Carin Ellberg was born in 1959, she lives and works in Stockholm. In 1989 she received her Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Art.
As an artist, Ellberg works with painting, drawing, and sculpture, and explores the boundaries between them. Her work is characterized by an organic and associative idiom, which is expressed in a range of different media. Motifs and details from the paintings often recur in the sculptures and installations—a link that reveals her holistic approach to her work. Fundamentally, everything is connected. In her sculptures, she often uses everyday and seemingly unassuming materials and objects, such as stones, metal rods, glass, pantyhose, toys, and used clothing in combination with bookbinding glue.
A selection of Ellberg’s solo exhibitions includes Skellefteå Konsthall, Skellefteå (2019); Carl Eldhs ateljémuseum, Stockholm (2018); Kristianstads konsthall, Kristianstad (2016); Gävle konstcentrum, Gävle (2016); Värmlands Museum, Karlstad (2015); Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway (2014); Millesgården, Stockholm (2014) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2009).
Her work is to be found in a wide range of public and private collections, for example at Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn; ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen; Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Liechtenstein; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Malmö Museum, Malmö and Skissernas Museum Lund.
Photo: Per Svensson.