Born in 1971 on a small grouping of islands nestled between Sweden and Finland, Lotta Jansdotter's artistic talents are firmly rooted in the rich traditions of her Scandinavian heritage. Now based in Brooklyn, Jansdotter's work reflects a unique blend of both her native culture and the modern sensibilities of her present surroundings.
Jansdotter refashions the simple craft traditions of her childhood—including sewing and potato printmaking—to create nostalgic designs that blend seamlessly with the contemporary world. This creative yet practical approach, combined with Jansdotter's use of bright colors and simple patterns, results in a style of contemporary art that's functional while still wholly fun.
Her playful approach to color and pattern is evident in her ever-expanding line of paper goods, prints, fabrics and ceramics that bring a sense of sophisticated whimsy to the everyday. Jansdotter's work has been featured in numerous publications, including Elle Decor and Blueprint.