Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Fotogalleriet / Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Supported by
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Arts Council Norway
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Crafts
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Norske Kunsthåndverkere

Grotmol, Kirsti

Different technics

The artists at Ekely in the Edvard Munchs Atelier at Ekely

Member of NBK

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Edvard Munchs Atelier at Ekely

CV

KIRSTI GROTMOLVISUAL ART
Email: kirstigrotmol@gmail.com Website: kirstigrotmol.no
Adress: St. Georgs vei 11, 0280 Oslo, Norway. Mobil: +47 95 25 61 62
Nationality: NORWEGIAN

Education as an artist
1985-89: National College of Art, Crafts and Design, 9 semesters Oslo Norway
1989-90: Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisbon Portugal
1991: Academy of TV and Film, One year, Oslo Norway
1993-94: National College of Art, Crafts and Design, Graphic arts, 3 semesters, Oslo Norway

1987: Cand. Phil. -Norwegian College for Teachers of Art, Oslo Norway
Subject: Masks – own artistic work with masks as object of art, a theoretical analysis on the
phenomenon of masks, and an analysis of the creative process
Cand.Phil. = earlier Norwegian University Degree of Theory&Artistic practice, corresponding to an English Ph.D today
The degree is based upon 7 (5+2) years of studies at University level

1988: The making of leather masks in the Commedia dell´arte traditionWorkshop Donato Sartori, Padova Italy,
1992: The making of No-masks, The Kongo No Theatre, one month 92, Kyoto Japan
1997: Kyoto Seika University, Art department, Graphic Arts, one month 97, Kyoto Japan
2007-2010: Oslo Photo Art School, Norway

I also have education from the University of Oslo, The Academy of writers/ drama of Bergen, The academy of Journalism Oslo – Norway

2018 planned exhibition:
Soloshow, Gallery Resonance Plovdiv Bulgaria
Soloshow. Løten Norway, Scholarship research on Edvard Munch, his birthplace and childhood Halvard

Responsive Paper, Consience and Consciousness, Sofia Bulgaria
Paper Pulse, Consience and Consiousness, Sofia Bulgaria
Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, Oslo Norway
Douro Biennial Global Print, Alijo Portugal

2017 exhibitions:
The Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival, Athens Greece
Art Athina, represented by Galleri Epsilon, Athen Greece
Amateras Paper Art, Sofia Bulgaria
International Shoebox Exhibition Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Atelier Controsegno, International Graphic Exhibition, women only, Napoli Italy
Global Print, Alijo Portugal
3th International Paper Biennial, Beer-Sheva Israel
Nonesuch Art on Paper, Nova Scotia & Montreal Canada
Awagami Biennial, The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper / AIMPE Office, Tokushima Japan
International Biennale Paper Fibre Paper Art, Edition 2017/ 18, National Taiwan Craft Research Institute, Nantou Taiwan University, Bangkok Thailand

Schaf, Kreativhof Lehmberg, Hamminkeln Germany
Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, 2 exhibitions, Oslo Norway

2017 Scholarships:
The Scandinavian Sasakawa Foundation
Halvard Trætteberg Løten Norway

2017 Film screening:
Nordlandspiken. Modell for Edvard Munch, Alstadhaug Kunstforening, Sandnessjøen
Included in the Edvard Munch collection of Sally Epstein, Washington USA

2015 – 2017 Filmscreening:
My film “The Girl form Nordland. Model for Edvard Munch” shown in the daily Film program in The Munch Museum in 2015
Filmscreening at Urban Conference, Chulalongkorn University with Osaka City

2016 exhibitions:
Biennale International des Fibres et du Papier, Museum of World Religions, Taipei Taiwan
Douro Biennal, workshop/ exhibition, Douro Portugal
Huntenkunst, Ulft, Nietherlands
Amateras Paper Art Festival, Sofia Bulgaria
Nominee Palm Art Award, Art Domain Group, Leipzig Germany
The Know Art Project, Global Images of US Women, Slippery Rock University, USA
Clay Meal Symposium/ exhibition , Vaidava Latvia
Natur Mensch, Nationalpark Harz, St. Andreasberg, Werningerode, Tyskland

The Luminous Within – Americas, Iapma 30 years Anniversary, start Brasilia, reise Sør- og Nord Amerika
Nature, Diversity & the Art of Paper, Brasilia Brasil
Nonesuch Art on Paper, Nova Scotia & Montreal Canada
Art Mora, New York & New Jersey

Gallery Oslo City Hall, The Artists Association member exhibition, Oslo
Gallery TF, 100 years anniversary for the Drawing Artists Association, juried members exhibition, Oslo
Edvard Munch´s Atelier at Ekely, Shadows Talking, Project Ekely, Oslo
Gallery Hellviktangen, 3 artists, Nesodden

2015 Soloshow:
Risør Kunstpark, Risør International Chambermusic Festival, Risør Norway
Dubrovnic Art Centre, Anna Lind stiftelsen, Art Workshop Lazareti, Croatia

