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Gunvor Nelson

Gunvor Nelson

Gunvor Nelson. Born 1931 in Stockholm. Grew up in Kristinehamn. Lives and works in Stockholm and Kristinehamn. She studied at University College of Art, Craft and Design (1950-51) and at Beckmans College of Design (1952-53), both in Stockholm. Moved to the USA in 1953 and studied at Humboldt State College (1954-57), San Francisco Arts Institute (1957) and Mills College in Oakland (1957-58). She graduated with an MFA in painting. At the Institute she met Robert Nelson whom she married in 1958.

Film debut with Schmeerguntz in 1965, co-made with Dorothy Wiley. Teaching positions at San Francisco State University 1969-70 and San Francisco Art Institute 1970-1992. Moved back to Sweden in 1993. Numerous major awards and grants, most recently the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s Grand Award (2006).

Her films have been screened at major art museums as MOMA in New York, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and cinematheques in Europe and North America. In 2008 Nelson was awarded an artists lifetime income guarantee by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

21 WORKS IN CATALOGUE

FRAME LINE

Gunvor Nelson

1983, 00:22:00

LIGHT YEARS

Gunvor Nelson

1987, 00:28:00

RED SHIFT

Gunvor Nelson

1984, 00:50:00

SNOWDRIFT (A.K.A SNOWSTORM)

Gunvor Nelson

2001, 00:09:00

TAKE OFF

Gunvor Nelson

1972, 00:10:00

TREE-LINE

Gunvor Nelson

1998, 00:08:00

TRACE ELEMENTS

Gunvor Nelson

2003, 00:10:00

MY NAME IS OONA

Gunvor Nelson

1969, 00:10:00

SCHMEERGUNTZ

Nelson & Wiley: Dorothy Wiley & Gunvor Nelson

1966, 00:15:00

FOG PUMAS

Nelson & Wiley: Dorothy Wiley & Gunvor Nelson

1967, 00:25:00

FIVE ARTISTS BILLBOBBILLBILLBOB

Nelson & Wiley: Dorothy Wiley & Gunvor Nelson

1971, 01:10:00

MOONS POOL

Gunvor Nelson

1973, 00:15:00

LIGHT YEARS EXPANDING

Gunvor Nelson

1988, 00:25:00

FIELD STUDY #2

Gunvor Nelson

1988, 00:08:00

NATURAL FEATURES

Gunvor Nelson

1990, 00:30:00

TIME BEING

Gunvor Nelson

1991, 00:06:00

BEFORE NEED REDRESSED

Nelson & Wiley: Dorothy Wiley & Gunvor Nelson

1994, 00:42:00

TRUE TO LIFE

Gunvor Nelson

2006, 00:38:00

OLD DIGS

Gunvor Nelson

1993, 00:20:00

NEW EVIDENCE

Gunvor Nelson

2006, 00:22:00

ON THE FENCE

Gunvor Nelson

2016, 00:58:00

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