Irja Bodén (b. 1960, Kiruna, Sweden) received a B.F.A. in painting from SUNY Potsdam, magna cum laude, and a B.A. in Social Science from Lund University, Sweden. She explores memory, place, terrain, and domestic interior through her practice in ceramic sculpture and installations. Bodén participated in the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency Fall session 2022, creating new work for an upcoming exhibit in 2023. Bodén has received grants, fellowships, and residencies from notable art institutions such as the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the Studios at Mass MoCA, and Vermont Studio Center.

Bodén lives and works in the Hudson Valley.

Bodén has been a participant in five exhibitions in 2022: A solo exhibition, To Dress a Ptarmigan with River Valley Arts Collective, and her sculptures The Pack were also on view in On the Grounds 2022, in a series of outdoor installations both exhibits at the Al Held Foundation, Boiceville, New York (June 5 – October 16, 2022); Art+Nature+Home with Upstate Diary; a two-person exhibition at Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY (July 13 – August 13, 2022); and the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY (October 21 - December 31, 2022).



Irja Bodén