Mikael Rydh, born 1972 in Uppsala, lives in Vaxholm (Sweden).
Mikael’s images revolve around people, where the depicted faces often have a lingering, ambiguous expression that can awake wonder and concern. He usually works with a limited, dimmed color scale and he paints primarily in oil on wood panels.
Mikael is a professional musician, employed in the orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm. In addition to the passion for painting and music, he has worked with graphic design, typography and photography. He has exhibited several times at Edsvik’s salons, at Liljevalch’s Vårsalong, and had separate exhibitions in Vaxholm Town Hall and Söderhamn.
Education and Employment
Master of Fine Arts in Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, 1994–1999.
Kungliga Hovkapellet, the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 2000–
Mariehamn City Library, Åland Islands, September 2019
2019: Unesco World Heritage Hälsingegården Erik-Anders, Söderhamn, Solo exhibition (26 Jun – 14 Jul 2019)
2018: ”Black Star”, Edsvik konsthall. Group exhibition (3 Nov – 2 Dec 2018)
2018: Edsvik Konsthall, Höstsalongen. Group exhibition.
2016: Edsvik Konsthall, Akvarellsalong. Group exhibition, water colour.
2016: Vaxholms rådhus, Paintings, Solo Exhibition
2014: Edsvik Konsthall, Höstsalongen. Group exhibition.
2014: “Artist of the Month” at the City Library, Vaxholm.
2013: Edsvik Konsthall, Höstsalongen. Group exhibition.
2013: Roddarhuset, Vaxholm. Group exhibition
2013: Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs. Five paintings exhibited.
2017-11-25 SYMF tidskrift “Symfoni” nr 4: “Musiken, konsten och kastellet” by Jonas Nyberg
2016-03-01 Åkersbergakanalen: “Med känsla för skuggor och musik.” by Agneta Johansson
2013-01-27 Expressen Kultur: ”Däremellan gör man små fynd. Lågmäld fotorealism av Mikael Rydh”, mentioned in review ”Färgglatt publikfrieri på Vårsalongen” 2013 by Nils Forsberg
2013-01-27 Malmö Aviation Magazine No1: ”Möt våren på Liljevalchs”