Berit Fradera

Berit Fradera
Born 1937 BirthKarlstad, Sweden.
Lives and works in HomeHjärnarp, Sweden.
 


   
  I am born and in Värmland, in the west of Sweden, border to Norway.
After my education at the University College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, Catalonia and Skåne in the south of Sweden became my home.
Catalonia and Spain, which I learnt to know through my marriage with a Spanish artist, have influenced me much.
The meeting with a dictatorship, (Franco) the violent history of this country, its expressive art, and the strong catholic religion hit a naive girl from Sweden directly in the heart. I learned a lot from the technical richness that you can find in both old and modern Spanish art.
        After the decease of my Catalan husband, I worked as an art teacher in Skåne, Sweden to support my children and myself. Many young people passed through my hands and that inspired me. All these vulnerable and straying young teenagers made a deep influence on me, specially the girls who almost disappeared in the wallpaper.
          At the end of the 90ties, I left the world of the school and dedicated myself to my artwork.
          Painting feels closest to me but I am trying other ways to express myself as light installations and works with objects. Vulnerable human beings are often in my pictures and the nature is always a source to both rest and anxiety and work.
I am born and in Värmland, in the west of Sweden, border to Norway.
After my education at the University College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, Catalonia and Skåne in the south of Sweden became my home.
Catalonia and Spain, which I learnt to know through my marriage with a Spanish artist, have influenced me much.
The meeting with a dictatorship, (Franco) the violent history of this country, its expressive art, and the strong catholic religion hit a naive girl from Sweden directly in the heart. I learned a lot from the technical richness that you can find in both old and modern Spanish art.
        After the decease of my Catalan husband, I worked as an art teacher in Skåne, Sweden to support my children and myself. Many young people passed through my hands and that inspired me. All these vulnerable and straying young teenagers made a deep influence on me, specially the girls who almost disappeared in the wallpaper.
          At the end of the 90ties, I left the world of the school and dedicated myself to my artwork.
          Painting feels closest to me but I am trying other ways to express myself as light installations and works with objects. Vulnerable human beings are often in my pictures and the nature is always a source to both rest and anxiety and work.
   
Berit Fradera

Born in Karlstad Sweden 1937
Artist fine art

Education
University College of arts, crafts and design Stockholm 1957-62
Escuela Superior de Artes y Oficios Barcelona Spain 1969-70
Studies in Multimedia at Lund Institute of technology 1995,

Separate exhibitions
Art galleries in Malmö 1966,1999
                Karlstad 1969
                Stockholm 1969
                Helsingborg 1973
                1993,95,98
                                         
                Helsingborg consert hall consert                       1994
                Falkenberg town hall 2000
                Ängelholm 2002
                Kalix 2003
                Förslöv 2006

Jury approved collective exhibitions
Young drawers, National Museum, Stockholm 1960-67
Spring exhibition at Liljevalchs Stockholm 1967-71
Premio de dibujo de Joan Miró Barcelona 1970
Women art at the Culture house of Stockholm 1975
Autumn exhibitions of Scania Malmö 1964 and other year
Spring exhibitions of Helsingborg 1987 and other years
Autumn exhibitions of Värmland 1998, 99, 2001, 02, 03, 05
Drawing triennal at Landskrona 1998, 2001, 04
Swedish Form Design Center Malmö and Göteborg 2000, 01
Swedish Church exhibitions in several churches and cathedrals all over the country and in Swedish churches in Oslo, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Brussels
Gallery Art in Karlstad 2006
Gallery Albin Up Oslo 2006-7

Represented  
Swedish National Museum and Museum of Modern Art Stockholm
The Museums of Malmö, Ystad and Värmland
The Art Council of the State of Sweden
The County Council of Scandia (Skåne)
The Town of Helsingborg
The hospital of Helsingborg
The Municipality of Falkenberg
The Municipality of Ängelholm
The Municipality of Kalix
The County council of Norrbotten (Part of Lapponia)
First Price in an Art Competition of the Municipality of Helsingborg
Public performance “Concert of Light” February 2005

Home and studio
Address Djurholmaväg.432
SE-26697 Hjärnarp
Sweden                       tel.+46 431455627   e-mail bela.frajo@telia.com mobile +46(0)706858434