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Sunniva McAlinden is a visual artist based in Stockholm. She primarily works with painting, three-dimensional constructions and installation. In her work she extends the image of the grid and the monochrome, redresses minimalist aesthetics, constructs follies and tackles the function of ornament. With emphasis on the articulation of colour as substance, symbol, space and sensation she explores the material and perceptual possibilities of painting.


Solo shows include a major presentation at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (Folly, 2008). Participation in Group exhibitions include at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, and Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Public art commissions include a large textile work for the main auditorium of Moderna Museet Stockholm (Ridå,1998), and mosaic murals for Odenplan station, Stockholm City Line Public Transport (Länk, 2017). Her work is represented in major public collections in Sweden. 

Born in 1963 in Oslo, grew up in England and Norway.

Studied Fine Art at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.

Former professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Bergen National Academy of the Arts.

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