Swedish illustrator and artist Anneli Olander Berglund grew up in a small town, deep in the thickly forested, copper-rich Swedish province of Värmland — and later found happiness in the poetic and coffee sipping urban jungle of Stockholm.
She has been freelancing since January 2007 when, at the age of 26, she started her own company A.Olander Illustration. Her favourite quote is “I didn’t make it because I was the best- I made it because I couldn’t afford to lose”.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at :
Be Cool gallery, Italy (2008),
Corey Helford Gallery, USA (2008),
Solo show at Friends of Leon Gallery, Australia (2011)
Solo show at Hellion Gallery, USA (2012)
Group show at Giant Robot Gallery, USA (2017)
More recent ventures have seen her illustrations adorn everything from runways in Italy to iPhone apps, artisanal chocolates to the pages of ArtNews.
To name a few clients throughout the years:
Element Skateboards, USA
Pantagruel Publishing, NORWAY
Laika consulting, SWEDEN
A. O. Berglund’s illustrations combine a lush painterly sensibility with a darkly playful take on girlish fun and the remixing of fantasy with the everyday.
For enquires please email: anneliolanderberglund at gmail.com