Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson
1982 Stockholm (Sweden)

Talente Prize 2012
Märta Mattsson (Sweden) was awarded the Talente Prize for jewellery 2012. The Talente Prize is awarded annually to students and graduates from academies and universities world wide. Talente and Schmuck are the two special shows at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich.

Jury: „Märta Mattssons Broschen aus der Serie „Fossils“ sind durch den vielfältigen Gebrauch unterschiedlicher Materialien gekennzeichnet, die auf eine interessante und harmonische Weise kombiniert werden. Die verschiedenen Verfahren verweisen ebenso wie die Motivik auf die Geschichte des Schmucks wie zum Beispiel auf Arbeiten des Jugendstils. Die „Fossils“ bilden eine Umsetzung des Naturvorbilds, seine Verfremdung. Sie zeigen eine Position zeitgenössischen Schmucks, die Objektcharakter und Tragbarkeit vereint.“

 

Education
2003-2005 Silversmithing and Jewelry Design, Lerum, SE
2004 Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, US
2005-2008 HDK School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, SE
2006 Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo, JP
2007 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US
2008-2010 Royal College of Art GSM&J, London, UK

Awards
2012 Talente Prize for jewelry 2012, Munich
2010 Overall Excellence award, 1st prize, Theo Fennell, London

Solo exhibitions
2011:
Rebirth, Solo exhibition, Two Little birds, Göteborg, Sweden
Rebirth, Four, Nordhemsgatan 74, Göteborg, Sweden
2010:
Wonderland, Gallery HL, Seoul (Won-suh-dong) South Korea
2006:
Gallery Yu, Tokyo

Group exhibitions
2012:
New Harvest 2010, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2011:
Organ/ism, QUIRK GALLERY, 311 W Broad ST. Richmond, USA
HEMMA, 27 Portland Place London W1B 1QA
Ung8- Young Swedish Design, Designers block i Clerkenwell, London
A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord, Umeå
B-side festival, Studio K, Timorplein 62, Amsterdam
Geograhy, SOFA, Chicago
Schmuck Solidor Art Space (Cagnes-sur-Mer, France)
Brooch Sterling Gallery, Budapest
Marzee graduation show Ravary workshop, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
Op Voorraad, LLOYDS HOTEL Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam
Diamonds & Dead Things, Märta Mattsson and Kelly McCallum, Mint, 2 North Terrace Alexander Square, London
Collect, Galerie Marzee, Saatchi Gallery, London
Sensibelt – Photography and jewellery art, Smålandsgatan 7, Konsthandeln, Stockholm
Creative Creatures, Electrum Gallery, South Molton Street , London
Mini showcases exhibition Gallery Hnoss, Göteborg, Sweden
Schmuck 2011 63rd International Trade Fair, Munich
Frame Gallery Platina, Handwerksmesse, Munich
Royal Wee Guts for Garters, 205 Royal College Street, Camden
A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord Schwedische kirche Schwantalerstrasse 60, Munich
Röhsska museets Konstslöjdsalong 2011 Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden
SOFA NEW YORK International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair Showing my work with Sienna Gallery
Ung8- Young Swedish Design no 8 Stockholm Furniture fair
Something for the weekend Space 54, 54 Rivington Street, London
2010:
Platina Winter Exhibition, Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
Animals & Aliens – A Cabinet of Curiosities, Fine Art, Harrogate, In association with Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery
Treasure: Handmade Jewellery to Cherish, Gallery Electrum, London
OP VOORRAAD / IN STOCK, Silke & the Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Sofa Chicago, Sienna Gallery, Booth 1304, Chicago
Avenue Shows- Antiques and Art at the Armory, Marion Harris, Park Avenue Armory New York
Legnica Copper ore seminar, Galeria Sztuki W Legnicy, Poland
Homeworks, Mint, 2 North Terrace Alexander Square, London
‘All that glitters is not gold’, Märta Mattsson & Lisa Björke’, Jubilee, 30 Omachi, Mizusawaku, Oushu city Iwate Pref. Japan
RCA Winners, Theo Fennell, 169 Fulham Road, London
Selected graduated from the Royal College of Art, Electrum Gallery, London
Graduation show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
OP VOORRAAD / IN STOCK, Taiwans Designers week, Huashan Creative Park Taipei, Taiwan
Konstslöjdsalong 2010, Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm
Pavilion of Art and Design, Berkeley Square, London
Mini exhibition, Travelling exhibition London, Detroit, Copenhagen, Singapor and Belfast
Menagerie, Gill Wing Jewellery, London
Last orders, Gallery S O, London
Show One, Royal College of Art, London
Wenn Helden zittern- Tokyo-Munich-London, PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE, Munich
Work in progress show, Lower Gulbenkian gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2009:
Jewellery artist of the month, Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, Finland
EFFE KIJKEN 1 “THE HUMAN TOUCH” Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
“Can I help you?” Work in progress show Upper Gulbenkian gallery, Royal College of Art
Schmuck 2009 International Trade Fair Munich
Schmuck 2009 RMIT Gallery of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Choice, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery
Be Bold, Be Gold, V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) London
3-School project, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry Aoyama building, Tokyo
3-School project, Gallery YU, Tokyo
Blickfang, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich
Ho Ho Ho, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich
ADVENTureBOX, Friends of Carlotta. Zurich
Overcoats, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
The Present, Gallery HL, Seoul (Won-suh-dong) South Korea
2008:
Enjoia´t 08 Exhibition La Basilica Barcelona
Graduation exhibition from HDK Konstepidemin, Gothenburg
2007:
The Earring show, Lark Books Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco USA
Hnoss extended, gallery Hnoss Gothenburg
Love signs, Platina, Stockholm
2006:
NK loves HDK, NK department store Gothenburg
2005:
Graduation exhibition from HD (Hantverk och Design på Nääs fabriker) Stadsmuseet, Gothenburg

Work in Collections
Royal College of Art
Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry
The Marzee Collection
Galeria Sztuki W Legnicy

Publications
2009:
The Compendium Of Contemporary Jewellery Makers, Darling Publications
Schmuck 2009 Catalog
2008:
Enjoia´t08 Exhibition, Catalog
EFFE KIJKEN 1 “THE HUMAN TOUCH” Galerie Marzee, Catalog

On her exhibition at Galerie Marzee 4 March until 16 May 2012
Rebirth
Sometimes I see beauty in things that other people find strange or even repulsive. I become fascinated when there is something you do not want to see and the feeling you get when you do not want to look at something, yet you still do. My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.
Märta Mattsson