Mikael Nilsson

"The fact that it looks like if Hergé has given Edward Hopper the mission to paint the backgrounds for an adventure of Tintin in an alpine setting is a very high mark." Dan Backman, Svenska Dagbladet.

Mikael earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts in Norway in 2005, after several years of art school practice. Among his teachers, guest teachers and professors have been many well known artists like; Karin Mamma Andersson, Dan Graham, Mari Rantanen, Anne-Karin Furunes, Henrik Samuelson, Torbjorn Sorensen and Jon-Arne Mogstad, to mention a few. 

Currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden since 2005, Mikael is showcasing his artwork at galleries, art shows, public institutions and cruise ships internationally.

"Mikael Nilssons super realistic acrylic paintings have an undertone of David Lynch, and are in their best moments hard to to take your eyes off. .....Beautiful, controlled and cineastically tickling in a way that warms in the nasty damp autumn weather." Sebastian Johans, Uppsala Nya Tidning.


2005 - Master of Fine Arts, Kunstakademiet in Trondheim, Norway
2003 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kunstakademiet in Trondheim, Norway
2002 - Exchange student at the Royal academy of fine arts in Stockholm
2000 - Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm, third year, painting
1999 - Konstskolan Idun Lovén, Stockholm, two years, painting
1997 - Skovde konstskola

Solo exhibitions

UPCOMING "Strange tales under a crescent moon" at Ingela S Gallery, oct 25

2018 - Otherworlds, Falbygdens museum, Falköping
2014 - The world we live in - and life in general, Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm
2012 - Galleri D12, Uppsala
2012 - Galleri Stadsbacken, Sundsvall
2012 - Telltales, Galleri LNM, Oslo, Norway
2011 - Frontiers, Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm
2010 - Frontiers, Eksjo museum, Eksjo
2010 - Outpost, Galleri Vreta Kloster, Linkoping
2009 - The Great Outdoors, Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm2008 - Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm
2006 - Galleri S-G, Trondheim, Norway
2004 - Landskap, Galleri BLUNK, Trondheim, Norway

Selected group exhibitions

2017 - Winter Tales, Ingela S Gallery, Stockholm
2013 - RE-culture 2, 2nd International Visual Art Festival, Patras, Greece
2013 - V-art Live, Artist of the month, virtual exhibition
2012 - Affordable Art Fair, Frihamnen, Stockholm
2012 - Absolut Svenskt II, Gallery Genesis, Athens, Greece
2012 - Cliffhanger, Galleri Ingelas S, Stockholm
2011 - Nord Art 11, International Art Exhibition, Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 - and 2010, 2008 - Konstakademiens stipendiater, Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm
2011 - Art Anglais, Hotel Scandic Anglais, Stockholm
2010 - Dynamics, Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm
2010 - Arets unge kunstner 2010, Hotel Continental, Oslo, Norway
2010 - TRUE COLOR, Galleri LNM, Oslo, Norway
2010 - 3 Junge Schwedishe Künstler, Billing Bild Galerie, Baar, Switzerland
2009 - V.art09, Gummifabriken, Varnamo
2009 - Nord Art 09, International Art Exhibition, Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2009 - Mikael Nilsson, Asa Davidsson, Jeanette Karsten , Galleri Ingela S,Stockholm
2008 - Sthlm Art Fair, Sollentuna
2007 - X-Large, Galleri Ingela S, Stockholm
2006 - Under samma himmel - symboler i konsten, Skaraborgssalongen,Konstmuseet, Skovde
2006 - Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
2005 - TAKE OFF, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo 


2016 - Two paintings for the restaurant at Viking Cruises ”Viking Sky”, Norway
2015 - Two paintings for the restaurant at Viking Cruises ”Viking Sea”, Norway
2007 - Dandelion, outdoor bronze sculpture for a roundabout in Trondheim, Norway, a collaboration project between the artists Mikael Nilsson, Are Blytt and Niklas Mulari


2010 - Carina Ari-ateljén, a two month studio residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2007 - Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, one-year scholarship
2004 - Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, one-year scholarship
2003 - Nordplus scholarship for exchange students -03


International Corporate Art, Viking Cruises, Norway
The National Public Art Council, Sweden
Eksjo museum
Varnamo Culture Administration
Stockholm County Council
Uppsala County Council
Federation of Swedish Farmers
Ostergotland County Council


2012 - Superrealism och souvenirer, Galleri D12, Sebastian Johans, Uppsala Nya Tidning
2012 - Måleri av Mikael Nilsson, Galleri Stadsbacken, Susanne Holmlund, Sundsvalls Tidning
2012 - Absolut Svenskt part II, Gallery Genesis, Arelis Eleftherios, Nictoglobe
2010 - Frontiers, Eksjö Museum, Lillian Andersson, Smålands-Tidningen
2010 - Ödslighet behärskar varje bild, Outpost - Galleri Vreta Kloster, Sievert Sjöberg, Corren
2009 - Krönikan, Dan Backman, Svenska Dagbladet
2009 - V.art09, Thomas Lissing, Smålandsposten
2006 - Mikael Nilsson, Leif Mattson, www.omkonst.com
2006 - Melankoli og actionarena, Harald Flor, Dagladet, Norway
2006 - Landskap, Adresseavisen, Norway

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