Maria Nordin, Law of Falling Bodies, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, 20.2–20.3 2021

I dream of a point from which the beginning of every apocalypse can be observed, and that I am a captive at that point. Above my head, I see all the disasters in the world being born: hurricanes growing from light sea breezes, tsunami waves rising from vibrations in the earth’s crust, toxic gases slowly emanating from the Siberian tundra. Suddenly my prison warden says: Your turn is coming up. That’s impossible, I think to myself. After all, I’m still well-dressed, I’m still young, it’s still light and my shoe heels are still full of morphine.

Stilla liv / Still Life, Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland

We are pleased to announce the ninth summer exhibition at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden. The exhibition Still Life presents a personal selection of paintings, sculptures and photographs around the concept of still life. Pictures and objects of subjects which have been carefully arranged or where everyday life and chance have set the stage. In some works the objects are loaded with content and history, in others reduced to forms and surfaces in a composition.

Maria Nordin, Passagen, Linköping, Sweden

From press release:
(in Swedish only)

Utställningsåret på Passagen inleds med Maria Nordins utställning Encounters! Utställningen invigs på Passagen den 16/1 kl. 17.00 av konsthallschef Lars-Ove Östensson.

Maria Nordin (f 1980) kommer ursprungligen från Linköping, men lever och verkar idag i Stockholm. Hon arbetar i huvudsak med akvarellmåleri och har utmärkt sig genom sina oerhört realistiska motiv.

Främlingar / Strangers at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden

The exhibition is extended until August 1. Open Wednesday July 31 and August 1 between 2–6 pm!

This exhibition is a personal selection of works that all formally resemble the portrait. Some of them are made as portraits of specific people, while others merely use the human face as a means of expression. Common to all drawings, paintings and sculptures is that the depicted a person is the main motif of the work. The oldest artwork in the exhibition dates from the 17th century, the last one was finished only a few weeks ago.

Maria Nordin, Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

From the Press Release:

Maria Nordin, born in 1980, works with watercolor in larger format and with animation. A recurring theme in her work is the body, skin and gaze.

Maria Nordin is considered one of Sweden's foremost watercolorists in her generation and has received several awards in recent years, including Carl-Axel Valén’s cultural scholarship 2017.

Maria Nordin, Sturehof, Stockholm Sweden

From Press Release (in Swedish only):

När sommaren är förbi och hösten är på intåg är det dags för Sturehofs höstsalong då konstnären Johan Petterson i vanlig ordning väljer ut konstnärer. I år är det sex av landets bästa konstnärer som pryder väggarna i matsalen med målningar och foto; Bosse Larsson, Madeleine Hatz, Karin Lind, John Rasimus, Christofer Dracke och Maria Nordin.

Maria Nordin, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden

In autumn 2018, the Nordic Watercolour Museum presents a comprehensive solo exhibition by Maria Nordin. The core of the exhibition will be the artist’s latest large-format watercolours and animated short films. These pieces are being shown for the first time. The presentation also includes a rich selection of older paintings and animations, which are both on loan and taken from the Nordic Watercolour Museum’s own collection.

Review of Maria Nordin’s solo exhibition Follow the Line in DN

A review of Maria Nordin’s current solo exhibition Follow the Line in Dagens Nyheter by Sebastian Johans (in Swedish only):

Suveränt målade kroppar

Slängande hår blir en cirkel. En fladdrig skjorta förstärker axlarnas rektangel. En kropp lutar sig fram över en möbel och antyder en vass nittio graders triangel. Tre andra står på alla fyra och trycker krumt sina nackar mot en kub, som om de försökte imitera formen.

Review of Maria Nordin's solo exhibition Follow the Line in SvD

A review of Maria Nordin’s current solo exhibition Follow the Line in Svenska Dagbladet by Joanna Persman (in Swedish only):

Maria Nordin, ”Follow the Line”
Ett särpräglat formspråk, både sprött och bestämt

Maria Nordin är en av de främsta akvarellisterna i sin generation. Hon väljer gärna stora format och låter vatten och pigment till synes leva sitt eget liv, medan hon kontrollerar dem med en mästerlig precision.

Artist talk! Maria Nordin, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

We are delighted to host a joint viewing of the exhibitions at three galleries in Konstakademin’s house. The artists themselves will be talking about their artworks.

The viewing starts at Magnus Karlsson Gallery at 2pm, where Maria Nordin will be giving a talk about her current exhibition Follow the Line. Following, John Scott will at 2.30pm present his work in the exhibition Om det där som natten upplyser at Galleri Gunnar Olsson. Lastly, Anders Widoff will at 3pm talk about his artworks in the collection show 1 at Björkholmen Gallery.

Maria Nordin, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

We are pleased to open the gallery season with an exhibition by Maria Nordin (b. 1980). Follow the Line is Nordin's second solo exhibition at the gallery and presents a group of new watercolors. In her latest work, Nordin addresses the relationship between the human body and its surrounding physical reality. Maria Nordin received great attention for her large-scale watercolors and animations already during her education at the Royal Institute of Art (2005–2010). In 2011, she was awarded Becker’s Artist Award and had an extensive solo exhibition at Färgfabriken in Stockholm.

Galleri Magnus Karlsson at Frieze New York

We are pleased to present a selection of gallery artists at Frieze New York. Our stand (D19) is built around an installation by Bella Rune. The work is a sculpture in itself, but also serves as a room divider and exposure area for other artists.

The participating artists are:

Mamma Andersson
Idun Baltzersen
Amy Bennett
Sara-Vide Ericson
Susanne Johansson
Maria Nordin
Bella Rune

For more information please contact the gallery.
During the fair you can reach us via e-mail and telephone +46 708 106 906.

