KARIN JOHANSSON

Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson, born 1964 in Värnamo, Sweden, and currently work and lives in Gothenburg. In 1994 she graduated from HDK Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg University. Her work is featured in several private and public collections, and she is the recipient of several major grants and awards, among them the ten-year working grant of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. She is one of the founders of the international jewellery gallery Hnoss in Gothenburg, later Hnoss Initiative. Between 2007-2019 she was the head of department/professor of the Jewellery Art department at HDK Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg University.


Karin on her works:
I collect real objects and images, seized from my daily surroundings. In fact, my studio is an endlessly growing collection of bits and pieces, both visible and invisible, that become parts of a map I keep updating and revising. My work is a treasure hunt among things and ideas finally fashioning into pieces of jewellery made to be desired, worn, questioned, or loved.
 

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Public collections:
RIAN Designmuseum Falkenberg (SE), Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (NO), Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg (SE), Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (SE), Marzee Collection, Nijmegen (NL)

Awards (selection):
2016 Västra Götalands Arbetsstipendium
2010 Sten A Olssons Kulturstipendium
2009 Konstnärsnämnden, 5 years grant
2007 Göteborg Kulturstipendium
2004 Konstnärsnämnden, 5 years grant 

Solo Exhibitions (selection):
2024 COLORS, Hannah Gallery, Barcelona (ES)
2023 Night and Day, Viceversa Galerie, Lausanne (CH)
2022 OONA Gallery, Berlin (DE)
2022 ATTA Gallery, Bangkok (TH)
2021 Reverso, Lisbon (P)
2020 The National, Christchurch (NZ)
2019 Oona Galerie, DE
2019 Hannah Gallery, (SP)
2018 Ornamentum Gallery (USA)
2016 Jewelers' Werk (USA)
2015 Klimt02 Gallery (SP)
2012 Klimt02 Gallery (SP)
2011 Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg (SE) | Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2010 Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Gent (BE) | Galerie Viceversa, Lausanne (CH)
2009 Platina, Stockholm (SE)
2007 Nääs Konsthantverk, Floda (SE)
2006 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2005 Galerie Tactile, Genève (CH) 
 

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JEWELS by KARIN JOHANSSON

 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Pin: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, enamel, gold pin, silicone.
3 to 3.5 cm
Unique piece.
Price: 90 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, fired enamel, gold
Unique piece.
Price: 540 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, fired enamel, gold
Unique piece.
Price: 480 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, fired enamel, gold
Unique piece.
Price: 540 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, fired enamel, gold
Unique piece.
Price: 480 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, fired enamel, gold
Unique piece.
Price: 540 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2024.
Silver, fired enamel, gold
Unique piece.
Price: 540 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Untitled, 2023.
Oxidised silver, enamel
Unique piece.
Price: 420 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Untitled, 2023.
Oxidised silver, enamel
Unique piece.
Price: 480 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Untitled, 2023.
Silver, Enamel
Unique piece.
Price: 480 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Bracelet: Untitled, 2023.
Acrylic in various colours
Multiple piece.
Price: 390 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Untitled, 2021.
Oxidized silver, gold, enamel.
90 cm long
Unique piece.
Price: 1500 €.
Unique piece created for Hannah Gallery..
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2021.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel.
Circle 2.5 cm, Gold ring 1.7 cm
Unique piece.
Price: 390 €.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Untitled, 2021.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel.
Square 2.5 cm, Gold ring 1.9 cm.
Price: 390 €.
Unique piece.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Untitled, 2021.
Oxidized silver, enamel, gold.
87 cm long
Unique piece.
Price: 1800 €.
Piece created for Hannah Gallery.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Untitled, 2021.
Oxidized silver.
39 cm long.
Price: 860 €.
 Time Nº2  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Brooch: Time Nº2, 2005.
Oxidized silver, enamel, wood.
ø 4.6 x 0.7 cm
Unique piece.
Price: 1800 €.
 Time Nº3  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Brooch: Time Nº3, 2005.
Gold, silver, enamel, wood.
ø 4 x 0.7 cm
Unique piece.
Price: 2600 €.
 horizon/green  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: horizon/green, 2021.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel.
Gold ring: 1.9 cm. Disc diameter: 2.5 cm.
Price: 380 €.
Unique piece.
 hills/clouds  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: hills/clouds, 2021.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel.
Gold ring: 2 cm. Disc diameter: 2.6 cm
Unique piece.
SOLD
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Untitled, 2021.
Silver.
Disc: 1.25 x 2.15 cm, Inner diameter 17.5 mm (size 55.5)
Multiple piece.
Price: 400 €.
Unique piece.
 Butterfly  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Butterfly, 2018.
Acrylic, gold.
Price: 2600 €.
 Grass  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Grass, 2018.
Anodized aluminum, gold, acrylic.
Price: 2400 €.
 Curve  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Curve, 2022.
Acrylic
Unique piece.
Price: 400 €.
 Structure Yellow  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Structure Yellow, 2019.
Acrylic.
84 cm.
Part of: Private Collection.
SOLD
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Untitled, 2019.
Gold, oxidized silver, anodized aluminum, acrylic, reconstructed stones
Unique piece.
Price: 1440 €.
 Black Sketches  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Black Sketches, 2019.
Oxidized silver, acrylic.
Price: 960 €.
 Black Sketches  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Black Sketches, 2017.
Oxidized silver, acrylic.
50 cm long.
From series: The Black Sketches
Unique piece.
SOLD
 Balance  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Balance, 2019.
Gold.
9 cm long
Unique piece.
Price: 470 €.
Piece part of the memo Lightness at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery..
 Ear-rings  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Ear-rings, 2018.
18 k gold.
Price: 240 €.
Multiple edition.
 Five  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Bracelet: Five, 2016.
Red Gold.
7 x 7 x 0.2 cm
Unique piece.
Price: 1220 €.
Unique piece.
 Black Sketches  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Black Sketches, 2015.
Oxidized silver, acrylic.
92 cm.
From series: The Black Sketches
Unique piece.
SOLD
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: Untitled, 2016.
Oxidized silver.
94 cm.
Unique piece.
SOLD
 From above  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: From above, 2013.
Gold, enamel, reconstructed jade, reconstructed white coral, acrylic.
100 cm
Unique piece.
Price: 1790 €.
Unique piece
Special piece designed for Klimt02 Gallery.
 End of the Street  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Necklace: End of the Street, 2011.
Gold, oxidized silver, enamel, reconstructed jade, reconstructed onyx, reconstructed white coral.
80 cm.
From series: Abstractions of a City.
Price: 1800 €.
Unique piece.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Untitled, 2012.
18k. gold.
2 x 1,5 cm.
Price: 1125 €.
Multiple edition.
 Untitled  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Untitled, 2013.
18k. gold.
2,2 x 1,2 cm
Multiple piece.
SOLD
 Two  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Two, 2015.
Gold.
ø 2.1 to 1.7 cm.
Price: 270 €.
Unique piece
Work designed for Klimt02 Gallery for the exhibition To Recover in 2015.
 Stage  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Ring: Stage, 2016.
Silver.
2 x 2 x 1.4 cm.
Price: 380 €.
Multiple edition.
 Kalahari  by Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson.
Earrings: Kalahari, 2006.
Gold, black diamonds.
4,5 cm.
Part of: Private Collection
Unique piece.
SOLD