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Ellen Ehk’s lifelong communion with the old-growth forest has taught her to hear a voice that is calling uniquely to her. Her revelations, interpretations and insights of the shadowy virgin fir forests becomes the utmost inspiration to her work, and she has dedicated her artistic practice to the exploration of organic form. 

Ehk uses clay and bronze as a medium to connect body and mind, bringing an imagined organic object into the physical world. She is deeply inspired by her surroundings that feed her mind and eventually define the identity of each of the pieces she works on.

Her experimental works go through layers of color, blasting and repetitive firing, getting a unique feel by the constant act of doing and touching the material. Distant from utilitarian objects, her work can be perceived as fantasies captured in clay and bronze.

Ellen Ehk (born 1976 in Nybro, Sweden) has her studio in the former glass factory Pukeberg in Nybro. She received a Master of Applied Arts in Ceramic Art at the University of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002. 

Ehk has made solo presentations at Berg Gallery, Stockholm, Puls Gallery, Brussels, Vida Museum, Öland and others. She has also exhibited at the Side Gallery, Barcelona, Da End Gallery, Paris, the Röhsska Museum, VIDA Museum and Solliden Royal Park in Sweden and galleries in Japan, China, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Korea and Finland. Ehk is represented in private collections in Sweden and abroad, as well as in public collections such as Nationalmuseum, the Shanghai Arts and Craft Museums, Public Art Agency Sweden, the Stockholm and Uppsala County Councils and in several Swedish Municipalities.

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Exposed Work

ELLEN EHK CV Born in 1976,

lives and works in Nybro, Sweden.

Education

HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts: Master of Applied Arts in Ceramic Art, 1997-2002

Capellagården, School of Arts and Craft: Ceramic Form and Craft, 1995-1997

Solo Exhibitions (selected last years)

Gallery Nec, Paris, 2019

Galleri Anna H, Göteborg, 2018

Puls Gallery, Brussels, 2018

Daniel Berlin, Skåne Tranås, 2018

Berg Gallery, Stockholm ”Through the trees” 2017

Berg Gallery , Stockholm ”Forest theme” 2016

VIDA Museum & Konsthall, Öland, 2013, 2015

Kaolin, Stockholm, ”Dark Woods” 2015

Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm, 2013

Bergdala Konstgalleri, 2011

Group Exhibitions (selected last years)

Hallwylska Museet, Stockholm 2019

Småland Museum, Växjö 2019

Nordic Art Center, Xiamen, Kina, 2019

Sollidens slott skulpturpark, Öland, 2017,2019

Collectible Art fair, Brussels, 2019

Chart Art & Design Fair, Copenhagen, Berg Gallery, 2018

“Sculpture Unleashed” Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, 2018

Galleri Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm, 2018

Da End Gallery, Paris 2013, 2014, 2016

SIDE Gallery, Barcelona, 2017

Krapprups Konsthall, Höganäs, 2017, 2010

VIDA Museum & Konsthall, Borgholm, 2016

Vogze gallery, Seoul, 2015

Keramiskt Center, Höganäs, 2013

Sofiero Slott, Helsingborg, 2012

Hanasaari, Helsingfors, 2012

Virserums Konsthall, 2012

Signerat, Arkitekturmuseet, 2012

Form&Design Center Malmö, 2012

Falkenbergs Museum, 2012

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011

Claska Gallery, Tokyo, 2011

Deici Gallery, Tokyo, 2011

Nature Gallery, Nagano, 2011

Sugata Gallery, Kyoto, 2011

Ameland Art Month, Holland, 2010

Arkitekturmuseet, Konstslöjdsalong, 2010

Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum,”Merikipe, Stockholm-Tblisi 2010

Röhsska Museet 2002, 2009

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum 2008

Public Commissions (selected selected last years)

National Public Arts Council, Södertörns University, Stockholm, 2018

Stockholm Art, Gröndal, Stockholm 2018

Örnens äldreboende, Tingsryd 2015

Smedjans förskola, Kalmar 2014

Färjestadens skola 2010

Grants (selected last years)

Ulrica Hydman Valliens minnesstipendium, 2019

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2007, 2012-2013, 2017-2018

Gyllene fjädern, Barometern OT’s kulturpris 2016

International Artists Studio Program in Sweden 2008, 2014

Konsthantverkets Vänner 2009

Collections

Röhsska Museet, Museum of Arts and Craft, Gothenburg Sweden

Nationalmuseum, Stockhlm, Sweden

Statens konstråd, National Art Council of Sweden Stockholm Konst, city of Stockholm

Region Västra Götaland

Göteborgs Stad, City of Gothenburg

Uppsala Läns Landsting

Stockholms Läns Landsting

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum

Svenska Kyrkan, Swedish Church

Municipalities of Örebro, Stockholm, Tingsryd, Nybro, Torsås,

Kalmar, Mörbylånga and Karlskrona.

Professional positions (selected last years)

Teacher in ceramics, Capellagården 2007-2016

Teacher in artistic practice, Swedish School of Glass, 2018-2019

Examinator BBFA, Oslo Art Academy, 2019

Guest lecturer, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen China 2017

Artist in residence, Shenhou China, 2014

Artist in residence, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2010

Jury, Sydosten, Kalmar Art Museum, 2017