About

ABOUT ÅSA LOCKNER

My work is often a collage where I pick up traces and use parts from earlier projects, layered and applied, to test my reasoning. Ovals, drops, stones and pierced metal serve as components of a puzzle used to achieve a balance between the discordant, asymmetrical and twisted. Discovering harmony and beauty demands a broad pallet of material samples, in this process however parts from my collection of ”bits" seldom find their way into the work, they simply serve to indicate the way forward.

 

"Beauty changes, breaks down and is reborn. Perfection can no longer be believed in. The 20th century Scandinavian dream of the perfect land with ergonomic seating, super-sonic aeroplanes, the pill and shatter-proof porcelain has eroded and evaporated.

Åsa Lockners art does not require perfection from the wearer, on the contrary her jewellery relates to the body, protecting it and says that change is as it should be, that mortality is beautiful", by Petter Eklund.

 

CV

 

Education:

1997-99 Institute for Metal Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Master of Fine Art

1994-97 Institute for Metal Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bachelor of Fine Art

1993-94 Ålands Hantverkscentrum

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2018

"Före/Efter", Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm

 

2016

"Body Armor", Livrustkammaren, Stockholm

 

2012

"MADE BY:", Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna

 

2009

"A Body of Work", Konsthantverkarna, Stockholm

"Views of Order", Gallery Platina, Stockholm

 

2002

"Åsa Lockner", Olle Olson Huset, Solna

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

Breakthrough: Swedish Art Jewelry Today, Gallery Reinstein/Ross, New York

2016

POP_IN Nationalmuseum Container, Kulturhuset Stockholm

2015

"From the Coolest Corner", Galleri Handwork, Munich, Germany

Platina at Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2014

"From the Coolest Corner", The Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Designmuseum, Helsinki, Finland; The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallin, Estonia; The Röhsska Museum for Craft and Design, Göteborg, Sweden; Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013

"From the Coolest Corner", The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway

2012

"Signerat", Falkenbergs Museum, Sweden

"Frame" Schmuck, Munich, Germany

2011

"Skimrande silver", Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

"Sensibelt", Konsthandeln, Stockholm, Sweden

"Signerat", Architecture Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

"Just Swedish Metal" Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2010

"l’éducation sentimentale", Espace Solidor in Cagnes-Sur-Me, France

"Konstslöjdsalongen", Arkitekturmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

"Inte bara Bling-Bling", Falkenbergs Museum, Sweden

"In the Woods", Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, Finland

2009

The Schoonhoven Silver Award exhibition, Design Museum, Gent, Belgium

“Horror Vacui”, The Manchester Craft & Design Centre, England; The Bielak Gallery, Krakow, Poland

“Sakernas Tillstånd”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

“Hit My Eye”, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden

“Theres No Place Like Home”, Galleri Platina, Stockholm, Sweden

“8+8”, The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center, Hansaari, Finland; Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sweden

"NANO", Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden

"The Dream And The Dreamer", Londons Fashion & Textile Museum, London, England

”Konstslöjdsalong 2009”, Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden

2008

”Collect”, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

”Horror Vacui” Touring Exhibition in Germany

”Jubilee Friends” Gallery Simon, Yokohama, Japan

"Cufflinks", Heidi Lowe Gallery, USA

2007

Enter Platina Jewellery, Galleri Nivå 125, Båstad, Sweden

2005

”Konceptdesign”, The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

”Inspired by Nature”, Bergianska Trädgården, Stockholm, Sweden

”Swedish Style”, Tokyo Japan

"The Silver" Triennial Touring Exhibition, Germany & Denmark

“Konceptdesign”, Fiskars, Finland

2002

It’s a long way to the top…”, Gallery Signerat Silver, Stockholm, Sweden

Exploring Metal, Sculpture to Wear, Los Angeles, USA

The Golden Legacy, Historic Museum, Stockholm

LOD at Galleri Singidinum, Belgrad, Yugoslavia

SOFA, Chicago, USA

“BärbArt”, VIDA Konsthall, Borgholm, Sweden

2001

"Urban Asketism", Vesterlandske Kunstindustrimuseum,Bergen; Gallery RAM, Oslo, Norway

Cheong Jubiennale, Korea

2000

”Urban Ascetism”, Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden

1999

Talente´99- Munich, Germany

Sitting down with Silver- Kungsberg Museum, Norway

´99 International Craft Exhibition, Itami, Japan

 

 

Grants:

2016

The Swedish Arts Councils 2 year Working Grant

2007

Marianne & Sigvard Bernadottes Artist Fond

2006

The Swedish Arts Councils 2 year Working Grant

2000

Estrid Ericsson, for the exhibition "Urban Ascetism"

Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse for a study trip Poland

Sleipnir, for the exhibition ”Urban Ascetism”

The Swedish Arts Councils 2 year Working Grant

IASPIS for study trip to Belgrad

The Swedish Institute for a study trip to Belgrad

Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse for a study trip to Belgrad

1999

J.L. Eklunds Foundation

Solna Towns Culture Stipendium

Kjerséns Memorial Fond

Flemming& Ferngrens Stipendium Fond

 

Represented:

The Swedish National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

 

Other:

– Workshop leader for HDK Masters at Mellösaverken 2016 and 2017

– Editor of "Konsthantverkarna 6 decennier" 2014

– Director and Curator of Konsthantverkarna, Swedens largest and old Crafts Co-operative 2011-2016

– Board member, vice chairman, in Konsthantverkarna 2010-2011

– Guest speaker at IASPIS at the "Been There, Done That” seminar 2010.

– Workshop leader at The Centre for Creative Industries, Macau, China 2004 & 2005 & 2009

– Guest teacher at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm 2007, 2008 and 2009.

– Produced performed and exhibited together with MADE BY: "RGB" for NICE 08 Nordic Art and Culture Festival at Liverpools 2008 European Capital of Culture Event.

– Co-curated and exhibited work in "The Dream And The Dreamer" as part of Londons Fashion & Textile Museums Swedish fashion season. 2007

– Commissioned by the Swedish Institute together with Anna Livén West to act as project leader and curator for the jewellery exhibition and workshops in Moscow and Kaliningrad that became “Sweden Extended” in 2006: Also shown in Minsk and Vitebsk 2007 and in Liverpool 2008.

– Recruited as crafts expert by KF Project Centre for the building and development of Crafts cooperatives in Laos 2006 and 2007.

– Project leader for “Amber and what to do with it”, a project financed by the Swedish Institute in cooperation with the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad. 5 Swedish artists meet 5 Russian artists in Kaliningrad November 2007. Results exhibited at FORM and Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm 2008.

– Workshop leader at The Belgrade University of Fine Art 2002

 

Own company since 1999

Initiator and member of the artists cooperative LOD 1999-2006

Member of Konsthantverkarna since 2005

Founder and partner in ”MADE BY:” since 2006

ÅSA LOCKNER

J E W E L L E R Y

 

 

GET IN TOUCH

 

Mellösaverken, Sundtorp, Sweden

Email: asa@lock.se

Phone: (+46) 70 - 7405838

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