“I like the taste and smell of linen and even its strength. It can both shine and be tousled and dull. Linen is a useful, durable and friendly material. Klässbols Linneväveri offers quality, feeling and heart. Space to try out new things and to develop.”
Linnea Blomgren works with textile art and design techniques within weaving, embroidery and textile print. Seeking expressions of the living, uneven and worn. The non-perfect. She often uses clothes as an installation form, with body and identity in focus.
She is working with textile materials of high quality craftsmanship. Based on motion and unevenness in the material and so also of the body.
She creates installations of dance and film, in collaboration with choreographers Pavel Cassius and Karen H. Mikalsen. They add a different dimension of work and provide new perspectives of the picture with an awareness of space and the body and strengthening the textile. Music and literature are important in Linnea Blomgren’s work, contributing to the private, political and everyday, she wants to share.
Linnea Blomgren was born in 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied “Textile crafts training” at The School of the Association of Friends of Textile Art (Stockholm) in 2002-2005, attended a postgraduate training in “Artistic creation in private and public surroundings” (POFF) at KHVC South and The National Public Art Council Sweden in 2010. Furthermore she attended classes for “Textile Dyeing Patterns” at Konstfack (Stockholm) in 2007 and 2008. Before, she went to Vadstena Folk High School in 2001-2002 to study “Textile”, and has even college education within musicology.
She works as a artistic weaver at Märta Måås-Fjetterström in Båstad since 2007. And has her work on display in Sweden and abroad since 2005. She has received scholarships from institutions such as the Carl Malmsten Foundation and Eidem Foundation. She is member of the Crafts Center (KHVC-Konsthantverkscentrum).
Linnea Blomgren has her own studio since 2003 and works as a freelance designers and craftsmen. She had collaborations with Klässbols Linneväveri and Design House Stockholm, and runs further collaborative projects with choreographer and dancers for exhibitions and installations, such as “Swedish Style” in Tokyo (2005) and “Connecting, Contemporary Arts and Craft” in Germany, Norway, Denmark and Sweden (2011-2012), among others. She has experience as a costume designer for dance and theater projects and worked as a artistic director/assistant for the “Crafts Circus” in Helsingborg.