The FLD Art Award 2022 is awarded to the Gothenburg-based art embroiderist, weaver and textile artist Emma Holmgren. Her work fuse organic qualities with unique textile pictures and patterns in energetic color palettes. The textile and color master combines a modern imagery with the traditional practice of embroidery, sewing and weaving, resulting in mesmerizing textile artworks and wild, inviting combinations.

We are smitten by Emma Holmgren’s attitude, playfulness and aesthetics. Therefore we give her the FLD Art Award for 2022 (25 000 SEK). We want to highlight her work and encourage Emma to keep walking this inspiring road”.

The jury: Elisabeth Dunker, co-founder and creative director.
Ulrika E. Engberg, co-founder and CEO.

"Lately I’ve been very inspired by everyday life. I became a mother a year and half ago and I guess I've had the need to process that experience. So in my latest project I’m weaving tapestries in rags illustrating my life with my baby". Emma Holmgren

EXHIBITION open in FLD Gallery @spinnerietlindome
29/6 – 28/8 2022, Fri, Sat & Sun 11–16, floor 4
Welcome!

Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up, and when did you realize you were a creative person?
I grew up in a small town in Småland (in the South of Sweden). When I was young I was very shy and insecure and had a feeling that I was a creative person but I didn't have the courage to express it. But in my early twenties I decided to start an art education at Folkhögskolan and there I started to bloom, I found the textile crafts and just kept on going.
My main craft education I got at my three year studies at Handarbetets Vänner School in Stockholm.
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"To be chosen to receive this year's Fine Little Day Art Award is such an honor. It feels like getting a big hug. Keeping up with my art and my craft is the best I know and that my work is noticed in this way makes me extremely happy. I am really excited and I will continue to weave!"

– Emma Holmgren

The Fine Little Day Art Award is an independent award for contemporary art, open to all kinds of visual, creative artists. Genre, background and career experience is irrelevant, only the work is taken into consideration. The award is granted without application. Every year the Fine Little Day jury will pick and award 2500 EUR to an artist from around the world. The award’s aim is to highlight and encourage the chosen artist.

Since Fine Little Day’s establishment in 2007, its platform has passionately spread the word about artists and their work across the globe to showcase their work through social media, products, publications and exhibitions.

An exhibition with Emmas art can be found at FLD´s headquarters until Aug 28.
Opening hours Fri-Sun 11-16.
Spinnmästarevägen 2, Lindome.

FLD ART AWARD 2021

"Johanna Grigarová is a free spirit with her own distinctive and authentic aesthetics. Johanna is a fashion textile designer, with a Bachelor degree from Textile design (2017) and a Master from Fashion design (2019) at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Besides that she also has a bachelor degree in social work. Grigarová’s work embellishes and enhances textiles in a very immediate, sensual fashion. The skillfully made creations and visually surrounding contexts are often wild and involve elements of narratives, with almost mystical qualities. We praise Grigarová’s work and have appointed her to be the first one to receive the Fine Little Day Art Award".

The jury: Elisabeth Dunker, co-founder and creative director.
Ulrika E. Engberg, co-founder and CEO.

Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up, and when did you realize you were a creative person?
I grew up in a small town in Småland (in the South of Sweden). When I was young I was very shy and insecure and had a feeling that I was a creative person but I didn't have the courage to express it. But in my early twenties I decided to start an art education at Folkhögskolan and there I started to bloom, I found the textile crafts and just kept on going.
My main craft education I got at my three year studies at Handarbetets Vänner School in Stockholm.
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Ushyté is a way for me to join minimal shape, wearability and print all into one design. A design that is light, universal and with a touch of femininity, combined with details that give the clothing distinctive characteristic. It is everything that I love to wear and everything that makes me feel unique. Ushyté is my world and you are a part of it as well.

– Johanna Grigarová

PHOTO:

Pattern Bird, Bouquet, Mushroom: Adam Lukáč

Olive dungarees, Uups long dress, Rose overall, Striped shaped dress : Zuzana Jakabová

Pattern Water Lilies Pink: Elisabeth Dunker

Pattern Rutig Brown: Johanna Grigarová

Videography: Filip Morjak