Biography

Born 1961 in Ørland, Norway. Lives and works in Trondheim.

EDUCATION


1992–1994
Two years at Trondheim  Academy of Fine Art,  with prof. Jon Arne Mogstad

1991–1992
The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo

1989
Graduate of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architectural Design, Trondheim

1988
Two semesters at The Architectural Association, London, Diploma I with Peter Wilson

1986–1988
The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo

1985
Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Complex Building, with Sverre Fehn

1984–1985
School of Arts and Crafts, Oslo

1983–1984
The Royal Academy of Art, Jan Gehl dep., Copenhagen, Denmark

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018
▹ Gestures, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Tornabuoni Arte, Florence, Italy

2017
▹ Back to Light, Installation at San Servolo, Venice*

2016
▹ Of Nordic Portraits, Gallery Ryan Lee, New York, USA
▹ “Image lumineuse / Illuminating Pictures”, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Quebec, Canada

2015
▹ Into the Image with Light, Kimen Cultural Centre, Stjørdal Kunstforening, Stjørdal, Norway
▹ San Servolo, Galleria Traghetto, Venice, Italy

2014
▹ Beyond the Portraits, Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Shadows, MuseoPalazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
▹ Pictures of Portraits, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

2013
▹ Freedom Fighters, Galleria Traghetto, Venice, Italy
▹ Galerie de Bellefeuille, Quebec, Canada

2012
▹ Through Images, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway

2011
▹ Otherwise Illuminated, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden
▹ Hå gamle prestegård, Hå, Norway
▹ Barry Friedman, New York, USA

2010
▹ Dialogue With Light, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway, University of Wyoming Art Museum, USA

2009
▹ Darkness Illuminated, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Galleria Traghetto, Arsenale Novissimo, Capannone 102 Ismar-Cnr, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Venice, Italy

2008
▹ Anonyme, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia
▹ Anonyme, Galleria Traghetto, Rome, Italy
▹ Passage, Spaziomillesimato, Montalcino, Italy
▹ The Studio, “Double Portraits”, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

2007
▹ Unknown, Barry Friedman, New York
▹ Pictures of Portraits/Series 3, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden

2006
▹ Pictures of Portraits, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2005
▹ Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2004
▹ Schröder Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2003
▹ Galleria Traghetto, Venice, Italy
▹ Molde International Jazz Festival, Molde Kunstforening, Norway
▹ Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia
▹ Galleri K, Nina Roos & Anne-Karin Furunes
▹ Excursion into the Slightest of Signs, Oslo, Norway (text by Anders Kreuger)

2002
▹ Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Galerie Kari Kennetti, Helsinki, Finland

2001
▹ Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway

2000
▹ Galleri K, Oslo, Norway (text by Mika Hannula)
▹ Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway (text by Audun Eckhoff)

1999
▹ Galerie Kari Kennetti, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Die Weisse Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1998
▹ Galleri K, Oslo, Norway (text by Gary Michael Dault)
▹ Skyatlas, TSSK, Sofie Persvik & Helena Kive, Trondheim, Norway

1997
▹ Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto

1996
▹ Galleri K, Oslo, Norway (text by Gertrud Sandqvist)

1994
▹ The Project Room, Galleri F15, Gertrud Sandqvist, curator

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2018
▹ Mirror Mirror,Paul Robeson Galleries,Newark Rutgers University, Newark, USA

2017
▹ Porto Marghera, 100, Fondazione Musei Civica, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
▹ Participation, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway

2015
▹ Proportio, Museo Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
▹ Individual: Portraits from the Collection, Northern Norway Art Museum

2014
▹ Touch, Saastamoinen foundation art collection Exhibition, Finland
▹ The Divine Marchesa, Museo Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
▹ Face to Face, Wall to Wall, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, USA

2013
▹ Resonance: Audible Silence in Portraiture, The Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
▹ International Print center New York, (work from Pace Print)
▹ Eye to I ... 3,000 Years of Portraits, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, USA
▹ Art Basel Miami 2013, Pace Print/ New York
▹ ArtInternational Istanbul, Galleri Andersson Sandström