Maria Nordin, Jockum Nordström & Dan Wolgers, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2017 is the 30-year anniversary of the Beckers Art Award. This will be presented in a commemorative exhibition where all former winners of the award will participate alongside with this year’s winner, Anna Camner. Beckers Art award was established in 1987 and has since then proven to have a remarkable ability to identify young talent on the brink of a breakthrough in their careers. The winner is awarded a grant, which from this year has been raised from 150 000 to 200 000 SEK, and a solo exhibition that has, since 2001, been arranged and held in collaboration with Färgfabriken.

Mamma Andersson, Petra Lindholm & Maria Nordin, hangmenProjects, Stockholm Sweden

Proudly presenting works by the following artists:

Mamma Andersson
Kristina Benght
Lina Bjerneld
Carin Ellberg
My Ekman
Sofia Ekström
Cecilia Elde
Meta Isæus-Berlin
Kristina Jansson
Anna Järvinen
Sonja Larsson
Petra Lindholm
Kristina Matousch
Maria Nordin
Ylva Ogland
Mari Rantanen
Stina Rosenberg
Disa Rytt
Sigrid Sandström
Anna Svensson
Astrid Sylwan

The invitation sent to the chosen artists on the 3rd November:

Maria Nordin & Lars Arrhenius, Imago Mundi, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

About the Swedish collection Archive of Visions and Actions included in the exhibition: What happens if you ask more than two hundred artists to take on the same miniature scale – a ten by twelve centimeter linen canvas on a wooden frame – as their common starting point? What will the artists do with this common condition, having to change scale from much larger works – or from video, performance or conceptual works – to a small canvas? The variation among the Swedish participants is large in terms of age, geography, material, media, themes, and methods.

Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, 21–23.8 2015

We are proud to participate in the third edition of Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen. The fair is focused on contemporary art from the leading galleries in the Nordic region. It showcases a selection of carefully selected and invited galleries and features an ambitious collateral programme of talks, performances and special projects.

In our stand (#19) we will present new works on paper by a selection of gallery artists. Please contact us for more information and visuals.

Welcome to Copenhagen!

Maria Nordin, Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden

From Press Release (in Swedish only):

Det är med stor glädje och respekt Smålands Konstarkiv och Vandalorum presenterar Maria Nordins konstnärskap. Nordin uttrycker sig i storskaliga akvareller och animationer. Närgångna skildringar av människor och landskap med drag av abstraktion. Med ett upplöst och samtidigt precist formspråk. I den kommande utställningen på Vandalorum visas framför allt verk från de senaste fem åren och den fördjupning som skett.

2014, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

We are pleased to present the group exhibition 2014. A selection of gallery artists including: Mamma Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Thomas Broomé, Sara-Vide Ericson, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Klara Kristalova, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Dan Wolgers and others.

Time Waits for Us, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce a group exhibition that will be on display throughout the summer. In conjunction with the inauguration of Nationalmuseum’s temporary space with the exhibition Carl Larsson - Friends and Enemies in our building (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), we will show Time Waits for Us . This exhibition presents new works by all of our gallery artists.

Maria Nordin & Sara-Vide Ericson, Eorum Sanai, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

The exhibition title, EORUM SANAI (Ice Man), is directly in reference to Novelist Murakami Haruki‟s short story “Ice Man.” In this story, the protagonist is simply called “ice man” from beginning to end, without any mention of his actual name or any hint at personal backgrounds. He is a man without a history about how he lived in the past, what he will be doing in the future, or what he should be doing; the only thing the readers know is the fact that he is there at the present moment in which he exists.

Maria Nordin (Beckers Art Award 2011) at Färgfabriken, Sweden

The recipient of Beckers Art Award 2011 is Maria Nordin, born 1980, works in Stockholm.

Beckers Art Award has, since its establishment in 1987, been awarded to several of Sweden’s most innovative and exciting young artists, such as Dan Wolgers (1989), Jockum Nordström (1999), Linn Fernström (2000), and Nathalie Djurberg (2006). The selected artist receives 150,000 SEK, as well as a solo exhibition organized in collaboration with Färgfabriken. Since 2000, the selected artist’s works have been exhibited in a solo show at Färgfabriken.

Maria Nordin at CFF

Cecilia Bonilla, Elin Elfström, Katarina Elvén, Jenny Källman, Anna Linderstam, Maria Nordin, Année Olofsson, Julia Peirone och Anna Strand.

Vernissage torsdag den 6:e oktober, kl: 17-20
Utställningen invigs kl: 18.00
CFF - Centrum för fotografi, Tjärhovsgatan 44 i Stockholm

In Frames

Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to present the exhibition IN FRAMES with new works by the artists; Niklas Eneblom, Maria Nordin and Ulf Lundin.
The title can allude to framed paintings at an exhibition, but rather highlights the artists' relationship to film, working practices and regulations.

Gallery 1:
Niklas Eneblom

Artist’s website:

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Mamma Andersson, Roger Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Idun Baltzersen, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Anna Bjerger, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Johanna Karlsson, Lisa Jonasson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Anne-Marie Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts, Bella Rune & Dan Wolgers

Stockholm Calling, London

Mamma Andersson, Roger Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Amy Bennett, Helene Billgren, Mette Björnberg, Thomas Broomé, Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Niklas Eneblom, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Johanna Karlsson, Bruno Knutman, Klara Kristalova, Peter Köhler, Hans Lannér, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Anne-Marie Nordin, Maria Nordin, Jockum Nordström, Johannes Nyholm, Jeff Olsson, Charlie Roberts & Dan Wolgers

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