Maplewood’s Matilda Forsberg’s paintings explore family relations, identity, and perception. Often sourcing imagery from family photo archives, she is interested in what emerges when looking closely at captured moments from the past and the implications of memory on the narrative. Set in the Nordic landscape of her native country, her work frequently features figures gathered together, relaxing as a group but perhaps on guard as individuals,and individuals caught in momentary actions.
Originally from Sweden, Matilda Forsberg currently lives and works in New York and New Jersey. Her work has been exhibited both in the US and in Sweden, including DREAM[land] at Jail Gallery in Los Angeles, a show curated by Annie Wharton, and featured in the LA Times. She’s also exhibited in Brooklyn and throughout Portland, Oregon. She holds a BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.