Bess Frimodig

At the age of 16, I moved to Japan to learn printmaking. As a Swedish artist-producer, based in London and Delhi, print fascinates me- by its flexibility, history and influence on society.   I work internationally with a range of techniques, communities and interventions culminating in large scale installations and images. Collaborating with plant scientists, my work is an ongoing and cohesive study of the operative and ethical framework around the agency of the artist and printmaker with a focus on ecology, ethics and deeply concerned with the degradation of rights – of all life, both human and planetary.

Finally, I believe in creativity as problem-solving through an extended dialogue and the potential of printmaking to be a socially engaged practice which knows no bounds. If you can ink it, you can print it, to be seen and heard. Even better if a tree or two could be planted alongside turning the wheels of a press.

Bess Frimodig

PhD (UWE CFPR Bristol) An Honourable Practice: the artist’s print as a strategy for social engagement
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education
MA (UAL) and MFA (SVA) Graphic ArtsBFA (KU Honours) Graphic Arts and East Asian Studies