Ammeli Engströms work often explores jewelry as an interstitial practice. She has an interest in exploring different enactments that allow jewelry to articulate an expansive understanding of an object. Her objects are put together with great precision often referring to a universal symbolism and recognition. There are strong references to traditional craft while she is constantly examining its classical structures.

”I tend to stretch and push a material to its limit. It is in this close dialogue with a material, its tolerance and boundaries, that I find a language that speaks to me.”

Ammeli Engström, born in 1983 in the north of Sweden. After completing a three-year apprenticeship in Tibet, making traditional Tibetan Jewelry, she undertook one year of metalsmithing at Leksands Folkhögskola, an exchange semester at the Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand, and studied at École Boulle in France. Since 2011, she live in Gothenburg, where she is part of gallery four. In 2017 she received an MFA degree in jewelry art from the Academy of Design and Crafts, HDK and have been a member of its teaching faculty since 2018.