|Individual or organisational biography||Bess Frimodig is a traveler, a wanderer of the world of different cultures, religions and languages. Her early dislocation from her home country, Sweden, to study printmaking in Japan was determinant in opening a window to Eastern thought, printmaking and poetry. This is filtered in her diaries, poems and etchings.|
Her obsessive nature and persistent search for an intimate emotional and aesthetic experience often times has taken her in her travels the shape of spontaneous, on-the-run notebooks of writings and etchings, only to at still times transform the material into a process of painfully slow printmaking and densely collaged books combined with writing. Her subtlety and preoccupation with inner life is a fusion of sensibility and imagination, and it comes along with her engagement with the outside political and social world events.”
"Bess is pursuing a Ph.D. at The Centre for Fine Print Research at University of the West of England in Bristol in 'An honourable practice: Printmaking and Social engagement'. Her previous education was completed in Sweden and Japan. She holds a BA from University of Kansas, an MA from School of Visual Arts in New York and an MA from London College of Communication. She divides her time between teaching at London College of Communication and London Metropolitan University in London and her studio in Whitechapel. She exhibits continuously around the world as a printmaker."
She is also a lecturer at both London College of Communication and London Metropolitan University.
Quotes from, Mercedes Vicente, Curator, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York City 2003.
|Custodial History||The London College of Communication lecturer Bess Frimodig donated the collection to LCC Library and Learning Resources in 2007. LCC Library transferred the material to the Archives and Special Collections Centre in 2015. Bess had been using the collection for teaching purposes but wanted to find a permanent home for it, where it would be used and appreciated.|