Virtual Studio Visit with Pieper Bloomquist
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Free
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Visit the studio of Scandinavian folk artist and ASF Folk Art Fellow Pieper Bloomquist! Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Pieper studied Swedish Dalmålning (Kurbits) and Bonadsmålning, and has been painting in traditional Scandinavian styles of folk art since 1993. Pieper enjoys utilizing elements from folk art traditions to tell modern stories, incorporating the floral forms, borders, layout and perspective of the past to depict scenes that — while personal to her — portray universal human experiences and daily activities of growing up in the upper Midwest. She enjoys placing playful, contemporary scenes in the context of traditional Swedish flower and scroll formations.
In this visit premiering on Saturday, June 26, Pieper will share the differences between various Scandinavian art forms, revealing a bit of her painting process, and experiences working as an artist (as well as an oncology nurse) during the pandemic.
The Studio Visit will premiere on the event page at 2 PM ET on June 26 via YouTube and Facebook, and remain available to stream through July 3.
This event is the seventh in a series of Virtual Studio Tours from Scandinavia House. See the first tour with Pekka and Teija Isorättyä here, the second tour with Camilla Vuorenmaa here, the third tour with Shoplifter/Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir here, the fourth tour with Ida Lorentzen here, the fifth tour with Heidi Hankaniemi here, and the sixth tour with Alison Aune here.