We are pleased to announce that Ellen Ehk receives the annual Carl-Axel Valén Foundation's Art Grant, followed by a solo exhibition at Eskilstuna Konstmuseum which will open in October 2022. The jury's statement reads as follow:
"Ellen Ehk Åkesson has developed her very own sculptural imagery, using her deep knowledge of craftsmanship as a kind of enhancer. She lets the materials, the ceramics and the glass, set the tone, like a vibrating bass line from which the objects emerge. The jury is fascinated by Ellen Ehk Åkesson's unique artistry, by the fact that she constantly surprises and innovates without letting go of her strong characteristic expression."