Collection: Lena Appel

The Painter Exploring Differences and Community

Lena Appel, raised in Norrahammar but now living in Nyköping, is an artist with a clear ambition – to highlight the fact that we are all unique and need different conditions to grow and develop into the individual people we are meant to be. Through her artworks, she strives to arouse thoughts and convey power and inspiration.

Lena Appel mainly works with mixed media, with a focus on paper and canvas. She consciously mixes different materials and lets her great interest in gardens and nature permeate her works. The result is a rich flora of differences and characters, where each painting creates a story of community and diversity.

With her artistry, Lena Appel explores the theme of differences and emphasizes the importance of embracing and appreciating the diversity that enriches our existence. Her works thus become not only artistic expressions but also an important reminder of our common journey towards embracing and understanding the uniqueness of each individual.


School of Art, Umeå University 1990-1995
Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo 1993-1994
ABF's Art School, Umeå 1986-1988


Eskilstuna Art Museum
Culturum, Nyköping
Gallery K, Oxelösund
Konstrundan, Sörmland
Mårtens Hus, Nyköping
Konstrundan Sörmland
FORUM, Nyköping
Nicolai Church, Nyköping
Norrtälje Art Gallery
Räddabarnen Gala, Nyköping
Do you have a room, Vattengränd, Nyköping
Project Street Art, Katrineholm
Stjärnhov, Nyköping
Generator, Nyköping
Culture house Ängeln, Katrineholm
Falun Art Week, Falun
Culture house Ängeln, Katrineholm
Gallery Fiskhuset, Nyköping
Church project, Flen
Ebeling Museum, Torshälla, Eskilstuna
Gallery Rostrum, Malmö
V.art09, Värnamo
Art break, Katrineholm
Gallery Handmade, Nyköping
Multeum, Strängnäs
Gallery Kronan, Norrköping
Box Gallery, Eskilstuna Museum
Skåne Art Association, Malmö
Nynäs Castle, Nyköping
Gallery Formverk, Nyköping
Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Stockholm
Publication Rollon
Eskilstuna Museum, Eskilstuna
Södertälje Art Gallery, Södertälje
Brewery, Nyköping
Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Stockholm
Färgfabriken, Stockholm
County Museum, Gävle
Sandviken Art Gallery, Sandviken
Forsbacka Mill, Sandviken
Art Gallery, Sandviken
Gallery Ynglingagatan, Stockholm
Capital of Culture year, Stockholm
Gallery FC, Malmö
Gallery Rotor, Gothenburg
Norrtälje Art Gallery, Stockholm
Gallery Ömalm, Stockholm
Gallery Index, Stockholm and Gothenburg
Gallery Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
The Bildmuseet, Umeå
Gallery 61, Umeå


Municipality of Nyköping
Katrineholm municipality
Umeå municipality
Gävle municipality
Södertälje municipality
Eskilstuna municipality
Södermanland County Council
Sparbanken Sörmland
Gävle Art Centre
Norrtälje Art Gallery
Åsa Folk High School
Nyköping Folk High School


Myntan retirement home
Municipality of Nyköping
Nyköping Hospital
Sörmland County Council
Nyköping Folk High School


County council Sörmland's cultural scholarship
Nyköping Municipality's Cultural Scholarship
Sandviken municipality's cultural scholarship
Märta Hähnel's memorial fund
Ax:son Jonsson's fund