2015 Biennale
Biennale, New Brewery Art Centre, Cirencester Gloucestershire, England
The Biennial will travel to France 2015, Switzerland and Taiwan 2016

International Paper Art Biennale, Sofia Bulgaria

2nd. International Paper Biennale, “Pulp and Fiction”, The Negev Museum, The Trumpeldor Gallery Art Center of the Ben-Gurion Beer-Sheva and the Negev Artits´House, Beer-Sheva Israel

2015 Exhibitions abroad
Awagami International Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan
The Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland Australia
Academy Library Gallery, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra Australia
Library Thoughts, Budapest Hungary
The Know Art Project, Global Images of US Women, Slippery Rock University, USA
Global Print, Douro Portugal
7th International Lithographic Symposium Tidaholm Sverige
Doris Rüstig Ladewig Stiftung, Kieler – Frieden Tapestry, collective work, Germany
Nominee Palm Art Award, Art Domain Group, Leipzig Germany

2015 International Project : Wroclaw – Oslo
Project: "Yiddish between Norway and Poland, workshop inWroclaw Polen,
The Bente Kahan Foundation, Oslo Jewish Museum, The Centre for Holocaust and Religious Minorities, The Jewish Cultural Festival in Trondheim, Franzisca Aarflot Productions
Supported by: EEA grants (Lichtentein, Iceland, Norway), Polish Cultural funds
Exhibition in
The White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw Poland
The Holocaust Centre Oslo – Centre, Oslo

2015 International Project, Croatia
Solo show: Dubrovnic Art Centre, The Anna Lind Foundation, Art Workshop Lazareti, Croatia
Presentation of my art work, Conference “Urban Culture at the Crossroads”" and “Conflicting Systems” at IUC (International University Centre), Dubrovnic Croatia

2015 Exhibitions Norway
Oslo Open
CAN, Concerned Artist Norway, Kulturhuset og Galleri ROM, Oslo
Internasjonal Retrospective exhibition about Land Art on Kjerringøy, Bodø Kunstforening
Ekely Artists Colony, Munch Studio at Ekely, The Munch Museum, Oslo

2015 Honorable Mention:
Awagami International Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan

2014 – 2015: Prize and exhibition:
1. Prize Art Competition, “The Art of Falling Out”, Oslo
Gallery Oslo Town Hall, selected Artists from the Competition, Oslo

2014 Exhibition, abroad
Sixth International Biennial for the Artist´s Book, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
7th Biennial Douru, Graphic Arts, International exhibition and workshop, Alijo Portugal

International exhibition and workshop, Pavlikenie Contemporary Art Gallery & Amateras Foundation, Bulgaria
Gallery Resonance, From 100 Ateliers, Plovdiv Bulgaria
Amateras International Paper Art Festival Sofia Bulgaria

Gallery Lessedra, Featured artist, Sofia Bulgaria

Group show, Gallery Epsilon, Loutraki Greece
Gallery Epsilon, Art Festival, Loutraki Greece

10th International Biennial Contemporary Textile Art, Scythia, Kherson Ukraina
International Paper Art Exhibition, Fabriano Italy
International Art Festival, Kerteminde Danmark

Kieler Frieden, Kiel Project Peace, BBK Schleswig Holstein, Kiel Germany

International Artists Book Exhibition, The Redland Art Museum, Cleveland Australia

International Mokuhanga Exhibition, Chinretsukan Gallery, Geijutsu Daikagu/Tokyo University of the Arts Tokyo Japan

2014 Exhibition, Norway
The Munch Museum, Screening of my Film: “The Girl from Nordland, Modell for Edvard Munch”. Edvard Munchs Winter Studio, Oslo

Maidans, Lørenskog dancefestival, cooperation Kieler Frieden
Gallery of The Drawing Art Association of Norway (TF), Oslo
The Art Centre, Akershus Lillestrøm
2013 Solo Exhibitions
Galerie du Colombier, Paris France
Gallery Epsilon, Loutraki Greece
Gallery Hønse-Lovisas Hus, Oslo Norway
The Town Hall Gallery, Oslo Norway, supported by the Norwegian Artists Foundation

2013 Biennial &Group Exhibitions
International Biennial Paper Art ,Sofia Bulgaria
Annual Paper Art Fest, Sofia Bulgaria
Contemporary Mini Print of Kazanlak, Bulgaria
International Hand Made Paper Art Exhibition, Lithuanian Artists´Association Gallery Arka, Vilnius Lithuania
Global Print, Alijo Portugal
Art Festival, Gallery Epsilon, Loutraki Greece
Herbstsalong, Gallery Artlantis, Bad Homburg Frankfurt Germany
The Town Hall Gallery, The Norwegian Association of Artists, Collective exhibition, Oslo
The Munch Museum, 150 years anniversary. Screening of my Film: “Nordlandspiken, Modell for Edvard Munch”. Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, Oslo
Edvard Munchs Winter Studio, Jubilee exhibition, The Artists´Colony at Ekely, Oslo
Gallery Heer, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF), Oslo
Gallery of The Drawing Art Association of Norway (TF), Oslo

