Ulrika Matthiessen is a visual artist living and working in New Orleans, LA. She was born in Sweden and grew up in Mississippi during the 1960’s and 70’s. Moving between the culturally disparate environments of her Nordic homeland and the Deep South had a great impact on her artistic sensibility leading to an intense observation of people and their environment.

Matthiessen earned degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture from Tulane University and applying the two practices inform the design process in her work. Her paintings layer and juxtapose multiple images and materials both precise and architectonic as well as fluid and organic.

Matthiessen’s  art work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows, is in private collections, and can be seen in the art collection of Xavier University of Louisiana and at the Whitney Plantation Museum in Wallace, Louisiana.