Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Danish visual artist, based in Copenhagen. Working internationally, with city landscapes of New York, London, Berlin and Copenhagen and modern still life. JONNA PEDERSEN works in media such as paintings, drawings, collages.
Pedersen is eager to investigate things and places that have soul, and which may be blind spots in many people's minds. She is inspired by time gaps in the city, and then traces of people in the big city. It is especially the "city skin" that she captures and interprets. It is important to her to create a new reality on the canvas so her story can begin.
She also possesses a great fascination for packaging that tells a story. She calls her paintings of consumer products for time images and is thus challenging the concept of still life.
Pedersen was educated at Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholts School of Visual Arts Copenhagen; Ealing Art College in London.
She has exhibited at shows in New York, Berlin, Boston, London, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Amsterdam and throughout Denmark.
Since 2005 her art works have been admitted at 9 juried exhibitions in Denmark and she has received 2 Honorable Awards at juried exhibitions abroad. Pedersens works are featured in several books, ie "Documentary" by Trine Ross and Bente Jensen,"The breadth of reality. Jonna Pedersen and Painting" by Ole Lindboe. She has received working grants from The Danish Art Foundation, The Danish Art Council, Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Foundation as well as travel grants from the Toyota Foundation and the Oticon Foundation. Portrayed by art critic Ole Lindboe in the television broadcast "Kunst-i-øjet" at Channel DK4.