Mamma Andersson (Born 1962)Born in Sweden, Karin Andersson studied at the Royal Institute in Stockholm where she adopted the nickname "Mamma" that she continues to use to this day. She is one of Sweden's most internationally famous artists and is married to Swedish contemporary artist Jockum Nordström. Her work is often figurative, frequently depicting domestic interiors and snowy landscapes, and is known for its quiet, dreamlike quality, and use of theater-like pictorial space. Her paintings feature traditional Nordic and folk art references, using imagery drawn from early films. "I paint slowly, gently, thin, beautiful, ugly, thick, hard. I love it, it's my life. But I hate it too," Andersson has said. "It is a quiet, messy, illogical confusing disorder. It is here that dreams and the subconscious come in." Her first solo museum exhibition took place in 2010 in Colorado at the Aspen Art Museum, and she has gone on to have other solo shows at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin, the Museum Haus Esters in Germany, and at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, among others. A recipient of the coveted Carnegie Award, she participated in the Nordic pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale. She is represented in London by the Stephen Friedman Gallery.