Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO Logo

MAIN GALLERY

ARTIST STATEMENT

Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

MAIN GALLERY

March 4 – April 30

PhotoSpiva 2017

Sponsored by Freeman Health System with the Freeman R. Johnson Trust

 

Örjan Henriksson works include both fine art and commercial photography.

He has studied photography with Arnold Newman and George Tice.

Örjan Henriksson’s latest exhibition, Auschwitz KZ I-II, was awarded the Micael Bindefeld Foundation Prize, which was handed out by a member of the Swedish Royal Family, Prince Daniel. The exhibition includes music specially for the exhibition, composed by Pär Gunnarsson and arranged by Örjan Henriksson who also has had a successful career as musician.

The exhibition opened at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm and then toured to several museum and art galleries in Sweden.

Auschwitz KZ I-II is exhibiting at Missouri Southern State University’s Spiva Gallery in February 2017. The exhibition has also been on display at GJCC Nashville and in a performance in collaboration with the Dance Theater of Tennesee.

During fall 2015, Henriksson collaborated with director Ragnar Lyth for Samtal Före Döden (Talk before Death), a play about Adolf Eichman’s two last hours, at City of Stockholm Theater.

Henriksson has lectured and taught photography at Mullsjö Folkhögskola, University of Jönköping, and MSSU in Joplin, Missouri, and several workshops.

Solo exhibitions include: Liljevalchs Konsthall, Sweden; Le Frigo, Paris; International Photography Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK; Salgótarjan, Hungary; National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO; Bäckaskogs Slott, Sweden; Dowds Fine Arts Gallery, Cortland NY; Abecita Konstmuseum, Sweden; Sig Held Gallery, Nashville, TN; Visingsö Konsthall, Sweden; Halmstad Konsthall, Sweden; Värmlands Museum, Sweden; and MSSU’s Spiva Gallery, Joplin, MO.

He is now working on two projects. One is about Bosnia/Sebrenica, the other about the Westfjords in Iceland.

Some of his clients in his commercial work are: VSM Group AB, Edsbyn Office Furniture  AB, Fagerhult, NEFAB, Thule AB, Scandinavian Eyeware, Voice Furniture, Lystra, Jesper Design, Peltor, Habogruppen, Orkla, Ire Furniture.

 

 

 

“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”