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About the artist

The often moody and atmospheric works of Karl Wennergren (b. 1991, Lund, Sweden) are easily distinguishable. He explores the possibilities of representational painting as well as the craft behind it, including preparing his own canvases and grinding his own paint. His works are usually built up with several layers of paint in order to achieve the desired effects, and often take many months to complete. Drawing inspiration from a constant and careful study of nature, he investigates the human experience. Running as a common thread through his work is this fascination for the mysterious and the unknown.

 

Selected Exhibitions
2018 Gallerie Lorien, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dots on the Wall
2018 Duo show, Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC, Realism in Search of Reality
2017 The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Simrishamn, Sweden, Konstrundan
2017 The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Simrishamn, Sweden, Julmarknad
2016 Jackson Historical Society, Jackson, NH, The Fellowship Exhibition
2016 The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Simrishamn, Sweden, Konstrundan
2016 The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Simrishamn, Sweden, Julmarknad
2015 Rådhuset Vaxholm, Vaxholm, Sweden, SARA Group Exhibition

Awards and Honors
2017/2016 SARA Foundation Scholarship, The Swedish Academy of Realist Art
2016 ARC Scholarship award, 2nd place, Art Renewal Center
2016 Hudson River Fellowship, Grand Central Atelier
2016 Summer scholarship winner, Florence Academy of Art
2016 Tomelilla Konstsamling, Yngve Andrens minnesfond scholarship award

Education
2014-2017 The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Traditional Realistic Drawing and Painting, Diploma of completion
2012-2014 Informative illustration - Information design, Mälardalen University

Additional Education
2017 Art History of the Western World, Lund University, Sweden
2016 Indirect processes in painting, Workshop with Charles Weed, Florence

Employment
2018 Uppsala University, Instructor, Life Drawing
2017-Present The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Summer workshop instructor in landscape and portrait courses
2015-2017 The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Student Teacher