2012 – Group Exhibitions
International Art festival, Kerteminde Denmark
Lessedra 11th World Art Print, Sofia Bulgaria
Amateras International Paper Art Exhibition, Sofia Bulgaria
International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola Macedonia
Gallery KKV, The Artists Collective workshop, Bohunslän Sweden
Galley Magu, Hällefors Sweden
Kitzbühel, Künstnergilde , Austria
2nd International Print Exhibition, Fushun China
MNNK International Residency & exhibition , Rebild Denmark
Norwegian Sculptors´Association, Oslo
The Association of Norwegian Drawing Artists, Oslo

Book cover 2012:
Herbjørg Wassmo: The seventh Meeting", Bulgarian tradition, Supported by Norwegian Art Foundation/Norla

2012 – Solo Exhibition
Gallery Odonata Fornebu Oslo, in November

2011 – Solo Exhibitions
The National Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria
In cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy
Supported by the Norwegian Artists Foundation

Gallery BOA, the Project Room, Photographic project, Oslo Norway
Supported by the Norwegian Artists Foundation & The Norwegian Cultural Council

2011 – Group Exhibitions
*The Second Alexandria International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, The Art Centre of the Alexandrina Library,
Alexandria Egypt

  • International Woodblock Print, Kyoto Japan
    *Jenö Art Gallery, regional Museum, Sfintu Gheorghe, Romania
    *Ekaterinburg Art Fesival, International Travelling Exhibition, start Moscow Russia
    *Lessedra International Small Painting Exhibition, Sofia Bulgaria
    *Gallery Hagman, Group show, Stockholm Sweden
    *Espace Culturel Bertin Poirée, 14 artists from 14 countries, The Association Kulturelle Franco-Japonaise de Tenri,
    Paris Frankrike
    *Invited for a residency at Camac Centre of the Arts, Marnay-sur-Seine France
    *Cité International des Arts, residency 3 + 2 months, Paris France
    *Open Studio Exhibition, Cité International des Arts, Paris
    *P&P , Atits, meeting, Cité International des Arts, Paris
    *The Town Hall Gallery, The Norwegian Association of Artists, Collective exhibition, Oslo Norway
    *Nord-Trøndelags Fylkesgalleri, Regional Museum Norway

2010 – Exhibitions/activities
Mahmoud Moktar Museum, The First Alexandria International Biennale Miniature Graphics, Cairo Egypt
The Day of Photography, Juryed Photo Exhibition, Preuss Museum of Photography, Norway
Gallery Lessedra, Sofia Bulgaria
Gallery Geitodden, Kristiansand
Cité International des Arts, Residency , Paris France
“Crossing Tracks” International Artists Symposium, Sweden
“Crossing Track” The Nordic Gallery, Årjäng Sweden
Edvard Munch´s Studio, Ekely Oslo, Irish artist Elizabeth Cope with 3 Norwegians
Screening of the film “The Girl from Nordland. Modell for Edvard Munch”, Kilkenny Arts Festival Ireland
Collective exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland
Palm Art International Painting Competition, Leipzig Germany
Post-Education/scholarship Swedish Artists union
Gallery Geitodden, Kristiansand Norway

2009 – Solo exhibition
The Cultural House of Bærum, Norway Solo exhibition

2009 – Collective exhibitions
The First Alexandria International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, The Alexandrina Library, Alexandria Egypt
Museum of Contemporary Art Haikou, Haikou Kina
Gallery Kongsberg Art Association, Komgsberg Norway
Oslo City Town hall, Jubilee exhibition The Artits´s Association, Oslo Norway
Art in Nature, workshop, Art Project in Nature at Kjerringøy Bodø Norway
Gallery Blach Box, Art in Nature, exhibition/ photos, Bodø Norway
Workshop Japanese Wood Block Printing, Kristiansand Norway
Gallery BOA, Oslo Norway

2008 – Solo exhibitions
The Danish Institute of Athens, Greece, Solo exhibition, collaboration with The Norwegian Embassy at Athens
Gallery BOA, Organisation of Artists in Oslo and Akershus, Oslo
Gallery Blaker, Stabburet, Artists´s owned gallery, Bærum,

2008 – Collective exhibitions, activities
Museum of Contemporay Art Haikou, Haikou Kina, collective photo exhibition – my photo on the poster
Mocah Museum of Modern Art, Haikou China, collective exhibition
Liberia Borges Institute of Contemporary Art, Guangzhouco China, collective exhibition
International Small Print Exhibition, Collective exhibition, Næstved, Danmark
Lessedra Gallery & Art Projects, 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia Bulgaria
Art Domain Gallery, Collective exhibition Leipzig Germany
Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig Germany
Included in the Book: "Who´s Who in Visual Art, Vol 2008-2009, Art Domain Verlag, Leipzig
Workshop with Photographer Morten Krogvold, Sicily Italy

Workshop Japanese Wood Block Printing, Sogn Norway
Support: The Foundation of Union of Graphic Artists, Gallery Eikaas, Museum of Sogn and Fjordane, Norway
Travel Grant, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists

