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Karin Johansson

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2016
Published: 17.05.2021
Karin Johansson Karin Johansson

Intro
Karin Johansson, born in Sweden, and currently work and lives in Gothenburg. In 1994 she graduated from HDK Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg University. Her work is featured in several private and public collections, and she is the recipient of several major grants and awards, among them the ten-year working grant of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. She is one of the founders of the international jewellery gallery Hnoss in Gothenburg, later Hnoss Initiative. Between 2007-2019 she was the head of department/professor of the Jewellery Art department at HDK Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg University.

Statement

I collect real objects and images, seized from my daily surroundings. In fact, my studio is an endlessly growing collection of bits and pieces, both visible and invisible, that become parts of a map I keep updating and revising. My work is a treasure hunt among things and ideas finally fashioning into pieces of jewellery made to be desired, worn, questioned or loved. 

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2021:
Exhibition  22 May 2021 - 18 Jun 2021  Observations from a Distance by Karin Johansson in Lisbon.
2020:
Exhibition  02 Dec 2020 - 22 Jan 2021  Hope. A Ruler in Blue.
Exhibition  17 Nov 2020 - 08 Jan 2021  Two of a Kind.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020  Observations from a Distance by Karin Johansson in New Zealand.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
2019:
Exhibition  14 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019  Shoreline by Karin Johansson.
Exhibition  10 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019  Observation from a Distance by Karin Johansson.
2018:
Exhibition  18 Aug 2018 - 17 Sep 2018  Observations from a distance by Karin Johansson in Hudson.
Exhibition  18 May 2018 - 27 May 2018  HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts. Degree Show 2018.
Exhibition  28 Apr 2018 - 02 Jun 2018  INÉDIT 1.
2017:
Fair  06 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017  Design Miami.
Represented by Ornamentum Gallery
Exhibition  26 May 2017 - 04 Jun 2017  HDK Academy of Design and Crafts. Degree Show 2017.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017  Notes.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
2016:
Meeting  10 Nov 2016 - 16 Jan 2017  Triple Parade 2016.
Exhibition  10 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017  Triple Parade exhibitions in Tianjin & Beijing.
Meeting  08 Oct 2016 - 08 Oct 2016  CODE C.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Les Confluences. Ramón Casas and Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  16 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016  6th Anniversary Exhibition.
Exhibition  02 Apr 2016 - 23 Apr 2016  Soundtrack by Karin Johansson at Jewelers Werk Galerie.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016  21st century jewels at Hallwylska Palatset.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016  21st century jewels at Hallwylska Palatset.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016  21st century jewels at Hallwylska Palatset.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  07 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  To Recover.
Exhibition  17 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  ROOTED. Swedish Art Jewellery.
Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Bradford (UK)
Exhibition  20 Jun 2015 - 09 Oct 2015  Black on Black.
Exhibition  15 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015  Soundtrack by Karin Johansson.
Exhibition  15 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015  Soundtrack by Karin Johansson.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2014:
Exhibition  19 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014  Move.
Exhibition  03 Jun 2014 - 21 Sep 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
Exhibition  10 May 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  New Adventures in Jewellery.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  14 Nov 2013 - 07 Dec 2013  Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery.
Exhibition  10 Nov 2013 - 22 Dec 2013  Repetitions Repeat Repeated.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013  Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges.
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
Exhibition  28 Jun 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  From the Coolest Corner.
Exhibition  12 Jun 2013 - 14 Jul 2013  Collecting Butterflies by Karin Johansson.
Exhibition  21 Mar 2013 - 13 Apr 2013  Karin Johansson: New Places - Abstractions of a City.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 16 Mar 2013  Questions in Borderline Areas.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
Meeting  14 Jan 2013 - 18 Jan 2013  From the Coolest Corner.
2012:
Meeting  17 Oct 2012 - 17 Oct 2012  Karin Johansson: Artist Talk.
Exhibition  13 Oct 2012 - 03 Nov 2012  Karin Johansson: NEW PLACES - Abstractions of a City.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 09 Dec 2012  ALLA.
Exhibition  21 Jun 2012 - 21 Jul 2012  Solstice.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Marzee at Collect 2012.
Exhibition  22 Feb 2012 - 23 Mar 2012  Karin Johansson: New Places - Abstractions of a City.
Exhibition  05 Feb 2012 - 08 Apr 2012  Mirrors and Candles.
2011:
Exhibition  15 Oct 2011 - 13 Nov 2011  Platina for Pleasure.
Exhibition  06 Oct 2011 - 05 Nov 2011  Surface and Substance.
Exhibition  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  THE RING - jewel forever.
Exhibition  21 May 2011 - 28 Aug 2011  Schmuck in Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer.
2010:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2010 - 27 Sep 2010  Inte bara bling-bling. Contemporary swedish jewellellery.
Exhibition  23 Apr 2010 - 29 May 2010  Karin Johansson at Galerie Sofie Lachaert.
Exhibition  17 Jan 2010 - 14 Mar 2010  Lingam.
2009:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2009 - 28 Nov 2009  KORU 3 Exhibition.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2009 - 12 Sep 2009  Lingam.
Exhibition  14 May 2009 - 13 Jun 2009  There is no place like home.
Exhibition  26 Mar 2009 - 02 May 2009  Karin Johansson: Goodbye blue sky.
Exhibition  11 Feb 2009 - 01 Mar 2009  NANO STOCKHOLM.
2008:
Award  03 Jun 2008 - 28 Jun 2008  Gallery Funaki Winners 2008.
2007:
Exhibition  22 Sep 2007 - 25 Nov 2007  Hnoss depended.

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Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Book:  Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue. Marobin, NichkaHannah Gallery:  Barcelona,  2019
Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  Abstractions of a City. Johansson, KarinGothenburg,  2015
Book:  Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective. Lark Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, Inc.:  New York,  2013
Book:  Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing:  Stockholm,  2013
Book:  Collecting Butterflies Art Edition. Johansson, KarinKarin Johansson:  Gothenburg,  2013
Book:  Collecting Butterflies. Johansson, KarinKarin Johansson:  Gothenburg,  2011
Book:  LINGAM. Fertility Now. van den Hout, GuusArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2010
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  Hnoss depended. Galleri hnoss:  Gotheborg,  2008
Book:  Jewellery, Schiedam's choice. Galerie Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2006
Book:  Jewellery, Roermond's choice. van den Hout, Marie-JosèGalerie Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2006
Book:  Schmuck 2003. Bayerischer Handwerkstag e.V.:  Munich,  2003
Book:  From the Coolest Corner. Nordic Jewellery. den Besten, Liesbeth; Veiteberg, Jorunn; Jönsson, Love; Ruutiainen, PäiviArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart, 
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