About Cecilia

     I grew up in Sundsvall in northern Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 1970 where I attended the National College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) and received my MFA in 1976. Though I specialize in tapestry, I have also worked as a muralist and a graphics illustrator. 

    Since 1977 I have worked in the United States, producing tapestries for public and private collections, and commissioned works for hospitals, banks and for the headquarters of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. I was commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) to create major pieces for the new Washington State University campus in Vancouver, and for Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. In 2010 I finished a commissioned piece for WSAC for Moxee Elementary School near Yakima, Washington, and in 2012 installed a tapestry, also commissioned by WSAC, for McMicken Heights Elementary School in Seatac, Washington. In 2017 I was commissioned by WSAC to create a tapestry for Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland, Washington. I installed the the Sacajawea Tapestry in 2018. 

     In 2017 I finished a commission consisting of eight saints for the U.S. Air Force Cadet Catholic Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Each tapestry is 10.5 by 1.5 feet. In 2018 I completed and installed Sacajawea at an elem

     I spent two years in Scotland, working on a project recreating the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries. Here is a link  to a PDF downloadable version. of an article about the project by Swedish journalist Agneta Gustavsson which appeared in a Swedish arts and crafts magazine. And here is a link to the Stirling Castle website about the project.

   My tapestries have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and my work is represented in Contemporary Textile Art - Scandinavia, The State of the Arts, The State of the Crafts, Fiberarts Design Book I, IV , V and VI, World Tapestry Today, and a number of magazines.

    I live with my husband in Gig Harbor, Washington.