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Gunilla DagaGunilla Daga
Österåkers konsthall, Länsmansgården 2018

Hjelminge Home Gallery Gnesta 2019

-"Occasionally, you will run into that rare artist who both captivates the mind and heart with his or her work.
That artist is surely Gunilla Daga."
John Austin, an art writer living and working in Manhattan.
*to read the whole essay scroll down

Arte di Palermo Biennale internationale per la sua rilevanza artistica, 2013
First showcase winner ArtSlant Price, New York 2012 and
5th 2012 Showcase winner ArtSlant Price, New York

Medlem i/member of
SvK Svenska konstnärer
BUS Bildkonst Upphovsrätt Sverige
Konstnärernas Riksorganisation, KRO
Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad, KKV-B
Svenska Konstnärers förening, SKF

Publicerad/published to
Circle Foundation of Art 2017
ART UpCLOSE World Edition 2015, 2016
The Voice of the Artist, A select collection of work,
also displayed at the 15th SCOPE Art Show Miami 2015
Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris Obs, okt/nov 2013
International Contemporary Masters 7, US 2013
Aesthetica The art&cultural magazine UK 2013, 2017
The New Collectors Book NY 2013
Art takes Miami US 2013

Artist in Residencies
NARS Foundation, New York 2016
Cite' des Arts International, Paris 2014
Maribor, Slovenia 2011
Kuroszwenki Palace, Poland 2009
Can Serrat, Spain 1995

Representerad hos/represented at Bohuslandstinget, Folkets Hus Riks, Handelsbanken, Sotenäsbostäder AB, Stockholms stad, Svenska Bostäder, privata samlingar/private collections

Utsmyckning i Hunneboparken Hunnebostrand 1992. Installation till Mässa för måsar med Göteborgs kammarkör i Arbetarnas hus Göteborg 1992

Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
Gerlesborgsskolan i Bohuslän 1990-1993
Gerlesborgsskolan i Stockholm 1988-1990
Medborgarskolans konstskola 1986-1988
Stockholms universitet Konstvetenskap
Högskolan Trollhättan Vänersborg Kreativitetens filosofi, psykologi och tillämpning

Separatutställningar /solo exhibitions
2021 ARTIFACT Gallery New York
2019 Studio ABC Open studio Stockholm
2018 Österåkers konsthall, Länsmansgården
NARS Spring Open Studios New York 2017
NARS foundation, Brooklyn New York 2016
SPECTRUM Art Fair Miami 2015
ARTEXPO New York April 2015
Hjelminge Home Gallery 2015, 2017, 2018
Artifact Gallery New York Jan 2015
Cite internationale des Arts Paris 2013
Konstrundan Gnesta 2011, 2012, 2014
Höstsalongen Kistamässan 2011
Gnesta Strand 2010
Galerie Plaisiren Stockholm 2009
Konstnärernas höstsalong 2009
Tensta kulturträff 2005
Galleri Globen 2005
Hässelby Slott 2002
Sånga Säby Månadsgalleriet 2001
Gallerian Vällingby 2000
Galleri 39 Arvika 1999
Kulturstafetten Stockholm 1998
Gerlesborgshallen 1996
Galleri Nyttokonst Lysekil 1995
Smögens havsbad hotell 1994
Eksjö Museum Eksjö 1994
Musikmuséet Stockholm 1993
Konstsalongen De Unga Stockholm 1991
Galleri Vita Katten Stockholm 1989

Samlingsutställningar /group shows
2021 ARTEXPO New York
2021 Contemporary Art Station Central Station Hong Kong
2020-21 Contemporary Art Station New Era, onlineexhibition 1 year
2020 Galleria Kookos, Unlimited Reality, Helsinki Finland
2020 ARTBOX/PROJECTS Barcelona 1.0
SCOPE Artfair Miami 2019
Monaco Yacht Show with Artifact NY 2019
ART UpCLOSE Artexpo New York 2019
Ondate / Waves at Officina 15 Bologna 2019
LA Art Show with ART UpCLOSE 2019
Red Dot Miami, Art Basel 2018
Monaco Yacht Show 2018
Artblend Artexpo New York 2018
ART UpCLOSE Artexpo New York 2018
THE.ARTBOX.PROJECT New York 1.0, Armory week NY 2018
'Diversity' Yu Kyung Art Museum Geoje South Korea 2017
THE ARTBOX.PROJECT, Basel 1.0 ArtFair 2017
THE ARTBOX.PROJECT, Spectrum ArtFair Miami 2016
NOMENCoLorATURE, Centotto at Studio 10 Brooklyn New York 2016
The Beauty of Color Collection, Chashama Gala Times Sq New York 2016
Scope ArtFair/SeeMe Miami 2015
SeeMe Louvre Paris 2015
The New Collectors Book Artexpo New York 2015
ART UpCLOSE Spectrum Art Fair Miami 2014
Times Square billboards NYC 2014
Showroom Konstnärshuset Stockholm 2014
SCOPE Art Fair Miami 2013
Art Takes Paris, SeeMe 2013
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts 2013
Sommarsalong KKV-Bohuslän 2013
1st International Biennale of Art of Palermo 2013
The New Collectors Selection, Ward Nasse Gallery New York 2012, 2013
Konstnärshuset Stockholm 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012
Pohorje Maribor Slovenia 2012
Sommarsalong KKV-Bohuslän 2011
Galerie Plaisiren Stockholm 2004, 2005, 2010
Kurozweki Palace Polen 2007
Konstfrämjandet Uddevalla 2006
Diesel new art 2005
Galleri Nybroviken Stockholm 2004
Kista+konst Stockholm 2004
SthlmArtFair 2004
Konstrakan Tranås 2003
Trappan Vällingby Grupp V 1999
Konstnärscentrum Enkehuset 2000
Tomteboda konstförening Stockholm 2000
Konstsilon Fjällbacka 1996
Högskolan Vänersborg 1993
Stensalen Gerlesborg 1992
Shamrock Skeppsholmen Stockholm 1986
Torekällberget Södertälje 1986
Futurum Järna 1985