2012
▹ Picture Takers, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, USA
▹ Wynwood Miami, Barry Friedman Gallery
▹ Armory Show, Pace Print/New York
▹ Art Basel 2012, Pace Print/New York

2011
▹ Art Basel 2011, Pace Print/New York
▹ The American International Fine Art Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida
▹ Market, Galerie Anhava, Stockholm

2010
▹ Art Basel 2010, Galerie Anhava
▹ Armory Show, Galerie Anhava / Barry Friedman Gallery
▹ Art Hong Kong, China, Galerie Anhava

2009
▹ Art Miami Basel, Galerie Anhava
▹ Hamsun fantasier, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim
▹ Pavilion of Art and Design, Barry Friedman, London, England
▹ Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
▹ Art Basel 2009, Galerie Anhava

2008
▹ The Collection, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Borås internationella skulpturfestival, Sweden
▹ The enigma of William Tell and other tales, The Agency, London
▹ From Mao to Now Exhibition, Sydney
▹ ArtChicago, Galerie Anhava, / Barry Friedman Gallery
▹ Art Basel 2008, Galerie Anhava
▹ Art Miami, Galleria Traghetto, Miami

2007
▹ Art Basel 2007, Galerie Anhava
▹ Art Brussels, Galleri Andersson Sandström
▹ Kunstmarked, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ From the daguerrotype to digitalization, Preus Fotomuseum, Horten, Norway

2006
▹ Artforum Berlin, Galleri K, Galerie Anhava
▹ Art Brussels, Galerie Anhava
▹ Symbolic Order, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Norway
▹ Prosjektrommet 93-06, Galleri F15, Moss Bryggeri Utstillingshall, Norway

2005
▹ Beijing Biennale 2005, Winner of the Second Prize Reward, China
▹ The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
▹ Diskurs, Drammen Museum, Norway
▹ Symbolic Order, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
▹ Art Cologne, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Germany
▹ Artforum Berlin 2006, Galleri K
▹ Stockholm Artfair, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Sweden
▹ Artfair in Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Italy
▹ Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Summer Exhibition 2005, Norway

2004
▹ Dynamics of the face, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di palazzo Ducale in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy
▹ Sal Haaken, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
▹ Stockholm Artfair, Galleri Stefan Andersson
▹ Artfair in Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Italy
▹ Art Chicago, Barry Friedman
▹ Maleri?/Painting?, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

2003
▹ Art Forum Berlin 2003, Galleri K
▹ Night train-Surrealist Routes to Kiasma’s Collections, Kiasma, Finland
▹ Artfair in Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Italy
▹ Stockholm Artfair, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Sweden
▹ Art Palm Beach, Barry Friedman Gallery, USA
▹ Art Fair Milano, Galleria Traghetto, Italy

2002
▹ Lys/Light, Bomuldsfabrikken, Arendal, Norway
▹ Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Australia
▹ Art Forum Berlin 2002, Galleri K
▹ Umedalen Skulpturpark, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

2001
▹ Painting & Painting, Kristinehamn, Museum of Art, Sweden
▹ Biennial in Painting, The Nordic Countries & the Baltic States, Väsby Konsthall and Galleri Vilunda, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ To build a Collection,The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

2000
▹ Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Die Weisse Galerie, Australia
▹ Art Forum Berlin 2000, Galleri K and Galleria Kari Kenetti
▹ Andres Verk /Interplay, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
▹ Kvit Akse, Bergen Kunstforening Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway
▹ Hå gamle prestegård, Jæren
▹ Out of Home / Ausser Haus, Trondheim Kunstmuseum
▹’The Art Academy’, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, (text by Steve Dixon) Norway
▹ Stockholm Art Fair, Galleria Kari Kenetti, Sweden
▹ Swanljungs Collection Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

1999
▹ Carnegie Art Award Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
▹ Amos Andersons konstmuseum, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Konstakademien, Stockholm, Sweden
▹ Sophienholm, Copenhagen, Denmark
▹ Listsafni Islands, Reykjavik, Island
▹ Barbican Art Center, The Curve, London, England
▹ Stockholm Art Fair, Galleri K, Sweden
▹ Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
▹ Frankfurt Art Fair, Galleria Kari Kenetti, Germany

