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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 redresses minimalist aesthetics, constructs follies, tackles the function of ornament, and extends the image of the grid and the monochrome. 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 (2008). Group exhibitions include at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, and at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Public art commissions include the stage curtain for the main auditorium of Moderna Museet Stockholm (1998), and two large wall mosaics for the Odenplan station, Stockholm City Line Public Transport (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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