Collection: Mikael Kihlman

The artist wanders the world's cities. You can catch him in Krakow, Poland or on the streets of Montreal in Canada, Belgrade or in Sophia. His curiosity and eagerness constantly push him to yet another city, as if there weren't enough cities to experience in our short life. In his art there are traces of time, life and death.

The buildings have remnants of the human experience. In addition, light is everywhere. It is not a judgmental light, nor spiritually ecstatic. It is a revealing light, a light of understanding and forgiveness, the love of life itself and the time of mourning to pass.


In 2015, Kihlman received the title of Doctoris Honoris Causa at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw Poland


Vetlanda Art Association
Art Gallery, Karlstad
Orresta Gård, Flen
Gallery Plan B, Växjö,
Graphics, Gallery K, Gävle
Vadstena Art Gallery, Vadstena
Husby Art Gallery, Stockholm
Hudiksvall Art Guild, Hudiksvall
Nan Giese Gallery, Darwin Australia
allery Genesis, Athens, Greece
Blue Street Stories, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm
Gallery Majnabbe, Gothenburg
Dalarnas Museum, Falun
Art Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Edsvik Art Gallery West, Sollentuna, Stockholm
Graphic Society, Stockholm
Galleria G, Taidegrafikot/Finland's Art Graphic Designer, Helsinki, Finland
Art Hall, Enköping Art Association (with Örjan Wikström)
Manière Noire, Berlin, Germany
Åmål Art Gallery, Åmål
Sölvesborg Art Gallery, Sölvesborg
Art in Karlstad, Karlstad
Galeria ZPAP “ Pod Podloga ”, Lublin, Poland
Holstebro Art Association
Muller Museum, Holstebro, Denmark
Hanaholmen Cultural Center, Helsinki, Finland
Höganäs Museum, Höganäs


Received several international awards, among them in Canada (Toronto and Montreal), Poland, China, Romania, Serbia, Spain and Japan.

In Sweden, he has been awarded the Karlskoga Nobel Art Scholarship in 2001, the Grafiska Sällskapet's Erik Wessel-Fougstedt scholarship in 2004, and together with the cultural journalist Karl Haskel an honorary scholarship from the Nils G. Stenqvist memorial fund in 2009. In 2012, Kihlman received the Krzyzem Kawalerskim Orderu Zaslugi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Republic of Poland's Order of Merit)

Chairman of the Fridellsällskapet
Vice chairman of the Association for Graphic Arts
Active in Grafikens Hus


The Norwegian Arts Council
British Museum
The modern Museum
National Museum
Malmö, Norrköping, Vetlanda, Borås, Värmlands Museum, County Council, Municipalities, Culture Boards, etc.
Collections of international graphics triennials and biennials