Lectures & Literary past

Virtual Studio Visit with Pieper Bloomquist


SAT—July 31—2 PM ET through SAT—August 7

*This event has been rescheduled from July 24.*

*This event has now been rescheduled from July 24.* 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, July 31, 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.

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.

The Studio Visit will premiere on this page at 2 PM ET on July 31 via YouTube and Facebook, and remain available to stream here through August 7. Set viewing reminders at the links below or watch directly on the page here.

Watch on Facebook

About the Artist

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.