From being one of Sweden’s most popular illustrators and cutting satirist, with numerous international awards behind him, Jesper Waldersten (born 1969) has rapidly made a name for himself as a recognised and distinctive artist.

With his inimitable style in which he seemingly unhindered mixes words, photos, music and draughtsmanship, he creates images where nothing is static, nothing is obvious. The result is unpredictable, ingenious and usually unsettling; you may laugh at the clever wordplay, the sharp humour and the contemporary commentaries but lurking throughout is a depth of seriousness.

He has published several highly acclaimed books and has exhibited in Sweden and abroad to very positive reviews. Waldersten lives in Mariefred, outside Stockholm.


Solo Exhibitions

2016 Exhibition: Vida Konsthall, “Vägen ut finns här inne”

2013 Exhibition: Darkland, Berlin “Heavily armed Souls”

2012 Exhibition: Skellefteå Konsthall “Waldersten365:64

2012 Exhibition: Linnman Gallery “Royal Leftovers”

2011 Exhibition: Grafikens Hus “Den ganska långa vägen hit”

2011 Exhibition: Gallery Jonas Kleerup “Waldersten365”

2007 Exhibition: Kulturhuset Stockholm ”Here I Am”

2005 Exhibition: Frans Suell Malmö “Malmösviten”

2003 Exhibition: Färgfabriken “One Black Line”



2016 Exhibiton: Pointe et Burin in Paris

2010 Exhibition: Braverman Gallery Tel Aviv “Worshipping the Sun” with Lars Tunbjörk and Christine Ödlund

2008 Exhibition: Färgfabriken North “Teleport Färgfabriken”

2001 Exhibition: “The New Europeans”

2000 Exhibition: Galleri Charlotte Lund. “People that don´t exist”

2000 Exhibition: Krapperups Konsthall 27/8-17/9 “The Art of Illustration”



2016 The Axel Munthe Scolarship

2016 Swedish Design Award, “POEM”

2013 Swedish Photobook Award 2013

2012 Swedish Design Award for “Waldersten365”. 1 Silver and 1 Daredevil Award.

2012 Swedish Book Art Award for ”Waldersten365”

2010 Best of Newspaper Design 2009. Award of Exellence

2007 Kolla Graphic Design&Illustration. 1 Gold

2006 Best of Newspaper Design 2005. 1 Award of Exelence

2005 Best of Newspaper Design 2004. 2 Silver

2004 Kolla Graphic Design&Illustration 2004. 1 Gold, 2 Silver

2004 Swedish Book Art Award for ”Godnattfnatt”

2004 Best of Newspaper Design 2003. 1 Gold and 1 Award of Exelence

2003 Best of Newspaper Design 2002. 1 Gold and 1 Award of Exelence

2002 Best of Newspaper Design 2001 scandinavia. 1 Silver

2002 Best of Newspaper Design 2001. 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Award of Exelence


2016 Walderstenen (September)

2016 “Vägen ut finns här inne”

2015 “POEM”

2014 “Allt Brinner!”

2013 “Walderstens Instagram”

2012 “Kent Waldersten. Lägg er inte i!”

2011 “Waldersten365”

2009 “Royal Leftovers”

2007 ”Here I Am”

2006 “Jesper Walderstens Painting Book”

2004 “Full of Emptyness”

2003 “One Black Line”

2003 “Godnattfnatt”

2002 “Tack för senast din djävel”