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I’m Sara Stenlund, born in Sweden 1989, based in Malmö, Sweden.

I'm a sculptor specialised in making portraits and monumental statues in bronze.

My artistic journey began in the mecca of art in Florence 2007. I completed a four year program of classical sculpture and drawing at The Florence Academy of Art. Since then sculpture has been my full time occupation. A path that has lead me to explore many interesting places in the world and in life. After my studies I taught the arts of academic drawing and sculpture at the Barcelona Academy of Art and explored new horizons in Latin America. Since two year I have my base and studio at Jägersro in Malmö. I also work at the collective artist studio KKV, Monumental. 

My sculptures are first realised in clay. Then I cast them in various materials such as bronze, concrete, resins or plaster. I also make ceramics and love to experiment with new materials. I create from a place of intuition, pleasure and love of aesthetics, using the tool of technical realism in my own way. ​

"Making art is helping universe birth dreams into form. We artists are midwives delivering mirrors in which spectators see different angles of the one self. My work reflects my exploration of mysticism and truth."

My philosophy is inspired by zen, shamanism, nature, life. I have always been drawn to the unknown and art seem to me have an advantage over words in describing the formless. Through my work I hope to encourage people to imagine a little more and to express themselves more freely. My own dream is to see a world full of art and people who value art, beauty, and play. 



2024- MEMORIAL MONUMENT FOR ARNBERGS CORSET FACTORY- Bronze and granite. Höganäs, Sweden 

2022 LOVISA-AV VATTEN ÄR DU KOMMEN Sculpture group in bronze and granite, placed in the harbour of Viken. Life size portrait of the fisher maiden Lovisa Lind. Viken, Sweden
2017 SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE wall hung permanent installation in ceramics, commissioned by Helsingborgshem, Helsingborg, Sweden

2010 Altar ornament for St. Josephs Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on assignment by
sculptor, Cody Swanson.


2022-2023 Restauration for Stucco Maestro, Malmö Sweden. 

2020 Restoration of 3 public statues for the city of Höganäs, Sweden

2013 Restoration of Eric Ruth, terracotta statue for the city of Höganäs, Sweden

2018 Natural building course Atitlan Organics, Tzununa, Guatemala
2010-2011 Oil painting figure studies one year, The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2007-2010 3 year full enrolment Diploma, Figurative Sculpture at The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2013-2017 Director of sculpture program / principal instructor of academic drawing & sculpture at
Barcelona Academy of Art, Barcelona, Spain
2013-2020 Private tutoring in academic drawing and sculpture
2012 Instructor of Photography, Bladins High school, Malmö, Sweden
2010-2011 Drawing instructor Florence Academy of Art, Sculpture department, Florence, Italy

2017 Figurativas competition, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Höganas city culture prize, Höganäs Sweden
2012 Art Renewal Centre, honorable mention Sculpture Category
2009-2010 Full tuition scholarship, Florence Academy of Art (FAA) Florence, Italy
2009 Best drawing of the year, FAA Sculpture department, Florence, Italy
2009 Spring tuition scholarship FAA, Florence, Italy
2008 Makarna Lindequists grant for promising artists, Göteborg, Sweden

2023-"The world is my canvas" Limhamns Galleri, Sweden

2021 "Resonance" Galleri Viken, Sweden

2020 ”The bird of paradis is singing” Galleri Viken, Viken, Sweden
2019 "Towards the light" Galleri Viken, Viken, Sweden
2017 “The Head collector” Kulturhotellet, Helsingborg, Sweden
2012-2018 Konstrundan Nordvästra Skåne, Yearly exhibition including a solo show and group show
2011 “Nude drawings“ Bernie Horton Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
2011 “God’s own country” Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy

2023- Gallerihelgen, Malmö Rådhushallen

2021 "Kullasalongen" Krapperups konsthall, Sweden

2021 "Djur och odjur" Galleri Oscar

2020 ”Women create men” Krapperups Konshall, Krapperups castle, Nyhamnsläge, Sweden
with Turid Spildo, Cathrine Bergsrud and Helene Knoop
2017 “Figurativas Competition” Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain
2012-2016 ”Bjäremålarnas sommarsalong” Båstad, Sweden, Yearly exhibition
2015-2016 ”Sommarsalong” Gallery Maralto, Smögen, Sweden
2013-2015 Galleri Don Clarre, Torekov, Sweden, Yearly exhibition
2015 Sommarsalong, Galleri fabriken, Torekov, Sweden
2014 “Barcelona Academy of Art” MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
2013 “Figuratively speaking” Gallery Jager och Jansson, Lund, Sweden.
2013 Yoshio Nakajima Art Center, Råå, Sweden, with Joe Altwer
2012 The Florence Academy of Art’s sixth alumni exhibition, Florence, Italy
2012 ”Kullasalongen” Juried exhibition, Krapperup, Nyhamnslage, Sweden
2011 Haas collective gallery, Cape town, South Africa, With Nicholas Esterhiuzen
2011 Locanda degli Artisti, Florence, Italy, with Sos Brysch

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