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Jonathan Josefsson made himself a name as graffiti artist Ollio in Gothenburg during the 21st century. He stood out within the graffiti scene in Gothenburg in the way he used and placed his tags and paintings, he was also one of the first established graffiti artist in Gothenburg to reveal his identity. Whilst studying at the School of Design and Crafts he discovered the similarities between the spray can and the carpet tufting machine and allowed his playful artistic idiom to be transferred onto carpets. With these textile works, together with his works in acrylic, indian ink and spray colours he has been seen in several exhibitions whilst still continuing to enrich the city with his graffiti.

Jonathan Josefsson, born 1978, studied at the School of Design and Crafts during 2001-2007. He has had changing exhibitions at Dalslands konstmuseum, Kungsbacka Konsthall, Kulturens hus in Luleå och Gallery Magnus Winström in Gothenburg among other places. He was also the Culture Festival Promotion artist in 2012 for Göteborgs kulturkalas and has recently designed a rug to be produced at Kasthall. Apart from all of this he has been part of several group exhibitions at Göteborgs Konsthall, Röhsska Museum, Swedish institute in Paris, Galerie Neurotitan in Berlin and Galerie Richter & Masset in Munich.
– written by Andréas Hagström, curator Göteborgs Konsthall.

Utbildning
2005–2007 HDK, Göteborg, Magisterexamen Textilkonst
2001–2004 HDK, Göteborg, Kandidatexamen Textilkonst
1998–2000 KV Konstskola, Göteborg

Separatutställningar i urval
2013 – Ronneby konsthall, Ronneby 2013
2012 – Dalslands konstmuseum, Upperud
2012 – Monster och mattor, Kungsbacka konsthall 2012
2011 – HV Galleri, Stockholm
2011 – Galleri Magnus Winström. Göteborg
2011 – ÖSKG konsthall, Österlen
2011 – Luleå konsthall
2010 – Enköpings konsthall
2010 – Livemåleri i Hagfors
2010 – Nordhemskonst, Göteborg
2010 – Konsthantverksstafetten, Röhsska museet, Göteborg
2009- 2010 – Screentryck, Coop Bergvik, Karlstad
2009 – Tuftade mattor, Noshörningen, Kalmar
2009 – Tuftade mattor, Formargruppen, Malmö
2009 – Graffiti och tuftade mattor, Erlandergården, Ransäter
2009 – Tuftade mattor, Konsthallen på Örebro universitet, Örebro
2008 – Let love in pt2, Galleri KG52, Stockholm
2008 – Ollio/Jonathan Josefsson, Pour bon, Göteborg
2007 – Let love in pt1, Galleri Bella, Göteborg
2007 – Street heart, Konstfrämjandet i Värmland, Karlstad

Offentliga utsmyckningar
2013 – Kunskapens skog, Björkrisskolan Kungsbacka
2012 – Helix, Rättspsyk Huddinge
2012 – Arbor, Säs Skene
2012 – Nyeport, Skövde ungdomens hus
2011 – Utsmyckning i Östersunds kommun
2011 – 3 målningar, Rimnershallen, Uddevalla
2010 – Pianobaren, måleri, Hagfors utbildningscenter, Hagfors
2009 – Sky´s the limit, Matta och måleri, Donsö skola
2009 – Klarälven, Matta på vägg, Lärcenter i Forshaga

Stipendier
2013 – Göteborgs Kulturstipendium
2012 – Konstnärsnämndens tvååriga arbetsstipendium
2012 – Västra Götalands kulturstipendium
2009 – Charlotte och Otto Mannheimers stiftelse
2008 – Konstnärsnämndens arbetsstipendium
2007 – Eric Ericssons stiftelse
2007 – Carl Larsson-stipendiet
2007 – Göteborgs slöjdförening
2007 – Estrid Ericssons stiftelse
2007 – Charlotte och Otto Mannheimers stiftelse
2006-2007 – JL Eklunds stiftelse

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