Master of Art Painting
Åsa Gamgam Leanderz is an artist with a Master in Painting from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts.
An early interest in Drawing and Painting leads to the secondary school choice of Natural Science with an aesthetic variant.
Besides, she studies Photography at Mullsjö Folkhögskola, spending several hours in the laboratory working with black- and white prints.
During the aesthetic program's training in Mullsjö, Åsa lives at the boarding school of Mullsjö folk high school for two years. Countless evenings turn into nights in the classroom for pictures at Mullsjö Folk High School. It is fruitful for the development in the image thinking to spend time in the studios of Mullsjö.
The work starts with paintings in acrylics and then oil paint on big canvases. These activities lead to the development of painting skills. Here Åsa began to discover that color could give life to the canvas. During this work, a seed starts to germinate that she intends to become an artist.
After two years in the aesthetic program in Mullsjö, an opportunity is opened to fulfill a teenage dream, to study in France. Åsa applies to the municipal school of Art in Nice and is admitted in the second year (of two) in the permanent course “Les Cours Permanent” and develops the drawing and painting skills.
The following year the artist head for Hungary and start as a guest student in the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. The diploma in Painting is achieved six years later in Budapest.
Moving back to Sweden, the artist participate in several group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions.
After family formation, Åsa studies to be a nurse, further a midwife, and currently pursuing postgraduate studies in nursing.
Studio in Grez jan-feb, 2002
Hantverkshuset, Humlan, 2001
Ateljéstipendium, Christian Eriksson, Stockholm, 1997
The artist studied in painting deparment at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest during 1996-2002 and fullfilled the studies with diploma thesis in June 2002. Anatomy drawing, Art History, Cultural History, Architectural History etc.
In September 1994 the artist started study year II in Villa Thiole, Nice, a preparatory school, and in June 1995 the studies were finished. Antique drawing, Painting, Ceramics, etc