1987 – 2007
15 Solo exhibition
53 Collective exhibitions Norway
43 Collective exhibitions abroad

Artist books/ photo,text:
2015 JAPAN a journey into the mokuhanga landscape
2015 REFLECTIONS my bulgarian travel
2010 MINDSCAPES
2010 BEING HER various positions
2010 HUSET og TIDEN/ House and time

Collections
1992: Vesterbotten County, Sweden
1994: Skaraborg County, Sweden
1999: Panavezys Civic Art Gallery, Panavezys Lithuenia
2000: The Norwegian Sculpture Park. Permanent Outdoor Exhibition, Riga Latvia
Project with Latvian Sculptor Indulis Ranka, supported by the Norwegian department of Foreign Affairs
2000: MacQuarie University Sculpture Park, Sydney Australia
2011: The Art Centre, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
2011: The Jenö Museum Art Gallery , Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
2014: Pavlikenie Contemporary Art Gallery & Amateras Foundation, Pavlikeni/ Sofia Bulgaria
2014: The Art Centre, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
2014: Douro Biennial Printmaking Collection, Douro Portgual

Honorary Post:
Member of the board of The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) 1995-97
Member of the board, Gallery of The House of Artists, Oslo 1997-98
Member of the board Kopinor 1997- 98
Member of the nomination committee Kopinor 1999-2000
Member of the board, Gallery of The House of Artists, Oslo 2002-06
President of The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists 1997-98
President of The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) 1997-99
Dessisor, The guild of Norwegian Directors (NFR) 2013- 16
Member of the Nominee Committee, The association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) 2013-2014
Member of the Board of International Association of Paper Making Artists (IAPMA) 2015 -2019

Scholarships/ awards/ distinctions as an artist:
1987: Norsk Kulturråd/ Norwegian Cultural Council, scholarship debut exhibition
1988: Certificate of Excellence, leading International Art Competition, Art Horizons, New York
1989: Scholarship as an artist, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists
1989- 90: Portuguese State scholarship to study fine art in Portugal, 9 months
1992: Chunichi-Inadomi Foundation/ University of Oslo, Study of masks and art in Japan, One month
1993: Honourable mention Contest ESSO/ The Norwegioan College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Oslo
1994: Scholarship, Norsk Kulturråd/ Norwegian Culture Department& Artists Union,
1995: Artists`s Association, Travel Grant
1996: Scholarship, Norsk Kulturråd/ Norwegian Culture Department& Artists Union
1996: The Scandinavian Sasakawa Foundation, Travel Grant to Japan
1997: The Foundation Hans Hartung & Anna-Eva Bergman, Antibes France, project grant
1997: Norwegian Departement for Foreign Affairs, support for exhibitions/ workshops
1998: DAAD, German state travel grant
2000: Norwegian Departement for Foreign Affairs, support for exhibitions/ workshops
2000: Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney Australia, exhibition grant
2000: Astrup – Fearnley Foundation Oslo , travel grant to Sydney Australia
2005: Scholarship from The Alexander S. Onassis Puble Benefit Foundation, 6 months stay in Athens
2006: Scholarship/travel to Bologna, International Book Fair, Norwegian Illustrators Foundation
2006: Travel Grant, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists
2006: Travel Grant to The Film Festival Haugesund Norway
2007: Travel Grant to The Film Festival Haugesund Norway
2008: Travel Grant, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists
2008: Art Domain Gallery, Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig Germany
2011: Support for Exhibition, Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2013: Support for Exhibition, Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2014: The Scandinavian Sasakawa Foundation, Travel Grant to Japan

Critic/ journalist/ art:
Journalist / critic in “Numer” , 1988 -2011
Periodical for the Union of Black and White Artists in Norway

I also want to mention:
2001: International Small Works Exhibition, Gallery Agijas Suna, Riga Latvia
2000: The International Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga Latvia
2000: ”Bridge 2000” International Exhibition, Riga Latvia
2000: A sculpture in the Norwegian Sculpture Park. Permanent Outdoor Exhibition
Project with Latvian Sculptor Indulis Ranka,, Riga Latvia
1999: Panavezys Civic Art Gallery, International Ceramic Exhibition, Panavezys Lithuenia
1997: Artists´Union Gallery, Scandinavian and Baltic Artists, Riga Latvia

  • Curator/ organizer exhibition of Latvian art
    European Cultural Capital Bergen/ Sima 2000
    Oslo City Hall 2001
    Eidfjord 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    Design and responsible for catalogue 2000
    Design poster 2000, 2001, 2002

Artists Union Memberships:
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)
The Artist Union of Oslo and Akershus (BOA)
The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF)
The Drawing Art Association of Norway (TF)
The Union of Swedish Artists (SK)
The Norwegian Association of Critics of Litterature
The Norwegian Association of Critics of Theatre
International Organisation of Theatre Critics (IATC)
Work and live in the Artits´colony Ekely in Oslo
IAPMA International Association of Paper Making Artists (Member of the board)

Film Membership :
Director´s Guild of Norway (Norwegian Filmdirectors, NFR)
Part of a 2 year mentor program with the aim of supporting women directors, initiated by the Norwegian Film Institute
Dessisor of Directors´Guild of Norway from 2013 -2015

FILMS and VIDEOS

1:
“THE GIRL FROM NORDLANDMODEL FOR EDVARD MUNCH”
Documentary. 30 minutes, 1994
Idea, manuscript and directing: Kirsti Grotmol
Made by the support of State funds.

