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Gunvor Nelson


“I have made both surrealistic and expressionistic films, but I prefer the term “personal film.”



Swedish artist Gunvor Nelson was born in 1931 in Stockholm, Sweden. She has worked as an experimental filmmaker since the 1960s. Some of her most widely known works were created while she lived in the Bay Area in the mid-1960s and early 1970s, where she became well established among other artists in the avant-garde film circles of the 60s and to the present.As of 2006 she has to her credit twenty films, five videos, and one video installation.

She obtained a Master of Arts degree from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her teaching experience includes the San Francisco Art Institute from 1970 to 1992, after which she moved back to Sweden in 1993. Additional positions she has held include a year at San Francisco State University from 1969 to 1970 and a semester in 1987 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been featured in numerous European and North American festivals, one-woman shows, and she has been the recipient of several awards and grants. Some… read more


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