The Basic textile techniques – dyeing, felting and spinning – come to expression in my work: I work with spun yarn, using a technique called Sprang which I combine with sculptural elements in PVC plastic. I willingly restrict myself to the most basic binding methods, concentrating on variation and exploring aspects such as elasticity and proportion, but above all, the optical effect of mixing colors.
The wool I’m working with comes from a specific flock, which lives on my parent’s farm in Sweden. Through the relationships with the sheep, and by using their wool, I experience a sense of belonging.
Member of NBK, NTK
Planned projects and exhibitions
Residency at Textile Center Iceland, Blönduós, Iceland – June 2019
Solo show at Passagen Linköpings konsthall, Sweden – March 2020
Liilian Saksi, born 1989 Norrköping, Sweden.
2015-2017 MFA Medium and Material based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2011-2014 BA Visual Art, Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2018 FLOCK, SOFT Gallery, Oslo
2015 Mellan ting, Storck Gallery Oslo
2018 The Christmas exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2017 Kunsthåndverk 2017 – The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim
2017 Agreement Between Seasons, Graduation show MFA, Oslo
2015 ++ Black Box Theatre, Oslo
2014 All Friends are Invited, Podium, Oslo
2013 Re: Culture 2: Visual Art Festival in Patra, Greece
2018 Exhibition grant, Arts council Norway
2018 Helge AX:ssons Foundation
2018 1-year specialization grant from Foundation of Norwegian Arts & Crafts
2017 Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists, Arts council Norway
2016 Estrid Ericsson Foundation
2015 Estrid Ericsson Foundation
2014 Foundation for Art and Design Students