Screening:
1994 The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway
1994 Kragerø, Norway
1994 Filmkontakt Nord/ Nordic Film Contact, Marseille France

1994 4th International Art Film Biennale, Museum of Modern Art/ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France
1995 13th International Art Film Festival, Montreal Canada

1995 NRK, Norwegian State Broadcasting Company 1994, screened 25.12.94 and 1.5.95
1996 SVT 2, Swedish State Broadcasting Company 1995, screened 30.12.95 and 16.1.96

2006 Art Film festival, Wågermanska Art Hall, Tjörn Sweden
2006 Artist´s Projects: “The Art of Making Film on Art” Gallery KKV; Bohuslän Sweden

2007 Freia/ Kraft Food, Oslo Norway

2010 The Kilkenny Art Festival Ireland
2011: Open studio, Cité International des Arst, Paris France
2012: The MNKK Art Residency – Rebild, public program, Denmark

150 Years Anniversary – Edvard Munch 1863-1944
2013: Oslo Open, UKS, Oslo
2013: Edvard Munchs Winter Studio at Ekely, Munch museum, Oslo

2014:
Edvard Munchs Winter Studio, The Munch Museum ,Oslo

Library/ education:
Swedish Association of Art Galleries
The film is included in the Library at Munch Museum, Oslo
The film is part of the education program of guides at the Museum of Munch´s House, Åsgårdstrand, Norway

2015 – 2017: The Munch Museum in Oslo
“The Girl form Nordland. Model for Edvard Munch” is shown in the daily Film program at The Munch Museum, Oslo

2:
DOCUMENTATION OF THE 50 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ASSOCIATION OF NORWEGIAN SCULPTORS
The film was ordered by The Association of Norwegian Sculptors. 1996
Directing, photo, editing: Kirsti Grotmol

3:
THE CATHEDRAL OF NIDAROS AND THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE
Idea, manuscript, directing, photo: Kirsti Grotmol
Interviews with artists and artisans. 2005

The film is made in cooperation with The Association of Norwegian Sculptors.
The film is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council and the Restoration Workshop of Nidaros Cathedral.

4:
TO BECOME FRIENDS WITH THE WIND, video
Galleri Boa 2008, The Danish IInstitute Athens Greece 2008,
The National Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria 2011
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris France, 2011
Oslo Open, UKS, Oslo Norway 2013

5:
MINDSCAPES, video
Galleri Boa Oslo 2011

KIRSTI GROTMOLVISUAL ART
Email: kirstigrotmol@gmail.com Website: kirstigrotmol.no
Adress: St. Georgs vei 11, 0280 Oslo, Norway. Mobil: +47 95 25 61 62
Nationality: NORWEGIAN

Education as an artist
1985-89: National College of Art, Crafts and Design, 9 semesters Oslo Norway
1989-90: Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisbon Portugal
1991: Academy of TV and Film, One year, Oslo Norway
1993-94: National College of Art, Crafts and Design, Graphic arts, 3 semesters, Oslo Norway

1987: Cand. Phil. -Norwegian College for Teachers of Art, Oslo Norway
Subject: Masks – own artistic work with masks as object of art, a theoretical analysis on the
phenomenon of masks, and an analysis of the creative process
Cand.Phil. = earlier Norwegian University Degree of Theory&Artistic practice, corresponding to an English Ph.D today
The degree is based upon 7 (5+2) years of studies at University level

1988: The making of leather masks in the Commedia dell´arte traditionWorkshop Donato Sartori, Padova Italy,
1992: The making of No-masks, The Kongo No Theatre, one month 92, Kyoto Japan
1997: Kyoto Seika University, Art department, Graphic Arts, one month 97, Kyoto Japan
2007-2010: Oslo Photo Art School, Norway

I also have education from the University of Oslo, The Academy of writers/ drama of Bergen, The academy of Journalism Oslo – Norway

2018 planned exhibition:
Soloshow, Gallery Resonance Plovdiv Bulgaria
Soloshow. Løten Norway, Scholarship research on Edvard Munch, his birthplace and childhood Halvard

Responsive Paper, Consience and Consciousness, Sofia Bulgaria
Paper Pulse, Consience and Consiousness, Sofia Bulgaria
Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, Oslo Norway
Douro Biennial Global Print, Alijo Portugal

2017 exhibitions:
The Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival, Athens Greece
Art Athina, represented by Galleri Epsilon, Athen Greece
Amateras Paper Art, Sofia Bulgaria
International Shoebox Exhibition Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Atelier Controsegno, International Graphic Exhibition, women only, Napoli Italy
Global Print, Alijo Portugal
3th International Paper Biennial, Beer-Sheva Israel
Nonesuch Art on Paper, Nova Scotia & Montreal Canada
Awagami Biennial, The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper / AIMPE Office, Tokushima Japan
International Biennale Paper Fibre Paper Art, Edition 2017/ 18, National Taiwan Craft Research Institute, Nantou Taiwan University, Bangkok Thailand

