Jim Thorell

Jim Thorell

Jim Thorell (born 1981, Stockholm, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm. Thorell received his MFA from Valand Academy in Gothenburg in 2010, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna with Professor Daniel Richter in 2009, Kanazawa University, Japan in 2007 and the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in Hanoi in 2007. Solo exhibitions include Loyal (Stockholm), Setareh (Düsseldorf), Gillmeier Rech (Berlin), Pina (Vienna), Roman Road (London), Union Pacific (London), Carl Kostyál (Stockholm). Group exhibitions include Alma Lövs Museum (Östra Ämtervik), Bohusläns Museum (Uddevalla), Deitch Projects (New York), Moderna Museet (Malmö), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium (Vestfossen), Wanås Konst (Knislinge).

Education
2010 MFA Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Prof. Daniel Richter 2007 Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
2007 Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2003 Gothenburg School of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
2002 Wik Folk High School, Uppsala, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Vinden, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2019
Mykorrhiza, Setareh Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany
Jim Thorell, solo presentation at Market Art Fair, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2018
Illicit Electricity, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, Germany The Beating Heart, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Belgium

2017
The Grey Liberator, Pina, Vienna, Austria

2016
Methadone, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, Germany Seashells on the Seashore, Roman Road, London, England

2015
The Sweet Heart, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 7 Paintings, Sotheby’s S|2, New York, NY Pathétique, Union Pacific, London, England
LUCID MEMES, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden

2012
LOKALRÄTTEN, Stockholm, Sweden
Svarta hålet/ Trädgården, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Museo de la ciudad de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden

2009
White is science, black is magic, Detroit, Stockholm, Sweden

Group Exhibitions

2020
100!, The Hundredth Exhibition, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2019
Within Realities, Alma Löv Museum, Östra Ämtervik, Sweden
The Great Longing – The Act of Painting, Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden

2018
The Private Collection of Water McBeer, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Setareh Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany
Issues #6, Stockholm, Sweden

2017
New Elam by Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm , Sweden
Birger Jarl RMX, Plan 5, Stockholm, Sweden
Nordic Contemporary art collection, Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
Water McBeer Gallery curated by Loyal at MARKET, Stockholm, Sweden Issues #4: Alfred Boman, Zoe Barcza, Karl Norin, Emanuel Röhss and Olga Pedan, Issues, Stockholm, Sweden
A Lot A Lot, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden

2016
Painting Failures, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Dark Mimes, ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles, CA
Friends In Need, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden
Revue, Kustraum Am Schauplatz / Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, Austria Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Swedish Art: Now! - Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2015
PLANES, curated by Anna Frost and Annika Kuhlmann, with LOYAL at Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL
Doubling, Wanås Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
This Sticky Mess Will Get Us There, Curated by Andreas Emenius & Jacob Valdemar, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France
SPEARS, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Easter Salon, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden
YELLOW TAXI, Curated by Nick Farhi, TORRI at Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles, CA Market Art Fair, with Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2014
Meet your maker, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden Nest, with Alfred Boman, Kamerade, Falsterbo, Sweden Galleri Bon, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Paul Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden

2013
Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
GIBCA extended, Vita Rosen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna, Austria
Platform Stockholm, with Senoren, Stockholm, Sweden
Larrys Corner, with Senoren, Stockholm, Sweden
Temporära Konsthallen, with Senoren, Stockholm, Sweden
Parallel Vienna (represented by Büro weltausstellung), Vienna, Austria

2012
HHDM – Hinter Haus des Meeres, Vienna, Austria Wip:Konsthall, with Senoren, Stockholm, Sweden Enrico Palazzo, with Senoren, Gothenburg, Sweden

2011
Gallery Steinsland, Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Svart Galla, Curated by Erik Berglin and Natalia Goldin Lundh, Lydmar Hotell Stockholm, Sweden
Market Art Fair (represented by Peter Bergman Galleri), Stockholm, Sweden Art Copenhagen (represented by Peter Bergman Galleri), Copenhagen, Denmark
Varberg konsthall

2010
Centro Cultural Manuel Gómez Morín, Querétaro, Mexico Galleri Box, with Senoren, Gothenburg, Sweden
Vienna Biennale, Vienna, Austria
KUNSTRAUM AM SCHAUPLATZ, Vienna, Austria
The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany
B-galleria, Turku, Finland

2009
Detroit, Stockholm, Sweden
PERMANENS II, Linköping University Park, Linköping, Sweden Göteborg City Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

2008
Museo de la ciudad de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico Göteborg City Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

Grants and Scholarships
IASPIS one-year scholarship, Arts Grants one-year working scholarship Stockholm’s Studio Grant 2013-14
Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer Foundation Scholarship Olle Gulin Grant

Bibliography
Poellinger, Clemens, Bästa Market-konstmässan på Liljevalchs någonsin, Svenska Dagbladet, 2019
Artist Profile: Jim Thorell, Works o Mercy, 2017
Barnebys möter Jim Thorell, Barnebys.se, 2016
Köper Blommor Tills Jag är Pank, Bon Magazine, 2015
Oscar Carlson, Jim Thorell på Isbrytaren, Bon Magazine, 2015 Artist Interview: Jim Thorell, V Söderqvist, 2015

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