1998
▹ Art Forum Berlin, Galleri K
▹ 80/90 Mirrors of our time, Works from the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo at Listsafni Islands, Island
▹ International Photoscene Köln 1998  with Tracey Moffatt & Mary Lou Pavlovic, Die Weisse Galerie, Cologne, Germany
▹ 4 Utstillere, Norges Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

1997
▹ Jeanne d ́Arc, Riksutstillingene, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Nordenfjelske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
▹ Vestlandets Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway

1996
▹ Mørketidsutstillingen, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
▹ Portrait, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
▹ Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trondheim, Norway

1995
▹ DIXI, project featuring 34Emerging Norwegian Artists, Oslo, Norway
▹ Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
▹ Juni-utstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

1994
▹ Desemberutstillingen, Trondheim Kunstforening, Norway
▹ Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
▹ Heimdalsutstillingen, Trondheim
▹ Trøndelagsutstillingen, Norway Kunstnersenteret i Trøndelag

1992
▹ Desemberutstillingen,Trondheim Kunstforening, Norway

1991
▹ The oral picture, Galleri Mevlana, Oslo, curated by Tom Sandqvist
▹ Dialogue, Galleri Rotor, Gøteborg, Sweden

1990
▹ The true and untrue picture, The Norwegian Art Academy in Oslo, curated by Tom Sandqvist
▹ Overganger, with Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway

1988
▹ Architectural Association, London, England
▹ Bahnhof Westend, with H.D.K., Berlin, Germany

1987
▹ Artlantis, Håholmen, with H.D.K., Averøy, Norway
▹ Interaction, 4 students from Art Academy in Oslo, Galleri Rom, Norway

1986
▹ Project-A chair, Interior-Messe, Milano, Italy

1985
▹ Architecture from inside-out, Ecole Spéciale d ́Architecture, Paris, France

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS


The Fram Centre 2-High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment., Tromsø

Romsdal V.G.skole, Molde

Barkaby skolan, Stockholm, Sweden

“Arvesølv”, KLP, Oslo, Norway

“Nylænne 1930/2015, et gjenskapt minnebilde”, Kimen Cultural Centre, Stjørdal, Norway

Nye Raumyr Barneskole & Kongsgårdmoen skole, Kongsberg, Norway

Skogskyrkogården, SL, Stockholms tunellbana, Sweden

Strinda VG skole, Facade of the school, Trondheim, Norway

”XXII VII MMXI”, Mariaklosteret, Tautra, (cm 103 x 543), Norway

 “Veitvet 15.mars 2011”, Veitvet, frieze in steal, Oslo, Norway

Aker Kværner Headquarter(mirror-polished stainless steel/light boxes m 2,5 x 14), Oslo, Norway

“Marit”, (aluminum work), Gøteborg, The National Public Art Council, Sweden

“Trees”, Deutsche Bank/Norman Foster Building, (aluminum work), Sydney, Australia

Wergelands Hus, (m 4,80 x 26,40), Eidsvoll, Norway

St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim/Competition, (work in red painted aluminum), Norway

“The new Tower” (m 3 x 5,15), Avinor, Trondheim Airport, Norway

“Another day at the Sea” (cm 300 x 300), Hydro, outdoor work at Grane oil platform, North Sea,Norway

“Bathers”, Stjørdal V.G. skole (m 3,6 x 8,4, painted and perforated aluminium), Norway

Two murals, (cm 1075 x 714 x 2, painted and perforated aluminium), Telenor Bergen, Norway

COLLECTIONS


Museo Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Statoil Art Collection, Norway
Sveaas Art Collection, Oslo, Norway
EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Statoil Art Collection, Norway
Skulptur Sara, Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden
Wyoming Art Museum, USA
Statens Konstråd, Sweden
Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA
Borås internationella skulpturfestival, Sweden
The National Museum in China, Beijing
Konstvägen, Sweden
Kistefos Museum, Norway
Northern Norway Art Museum, Norway
Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Finland
Umedalen Skulpturpark, Balticgruppen, Umeå, Sweden
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Art Council Norway
The Museum of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim Municipality, Norway
Collection Swanljung,
Helsinki

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