Moving between traditional craftsmanship and new technology, with inspiration from textile architecture and yarn architecture, Mirjam Hemström is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. With a special interest in perception, space as a subjective experience, a physical memory and an ongoing process in human mind, the focus of work often revolves around designing sensations - mute conversations through materiality and interspace. The exhibition at It’s a shirt shows a selection of works from the recent years, exploring dimensional weaving with ropes as well as digital jacquard hand weaving. Hemström wants to, through her work, encourage design for the senses and conversations about the experience of the objects around us. The exhibition is supported by the Swedish Art Grants Committee.
ABOUT THE ARTIST.
Weaver and textile designer b. 1990, Ångermanland Hemström holds a Master degree of Fine Arts in Textile Design from The Swedish School of Textiles (2020), has interned at Studio Akane Moriyama (2016-2017) and in 2016, established the weave group Studio Supersju. In 2018, the group received the Cathrine von Hauswolff Grant for Design Development, and in 2020, won the textile category of the Design S award. The master degree work The Metamorphosis of Weaving (2020), explored macro and micro spatial features in pattern and form through rags, rope making and dimensional hand weaving. The project was awarded by Young Swedish Design 2021, with the judge’s comments: “With an austere, coloured, organic work, the handmade is lifted into a three-dimensional spatial installation. A contemporary nod to the best in municipal art, a textile architecture that owns its space, captures the light and pays homage to the skill of the craftsman.” Hemström works with exhibitions, public art commissions, sells her artworks as well as writes on the theme of textile perception.