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Gunnel Tjäder

*1962, in Kitkiöjoki, a village in Swedish Tornedalen


Textile artist, designer and decorative painter

Studies
Stockholm, Scandinavian colour school, “decorative painting techniques”,  finished 2003
Risudden, curator Paulus Aili, studied the traditional painting techniques and style of Tornedalen
(an area in Northern Sweden) as a trainee, ca 9 months
Vittangi, Arts and craft school, 1993 – 1995, 1 ½ year


Exhibitions, group shows
Luleå, Norrbottens Museum, process exhibition of the project Formstark Norrbotten 2021
Kiruna, Kiruna konsthall, handicraft exhibition 2019
Haparanda, Studio Jala, ”Taces to home”, art and handicraft exhibition 2019
Luleå, Kulturens hus. ”Bothniasalong 2018”, jury judged art exhibition 2018
Kiruna, Ateljénord, Midnightsunexhibition, 2014 - 2019
Luleå, Junkön, Galleri Agda and Valborg, summerexhibition 2013
Kiruna, Ateljénord, Midnightsunexhibition, 2012
Kiruna, Folkets hus, Rallarfesten, handicraft exhibitions 2006
Luleå, Konstens hus, ”Norrbottenssalong 2006” , jury judged art exhibition 2006
Kiruna, city hall summer handicraft exhibitions, 1996 – 2004
Boden, art exhibition, textile art and painted craft, 2002
Stockholm, Liljevalchs, “Slöjden är här – slöjden är härlig”, a national handicraft exhibition, 1998

 Commissions
Kangos, Lapland Guesthouse, walltextiles in 4 parts “Lainion väylän rannalla”, textile artwork 2021
Kiruna, Culture house Aurora; theatre curtains "Norrskensbågar vida",  2021
Facebook, Luleå, LLA2 datacenter, lobby, “Boreal Message” textile artwork 2015
Kiruna, Björk och Tallplan, stairwells, decorative interior painting, 2007
Kiruna, Rönnplan, block of flats, externally colouration 2007
Kiruna, Hotell Kebne, colouration and decorative interior painting 2006/2007
Kiruna, Videplan, block of flats, externally colouration  2006
Kiruna, Björkplan, Tallplan, colouration of stairwells 2005/2006
Kiruna, Björkplan, colouration of stairwells and apartments 2005
Kiruna , Folkets Hus, theatre curtains” Northern lights” in  hand-printed wool,  2005
Svappavaara, Ormen Långe, colouration of stairwell, passages and entrance 2003
Jukkasjärvi, Icehotel AB, reception, wall textile in two parts ”New lights over Jukkasjärvi”, artwork 2001
Jukkasjärvi, Icehotel AB, the cottages, wall textiles 30 pcs “Jukkasjärvi highlights”, textile artwork 2001
Kiruna, café, decorative interior painting 1999
Kiruna, shopping gallery, decorative interior painting, in 1998 and 2002

Award/scholarship
Norrbotten, design participant in the project Formstark Norrbotten 2020 – 2021
Norrbotten, Region Norrbotten, work scholarship  2020
Norrbotten, the craft store Ateljénord received the award as "Co-operative of the Year in Norrbotten 2019"
which was distributed by Coompanion Norrbotten together with Coop Norrbotten and Sparbanken Nord 2019
Kiruna, Entrepreneurs Award "The Cooperation Award" together with the artisan colleagues at
Ateljénord 2008
Awarded with the Scandinavian colour school Gold Diploma for decorative painting 2003
Scholarship from the handicraft institute foundation 1998

Representation
Stockholm, cultural capital year, one of the craftsmen from Norrbotten (region in the North of Sweden) at the “slöjdflotten” a kind of showroom for handicraft 1998
Winnipeg, Canada, one of Kiruna´s delegates, showing handicraft at the Winter cities conference 1996

Retail dealers
Own craft shop Ateljénord in Kiruna
Runs hes own company with the name “Gunnel Tjäder form och hantverk” since 1996
One of the founders and co-owners of the craft shop Ateljénord in Kiruna 2005
One of the founders and co-owners of the website ateljenord.com  2000

 Member of Konsthantverkscentrum (occupational organisation for professional craft artists in Sweden)