Biography

Benny H V Andersson

Benny and wife
Benny and wife

BENNY  H.V.  ANDERSSON

  • 1953 – Born in Sweden
  • 1974-77 – Studied art in Stockholm at Medborgarskolans Konstskola, Grundskolan för Konstnärlig utbildning, Grafiska Institutet
  • 1976 – Received scholarship of fine art in painting, Kulturstipendie, from Valdemarsvik
  • 1978 – Received scholarship of fine art from Liljesonska Stiftelsens Kulturstipendium
  • 1979 – Commissioned to paint 4 large murals in Folket Hus Theater, Valdemarsvik
  • 1980 – Moved to USA
  • 1991 – Illustrated children’s book, The Soft Secret Word
  • 1993 – Selected as “Artist of the 90’s” and cover for Manhattan Arts International magazine cover competition
  • 1993-94 – Award of Excellence by Manhattan Arts International cover competition
  • 1994 – Included in Who is Who in International Art
  • 1995 – Critics Pick Award by Manhattan Arts International
  • 1997 – Included in the art book, One Source – Sacred Journey   
  • 2005 – Received commission for 2 large paintings featured in Cheon Jeong Goong Museum, Korea
  • 2013 – Included in Lexikon der phantastichen Kunstler by Gerhard Harbarta, Austria

                            Invitational and Jury Selected Exhibitions

  • 1972-75 – Jury selected summer salons, Linköping, Sweden
  • 1974-75 – Jury selected spring salons at the Museum of Fine Art, Linköping and Norrköping, Sweden
  • 1978 – One man show at Kulurhuset, Nässjö, Sweden
  • 1978 – Group show at Lancastergate Gallery, London, England
  • 1989 – One man show at Kulturhuset, Västevik, Sweden
  • 1989 – One man show at Kultur Center, Ronneby, Sweden
  • 1989 – One man show at Kulturhuset, Backa, Sweden
  • 1993 – International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC, USA
  • 1993 – 19th Annual International Miniature Show at Gallery La Luz, NM, USA
  • 1993 – 15th Annual International Miniature show for the Montana Miniature Art Society, Billings, MT, USA
  • 1995 – One man show at Massmanska Kvarnen, Ronneby, Sweden
  • 2000 – Art Festival for World Peace at Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2003 – Group show for I Love Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • 2004 – The Art Festival for World Peace at Liuhai Su Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2007 – Online exhibition for the 24th Anniversary of Manhattan Arts International, New York City, New York, USA
  • 2008 – Group Show for the Art Festival for World Peace, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2012 – The Society for Art of Imagination at Phantasten Museum, Vienna, Austria
  • 2014 – Visionaries at Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, New York, USA

                                        Selected One Man and Group Shows

  • 1973 – The art group: USESA, Linköping, Sweden
  • 1972-79 – Various shows at different locations within town, Valdemarsvik, Sweden
  • 1976-77 – Artist Center, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1977 – Ung Generation, Linköping, Sweden
  • 1979 – One man show at Gallery Riddaren, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1984 – Group show at A-Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1985 – Phillips & Cowan Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
  • 1986 – Kanalmagasinet, Söderköping, Sweden
  • 1987-91 – One man shows at Gallerie International, Dallas, TX, USA
  • 1988 – One man show Cloetta, Ljungsbro, Sweden
  • 1989 – The Swedish Chuch Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1990-92-94-2009 – One man shows at Bygdegården, Gryt, Sweden
  • 1991 – Gallery F, Finspång, Sweden
  • 1991-92 – Gallerie Le Canal, Värnersborg, Sweden
  • 1992 – El Mundo Magico, Sedona, AZ, USA
  • 1993 – Group show at Agora Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
  • 1994 – One man show at Sunnen Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
  • 1994-98 – Akinlan group show at University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA
  • 1996 – John Harms Center for the Arts, Englewood, NJ, USA
  • 1997 – Gallery 1, Motala, Sweden
  • 1997 – Group show at Images of Eden, Georgetown Park, Washington, D.C., USA
  • 1999 – Joyces Golden Palette Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • 2000 – Schollins Bod & Salong, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2003 – Andersson & Uhno, Valdemarsvik, Sweden
  • 2009 – Bydegården, Gryt, Sweden
  • 2011 – Funkishuset, Valdemarsvik, Sweden
  • 2010 – Library Gallery, Teaneck, NJ, USA
  • 2013 – Folkets Hus, Valdemarsvik, Sweden
  • 2013 – Bryggeriet, Nora, Sweden
  • 2015 – Sjöhuset, Valdemarsvik, Sweden
  • 2013 – 2016 Bikara Gallery*, Tokyo, Japan

*Formerly represented by Bijutsu Sekai in Japan since 1996. Currently represented by Bikara Gallery with numerous exhibitions every year in various locations throughout Japan, Korea, and China.

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Complete list of exhibitions available upon request.

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2 thoughts on “Biography

  1. Dear Mr. Andersson,

    Are you the same Benny Andersson who painted “A light in the Woods” 1985 copyright in oil?

  2. Wow you really are amazing, i just love youre art… I live in Stockholm and i really would love to meet u and see youre paintings … Are u going to have any vernissage here soon perhaps?!

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