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Rita Lundqvist Blue sky (Blå himmel) 2007 oi...

Rita Lundqvist
Blue sky (Blå himmel)
2007
oil on panel
26 x 26 cm 

Rita Lundqvist Black gloves ( Svarta handskar ) 20...

Rita Lundqvist
Black gloves ( Svarta handskar )
2007
oil on panel
29 x 20 cm

Rita Lundqvist Bag, scarf and ball ( Väska, s...

Rita Lundqvist
Bag, scarf and ball ( Väska, sjal och boll )
2007
oil on panel
48 x 53 cm

Rita Lundqvist Bow ( Båge ) 2007 oil on pane...

Rita Lundqvist
Bow ( Båge )
2007
oil on panel
32 x 32 cm

Rita Lundqvist Moon ( Måne ) 2006 oil on pan...

Rita Lundqvist
Moon ( Måne )
2006
oil on panel
53 x 48 cm

Rita Lundqvist Two boxes and a basket ( Två...

Rita Lundqvist
Two boxes and a basket ( Två lådor och en korg )
2007
oil on panel
40 x 60 cm

Rita Lundqvist Walk ( Promenad ) 2007 oil on panel...

Rita Lundqvist
Walk ( Promenad )
2007
oil on panel
40 x 60 cm

Rita Lundqvist Two girls and two boys (Två f...

Rita Lundqvist
Two girls and two boys (Två flickor och två pojkar)
2009
oil on panel
19 x 20 3/4 inches; 48 x 53 cm

Rita Lundqvist Birds (Fåglar) 2009 oil on pa...

Rita Lundqvist
Birds (Fåglar)
2009
oil on panel
13 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches; 34 x 32 cm

Rita Lundqvist Three boys (Tre pojkar) 2009 oil on...

Rita Lundqvist
Three boys (Tre pojkar)
2009
oil on panel
20 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches; 53 x 53 cm

Rita Lundqvist Blue sky (Blå himmel) 2007 oi...

Rita Lundqvist
Blue sky (Blå himmel)
2007
oil on panel
26 x 26 cm 

Rita Lundqvist Black gloves ( Svarta handskar ) 20...

Rita Lundqvist
Black gloves ( Svarta handskar )
2007
oil on panel
29 x 20 cm

Rita Lundqvist Bag, scarf and ball ( Väska, s...

Rita Lundqvist
Bag, scarf and ball ( Väska, sjal och boll )
2007
oil on panel
48 x 53 cm

Rita Lundqvist Bow ( Båge ) 2007 oil on pane...

Rita Lundqvist
Bow ( Båge )
2007
oil on panel
32 x 32 cm

Rita Lundqvist Moon ( Måne ) 2006 oil on pan...

Rita Lundqvist
Moon ( Måne )
2006
oil on panel
53 x 48 cm

Rita Lundqvist Two boxes and a basket ( Två...

Rita Lundqvist
Two boxes and a basket ( Två lådor och en korg )
2007
oil on panel
40 x 60 cm

Rita Lundqvist Walk ( Promenad ) 2007 oil on panel...

Rita Lundqvist
Walk ( Promenad )
2007
oil on panel
40 x 60 cm

Rita Lundqvist Two girls and two boys (Två f...

Rita Lundqvist
Two girls and two boys (Två flickor och två pojkar)
2009
oil on panel
19 x 20 3/4 inches; 48 x 53 cm

Rita Lundqvist Birds (Fåglar) 2009 oil on pa...

Rita Lundqvist
Birds (Fåglar)
2009
oil on panel
13 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches; 34 x 32 cm

Rita Lundqvist Three boys (Tre pojkar) 2009 oil on...

Rita Lundqvist
Three boys (Tre pojkar)
2009
oil on panel
20 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches; 53 x 53 cm

Biography

Rita Lundqvist combines minimal forms and figures to create compositions that suggest hidden narratives. Exquisitely rendered, the artist’s flat and geometric compositions are uniform in scale and perspective, often featuring a stark horizon line that divides the space and foregrounds a single figure or figures engaged in mysterious activities. The contrast between the lyrical nature of Lundqvist’s figures and the economy of her landscapes illustrates her unique balance of the traditional, the folk-inspired, and the contemporary within succinct, narrative driven tableaux.

Born in Hässleholm, Sweden in 1953, Lundqvist currently lives and works in Stockholm. She studied at The Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1980 to 1985, and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in 2000. 


In 2011, she received the Barbro & Holger Bäckström's Art Scholarship, one of Sweden’s largest grants, and subsequently presented a solo exhibition at Malmö Konsthall that fall. Other important solo presentations include Liljevalche Konsthall in Stockholm (2010) and Norrköpings Konstmuseum in Sweden (1999).

Her work was also included in The Carnegie Art Award, Nordic Painting, a traveling exhibition that opened at Arken Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen (2001), and The Edstrand Foundation Art Prize at the former Rooseum (currently Moderna Museet Malmö) in Sweden (2000).


Her paintings are represented in the collections of Sweden’s Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Borås Konstmuseum, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, and Malmö Konstmuseum, among other museums.
 

Exhibitions
Rita Lundqvist
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
5 January - 4 February 2017
Rita Lundqvist
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
10 September - 24 October 2009
Rita Lundqvist
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
17 October - 16 November 2002
Publications
Rita Lundqvist
2010
Rita Lundqvist
Rita Lundqvist Selected Paintings 1987-1998
1998