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Karin Roy Andersson


I’m a long distance runner. The urge to repeat movements, methodically and resolutely is significant for my personality and work. Running kilometre after kilometre or pushing a needle up and down for hours - multiplicity and recurrence attract me. In a large scale the variations in the details are important. I create structures and rhythms using small elements to build dynamic patterns. My aim is that the result in a small scale should express harmony and balance.
Catching Big Fish
There’s something magnetic with the world of the oceans; frightening, exciting and with a beauty that comes with the tension between these feelings.
I love fish; their shape, fens and the pattern of the scales. I’m intrigued by how they move, their bodies, faces and their, in our eyes, exceptional behaviour. In a society where the view on what is normal is still quite conservative, the way some fish species change sex, size and identity gives a new perspective.
Some years ago I started making chains of thin silver scales. The scales grew larger and I’ve added elements of recycled plastics. To me the pieces looks like traces from an intense struggle catching a big fish. When adding the plastic I realized that jumping into the ocean you might be more likely to end up with plastics on your body than scales from a fish.



Born 1983, Umeå, Sweden

Founder and co-owner of Four, gallery and boutique in Gothenburg, Sweden. Responsible for the management of the gallery.
2010-2014 co-worker at Klimt02 Community - International Jewellery Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2010 Assistant for jewellery artist Marc Monzó Barcelona, Spain
2007-2009 Master of Applied Art, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
2004-2007 Baccalaureate Jewellery Art, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden

Solo exhibitions
2013 Catching Big Fish, Beyond Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium

Group exhibitions
2014 Distant Relations: Jewelry between East and West, Two Cities Gallery, Shanghai, China | United States of Sweden, Four, Göteborg, Sweden | Fondazione Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy |
Jewellery as a Guest, Helsingborg, Sweden
2013 Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition, Century Hall, Beijing, CH | Shadows, Lerverk, Göteborg, SE | Art & Science, Göteborg, Sweden | Suspended in Pink, The Atrium Gallery Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany and Heidi Lowe, Rehoboth Beach, United States |
 Preziosa Young, Munich, Germany, Legnica, Poland and Florence, Italy |
 (ig)noble, Schwedische kirche, Munich, Germany
2012 Corpus Container + Christmas Jewellery Fair, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Netherlands |
 The Body Talk, Galleria Samona', Padova, Italy | Alla, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden| Jag har tappat min vante, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden | Just Rings Galerie Violaine Ulmer, Toulouse, France | A Matter of Act - Sustainability in Contemporary Jewellery, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Netherlands | We Make Our Own, Sliperiet, Borgvik, Sweden | Suspended, Studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany | In the Forest, Schwedische kirche, Munich, Germany | Platina at FRAME, Neue Messe Munich, Germany | Schmuck-Show, MaximiliansForum, Munich, Germany | Four at Sintra, Sintra, Göteborg, Sweden
2011 Julform, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden | Passion for Freedom, Unit24 Gallery, London, United Kingdom | ALLA, traveling exhibition Kiruna, Boden, Malmö, Göteborg, Stockholm, Sweden | A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord Kungspassagen, Umeå, Sweden | Umeå Fashion Week, Umeå, Sweden | Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook Release, Iberjoya, Madrid, Spain | Four Escapes, Lilla Galleriet, Klädesholmen, Sweden | Sensibelt, Konsthandeln, Konstnärshuset, Smålandsgatan 7, Stockholm, Sweden | A Pieceful Swedish Smörgåsbord, Schwedische kirche, Munich, Germany | Mini showcases exhibition, Gallery Hnoss, Göteborg, Sweden
2010 Fondazione Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy | Opening of Four, Four, Gothenburg, Sweden | Hnoss Extended, Galleri Hnoss, Gothenburg | 4 Jewellery Artists, Hop Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia | Konsthantverkarna in Örebro, Örebro, Sweden | For Long and Faithful Duty, Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Stories in the shape of Jewellery, Platina, Stockholm, Sweden | Master graduation exhibition 2009, Rhösska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden | Konstslöjdsalongen, Rhösska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden | Ung 7, traveling exhibition 2009 – 2010 Stockholm, Sweden; Kungälv, Sweden; Malmö, Sweden; Sundsvall, Sweden; Örebro, Sweden; Prag, Czech Republic; Tokyo, Japan; Falun, Sweden; Umeå, Sweden; Rjukan, Norway. 
2008 En Joia't, La Basílica, Barcelona, Spain | Nääs konsthantverksgalleri, Nääs, Floda, Sweden
2007 Hnoss Extended, Galleri Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden | Bachelor graduation exhibition 2007 Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden | Temporary Connections, NK, Gothenburg, Sweden | Love Signs, Galleri Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Färg! Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

2013 Noovo Paper Editions vol 5, The Pepin Press, Amsterdam
2012 Jewelbook International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art, Stichting Kunstboek Oostkamp, Belgium
2012 Humor in Craft, Brigitte Martin
 Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, USA
2012 Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, Lark Books, Sterling publishing Co. Inc New York/London

2011 Contemporary Jewellery Year Book 2011, Grupo Duplex, Barcelona, Spain

2009 500 Plastic jewelry designs, Lark Books, Sterling publishing Co. Inc New York/London