Karin Johansson, born in Sweden, and currently works and lives in Gothenburg. She attended HDK Academy of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg, where she earned her MFA degree in 1994. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in many international galleries and locations, such as The National (Christchurch), Ornamentum Gallery (Hudson/NY) Galerie Marzee (Nijmegen), Hannah Gallery (Barcelona), OONA Galerie (Berlin). Her work is featured in several private and public collections, and she is the recipient of several major grants and awards, among them the five-year working grant of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, which she has received twice. She is one of the founders of the international jewellery gallery Hnoss in Gothenburg, later Hnoss Initiative. Between 2007-2019 Karin Johansson was the head of the department/professor of the Jewellery Art department at HDK Academy of Design and Crafts Gothenburg University.