Schaf, Kreativhof Lehmberg, Hamminkeln Germany
Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, 2 exhibitions, Oslo Norway

2017 Scholarships:
The Scandinavian Sasakawa Foundation
Halvard Trætteberg Løten Norway

2017 Film screening:
Nordlandspiken. Modell for Edvard Munch, Alstadhaug Kunstforening, Sandnessjøen
Included in the Edvard Munch collection of Sally Epstein, Washington USA

2015 – 2017 Filmscreening:
My film “The Girl form Nordland. Model for Edvard Munch” shown in the daily Film program in The Munch Museum in 2015
Filmscreening at Urban Conference, Chulalongkorn University with Osaka City

2016 exhibitions:
Biennale International des Fibres et du Papier, Museum of World Religions, Taipei Taiwan
Douro Biennal, workshop/ exhibition, Douro Portugal
Huntenkunst, Ulft, Nietherlands
Amateras Paper Art Festival, Sofia Bulgaria
Nominee Palm Art Award, Art Domain Group, Leipzig Germany
The Know Art Project, Global Images of US Women, Slippery Rock University, USA
Clay Meal Symposium/ exhibition , Vaidava Latvia
Natur Mensch, Nationalpark Harz, St. Andreasberg, Werningerode, Tyskland

The Luminous Within – Americas, Iapma 30 years Anniversary, start Brasilia, reise Sør- og Nord Amerika
Nature, Diversity & the Art of Paper, Brasilia Brasil
Nonesuch Art on Paper, Nova Scotia & Montreal Canada
Art Mora, New York & New Jersey

Gallery Oslo City Hall, The Artists Association member exhibition, Oslo
Gallery TF, 100 years anniversary for the Drawing Artists Association, juried members exhibition, Oslo
Edvard Munch´s Atelier at Ekely, Shadows Talking, Project Ekely, Oslo
Gallery Hellviktangen, 3 artists, Nesodden

2015 Soloshow:
Risør Kunstpark, Risør International Chambermusic Festival, Risør Norway
Dubrovnic Art Centre, Anna Lind stiftelsen, Art Workshop Lazareti, Croatia

2015 Biennale
Biennale, New Brewery Art Centre, Cirencester Gloucestershire, England
The Biennial will travel to France 2015, Switzerland and Taiwan 2016

International Paper Art Biennale, Sofia Bulgaria

2nd. International Paper Biennale, “Pulp and Fiction”, The Negev Museum, The Trumpeldor Gallery Art Center of the Ben-Gurion Beer-Sheva and the Negev Artits´House, Beer-Sheva Israel

2015 Exhibitions abroad
Awagami International Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan
The Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland Australia
Academy Library Gallery, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra Australia
Library Thoughts, Budapest Hungary
The Know Art Project, Global Images of US Women, Slippery Rock University, USA
Global Print, Douro Portugal
7th International Lithographic Symposium Tidaholm Sverige
Doris Rüstig Ladewig Stiftung, Kieler – Frieden Tapestry, collective work, Germany
Nominee Palm Art Award, Art Domain Group, Leipzig Germany

2015 International Project : Wroclaw – Oslo
Project: "Yiddish between Norway and Poland, workshop inWroclaw Polen,
The Bente Kahan Foundation, Oslo Jewish Museum, The Centre for Holocaust and Religious Minorities, The Jewish Cultural Festival in Trondheim, Franzisca Aarflot Productions
Supported by: EEA grants (Lichtentein, Iceland, Norway), Polish Cultural funds
Exhibition in
The White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw Poland
The Holocaust Centre Oslo – Centre, Oslo

2015 International Project, Croatia
Solo show: Dubrovnic Art Centre, The Anna Lind Foundation, Art Workshop Lazareti, Croatia
Presentation of my art work, Conference “Urban Culture at the Crossroads”" and “Conflicting Systems” at IUC (International University Centre), Dubrovnic Croatia

2015 Exhibitions Norway
Oslo Open
CAN, Concerned Artist Norway, Kulturhuset og Galleri ROM, Oslo
Internasjonal Retrospective exhibition about Land Art on Kjerringøy, Bodø Kunstforening
Ekely Artists Colony, Munch Studio at Ekely, The Munch Museum, Oslo

2015 Honorable Mention:
Awagami International Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan

2014 – 2015: Prize and exhibition:
1. Prize Art Competition, “The Art of Falling Out”, Oslo
Gallery Oslo Town Hall, selected Artists from the Competition, Oslo

2014 Exhibition, abroad
Sixth International Biennial for the Artist´s Book, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
7th Biennial Douru, Graphic Arts, International exhibition and workshop, Alijo Portugal

