Born 1970. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Astrid Sylwan, born 1970, graduated from Konstfack in 2005. The figurative very seldom enters Sylwan’s world, it is the colour that plays the main part. Not only colour as shade, but also as a physical presence. Sylwan uses all the physical characteristics of the colour when she applies it to the canvas with broad brushes, colour knives or scrapers, or pours it over the canvas in pools and lets it run across the surface in large drops. 

Astrid Sylwan has quickly taken a position as one of Sweden's most prominent painters; she has been awarded several prestigious grants, exhibited throughout the Nordic region, and her work can today be found in the collections of eg. Moderna museet, Statens konstråds and Malmö konstmuseum. 



1999-2005 Konstfack – University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden



2016    VIDA Konsthall, Borgholm, Sweden    

    Märsta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2015    Oskarshamn Konsthall, Oskarshamn, Sweden

    Körsbärsgården, Burgsvik, Gotland, Sweden

2014    Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Stockholm

2013    “Esperanza”, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

2012    Motala Konsthall, Motala, Sweden

2011    Galleri Mårtensson & Persson, Båstad, Sweden

    Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

2010-11     “Conclusions”, Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Sweden, continued to Nässjö kulturhus and Kiruna konsthall

    Vargåkra Gård, Simrishamn, Sweden

    ”Lately”, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

    Galerie Möller Witt, Århus, Denmark, with Martha Kræmer

2009-10     ”All Decisions Made”, Skövde konsthall, Sweden

2009     ”Triumphs and Disasters”, Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Sweden

2008     Pernod Ricard, Paris, France

    ”Cross-currents”, Olle Nymans ateljé, Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Sweden

    ”Free-falling”, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden

2007     ”Pieces of experience”, Galleri Mårtensson & Persson, Båstad, Sweden

    ACNE Studio, Stockholm, Sweden

2006     ”Trust”, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden

2005     ”The daily practice of painting”, MA Exhibition, University College of Arts, Craft and

    Design, Stockholm, Sweden

2004     Vikingsbergs konstmuseum, Helsingborg, Sweden

    Nordens ljus, galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden

2002     Nordens Ljus, aktersalongen, Stockholm, Sweden

2000     V&S Domaine Rabiega, Draguignan, France