Camilla Engström was born in Örebro, Sweden, in 1989. Having tested the water in Shanghai and New York City, she landed in Los Angeles. Her bucolic, metaphysical landscapes celebrate the healing properties of Mother Nature. Their trippy, hallucinogenic palette and voluptuous curving forms call to mind the cut-outs of Henri Matisse and their spiritual energy owes much to Georgia O’Keeffe, Yayoi Kusama and her fellow Swede Hilma Af Klint. Hailed as both “feminist and fecund”, Engström’s art offers an uplifting riff on millennial preoccupations spawned from the digital realm, from body shaming to the cult of the self.
Engström’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Målningar till Mamma och Pappa’, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm; ‘Returning Home’, Over The Influence Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); ‘Husa’s Garden’, Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); ‘Flora’, Cooler Gallery, New York (2017); ‘Faces’, Deli Gallery, New York (2016); ‘Camilla Engstrom’,Room Salon, New York (2016).
Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions including ‘Stockholm Sessions’ at Carl Kostyál, Stockholm; ‘Rise and Shine’ , Over The Influence, Hong Kong; ‘Legalize Humanity’ , Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles; ‘Spring Break Art Show LA’ , Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘Sweet Cheeks’ , Big Pictures Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘Visible Range’ , Deli Gallery, New York among others.