Amanda Nordqvist
(b.1988)
From Robertsfors, Västerbotten 



Amanda Nordqvist is a textile artist currently based in Gothenburg. In her abstract work colors and process are the constant focus while techniques and methods vary. In recent projects painting and printing are combined with knit and clay. The materials she uses guides her into wordless and intuitive making, in a manner that is both vibrant and tranquil. She is interested in how the meeting and reading of a textile is done with the whole body and furthermore inspired by how the flexible qualities of a textile can be used to question when a work is finished.

Nordqvist holds a MFA in CRAFT! Textiles from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm (2021) and a BFA in Textile Design from The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås (2016). Her work has most recently been exhibited at Crum Heaven (Stockholm), Nacka strandmässa (Stockholm), Galleri Panncentralen (Gustavsberg), Galleri Konstfack (Stockholm), Dotdotdot / Handarbetets Vänner (Stockholm) and a public art project appointed by Stockholm Konst for Svandammsparken (Stockholm).

 

Education
2019 - 2021 Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, MFA CRAFT!, Stockholm
2013 - 2016 University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles, BFA Textile Design, Borås
2016 University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles, Exhibition and Performance Technique, Borås
2011 - 2012 Sculptural Studies, Göteborgs konstskola, Gothenburg
2010 - 2011 Artistic Studies, KV konstskola, Gothenburg

Solo Exhibitions
2022 upcoming - Equator Art, Stockholm 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 upcoming - Live painting at Saša Antić Studio in collaboration with It’s a Shirt, Stockholm
2022 amandine josephine, collaborative work exhibited at Crum Heaven, Stockholm
2022 Recent Graduates, Nacka strandmässa, Stockholm

2021 Expanding terrains, Gallery Panncentralen, Craft week, Gustavsberg
2021 Vårutställningen / Degree Exhibiton, Konstfack, Stockholm
2021 Hang in There, dotdotdot stockholm, Handarbetets Vänner, Stockholm

2020 FLING#2, Konstfack, Stockholm
2020 Textile sculptures for Svandammsparken, Appointed by Stockholm konst, Stockholm
2020 Online exhibition, Artworks.se

2019 It’s not about the journey, Konstfack, Stockholm
2019 Fling, Konstfack, Stockholm 
2019 Hot Mix, Bangatan 10, Gothenburg

2018 At least you can put a plant on it, Växtverket, Gothenburg
2017 Bar hund, Gothenburg design week, collaboration with Nils Bengtsson Blomstrand

2016 New Designers Fair with The Swedish School of Textiles, London
2016 Bachelor degree exhibition, Textilmuseet, Borås
2016 Stockholm Furniture Fair with The Swedish School of Textiles, Stockholm

2015 Exhibition during Stockholm Furniture Fair, The Swedish School of Textiles in collaboration with SWEDESE
2014 Textile Composition, Textilmuseet, Borås 

Publications
2022 Pilot, Jemini press

Commissions
2020 Public artwork for Stockholm stad, Svandamsparken and Swedenborgsgatan
2014 Artwork for Augur’s office, Stockholm

Work
2017 - 2020  Design assistant, Monki, Gothenburg
2016 - 2017  Internship, WHYRED, Stockholm
2015 Internship, Dusen Dusen, New York

Grants and Residencies 
2022 Group residency with Mothers in Residence at Vulkano - Södra Änggården, Gothenburg
2021 Inez Svenssons Minne
2020 J.L Eklund Hantverksstiftelse 
2019 Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
2014 / 2019 / 2020 AAA-stipendiet