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, China, The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, China, NARS Foundation, New York and Guttenberg Arts, New Jersey.

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

 

Artist statement

I create physical objects embodying the process of personal identity being shaped by society over time. I use different materials to convey the visceral tension between societal structures and the individual, to counteract an increasing tendency to categorize people into oversimplified groups, often based on racist, religious or misogynist philosophies.

My materials are chosen depending on their history, physical attributes like smell and tactility, and visual and semiotic properties. I express myself mainly through drawing and sculpture, often utilizing time-consuming techniques like hand-building porcelain, welding or silk stitching.