Brita Granström

Brita Granström
Photograph © Tom Bland

BRITA GRANSTRÖM BIOGRAPHY

Born: Sweden 1969
Art Education: Orebro Art School 1988-89
MFA. Konstfack, University College of Art & Design, Stockholm 1989-94
(Including a six-month semester at The Glasgow School of Art 1993)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Dreaming of Scotland, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2017
Nocturnal Swimmer and other new paintings, Tanner & Lawson, London 2016
Love Letters, Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne 2015
Sea Salt & Sourdough, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2015
The Night Swimmer, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2014
Butcher, Baker, Cockle Sweet-Maker, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2012
A Breath Of Fresh Air, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2012
Life in Landscape, Kings Place Gallery, London 2011
Undressed - Paintings from Life, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2008
New Paintings, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2006
Paintings, University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 2000

PAINTING AWARDS
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Awards
- Eggs, To be exhibited, Kings Place Gallery 2017
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Awards
- In the Kitchen, Exhibited, Kings Place Gallery2015/Pallant House Gallery 2016
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Awards
- Baking Sour Dough, Exhibited Kings Place Gallery, London 2013
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Awards
- Mother of Four, Purchased by the Ruth Borchard Collection 2011
The People Show, University Gallery and Baring Wing, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Brushing Hair, Second Prize 2008
- The Darkest Day, First Prize 2005
- Bridge Street, First Prize 2001

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Highlights from Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 2016
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection: Next Generation, Kings Place Gallery, London 2015
Christmas Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2014
Pick & Mix, Dye House Gallery, Bradford 2014
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection: Next Generation, Kings Place Gallery, London 2012
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, Kings Place Gallery, London 2011
Stacia Blake and 54 Friends, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland 2011
Mark Hearld and Friends, The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh 2009
Winter Landscapes, University Gallery and Baring Wing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2007
A Baker’s Dozen, touring exhibition of 13 artists curated by Quentin Blake 2001-2002

PUBLICATIONS / FEATURED
Miranda's Notebook Interview here 2017
Lodestars Anthology: Sweden. Full colour photo reportage and interview 2016
Homes and Interiors Scotland. Feature. May/June Issue 2015
Your Paintings. The National Collection/BBC Website : Mother of Four.
Butcher, Baker, Cockle Sweet-Maker. Exhibition catalogue. Full colour, 2012
Brita Granström, Paintings. Selected works. Full colour, 2011
Undressed. Exhibition catalogue. Full colour, 2008

BOOK ILLUSTRATION AWARDS
English Association Award, 2014
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Shortlisted 2014
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Shortlisted 2013
FEA. English Association Fellow, 2011
English Association Award, 2011
English Association Award, 2008
English Association Award, 2005
Oppenheimer Award, Platinum 2003 (USA)
Oppenheimer Award, Gold 2000 (USA)
English Association Award, 2000
TES Award, 1997
Nestle Silver Award, 1996