Emma Virke

Emma Virke

Emma Virke (b. 1974) is a visual artist and picturebook maker living and working in Stockholm. She has been exhibited in Bologna, Tokyo and many places in Sweden, including Teckningsmuseet i Laholm, Norrköpings Konstmuseum and Liljevalchs Spring Salon. She is represented at Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sahlgrenska sjukhuset, Uppsala Kommun and has received numerous awards, including a working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. “I usually start with a memory or a feeling. I start drawing, painting, cutting out and assemble pieces. I am interested in people and their relationships with their surroundings. Sometimes they find new places that I didn't foresee. They end up in an unpredictable borderland of dream and reality, the past and present. Some become a series of images or a start of a new picturebook. Most of them are telling stories.”

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