Pia Ferm's hand-tufted tapestries live in between sculpture and painting. They combine the traditions of tapestry with the genre of still life within painting. While carpet knitting or weaving is one of the oldest crafts of mankind, Pia Ferm uses tufting, a relatively modern, often industrially used technique. Following a sketch, she creates abstract watercolour still lifes, which she then translates into fascinating, three-dimensional wall-sculptures.
Works from this artist
Pia Ferm was born in Lysekil, Sweden in 1986. She now lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.
Pia Ferm graduated the Dômen artschool in Gothenburg, Sweden and the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ferm’s work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Bread and Butter, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn (2021); good breed, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (2019); Weight of the walls, Opelvillen Kunstverein, Rüsselsheim (2017)
Her work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Take it Easy, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn (2019); Pointland, Galerie Conradi, Hamburg (2018); Secret liaison, Im Goldenen, Düsseldorf (2017); Die Walz 2, Frankfurt (2017); Out of the blue, Well, Well, Well, Vienna (2015); 24 Seun sangga, XiooXio, Seoul (2015); Tre debutanter, Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg (2013)