Artist biography & CV

 

Angelica Markéns artistic universe is called Queendom of Colour. Here she mainly explores the female persona and its projections, especially those of an erotic nature. The image of the erotic woman can be perceived as complicated, lustful, political, disgusting, taboo, feminist and seductive. At the same time it can be complicated and simple, a duality that fascinates.

Angelica Markén has been one of the few women on the erotic art scene since 2006. ”I wanted to express a strong female force interpreted by myself as a woman”. With oil and acrylic, she puts the woman at the centre. The interaction between painting techniques, colour choices and motifs gives her colouristic paintings a distinctive expression.

 ”Lust is part of our vitality and the play and euphoria of sexuality can resemble alchemy, where flesh and spirit unite in an ecstasy beyond time and space”.

 

Selected Solo exhibitions:

2017 – Galleri Lord & Lydia, Gothenburg, SWE

2015 – Tjolöholm Castle, Tjolöholm Gallery, Kungsbacka, SWE

2014 – ”Past is Present” Konstpoolen Art Gallery, Nynäshamn, SWE

2013 – ”Som I Bären Under Edert Hjerta”, Gallery Ullman, Gothenburg, SWE

2010 – The Theater Trixter, Gbg, SWE

2009 – ”The Industry” Västerås Artist Alliance, SWE

2008 – “Lust and Intellect” Bokbinderiet, Köping, SWE

2007 – Gallery Västmanlands Läns Tidning, SWE

2007 – Sagå Gallery, Enköping, SWE

 

Jury-selected Exhibitions:

2017 – Erotic Art Exhibition, London, England

2017 – Edsvik Art Gallery, Sollentuna, SWE

2017 – Skaraborgsalongen, SWE

2014 – Museum of Västerbotten, Umeå, SWE

2013 – Edsvik Art Gallery, Sollentuna, SWE

2013 – Skådebanan, Julsalong, Västerås, SWE

2006 – Skådebanan, Julsalong, Västerås, SWE

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 – PRIMA MATERIA, Hellekis Säteri, Lidköping

2016 – West Pride Art Exhibition, Gothenburg Public library, SWE

2016 – Woman’s Essence – women in contemporary art, Milano, ITALY

2016 – Art and Antiques Fair. Stockholm, SWE

2014 – Gothenburg Public library, Gothenburg, SWE

2014 – Gallery Fribergers Badhus, Sätrabrunn, Sala, SWE

2012 – Canevaz Gallery, Julsalong, Gothenburg. SWE

2012 – ‘De Platsbundna’ The Theater Trixter, Gothenburg, SWE

2011 – KBT Psykologmottagning, Gothenburg, SWE

2009 – Sexy Art Gallery, London, Great Britain, GB
2009 – APW Gallery, New York City, United States of America, USA

2009 – Studiogalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria, AUT

2008 – PridePark Gallery, Stockholm Pride, SWE

2008 – Gallery Enggården, Arvika, SWE

2007 – Sagå Gallery, Julsalong, Enköping, SWE

 

Purchased from:

– Zonta International (leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy)

– Egmont publishing Art Association

– Eskilstuna Art Association

– Château des Réaux, France, FR

– Sollefteå Art Association

 

Related Activities:


– I designed beer etiquettes to help spread the awareness of ADHD and Asperger Syndrome in association with LSS omsorgen and Attention Gothenburg. 2017

– Paintings in the pilot ”Vandöda”, swedish horror movie. Director: Petra Revenue, 2012

– Member of BMW Art Group – Blackburn, Markén, Wendelbo, 2011-12

– Lecture about the exhibition ‘De Platsbundna’ at Theater Trixter, Gothenburg 2012

– Art Auction, Galleri Fribergers Badhus, Sätra Brunn 2009

– Panel discussion on the subject “Culture in the city of Västerås”, Västerås 2008

– Lecture about ”Queendom of Colour” at Plaza hotel for members of Rotary, Västerås, 2008

– Article “Royaume de la débauche”, Roomance.fr, 2009

– Article about the exhibition “Lust and Intellect”, Bergslagsbladet 2008

– Article “Angelica Markén – Eyes sensitive to the colour of red”, artist portrait, 2008

– Interview, Tv-Bergslagen, 2008

– Member of The Swedish Artist Alliance (Svenska Konstnärsförbundet) and BUS (Bildupphovsrätt).

 

Education:

The History of Antiques II, 2015

Silversmith course, Art College,2015

The History of Antiques I, 2014

Jungian Psychology and Archetypal Studies – C.G Jung, 2013-14

Mälardalen University ”Informativ illustration”, 2000-01

Västerås Art School, 1998-2000

Kantzowska Media Center, ”Communication and Media”, 1995-96

 

Creative employments:

– Art teacher, Västerås School of Culture, 2007-08

– Art teacher and form teacher, Apalbyskolan, Västerås, 2002-03

– Advertising speaker for local TV-station, TV-Bergslagen, Västmanland 1996

– Advertising speaker at Radio Rix, Västmanland, 1996

– Makeup assistant and Lavalier microphone assistant, Jarowskij Production Company, ”Vänner & Fiender”, 1996