About

Cecilia Jansson is known for her well-crafted sculptures and large scale embroidery. She was selected to exhibit at Swatch Faces at the Venice Biennial 2015. She also exhibited at Gallery Art Labor, Shanghai, Örebro Open Art and was awarded with Örebro County culture prize 2015. She has been a head teacher in sculpture at Örebro Art College and is a board member there since 2009.

Recent residencies include Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen and NARS Foundation NY.

She is represented by Gallery Art Labor in Shanghai since 2011.

 

Artist statement

The idea that the color or shape of your body would define your identity is ridiculous. This basic need to label people deserves investigating. I express myself mainly through drawing and sculpture, often utilizing time-consuming techniques like hand-building porcelain, welding or silk stitching. To begin any project, I need a certain amount of adrenaline, prompted by an inherent difficulty leading to the risk of failure. I like to put myself in unfamiliar situations, working in unaccustomed cultural contexts or with new materials. The things I already know become tools for exploring things of which I have no knowledge.