Anna Kristina Goransson

 

Kristina spent her childhood in northern Sweden before moving to the United States in 1985. Art has always been a significant part of her life, helping her through not knowing English when she arrived in Atlanta, GA. Kristina entered more structured art making as an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 where she received her BFA in Furniture. After graduating she spent two seasons at Anderson Ranch Arts Center assisting classes in the wood program before moving back to the East Coast.

Feeling ready for change, Kristina eventually went back to school for Fiber Arts at the University of Massachusetts and received her MFA in 2008. During graduate school, Kristina spent the first year exploring the different textile techniques until she found felt. Discovering the possibilities that felting had to offer, she spent the rest of her time in graduate school creating felted sculpture.

She continued her felted work as an artist-in-residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2009. Kristina maintains her love for felting and continues to explore wool’s possibilities, finding new ways to push the limits of the material. She teaches workshops to educate others about the incredible versatility of wool and the felting process. Kristina continues her work as a maker, creating art influenced by the beauty of form and pattern in nature.

Dedee Shattuck Gallery Exhibits:

Small Works, 2013

Anna Kristina Goransson, solo exhibition

Small Works 2012

 

 

 

Additional works available, to inquire about works, please email dedeeshattuckgallery@gmail.com or call 508-636-4177.

Résumé


Education

2008 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: MFA in Artisanry/Fibers

1999 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI: BFA in Furniture

1998 Konstfack Stockholm, Sweden: Spring Semester in Interior Design/Furniture

Workshops

2003 University of Rhode Island Providence, RI: Master Seamstress I Certificate Program

2003 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, ME: Sculptural Knitting class with Katharine Cobey

Work

2012 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI: CE Teacher for Hand Felted Accessories

2011 American Textile History Museum Lowell, MA: Workshop teacher for Wet Felting for Beginners

2011 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI: CE teacher for Hand Felted Accessories

2010 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI: CE teacher for Dimensional Felting Gone Wild for teens and Hand Felted Accessories for adults

2009 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI: CE teacher for Dimensional Felting Gone Wild for teens.

2009 Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland, OR: Artist in Residence for the Spring semester in Fibers

2008 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Part Time Faculty for Weaving 1: Off-Loom Constructions

2008 Fuller Craft Museum Brockton, MA: Workshop instructor for Dimensional Felting

2008 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, ME: Technical Assistant for Mo Kelman’s Open Door Fiber class

                  2008 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI: CE Teacher for Architecture: Fantasy Playhouse with children ages 8-10

2008 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Teacher for Concepts in Artisanry: Textile Styling

2008 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, ME: Technical Assistant to Jozef Bajus and Carol LeBaron by the Mary B. Bishop and Francis S. Merritt Scholarship Fund

2006/7 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Teacher of record for Weaving 1: Off-loom Construction

2006 Wave Hill Bronx, NY: Visiting lecturer on knitting and natural fibers

2006 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Teaching Assistant for Textile Design IV: Screen Printing

2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Studio Technician for Textiles/Fibers Department

2001-2005 risd/works Providence, RI: Sales Associate for the gallery/store

2000/1 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Snowmass, CO: Furniture/wood program assistant

Exhibitions

2012 Nurture: Anna Kristina Goransson, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

2012 Materials: Hard & Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2011 Felt So Good, some things looming, Reading, PA

2011 Window Installation, DAME, Jamaica Plain, MA

2011 Art in the Windows, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2010 The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

2009 OCAC Artist in Residence Show, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR

2009 Interdependance: The Tree Project , The International Fiber Collaborative, Huntsville, Al

2009 RISD New England Alumni Biennial 2009, The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2008 Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, John M. Crawford Gallery, Flat Rock, NC

2008 Out of the Blue: A National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

2007 LUSH: An International Juried Exhibition, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA

2007 Fresh Fiber, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2007 Light Rescue solo exhibition                   Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

2006 Light My Fiber Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

2005 Domestic Materials in Contemporary Fiber Art Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

2004/5 RISD Staff Show Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2002 Firehouse 13 Sara Angnell Gallery, Providence, RI

2000/1  Anderson Ranch Arts Center Staff Show ARAC Gallery, Snowmass, CO

1999 Furniture Show Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Honors

Fall 2011 500 Felt Objects Published in this book by Lark Books

Nov/Dec 2007 Fiberarts Magazine Featured in the 3rd Annual Student Showcase Publication

Dec 2007 SoCo Magazine Lush Exhibition Article

1998 Niche Student Awards Finalist Finalist in the furniture category    


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