About the Artist

Irja Bodén’s work examines the themes of home, memory and belonging.  She now lives and works in the Hudson Valley, but she grew up in northern Sweden.  Irja’s work largely is influenced by where she has lived: Swedish Lapland, New York City and the Adirondacks, among other places. She works in all types of materials from clay to fabric, from wood to acrylic, with a combination of objects, paper, tread and embroidery, turning all of these materials into works of expression.  She received her BFA from SUNY Potsdam.