Irene Gronwall


Irene Gronwall is a Swedish painter interested in what lies beneath the surface. Painting in layers of acrylic paint and employing various tools to create texture, Irene explores the movement and rhythm of compositions. Her aim is to create works that viewers can experience rather than understand.

Irene Gronwall’s Influences and Style

Originally an actor, Irene has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Just as an actor approaches and fills an empty stage, Irene takes the blank canvas and layers it with meaning. Adding and subtracting as she goes, shapes, lines, and colours compete for space in energetic compositions. Inspired by American Expressionism, traces of abstract artists like Kline, Motherwell, and Frankenthaler can be felt in her work. Creating from her Stockholm-based studio, Irene often works in a series of two or three. In some of her paintings, she uses less colour to learn more about the locomotive visual language of form.

Training and Exhibitions

Irene studied at Folkuniversitetet Art School, Stockholm, and Gerleborgskolan Art School, Bohuslän. She is currently represented by Gallery Ekvall & Tornblom in Stockholm. Irene has had solo shows throughout Sweden, at Gallery Zeitgeist, Uppsala, Sweden (2021) and Gallery Ekvall & Tornblom (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021). In 2018, she held a solo show in Milan, Under The Skin, at Mymicro Gallery. In 2017, she participated in a group show in Berlin, Ways of Looking, Vierrumladen Gallery. Irene is a member of The Professional Artist Organisation, KRO.

Selected Works

Spring Breeze by Irene Gronwall

Spring Breeze

Paintings - 60x50 cm
Cloudy Dreams by Irene Gronwall

Cloudy Dreams

Paintings - 50x60 cm
Small Shifts by Irene Gronwall

Small Shifts

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Waiting by Irene Gronwall


Paintings - 81x101 cm
October Wind by Irene Gronwall

October Wind

Paintings - 60x50 cm
My turn by Irene Gronwall

My turn

Paintings - 66x69 cm
The best is yet to come by Irene Gronwall

The best is yet to come

Paintings - 100x120 cm
Cathedral Song by Irene Gronwall

Cathedral Song

Paintings - 70x35 cm
Everything can Change by Irene Gronwall

Everything can Change

Paintings - 93x73 cm
Heaven and Earth by Irene Gronwall

Heaven and Earth

Paintings - 89x71 cm

Misty Dream

Paintings - 54x65 cm

Wild World

Paintings - 70x60 cm

February Dreams

Paintings - 81x100 cm

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