Stina Folkebrant

Pronouns: she/her
Tribal Affiliation: Sámi

Stina Folkebrant was born and raised in Borås but now lives in Stockholm, with a studio in Gustavsbergs Harbour.

Stina paints with black and white acrylic inspired by Chinese ink painting where the black is blended with water to achieve a grayscale. From a distance, the paintings seem very realistic, but upon closer observation, the traces of the hand´s movements and the living lines becomes apparent. She most often paints on canvas measuring 3 x 4.50 meters but also uses old lace sheets and folding wooden screens. Stina paints murals both indoors and outdoors and has participated in several streetart festivals. in the spring of 2021, Stina painted a mural measuring 3 x 55 meters depicting creatures from the Pacific Ocean in Sergels torg in central Stockholm.

Stina´s motifs are animals and landscapes. Her vision is to create an encounter between the observer and the animals as well as highlighting that humans are also animals among all other species.

She recieved her artistic training both at art schools in gothenburg and Stockholm as well as in scene-painting studios at Borås Stadsteater and the Opera in Gothenburg.

Stina has two degrees from Stockholm University, one in Art History and one Religious studies, with theses on Zen painting during the Sung Dynasty in China. Her interest in history, philosphy and science are reflected in her titles and are Stina´s great inspiration next to biology.

Stina´s murals are represented in communities such as Stockholm, Borås, Linköping, Oskarshamn and Västervik.