biography


The marks on the canvas are traces from a search. Sometimes I only know what I´m looking for, when I find it. In order to find it I might have to get completely lost. Some stories evolve through recognizing traces left by experience that we use to create a persona. The stories may appear in layers. There is a mixture of sincerity and imagination but also a significant truth, which allows them to evoke and intrigue the viewer.
 

D.O.B. 14.04.73, Sunnfjord, Norway
Studio: Sophus Pihls gate 3, 5034 Bergen, Norway.

 

Education:
MA Illustration: Authorial Practice 2005, University College Falmouth
BA(Hons)Illustration 1999, Falmouth College of Arts
Visual Communication 1996, Ålesund, Norway
Art&Design Foundation 1994,Jølster, Norway
Philosophy Exam 1994, University of Bergen, Norway
Artium 1989-1992, Førde Gymnas, Norway
 

Courses: 
Risoprint workshop, Berlin, August, 2014
Teaching Artist, Seanse, Volda, 2014
Screenprint, Aggregat Atelierfelleskap, Ålesund, Norway 2011
Website for artists, Erik Nordby, Oslo, Norway 2011
Artist Books, Siena, Italy, 2008
In Design; Bookproduction, Grafill, Oslo, Norway 2008
English, 1993, Harvard University, Boston, USA

 

Exhibition Record:   

2017 Atelier A Apricale, Italy, artist in residence and preview of artist residency works

2017 Broth Art, London, solo show

2016 Atelier A Apricale, Italy, preview of artist residency works

2016 Broth Art, London, solo show 

2015 Castello Apricale, Italy, collective show

2015 Kunstauksjon for Syria, Østre, Bergen

2015 Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Mønstring, collective show

2015 Vevringutstillinga, collective show 

2015 Broth Art, London, solo show

2015 Affordable Art Fair, London (Broth Art), collective

2014 The 8th International Artist Book Fair, Barcelona

2014 Affordable Art Fair, London (Broth Art), collective

2013 The 7th International Artist Book Fair, Barcelona

2012 The 6th International Artist Book Fair, Barcelona

2012 Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, BKSF collective show

2011 The Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion, Cornwall, UK, 5 women show

2011 The Square Gallery, St. Mawes, UK, collective

2011 The Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion, Cornwall, UK, collective opening show

2011 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre),Førde, Norway, collective 

2011 The 5th International Artist Book Fair, Barcelona

2011 Retrospective Illustration Exhibition,The Illustration Cupboard, London, collective

2011 The Affordable Artfair in Battersea,London, collective

2011 Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, 2 women show

2010 Openspace Gallery, Penryn,Cornwall,collective

2010 The Affordable Artfair in Battersea, collective

2010-2011 Touring curated show; "Tilknytning"("Belonging"),Sogn og Fjordane,Norway,collective

2009 Kunstlaget,(Art Centre)Volda,Norway, solo show

2009 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre),Førde, Norway, collective 

2009 Ålesund Kunstforening, Norway, collective

2008 The Pond Gallery, London,collective

2008 The Affordable Artfair in Battersea, collective

2008 Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, collective

2008 Ålesund Kunstforening, Norway, collective

2007 Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, collective

2007 Eikaasgalleriet, Jølster, Norway, collective

2007 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre),Førde, Norway, collective 

2007 Ålesund Kunstforening, Norway, collective

2007 The Artist Book Fair, ICA, London

2007 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre),Førde, Norway, collective 

2006 Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, Christmas/Charity collective show

2006 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre), Førde, Norway, collective 

2006 Battersea Art Fair, London, collective

2006 Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, 2 women show

2006 Galleri Gathe, Bergen Norway, mixed summer show

2006 Galleri Gathe, Bergen, Norway, solo show

2005 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Center), Førde, Norway, collective Christmas show 

2005 The Great Atlantic Map Works Gallery, Falmouth ‘The Specled Egg’, collective

2005 University College Falmouth, MA Graduate Show ‘HyperMart’, collective

2004 The Hut, Falmouth,’Finding a Way’, solo show

2003 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre),Førde, Norway

2002-2003 Goldfishbowl Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance, collective

2000-2004 Julia Mills Gallery, Portleven, collective

2000 Falmouth Art Centre, 2 women show

2000 Drift Gallery, Oslo, Norway, collective

1999-2011 The Square Gallery, St.Mawes, collective

1999 Business Design Centre, London, collective

1999 Falmouth College of Arts, BA(Hons)Illustration Graduate Show

1998 Kunstnarsenteret (Art Centre),Førde, Norway, collective

 

Books:
¨Open pages¨, artist book for the 8th International Illustrated Book fair in Barcelona 2014
¨Without us¨, artist book for the 7th International Illustrated Book fair in Barcelona 2013
¨Second love», artist book for the 6th International Illustrated Book fair in Barcelona 2012
"Cinco", five handmade books for the 5th International Illustrated Book fair in Barcelona 2011
"A kind of silvery poetry" 2011
"Somewhere Between, a visual ballad" 2005
"The Speckled Egg", Atlantic Press, 2005

 

Grants/ Fellowships:
Grafill, Norway, Bologna book fair grant, 2014
Seanse, Volda, artist in residence working grant, 2011
Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune,Norway, artist grant, 2008
Seanse, Volda, artist in residence working grant, 2008/2009
Grafill, Norway, In Design course grant, 2007
Tegnerforbundet ( Assosiation for Illustrators in Norway) Travel grant, 2007
Tegnerforbundet ( Assosiation for Illustrators in Norway) Bologna Childrens Book Fair, travel grant, 2006
Young Talent in Sogn & Fjordane Award, Norway, 1998

 

Projects:
"Visual ballad" for The Art Council, Norway (Den Kulturelle Skulesekken) 2010-2015
Screenprint edition commissioned by Førde Kommune 2011

 

Official clients: (innkjøpt av) 
Lily Ashwell, Venice, LA. 2016
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Fransisco & Tokyo 2014-2016
Førde Kommune 2015/2016
Førde Kommune 2013
Førde Rådhus 2013
Tingretten 2013
Fylkesmannen i Sogn og Fjordane 2013
Førde Kommune 2011 (Helsetunet)
Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune 2010-2011 (Den Kulturelle Skulesekken)
Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune 2010-2012 (Den Kulturelle Skulesekken)
Volda Kunstlag, 2010
Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane, 2009 

 

Workshops:
Artist Book workshop for art students at Volda College ( Høgskulen i Volda), Norway, 2009
Art presentation workshop for art students at Volda College ( Høgskulen i Volda), Norway, 2009
Mask and paper origami workshop for children, Eikaas gallery, Norway 2007/2008

 

Teaching:
Visual art, Kulturskulen i Bergen 2014
Workshops, Barnas Kulturhus, Bergen 2012-1014
Visual art, Kulturskulen i Førde 2010

 

Other work experience:
2004-2008 International Recruitment Ambassador for University College Falmouth
2002-2004 Background Artist for animation, Spidereye Ltd, St. Just, Cornwall
2001-2002 Background Artist for animation, Dreamtrader/Big Al Ltd.Falmouth
1999-2001 Freelance Illustration in Norway/UK

 

Memberships:
BKSF (Biletkunstnarane i Sogn og Fjordane/Assosiation for Fine Artists in Sogn and Fjordane)
NBK (Norske Billedkunstnere/Assosiation for Fine Artists in Norway)