Sofia Björkman


pla, steel, and paint
5 1/2 x 4 x 1 inches

Swedish artist and curator Sofia Björkman explores the impact wearable art can have in different environments and spaces. “I believe in jewelry that fascinates, annoys and tickles. I make jewelry that questions values and status. I show jewelry that attracts others to think and feel. I wear jewelry that loads my batteries and illustrates my thoughts.” Björkman draws her feathery, sketch-like shapes, like Landscape, by hand with a 3D pen. The liberating experience of free drawing in 3D facilitates the fantastic landscapes she creates in her jewelry that then merge with the landscape of the wearer’s body. Björkman is a graduate of Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, where she completed both her BFA and MFA in metal design and jewelry. She has pieces in a handful of museums including the National Museum of Arts, Sweden and private collections across the United States, Europe, and Thailand. In 1999, Björkman founded Platina gallery and studio in Stockholm, which she currently still runs.