magazine. Fashion designer for various advertising agencies, magazines, among others for Clic and the Ladies' World and Skåne Dairies. The Nordiska Kompaniet signs large towards Hamngatan, Stockholm.

Member

2019 KRO The Artists' National Organization.
2019 BUS Image copyright in Sweden.
1995-2012 KKV (Artists' Collective Workshop) - fabric printing and oil painting.

Artist talks

2019 Olivia Reuterswärd & Fredrik Wretman, On My Honour, Galleri Glas, Stockholm.
 

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