Photo Credit: Upstate Diary Magazine/Guzman


Irja Bodén (b. Kiruna, Sweden) ceramics have been included in exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, the Al Held Foundation (Boiceville, NY) with the River Valley Arts Collective, the Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz, NY), and Konstmuseet i Norr (Kiruna, Sweden) among other venues. Bodén holds a B.F.A. from SUNY Potsdam and has been awarded residencies, grants, and fellowships, including Byrdcliffe Artist Residency (2022), Mass MoCA Studios (2021), the Berkshire Taconic Foundation (2021), and the NYSCA Public Art Fellowship (2017).



Irja Bodén


Curriculum Vitae




2023 Irja Bodén: Constellations, Amos Eno Gallery, Bushwick, NY (forthcoming)
2022 Irja Bodén: To Dress a Ptarmigan, River Valley Arts Collective at the Al Held Foundation,

Boiceville, NY
2022 Ceramics and Collage, Two-person Exhibit, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY

2021 Irja Bodén: ”Blah, blah, blah,” Smallbany Gallery, Albany, NY
2021 Irja Bodén: Fractured Light, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Irja Bodén: Virtual solo platform, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

2017 Interwoven, Two-person Exhibit, Roxbury Arts Group: Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY


Bachelor of Fine Arts, visual arts, magna cum laude, 2006, SUNY Potsdam, New York


2022 Artists of Hudson-Mohawk Region Exhibition, Catalogue, and Portfolio Photography Award, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York

2022 Featured Artist Interview, Upstate Diary Magazine: Issue 15
2022 Byrdcliffe AiR, Ceramics, Woodstock, New York
2021 Studios at MASS MoCA, AiR, North Adams, Massachusetts
2021 Artist Resource Trust Fund, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Massachusetts
2018, 2017 Vermont Studio Center, Artist’s Grant and Residency, Johnson, Vermont
2017 Public Art Fellowship, New York State Council of the Arts, New York
2000, 2003, 2007 Special Opportunity Stipend (SOS), NYS Foundation for the Arts, New York


2022  Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York

2022  The Pack, a site-specific installation, part of On the Grounds, River Valley Arts Collective at the Al Foundation, Boiceville, New York
2022  ART+NATURE+HOME ‘22, Upstate Diary, Stone Valley, New York

2022  Holiday, LABspace, Hillsdale, New York
2021  Radius 50, Woodstock Artist Assoc. & Museum, Woodstock, New York
2021  Embody, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut

2020  The Immigrant Artist Biennial, Here Together! /The Imminent Arrival, New York
2020  New Folk: Hudson Valley Artists, Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, New York

2020  National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Assoc: University Place Gallery, Massachusetts