CV | Tapestry Artist Ulrika Leander | Contemporary Tapestry Weaving
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Ulrika Leander



MA, Fiber Art and Design



  • Handarbetets Vänners’s College of Art and Interior Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 1971
  • Nyckelvik’s School of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, 1967
  • Carl Malmsten’s School of Art, Öland, Sweden, 1965



  • Established and directed the Fiber Arts Department, KV Art School, Lund University Course Center, Lund, Sweden, 1971-1980
  • Established and directed the Center for Contemporary Tapestry Weaving, Oak Ridge, TN, 1983-1985
  • Maintained independent studio since 1970
  • Established and directed The Gallery By The River, Royal Oak, MD, 2000 – 2013.



  • Foundry Art Centre St. Charles MO, Exhibition “Impact”, Juror’s Choice Award, 2016
  • Design Journal, “Design Excellence Award”, 2010
  • East Tennessee Foundation Artist Fellowship, 1989



  • Five tapestries for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Washington, DC – estimated completion June 2019



  • 2000 Keyes Gallery, Springfield, MO
  • 1998 Gallery 621, Tallahassee, FL
  • 1980 Little Gallery, Eslöv, Sweden
  • 1978 Museum of Blekinge, Karlskrona, Sweden
  • 1978 Ystad Museum of Fine Art, Ystad, Sweden



  • 2013 – 2015 “The New Art of the Loom”, a travelling museum exhibit comprising 24 tapestry artists from 16 countries
  • 2015 Louisville, KY – Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
  • 2014 Frostburg, MD – State University – Roper Gallery
  • 2014 Ocala, FL – The Appleton Museum
  • 2014 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  • 2014 St. Louis, MO – Webster University – Hunt Gallery
  • 2013 Lafayette, LA – The Hillard Museum of the University of Louisiana
  • 2013 Gatineau, Canada – Montcalm Gallery
  • 2013 Montreal, Canada – Musée des Maītres et Artisanats du Quebec




  • 2018-2021 The American Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2018 Blue Lines Arts, Roseville, CA – “By Hand”.
  • 2017 Strathmore, Bethesda, MD – “Interiors’
  • 2016 Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO- “Impact”
  • 2014 Ystad Museum of Art, Sweden – “The Chosen”
  • 2009 Gallerie Gora, Montreal, Canada
  • 1999 The Bayeux Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 1999 The American Center, Nashville, TN
  • 1999 Acclaim Gallery, Long Grove, IL
  • 1999 Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, FRB Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 1997 Liz-Beth & Co, Fine Art Gallery, Knoxville, TN
  • 1996 Hard and Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
  • 1996 Arts American, Atlanta, GA
  • 1996 New Vision Gallery, Marshfield, WI
  • 1996 Fiber Now, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
  • 1994 National Tapestry Invitational Exhibition, OSU, Lima, OH
  • 1993 Contemporary Works of Faith, The Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 1992 The Garden Path, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 1990 Tapestry Forum, Oregon School of Art, Portland, OR
  • 1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, TN
  • 1979 Art Jubilee Exhibition, Ystad Museum of Fine Art, Ystad, Sweden
  • 1978 Form Design Center, Malmö, Sweden
  • 1973 Free Textiles, Lund Museum of Fine Art, Lund, Sweden
  • 1975 Ystad Museum of Fine Art, Sweden
  • 1972 Scania Art Society, Malmö Museum of Art, Malmö, Sweden
  • 1972 Young Artists, Lund Museum of Art, Lund, Sweden



