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Karin Roy Andersson profile picture

Göteborg / Sweden

Born in 1983

The urge to repeat movements over and over again, methodically and resolutely is something that is significant for both my personality and my work. Multiplicity and recurrence attract me. In a large scale the variations between the details are very 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. Since I was a kid I have had a strong interest in animals, especially fish and birds. I love their shape, their movements and the pattern of the feathers and scales, their bodies, faces and exceptional behaviour. Lately the backsides have become more important. The stitches and the steel construction reveal the craft behind the work – a naked explanation that could be shown, or hidden only accessible to the wearer.

My latest pieces are made of plastics collected from garbage containers and ditch-banks. I keep my eyes open when I go to the hairdresser; I search in my friends’ bathrooms and fridges – you have to be observant if you are going to find that perfect jewellery material. The material still has traces from the consumer society, but in the finished pieces the industrial image has gained a more organic impression.

Karin Roy Andersson

Profile picture ©Linnéa Eriksson



Art Galleries


    • Assistant for jewelry artist Marc Monzó Barcelona, Spain
    • Master of Applied Art, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Baccalaureate Jewellery Art, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Catching Big Fish, solo show, Beyond Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium
    • Hunting Trophies from the Concrete Jungle, duo show with Linnéa Eriksson, Not Quite, Fengersfors, Sweden
    • LOOT 2016: MAD About Jewelry, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
    • Jewels from the 21st Century, Hallwylska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Jewellery Art inspired by Nature, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Mirage / You got the look, duo show with Sanna Svedestedt, Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Rooted, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, United Kingdom
    • Textil/Juvel, touring exhibition starting at The Folly, Settle, United Kingdom
    • Parallel Worlds, Alliages, Lille, France
    • 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
    • Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges, 2013 Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition, Century Hall of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
    • Four Shadows, Lerverk, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Art & Science, 3e våningen, 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 Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art, Florence, Italy
    • (ig)noble, Schwedische kirche, Munich, Germany
    • Corpus Container + Christmas Jewellery Fair, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Netherlannds
    • The Body Talk, Galleria Samona’, Padova, Italy
    • Alla, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg, Form/Design Center, Malmö and Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, 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
    • Julform, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden
    • Passion for Freedom, Unit24 Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    • ALLA, traveling exhibition on trains, 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Founder and co-owner of Four, gallery and boutique in Gothenburg, Sweden. Responsible for the management of the gallery.
    • Together with Sanna Svedestedt part of the project group Diagonal:
    • co-worker at Klimt02 Community – International Jewellery Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
    • MIMA Jewellery Conference, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    • Future Seminar, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Catching Big Fish, Beyond Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium
    • Mind Your Language, Inspiration vs Imitation, Zimmerhof Symposium, Zimmerhof Germany

    • Art Jewellery Today Europe, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, Atglen, USA
    • Noovo Paper Editions vol 5, The Pepin Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, Lark Books, Sterling publishing Co. Inc New York/London, USA/UK
    • Humor in Craft, Brigitte Martin
      Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, USA

    • Jewelbook International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13, Stichting Kunstboek Oostkamp, Belgium

    • Contemporary Jewellery Year Book 2011, Grupo Duplex, Barcelona, Spain
    • 500 Plastic jewelry designs, Lark Books, Sterling publishing Co. Inc New York/London, USA/UK