Sven Anderson is from Long Beach, CA. He earned an MFA in Printmaking from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (’85) and a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (’83). He studied printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, France. Hayter is credited with reviving the art of printmaking.
Sven has exhibited in, and has work in museums, university and private collections including the Kansas City Museum of Art; the Newport Harbor Art Museum; the Jesse Besser Museum; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum; the Bibliotheque Nationale and the Harriet Hale Wooley Gallery in Paris, France; Stanley William Hayter/Atelier 17; Arthur Young; Stanley Marsh III; and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts among others.
In recent years, Sven has made a transition from hand-pulled printmaking to the digital arts. The earliest phase of the transition included using a computer CAD program to design artwork that was then engraved onto magnesium plates for further engraving by hand and etching. He also experimented with printing onto plaster and one of his computer-assisted plaster prints was selected by the Los Angeles Printmaking Society for inclusion in the prestigious “Survey of Contemporary American Prints.” Sven currently teaches all levels of computer art at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. He was selected by Apple Computer as an “Apple Distinguished Educator”, one of the first in the world. Sven currently lives in Oneonta, NY, with wife, Karen, and their daughter, Annika. Sven and Karen are the owners and operators of Volcano Editions in Oneonta, a professional archival print service for digital images and reproductions of original works of art.