Jurybedömda utställningar/ juried shows

Postmuseum Stockholm 2012
Arken PostNord HK 2008, 2011
Bohusläns museum Jubileumsutställning KKV 2011
Vårsalongen Edsviks konsthall 2006
Julsalongen Konstnärshuset Sthlm 2005
Konst för alla Folkets hus Riks 2005
Vänersborgs konsthall 2005
Medlemsutställning KKV-Bohuslän 2004
Dalsland center, Tema Kärlek 2003
Rådhusgalleriet Fredrikstad Norge 2003
Vårsalong Trappan Vällingby 2000
Små format Konstnärshuset Stockholm 1999
Konst för alla Folkets hus Riks 1999
Väsby konsthall Nationell Målerisalong 1999
Minikonst Konstnärshuset Stockholm 1998
Medlemsutställning KKV-Bohuslän 1997
Bohusläns museum KRO-konstnärer 1996, 1997
Göteborgs konsthall Decembersalongen 1992, 1994
Bohusläns museum Bohussalongen1992

By John Austin

"Occasionally, you will run into that rare artist who both captivates the mind and heart with his or her work.
That artist is surely Gunilla Daga. In all of her artistic endeavors what is made crystal-clear is that this artist is producing art which, while drawn out of private experience, reaches out in universal terms to touch everyone on different levels. Perhaps the most impressive quality that emerges out of each work is its lyrical drive which forms a visual choreography of parts related to wholes as well as voids as well as of subtle, nuanced coloristic tonalities connected in vitalistic ways to compositional shapes. The compelling drama of energized suspension pervades all of Gunilla Daga’s art.

In the form of her acrylic painting this measured sense of anticipation seems to arise spontaneously and naturally out of working process. This working style, so geared to the flows and ebbs of creative energies has been honed over time in order to exploit certain factors and conditions. Gunilla Daga’s methodology favors the elusive and chance occurrence working hand-in-hand with conscious deliberation.

Much of the artist’s process-oriented work has a constructed look but it is a construction that seems tentative, filled with contingency. This process gracefully brings home the point that the universe, while seemingly stilled is yet unpredictable at its core, ready to change and alter its state of being from one moment to the next. In effect, the artist is deeply immersed in delineating for us, the viewers, what she perceives as an elemental condition of life, which finds its equilibrium through an interior force of counter-harmonies. The delicate compositional balance that pervades each piece suggests, then, a momentary state of quiet and stillness within flux. This suggestion of a temporary surcease from the strains of life while poetically filled with intimations of voids and silence denergies allows the artist, nevertheless, to communicate a flurry of tensions and of struggle in her work.

Lingering in its position it offers us a visual analogy of being psychically suspended between heaven and earth, hovering between oppositions and between differences. In looking closely at the artist’s painitngs we are swayed by the mysterious rightness of her coloration which animates her planes, as in ‘From the Other Side’ and ‘Red Heat’. But what gives us pause, what stops the eye and makes it marvel at the hand of Gunilla Daga is her capacity to find that Archimedian point, acting as perceptual lever, which upends visual expectations. This transformative effect, where materials assume another life beyond the prosaic is the hallmark of a great artist. It is artmaking’s ultimate prize: to recognize limits only to transcend them through the imaginative capacity.

Gunilla Daga’s art might profitably be considered a set of mirrors (imagination and reality) facing each other, which in-between themselves make a habitable world out of their blending reflections. The artist’s speaks eloquently and passionately through her bold nuances of the self’s journeys undertaken to arrive at a condition of centeredness. Her synthesis of oppositions lies at the core of her revelatory artistic practice. "
John Austin is an art writer living and working in Manhattan.