Per Kesselmar (*1960)

Per Kesselmar was born in Stockholm in 1960 and studied at the Valand Art Academy in Göteborg from 1984 – 86 before attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1986 – 90.  

Applying oil paint to different metals in up to forty layers, Kesselmar creates veritable colour spaces with a remarkable depth effect.

Kesselmar‘s works can be found in public and private collections such as in the Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, Nörrkoping Art Museum, Skövde Art Museum, the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe and the SAK (Swedish Art Association). During his career to date, the artist has already been awarded several important scholarships and promotional prizes, the most recent being the famous Swedish Sten A Olsson Kulturstipendiat which enabled him a solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Göteborg.

1960 born in Stockholm

 

1984 – 1986 Valand Art Academy, Gothenburg

 

1986 – 1990 Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

 

1995 Baertling grant & National Artists Board (also in 2000 & 2004)

 

2011 Academy of Fine Arts Förderstipendium

 

2017 Sten A Olsson grant

 

lives and works in Stockholm

1994 Ars Nova, Gothenburg

 

1995 & 93 Constructive Tendency, Stockholm

 

2002 Botkyrka Konsthall Mathias van Arkell, Stockholm

 

2008 The Swedish General Art Society       

 

2009 Full View, Uppsala Art Museum

 

2012 Artist house, Stockholm with Anna Wignell

 

2013 Exposure, Arts Academy, Stockholm

 

2017 Inde Jacobs Gallery, Marfa, Texas

 

2017 Shine, Galerie Fargested, Stockholm

 

2017 - 2018 Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sten A Olsson cultural scholarship