Matilda Forsberg


Matilda Forsberg’s paintings tell tales of family, identity, and heritage. Born and raised in Sweden, her work explores migration, otherness, and place through personal histories. Reflecting on the complexities of multi-cultural identity building, her recent body of work conflate her own experiences with her daughter’s patrilineal Chinese heritage by intermingling histories, memories, and thoughts.

Matilda Forsberg is based in Newark, NJ where she is a resident artist at Gallery Aferro. Her work has been exhibited across the country in New York, Los Angeles, and Portland (OR), most recently at Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY, Akwabaa Gallery, Newark, NJ, and Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY. In 2020, her work was presented in Mother Tongue as part of the The Immigrant Artist Biennial. Her work has been published in Art Spiel and Create! Magazine amongst others. She is the recipient of the Newark Art Accelerator grant by Project for Empty Space and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She received her BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.


Selected Works