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Virtual Studio Visit with Pieper Bloomquist

June 26, 2021—2:00 pmJuly 3, 2021—11:59 pm

Visit the studio of Scandinavian folk artist and ASF Folk Art Fellow Pieper Bloomquist! Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Pieper studied Swedish Dalmålning (Kurbits) and Bonadsmålning, and has been painting in traditional Scandinavian styles of folk art since 1993. Pieper enjoys utilizing elements from folk art traditions to tell modern stories, incorporating the floral forms, borders, layout and perspective of the past to depict scenes that — while personal to her — portray universal human experiences and daily activities of growing up in the upper Midwest. She enjoys placing playful, contemporary scenes in the context of traditional Swedish flower and scroll formations.

In this visit premiering on Saturday, June 26, Pieper will share the differences between various Scandinavian art forms, revealing a bit of her painting process, and experiences working as an artist (as well as an oncology nurse) during the pandemic.

The Studio Visit will premiere on this page at 2 PM ET on June 26 via YouTube and Facebook, and remain available to stream here through July 3. Links and viewing instructions will be added closer to the date; please check back for more details.

This event is the seventh in a series of Virtual Studio Tours from Scandinavia House. See the first tour with Pekka and Teija Isorättyä here, the second tour with Camilla Vuorenmaa here, the third tour with Shoplifter/Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir here, the fourth tour with Ida Lorentzen here, the fifth tour with Heidi Hankaniemi here, and the sixth tour with Alison Aune here.

Pieper Fleck Bloomquist has been painting in the Scandinavian and Austrian styles of folk art since 1993. Currently a Grand Forks, North Dakota resident, Pieper has been active in programs sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) as a Master Artist teaching Swedish Dalmålning.

In 2018 she was granted a Folk Arts Fellowship through the American-Scandinavian Foundation, studying folk painting of Sweden and helping to perpetuate that tradition across North Dakota and Minnesota.


June 26, 2021—2:00 pm
July 3, 2021—11:59 pm