Gunilla Maria Åkesson Swedish, b. 1963


Gunilla Maria Åkesson (b. 1963) lives and works in Gärsnäs, Skåne. She is educated at the National Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway 1987-1992 and has since then shown her work in a large number of Scandinavian and international exhibitions. Her last solo shows include Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Puls Ceramics, Brussels and Contemporary Ceramic Center, London. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the international ceramics award Officine Saffi Award, Milano, and in 2018 for the international arts and crafts award LOEWE Craft Prize. Åkesson is represented at The Public Art Agency, Sweden, Malmö Konstmusem, Ystads Konstmuseum and The Arts Council, Norway, amongst other collections.