  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH
  • GROCO, Kent Island (main lobby), MD
  • Out of the Fire Restaurant, Easton, MD (2 tapestries)
  • United States District Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
  • Cook Regentec, Indianapolis (main lobby), IN
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Milwaukee, WI
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (main lobby), Baltimore, MD
  • WilmerHale Law Offices, Boston, MA (3 tapestries)
  • Pharmacia Upjohn Corporation, World Headquarters, Peapack NJ.
  • Morton, Lewis, King and Kreig Law Offices (main lobby), Knoxville, TN
  • Scania Concrete Company, Malmo, Sweden
  • Felix Canned Foods, Eslov, Sweden
  • Swedish Bank of Commerce, Sweden
  • Scandinavian Private Bank, Dalby, Sweden
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Joint Institute, Oak Ridge, TN
  • UT College of Veterinary Medicine (main lobby), Knoxville, TN
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA
  • Fort Sander’s Hospital (main lobby), Knoxville, TN
  • St. Michael’s Hospital (main lobby), Texarkana, TX
  • St. Michael’s Hospital, Texarkana, TX
  • St. Mary’s Hospital (main lobby), Huntington, W.VA
  • MEDIC Regional Blood Center (main lobby), Knoxville, TN
  • Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital (main lobby), Oak Ridge, TN
  • Ystad Hospital, Sweden
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (altar-piece), Downingtown, PA
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, VA
  • Seacoast Community Church, Encinitas, CA
  • Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church (altar-piece), Little Rock, AR
  • The Chapel, UT Hospital (altar-piece), Knoxville, TN
  • Grace Lutheran Church (altar-piece), Oak Ridge, TN
  • The Norwegian Seamen’s Church of Houston (altar-piece), Houston, TX
  • The Abby, Ystad, Sweden
  • Church of Hörby (altar-piece), Hörby, Sweden
  • Church of Äspinge (altar-piece), Äspinge, Sweden
  • Santa Clara Church, Norrköping, Sweden
  • Church of Löderup, Sweden
  • City of Malmö, Sweden
  • City of Lund, Sweden (2 tapestries)
  • City of Ystad, Sweden
  • City of Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Ystad Museum of Fine Art (permanent collection), Ystad, Sweden
  • Malmö Art Society, Sweden
  • Karlskrona Art Society, Sweden
  • Professor Martin Wierup, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr. and Mrs. Göran Wastensson, Tokyo, Japan
  • Attorney John Draper, Santa Fe, NM
  • Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Datz, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alex Zucker, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Dean H. Kitchens, Knoxville, TN
  • Judge Riley Anderson, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Brenner, New York, NY
  • Dr. and Mrs. R. Massey, Richmond, VA
  • Professor R. Callman, Stanford, CA
  • Dr. James Paul, Lake Champlaine, VT
  • Mr. Christian Rowcliffe, Menlo Park, CA
  • Chancellor and Mrs. Fredrick Obear, Chattanooga, TN
  • Mr. and Mrs. Saikat Bhattacharjee, Chicago, IL
  • Ms. Ella Cohen, Baltimore, MD
  • Mr. Lenny Clairmont, Aiea, HI
  • Ms. Amy Haines, Easton, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amdur, Bozman, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Springborn, Naples, FL
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gladstone, Washington, DC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Langley, Royal Oak, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibbs, Bozman, MD
  • Ms. Martha Schneider, Royal Oak, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric Chandler, Bellevue, MD
  • Mr. Richard Marks, Easton, MD
  • Audrey Schwarzbein and Dr. Richard Graham, Laguna Beach, CA



  • Janice F. Booth, What’s Up Magazine, “Undercover Stars Among Us”, November 2018.
  • Ming-Whe-Liou, Artist Magazine, “Over Dancing Water” an article about CTW, published in Taipei, Taiwan and distributed in Taiwan and China, 2016.
  • Mark Ireland & Mike Booker, cover art for “Making New Disciples”, published by SPCK, London,
  • Great Britain, 2015.
  • Amy Abrams, Shore Life Magazine, “Dream Weaver”,  December 2012/January 2013, pp. 60-65.
  • Karen Lohn, “Peace Fibers”, published by Integral Press, MN, USA 2011.
  • Marilyn G. Stewart and Eldon Katter, “Explorations in Art” (title page), published by Davis Publications, Inc., October 2010.
  • Annette Thompson, Southern Living Magazine/Mid Atlantic, “Inspiration on the Eastern Shore”, December 2009.
  • Curtis James, Chesapeake Life, “Dream Weaver”, published by Alter Communications, June 2006.
  • Andrea C. Poe, Chesapeake Home Magazine, “Artisan Profile”, published by Chesapeake Home Media Inc., vol. 13, issue 1, January/February 2005.
  • Cover art for Resources for Ministry, Worship, & Religious Education, 2004-2005.
  • Weaving for Worship, published by Robin and Russ Handweavers, Inc., 1998.
  • The Guild. Designer’s Reference Book of Artists, published by Kraus Sikes, Inc., Madison, WI, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998.
  • The Guild. Architect’s Reference Book of Artists, published by Kraus Sikes, Inc., Madison, WI, 1996, 1997 and 2006.
  • Fiberarts Design Book. Larks Books, Asheville, NC, 1987, 1995 and 1999
  • Cover art for the Oral Communication Category of the Tapestry Series, published by Heinle and Heinle, Boston, MA, 1993, 1994, and 1995.
  • Cover art for the Grammar Category of the Tapestry Series, published by Heinle and Heinle, Boston, Ma, 1994.
  • Cover art for ES’L Catalogue, published by Nelson Canada, Ontario, Canada, 1994.
  • Jane Patrick, “Atelier: USA,” Handwoven Magazine, Vol.9, No.2, (March/April), p.83, illus., cover art, 1988.
  • Gunilla Helmbring, “From Skane to Tennessee with a Loom in her Luggage,” Scandinavian Weaving Magazine, No.2, pp. 40-42, illus., 1988.