International exhibition and workshop, Pavlikenie Contemporary Art Gallery & Amateras Foundation, Bulgaria
Gallery Resonance, From 100 Ateliers, Plovdiv Bulgaria
Amateras International Paper Art Festival Sofia Bulgaria

Gallery Lessedra, Featured artist, Sofia Bulgaria

Group show, Gallery Epsilon, Loutraki Greece
Gallery Epsilon, Art Festival, Loutraki Greece

10th International Biennial Contemporary Textile Art, Scythia, Kherson Ukraina
International Paper Art Exhibition, Fabriano Italy
International Art Festival, Kerteminde Danmark

Kieler Frieden, Kiel Project Peace, BBK Schleswig Holstein, Kiel Germany

International Artists Book Exhibition, The Redland Art Museum, Cleveland Australia

International Mokuhanga Exhibition, Chinretsukan Gallery, Geijutsu Daikagu/Tokyo University of the Arts Tokyo Japan

2014 Exhibition, Norway
The Munch Museum, Screening of my Film: “The Girl from Nordland, Modell for Edvard Munch”. Edvard Munchs Winter Studio, Oslo

Maidans, Lørenskog dancefestival, cooperation Kieler Frieden
Gallery of The Drawing Art Association of Norway (TF), Oslo
The Art Centre, Akershus Lillestrøm
2013 Solo Exhibitions
Galerie du Colombier, Paris France
Gallery Epsilon, Loutraki Greece
Gallery Hønse-Lovisas Hus, Oslo Norway
The Town Hall Gallery, Oslo Norway, supported by the Norwegian Artists Foundation

2013 Biennial &Group Exhibitions
International Biennial Paper Art ,Sofia Bulgaria
Annual Paper Art Fest, Sofia Bulgaria
Contemporary Mini Print of Kazanlak, Bulgaria
International Hand Made Paper Art Exhibition, Lithuanian Artists´Association Gallery Arka, Vilnius Lithuania
Global Print, Alijo Portugal
Art Festival, Gallery Epsilon, Loutraki Greece
Herbstsalong, Gallery Artlantis, Bad Homburg Frankfurt Germany
The Town Hall Gallery, The Norwegian Association of Artists, Collective exhibition, Oslo
The Munch Museum, 150 years anniversary. Screening of my Film: “Nordlandspiken, Modell for Edvard Munch”. Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, Oslo
Edvard Munchs Winter Studio, Jubilee exhibition, The Artists´Colony at Ekely, Oslo
Gallery Heer, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF), Oslo
Gallery of The Drawing Art Association of Norway (TF), Oslo

2012 – Group Exhibitions
International Art festival, Kerteminde Denmark
Lessedra 11th World Art Print, Sofia Bulgaria
Amateras International Paper Art Exhibition, Sofia Bulgaria
International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola Macedonia
Gallery KKV, The Artists Collective workshop, Bohunslän Sweden
Galley Magu, Hällefors Sweden
Kitzbühel, Künstnergilde , Austria
2nd International Print Exhibition, Fushun China
MNNK International Residency & exhibition , Rebild Denmark
Norwegian Sculptors´Association, Oslo
The Association of Norwegian Drawing Artists, Oslo

Book cover 2012:
Herbjørg Wassmo: The seventh Meeting", Bulgarian tradition, Supported by Norwegian Art Foundation/Norla

2012 – Solo Exhibition
Gallery Odonata Fornebu Oslo, in November

2011 – Solo Exhibitions
The National Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria
In cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy
Supported by the Norwegian Artists Foundation

Gallery BOA, the Project Room, Photographic project, Oslo Norway
Supported by the Norwegian Artists Foundation & The Norwegian Cultural Council

2011 – Group Exhibitions
*The Second Alexandria International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, The Art Centre of the Alexandrina Library,
Alexandria Egypt

  • International Woodblock Print, Kyoto Japan
    *Jenö Art Gallery, regional Museum, Sfintu Gheorghe, Romania
    *Ekaterinburg Art Fesival, International Travelling Exhibition, start Moscow Russia
    *Lessedra International Small Painting Exhibition, Sofia Bulgaria
    *Gallery Hagman, Group show, Stockholm Sweden
    *Espace Culturel Bertin Poirée, 14 artists from 14 countries, The Association Kulturelle Franco-Japonaise de Tenri,
    Paris Frankrike
    *Invited for a residency at Camac Centre of the Arts, Marnay-sur-Seine France
    *Cité International des Arts, residency 3 + 2 months, Paris France
    *Open Studio Exhibition, Cité International des Arts, Paris
    *P&P , Atits, meeting, Cité International des Arts, Paris
    *The Town Hall Gallery, The Norwegian Association of Artists, Collective exhibition, Oslo Norway
    *Nord-Trøndelags Fylkesgalleri, Regional Museum Norway

