I am an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer and printmaker born and raised in Stockholm and with a Master's degree from ENSAD (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris. I work mostly in editorial illustration but I take on commissions of visual art and graphic design as well. As a cartoonist, I am of the Juvenalian school. I also hold lectures and workshops on the topic of satire.
In 2019 I was rewarded the EWK award for political satire with the jury's motivation:
"With an original and intriguing idea as a base Karin Sunvisson creates detailed and masterfully executed drawings. They give proof of a deep understanding of the power of images, their complexity and message. (...) Her motivation has continuously been to investigate and recount the conditions of satire as a visual arts genre and of the satirists as actors on the outermost point of the liberty of expression. Hence, she is an ambassador for the vital visual journalism of which EWK was once part."
› Illustration / Graphic design: Arena magazine/Arenagruppen, Baltic Worlds Magazine/Södertörn University, De Morgen Newspaper and Magazine/De Persgroep, Cap Design, Folket i Bild/Kulturfront, Författaren/Svenska Författarförbundet (the Swedish Writers’ Union), Konstnärsnämnden (the Swedish Arts Grants Committee), Mana, Svenska Institutet (the Swedish Institute), Tecknaren/Svenska Tecknare (the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers).
› Animation: Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature/Fondation Sommer (the Museum of Hunt and Nature in Paris).
› Workshop / Lecture / Debate: HDK/University of Gothenburg, Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm), Svenska Författarförbundet (the Swedish Writers’ Union), Svenska Institutet (the Swedish Institute), Svenska Tecknare (the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers).
› Comissioned art work: Svenska Institutet (the Swedish Institute), Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm/NKS (the Culture Administration of Stockholm/NKS Hospital).
› On satire: State Academy of Arts in Minsk, Belarus.
› On satire: National Museum of Modern Arts in Minsk, Belarus.
› On satire: Cultural Center KC Grad in Belgrade, Serbia.
› On satire: National Art Academy in Riga, Latvia.
› On satire: National Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia.
› Going visiting – ability and intent, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden.
Debate, lectures, talks include...
› Lecture: on satire, State Academy of Arts in Minsk, Belarus.
› Lecture: on satire, Cultural Center KC Grad in Belgrade, Serbia.
› Lecture: on satire, National Art Academy in Riga, Latvia.
› Lecture: on satire, National Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia.
› Debate: On satire and Charlie Hebdo Författarförbundet, (the Swedish Writer's Union), Författarnas hus, Stockholm.
› Debate/public talk: Prata! (Talk!), on satire, Svenska Tecknare (the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers), Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
› Talk/lecture: Bilders verkan – Om Jan Myrdals och Gun Kessles samling av bilder för massorna (Impact of image – About Jan Myrdal's and Gun Kessle's collections of images for the masses), ABF-Huset, Stockholm.
› Lecture: Satire and the smoking gun of French colonialism, a case study of the prelude, aftermath and historical context of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (on several occasions from 2016 to 2019).
› Lecture: on satire. HDK School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (lecture).
› Debate/public talk: Tegning som maktkritikk (Drawing as critique of power), on satire, KHIO (Oslo National Academy of the Arts).
Group exhibitions include...
› UN Exhibition Space, UN Head Quarters, New York, USA
› Buni Media/Alliance Française, Nairobi, Kenya
› Alliance Francaise, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
› Austrian Cultural Forum, Bratislava, Slovakia
› Haus der Natur, Salzburg, Austria
› House of Sweden, Washington DC, USA
› Fudan University, Shanghai, China
› Jiatong University, Shanghai, China
› Nordic Center, Shanghai, China
› Europe House, Tbilisi, Georgia
› National Library of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
› House of Sweden, Vienna, Austria
› Arts Printing House, Vilnius, Lithuania
› Museum of Art and History, Olaine, Latvia
› Ambiente Feira Internacional, Luanda, Angola
› The Mill House of Culture, Adelaide, Australien
› Alexandria Art Center, Alexandria, Egypten
› Odessa Literature Museum, Ukraine
› Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontei, South Africa
› Korcë Center of Culture, Albania
› Bayimba Festival, National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda
› International Art Festival Gogol Fest, Kiev, Ukraine
› Museum of Art, Novosibirsk, Russia
› Michaelis Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
› EWK Center for Political Cartoons, Norrköping, Sweden
› National Historical Museum, Tirana, Albania
› Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece
› Planetário, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
› Poltava Art Museum, Poltava, Ukraine
› Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
› Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany
› Avis Tegnernes hus, Drøbak, Norway
› Päivälehti museum, Helsingfors, Finland
› Supermarket, Belgrade, Serbia
› Arctic Museum, Arkhangelsk, Russia
› Molbert Art Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia
› Tetris Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo
› Modern Art Museum, Skopje, Macedonia
› Museum of Local Lore, Murmansk, Russia
› State Museum of Modern Arts, Minsk, Belarus
› COP 17, Durban, South Africa
› Kaliningrad Center of Contemporary Arts, Russia
› Norræna húsið, Reyjkjavik, Iceland
› City Museum, Zenica, Bosnia
› Kulturni Centar Grad, Belgrade, Serbia
› Cultural Center of Damascus, Syria
› "Black Diamond" Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
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