CV


Gunnel Tjäder
*1962, in Kitkiöjoki, a village in Swedish Tornedalen (Torne Valley)

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, about 9 months
Vittangi, Arts and craft school, 1993 – 1995, 1 ½ year

Exhibitions, group shows

Kiruna, Kiruna konsthall, handicraft exhibition 2019

Haparanda, Studio Jala, ”Taces to home”, art and handicraft exhibition 2019
Luleå, Konsthallen, ”Bothnia Salong 2018” , jury judged art exhibition 2018
Kiruna, Ateljénord, Midnight Sun exhibition, 2014 - 2020
Luleå, Junkön, Galleri Agda and Valborg, summerexhibition 2013
Kiruna, Ateljénord, Midnight Sun exhibition, 2012
Kiruna, Folkets hus, Rallarfesten, handicraft exhibitions 2006
Luleå, Konstens hus, ”Norrbottenssalong 2006” , 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
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, textile artwork 2005
Svappavaara, Ormen Långe, colouration of stairwell, passages and entrance 2003
Jukkasjärvi, Icehotel AB, reception, wall textile ”New lights over Jukkasjärvi” in two parts, handprinted on wool, textile artwork 2001
Jukkasjärvi, Icehotel AB, the cottages in the holiday village, wall textiles in hand-printed wool to each of them (30 pcs), textile artwork 2001
Kiruna, café, decorative interior painting 1999
Kiruna, shopping gallery, decorative interior painting, in 1998 and 2002

Award/scholarship
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
Our own craft shop Ateljénord in Kiruna
Icehotelshop, Jukkasjärvi  
Owner of “Gunnel Tjäder form och hantverk” Part-owner of Ateljénord, a website and a craft shop in Kiruna