Photo:  Emma Holmgren

Education:

Handarbetets Vänners Skola, Textilhantverk: Vävning. 2014-2017.

New York University, M.A. Visual Culture: Costume Studies. 2009-2011.

Bates College, B.A. Theater: Costume Design. 2004-2007.

Arianna E. Funk.

Handweaver and teacher based in Stockholm.

I use simple handwoven structures to create working textiles (brukstextilier) that challenge our use of textiles for the home and body. Often my work directly interacts with and refers to dirt, filth, and abjection, but implicitly, under the guise of beautiful, handmade things.

The craft [hantverket] is most important to me; I follow a traditional definition of craftspersonone who masters a material. In October 2017 I was awarded a journeyman certificate in handweaving along with the large medal of honor for excellent workmanship and professional knowledge.

I'm interested in production handweaving and the fluidity between the human and the machine in weaving's past as well as its future. I want both the object and the process to be freed from their preciousness.

I am a founding member of Studio Supersju, an ateljé established in 2016. We are seven weavers devoted to the future of the craft in Sweden. We recently received the prestigious Cathrine von Hauswolff Grant for Design Development and have many exciting exhibitions and collaborations coming in 2019.

If you’re a weaver, you should join Weave of the Month Club, a subscription service I created to liven up the world of weaving drafts.

Where to buy:

In addition to in my webshop, you can find my:

 

Press:

Lokala Nyheter Stockholm, Interview about receiving my journeyman certificate, November 2017

Vävmagasinet

Solvögat

Ateliers d'Art

Hemslöjden

 

Prizes and Stipends:

Nämnden för Hemslöjdsfrågor project grant for Weave of the Month Club, 2019

Nämnden för Hemslöjdsfrågor planning grant (w/ Studio Supersju), 2018

Siv and Carl Malmsten Memorial Fund Craftsmanship Stipend, 2016

Estrid Ericsson travel stipend for research trip to the Hebrides, 2016.

Gålö Stiftelsen travel stipend for research trip to the Hebrides, 2016.

"i all diskretion" was a runner-up in Vävmagasinet's 'Väv Rutigt' contest, Fall 2015.

 

Exhibitions:

Pop-up exhibition with Studio Supersju at Gustavsbergs Konsthall Boutique and Showroom, November 2018

A piece for Emelie Röndahl's work Google Weaving Stop Time, at the 4th annual Istanbul Design Biennale and Belgium, Sept 2018- April 2019

VAEV VÄV VEV VEF in Jyderup and Holbaeck, Denmark, Juni-Juli 2018

Exhibition of Studio Supersju at Årsta Library, October 2017

Exhibition of Studio Supersju at Vävmässan, September 2017

Exhibition/boutique with Studio Supersju at Fiberspace Gallery, April 2017

'Autofagi' exhibited at Handarbetets Vänners Open House, March 2017.

'Autofagi' exhibited in Nobel Creations 2016 at Tom Tits Experiment, Dec 2016-Feb 2017.

Handwoven yardage exhibited in Mode i sju akter at Kulturhuset Stockholm, June-September 2016. 

"diskretionens förklä" exhibited at Handarbetets Vänners Open House, March 2016.

"i all diskretion" exhibited at Handarbetets Vänners Open House, March 2015.

"i all diskretion" exhibited at Vävdagarna in Glimåkra, Sweden, October 2015.

 

Residencies and apprenticeships:

Nytomta Stiftelsens vävstuga (weaving studio), August 2016.

Eaton Hill Textile Works, mini-apprenticeship. April 2015.