Matilda Forsberg is a Swedish painter who is based in Newark, NJ. In her work, she creates paintings that tell tales of family, identity, and heritage. Her practice reflects on the immigrant experience and multi-cultural identity building. Through an intuitive process, her paintings conflate narratives from the past with present experiences, memories, and thoughts.

Her work has been exhibited across the country in New York, Los Angeles, and Portland (OR) at galleries including First Street Gallery, New York, NY; Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY;  and Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY. In 2020, her work was presented in Mother Tongue as part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial. She is the awardee of the 2021 Liquitex Residency and the recipient of the 2021 City of Newark and Newark Arts Creative Catalyst Fund Grant, and the 2020 Newark Art Accelerator grant by Project for Empty Space and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Forsberg was awarded Best in Show Award 2020, at Wide Open 11 (BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY), by Paulina Pobocha, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA. She received her BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Matilda Forsberg

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