Torbjörn Vejvi creates sculptures that explore subtle existential relationships between form and memory, introspection, and everyday life.  With both coyness and sincerity, Vejvi’s exuberant abstract constructions combine formal references from the history of modern art with the psychological and social tensions inherent in 3-dimensional space.  In his pointedly handmade painted sculptures installed throughout this exhibition, Vejvi turns a bookshelf, a pair of open-faced boxes and a tabletop surface into playfully mysterious tableaux, where cigarette-encrusted books, tea sets made from paper, and silhouettes of tree-lined promenades become entry points to a daydream space of subtly shifting dimensions.

Personal History

1997 – 98 MFA Program, University of California, Los Angeles
1995 – 98 MFA Malmö Academy of Fine Arts, Malmö, Sweden

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 The object without is the object within, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2011 Matter Matter Physically Dead, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I 
2008 Present/Future Section, Artissima 15, Turin, I
2007 Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I
2006 Zane Peach/Torbjörn Vejvi, Urbis Artium Gallery, San Francisco, CA           
2005 
Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I
2004 Art Statements, Art 35 Basel, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Basel, CH   
2003 Torbjorn Vejvi, C/O Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, D
2002 Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
2001 
Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I
Gallery Peep, Malmö, SW, (MFA show)
2000 Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
1999 Gallery Ynglingagatan, Stockholm, SW

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Steven Bankhead, Britton Tolliver, Torbjörn Vejvi at Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA
2012 
Prince at the Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, USA
2011 Bullet Train, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, USA 
Group Show (Exhibition design by Jesse Benson and Brian Mann), Las Cienegas Projects, USA
2010 Depthless, Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
A Harmonious Mix of Objects – Mihai Nicodim Gallery (former Kontainer Gallery), Los Angeles, CA, USA
2009 Opportunities, Bravin Lee Gallery, New York, USA
Bellows and Whispers: The Large and Small Effects of Structure, Its Presence and Absence, Cherry and Martin Gallery , Los Angeles, USA
Construct and Dissolve – Works on paper by artists from Los Angeles, Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, D
The curse of ceramics, China Art Object, Los Angeles, USA
Sundays Gallery, 2nd Exhibition, Sundays Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The May Show, 5200 Block of Olimpic Blv.,Los Angeles, CA, USA           
2008 Flowing, Pulsing, Beating, Burning, Glendale College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2007 
Eight sculptors from Los Angeles, Galerie Sabine Knust – Maximilian Verlag, Munich, D
You Always Move In Reverse, cur. by Bearne Melgaard, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, USA
2006 Carter, Kate Davis, Karen Lofgren, Torbjörn Vejvi, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2005 Napoli Presente – Posizione e prospettive dell’Arte Contemporanea, cur. By L.Hegyi, PAN Center for Contemporary Art, Naples, I
Konsthögskolan i Malmö 10 år, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, SW
2004 Losing My Head, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2003 The Virgin Show, Wrong Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2002 Global Address, USC Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The 4th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection – (Recent Acquisition), LACE – Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, USA
New Additions to the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA
Guide to trust 2, Yerba Buena Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Waiting for the Ice Age, cur. by M. Hall, George Kargl Gallery, Wien
Crisp, cur. by R. Telles, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
Now is Time2, Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
2001 Artists Imagine Architecture, ICA, Boston, MA, USA
Smallish, cur. by D. Cooper, Green-Grassi, London, UK
Freestanding, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, USA
Altoid Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA 
2000 Shockwave, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, I
Architecture & Memory, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Mise en Scéne – Nem L.A. Sculpture, cur. by B. Hainley and C.A. Klonorides, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, USA
College of the Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA, USA
1999 Andy Alexander & Torbjörn Vejvi, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
The Temptations, cur. by D. Cooper, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1998 Beyond Matter of Space, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA, USA