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 in Söderhamn.

Education and Employment

Upcoming Exhibition

  • Mariehamn City Library, Åland Islands, September 2019

Past Exhibitions

Press

Upcoming solo exhibition (26.6–14.7 2019) at  Erik-Anders , on of the Hälsingland Farmhouses inscribed on UNESCO´s World Heritage List.

Upcoming solo exhibition (26.6–14.7 2019) at Erik-Anders, on of the Hälsingland Farmhouses inscribed on UNESCO´s World Heritage List.

Black Star, Edsvik Konsthall 2018: Mikael Rydh with the paintings  The Dream ,  Abidance  and  White Hour .  (Odd Nerdrum painting to the left.)

Black Star, Edsvik Konsthall 2018: Mikael Rydh with the paintings The Dream, Abidance and White Hour.
(Odd Nerdrum painting to the left.)

Liljevalchs Vårsalong 2013:  Jon ,  Your Words ,  Woman Against Wall ,  Unexpected Light  and  The birch .

Liljevalchs Vårsalong 2013: Jon, Your Words, Woman Against Wall, Unexpected Light and The birch.