Artist biography & CV

 

Angelica Markén, visual artist and co-owner at Gallery Lord & Lydia. Works figuratively in oil and acrylic. Born in Västerås. Living in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In my work, I examine the woman’s different roles and expressions. I am fascinated by the image of women and what we as viewers project on it. I am inspired by ancient studio portraits, private photos, fashion photos and pornographic images. I also get inspiration from women’s portraits through literature, film, documentary and genealogy. There is a secret in a face. Between the surface of the body and the depth of the soul there is an imprint that both conceals and reveals. Also I love to paint!

 

Selected Solo exhibitions:

2017 – Galleri Lord & Lydia, Gothenburg, SWE

2015 – Tjolöholm Castle, Tjolöholm Gallery, Kungsbacka, SWE

2014 – ”Past is Present” Konstpoolen Art Gallery, Nynäshamn, SWE

2013 – ”Som I Bären Under Edert Hjerta”, Gallery Ullman, Gothenburg, SWE

2010 – The Theater Trixter, Gbg, SWE

2009 – ”The Industry” Västerås Artist Alliance, SWE

2008 – “Lust and Intellect” Bokbinderiet, Köping, SWE

2007 – Gallery Västmanlands Läns Tidning, SWE

2007 – Sagå Gallery, Enköping, SWE

 

Jury-selected Exhibitions:

2017 – Erotic Art Exhibition, London, England

2017 – Edsvik Art Gallery, Sollentuna, SWE

2017 – Skaraborgsalongen, SWE

2014 – Museum of Västerbotten, Umeå, SWE

2013 – Edsvik Art Gallery, Sollentuna, SWE

2013 – Skådebanan, Julsalong, Västerås, SWE

2006 – Skådebanan, Julsalong, Västerås, SWE

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 – PRIMA MATERIA, Hellekis Säteri, Lidköping

2016 – West Pride Art Exhibition, Gothenburg Public library, SWE

2016 – Woman’s Essence – women in contemporary art, Milano, ITALY

2016 – Art and Antiques Fair. Stockholm, SWE

2014 – Gothenburg Public library, Gothenburg, SWE

2014 – Gallery Fribergers Badhus, Sätrabrunn, Sala, SWE

2012 – Canevaz Gallery, Julsalong, Gothenburg. SWE

2012 – ‘De Platsbundna’ The Theater Trixter, Gothenburg, SWE

2011 – KBT Psykologmottagning, Gothenburg, SWE

2009 – Sexy Art Gallery, London, Great Britain, GB
2009 – APW Gallery, New York City, United States of America, USA

2009 – Studiogalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria, AUT

2008 – PridePark Gallery, Stockholm Pride, SWE

2008 – Gallery Enggården, Arvika, SWE

2007 – Sagå Gallery, Julsalong, Enköping, SWE

 

Purchased from:

– Zonta International (leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy)

– Egmont publishing Art Association

– Eskilstuna Art Association

– Château des Réaux, France, FR

– Sollefteå Art Association

 

Related Activities:


– I designed beer etiquettes to help spread the awareness of ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in association with LSS omsorgen and Attention Gothenburg. 2017

– Paintings in the pilot ”Vandöda”, swedish horror movie. Director: Petra Revenue, 2012

– Member of BMW Art Group – Blackburn, Markén, Wendelbo, 2011-12

– Lecture about the exhibition ‘De Platsbundna’ at Theater Trixter, Gothenburg 2012

– Art Auction, Galleri Fribergers Badhus, Sätra Brunn 2009

– Panel discussion on the subject “Culture in the city of Västerås”, Västerås 2008

– Lecture about ”Queendom of Colour” at Plaza hotel for members of Rotary, Västerås, 2008

– Article “Royaume de la débauche”, Roomance.fr, 2009

– Article about the exhibition “Lust and Intellect”, Bergslagsbladet 2008

– Article “Angelica Markén – Eyes sensitive to the colour of red”, artist portrait, 2008

– Interview, Tv-Bergslagen, 2008

– Member of The Swedish Artist Alliance (Svenska Konstnärsförbundet) and BUS (Bildupphovsrätt).

 

Education:

The History of Antiques II, 2015

Silversmith course, Art College,2015

The History of Antiques I, 2014

Jungian Psychology and Archetypal Studies – C.G Jung, 2013-14

Mälardalen University ”Informativ illustration”, 2000-01

Västerås Art School, 1998-2000

Kantzowska Media Center, ”Communication and Media”, 1995-96

 

Creative employments:

– Art teacher, Västerås School of Culture, 2007-08

– Art teacher and form teacher, Apalbyskolan, Västerås, 2002-03

– Advertising speaker for local TV-station, TV-Bergslagen, Västmanland 1996

– Advertising speaker at Radio Rix, Västmanland, 1996

– Makeup assistant and Lavalier microphone assistant, Jarowskij Production Company, ”Vänner & Fiender”, 1996