Linnéa Therese Dimitriou lives and works in Umeå, Northern Sweden. 

Dimitriou  has a preoccupation with the tension between surface and perceptual space  in painting. Her paintings spread across glass, mirror and 3-dimensional objects and she describes the flat surface as a metaphor for the boundaries of self, the solitude of being a singular consciousness.  She repurposes pictorial and art historical archetypes  to create multilayered scenarios that often project a sense of humour.  The female figure is a reoccurring starting point- it’s image, experience and its' associated attributes of femininity.  On it she projects and questions acts of representation and perception, and the power-relations these acts give rise to.  


Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

BA(Hons) Art & Design, Northumbria University

Foundation in Art  & Design, Cleveland College of Art

Recent Exhibitions

Same River Twice,
Galleri Oss,  Umeå/Sweden, solo exhibition, 2021

Eye Candy,
Sjungaregården, Granö/Sweden, solo exhibition, 2021 

Tillvaron som klot, 
Umeå Konsthall, Sweden, group exhibition, 2021

Black & White IV
, Envision Art, Online exhibition, 2021

Windows Exhibition, Duo exhibition, Black Box Genesis Vasa/Finland, 2020

GSA Then and Now, Digital Exhibition at, 2020

Nu!, Group exhibition, Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå/ Sweden, 2020

20x20x20, Juried group exhibition at Galleri Socker, Umeå/Sweden 2020

There is no Planet B, Group Exhibition, Västerbottens Konstfrämjande, Umeå/Sweden, 2019

100!, Group exhibition, Galleri CC Malmö/Sweden, 2019

Drag me to the moon,  Duo exhibition, Galleri Socker, Umeå/Sweden, 2018

Bothniasalongen, Juried group exhibition, Luleå Konsthall, Luleå/Sweden, 2018


Represented in Umeå City art collection and the Västerbotten County Collection

Artistic Director of Sliperiet at Umeå Arts Campus 2014-2019

Senior Lecturer/ Subject leader, Ravensbourne Institute, London 2010-2013

Founder/CEO, Schmäck, 2005-2009

Visiting lecturer at Umeå Konstskola, Ravensbourne, UID

Freelance creative strategist/ creative director/ designer 2006-

Member of Föreningen Svenska Konstnärinnor

Board member Ateljéföreningen Konstfabriken Umeå