Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, magna cum laude, SUNY Potsdam, New York

Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Lund University, Sweden


2024 Curious Arias, Two-person Exhibit, Art Bites Gallery, High Falls, NY

2023 Irja Bodén: Constellations, Amos Eno Gallery, Bushwick, NY

2022 Irja Bodén: To Dress a Ptarmigan, Al Held Foundation in partnership with River Valley Arts Collective, 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


2023 NES, Artist in Residency, Skagastrand, Iceland

2023 Essay: “The Evocative Landscape of Irja Bodén’s Ceramic Sculptures” by Emireth Herrera Valdés

2023 Review: "A Related Harmony of Living Potential” Online Journal, Zero Thought to Z, by Stephen Gambello

2023 Feature in Ceramics Now, Constellations, Amos Eno Gallery, NYC

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

2022 Featured Artist Interview, Upstate Diary Magazine: Issue 15
2022 Byrdcliffe Artist in Residency, Woodstock, NY

2021 AiR Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

2021 White Columns, Curated Artist Registry, ongoing

2021 Artist Resource Trust Fund, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, MA

2019-2023 Member of Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018, 2017 Vermont Studio Center, Artist’s Grant and Residency, Johnson, VT
2017 Public Art Fellowship, New York State Council of the Arts, NY
2000, 2003, 2007 Special Opportunity Stipend (SOS), NYS Foundation for the Arts, NY

2000 Workshop Residency, Haystack School of Crafts, MA

1996 Ceramic Residency, October-November, Penland School of Crafts, NC

1990s Studio Assistant in various ceramic studios, NYC, NY


2024 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Women in Sculpture, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2024 Metamorphosis, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, NY

2024 Spring Mix: Varietals + Vases, Art Bites Gallery, High Falls, NY

2024 Convergence, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild's Member Show, Woodstock, NY

2024 The Back Room, Art Bites, High Falls, NY

2023 inFORM, Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY

2023 Holiday, LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

2022 Split and Becloud, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York

2022 On the Grounds, a site-specific outdoor installation, Al Held Foundation in partnership with River Valley Arts Collective, Boiceville, NY
2022 ART+NATURE+HOME ‘22, Upstate Diary, Stone Ridge, 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

2019 En Vacker Utställning/A Beautiful Exhibit, Kin, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiruna, Sweden

2018 Land and Sea, Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, New York

2017 Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

2016 NYS Juried Art Exhibit, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY

2015 Five Artists Invitational, Paul Smith Collage VIC, NY

2014 Invitational Exhibit, Pleiades Gallery, New York City, NY

2007 North Country Regional, Gibson Gallery, SUNY Potsdam, New York

2006 Regional Art Exhibit, Old Forge Art Center, NY

2005 Regional Art Exhibit, Lake Placid Art Center, NY