2010 – Exhibitions/activities
Mahmoud Moktar Museum, The First Alexandria International Biennale Miniature Graphics, Cairo Egypt
The Day of Photography, Juryed Photo Exhibition, Preuss Museum of Photography, Norway
Gallery Lessedra, Sofia Bulgaria
Gallery Geitodden, Kristiansand
Cité International des Arts, Residency , Paris France
“Crossing Tracks” International Artists Symposium, Sweden
“Crossing Track” The Nordic Gallery, Årjäng Sweden
Edvard Munch´s Studio, Ekely Oslo, Irish artist Elizabeth Cope with 3 Norwegians
Screening of the film “The Girl from Nordland. Modell for Edvard Munch”, Kilkenny Arts Festival Ireland
Collective exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland
Palm Art International Painting Competition, Leipzig Germany
Post-Education/scholarship Swedish Artists union
Gallery Geitodden, Kristiansand Norway

2009 – Solo exhibition
The Cultural House of Bærum, Norway Solo exhibition

2009 – Collective exhibitions
The First Alexandria International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, The Alexandrina Library, Alexandria Egypt
Museum of Contemporary Art Haikou, Haikou Kina
Gallery Kongsberg Art Association, Komgsberg Norway
Oslo City Town hall, Jubilee exhibition The Artits´s Association, Oslo Norway
Art in Nature, workshop, Art Project in Nature at Kjerringøy Bodø Norway
Gallery Blach Box, Art in Nature, exhibition/ photos, Bodø Norway
Workshop Japanese Wood Block Printing, Kristiansand Norway
Gallery BOA, Oslo Norway

2008 – Solo exhibitions
The Danish Institute of Athens, Greece, Solo exhibition, collaboration with The Norwegian Embassy at Athens
Gallery BOA, Organisation of Artists in Oslo and Akershus, Oslo
Gallery Blaker, Stabburet, Artists´s owned gallery, Bærum,

2008 – Collective exhibitions, activities
Museum of Contemporay Art Haikou, Haikou Kina, collective photo exhibition – my photo on the poster
Mocah Museum of Modern Art, Haikou China, collective exhibition
Liberia Borges Institute of Contemporary Art, Guangzhouco China, collective exhibition
International Small Print Exhibition, Collective exhibition, Næstved, Danmark
Lessedra Gallery & Art Projects, 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia Bulgaria
Art Domain Gallery, Collective exhibition Leipzig Germany
Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig Germany
Included in the Book: "Who´s Who in Visual Art, Vol 2008-2009, Art Domain Verlag, Leipzig
Workshop with Photographer Morten Krogvold, Sicily Italy

Workshop Japanese Wood Block Printing, Sogn Norway
Support: The Foundation of Union of Graphic Artists, Gallery Eikaas, Museum of Sogn and Fjordane, Norway
Travel Grant, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists

1987 – 2007
15 Solo exhibition
53 Collective exhibitions Norway
43 Collective exhibitions abroad

Artist books/ photo,text:
2015 JAPAN a journey into the mokuhanga landscape
2015 REFLECTIONS my bulgarian travel
2010 MINDSCAPES
2010 BEING HER various positions
2010 HUSET og TIDEN/ House and time

Collections
1992: Vesterbotten County, Sweden
1994: Skaraborg County, Sweden
1999: Panavezys Civic Art Gallery, Panavezys Lithuenia
2000: The Norwegian Sculpture Park. Permanent Outdoor Exhibition, Riga Latvia
Project with Latvian Sculptor Indulis Ranka, supported by the Norwegian department of Foreign Affairs
2000: MacQuarie University Sculpture Park, Sydney Australia
2011: The Art Centre, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
2011: The Jenö Museum Art Gallery , Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
2014: Pavlikenie Contemporary Art Gallery & Amateras Foundation, Pavlikeni/ Sofia Bulgaria
2014: The Art Centre, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
2014: Douro Biennial Printmaking Collection, Douro Portgual

Honorary Post:
Member of the board of The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) 1995-97
Member of the board, Gallery of The House of Artists, Oslo 1997-98
Member of the board Kopinor 1997- 98
Member of the nomination committee Kopinor 1999-2000
Member of the board, Gallery of The House of Artists, Oslo 2002-06
President of The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists 1997-98
President of The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) 1997-99
Dessisor, The guild of Norwegian Directors (NFR) 2013- 16
Member of the Nominee Committee, The association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) 2013-2014
Member of the Board of International Association of Paper Making Artists (IAPMA) 2015 -2019

Scholarships/ awards/ distinctions as an artist:
1987: Norsk Kulturråd/ Norwegian Cultural Council, scholarship debut exhibition
1988: Certificate of Excellence, leading International Art Competition, Art Horizons, New York
1989: Scholarship as an artist, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists
1989- 90: Portuguese State scholarship to study fine art in Portugal, 9 months
1992: Chunichi-Inadomi Foundation/ University of Oslo, Study of masks and art in Japan, One month
1993: Honourable mention Contest ESSO/ The Norwegioan College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Oslo
1994: Scholarship, Norsk Kulturråd/ Norwegian Culture Department& Artists Union,
1995: Artists`s Association, Travel Grant
1996: Scholarship, Norsk Kulturråd/ Norwegian Culture Department& Artists Union
1996: The Scandinavian Sasakawa Foundation, Travel Grant to Japan
1997: The Foundation Hans Hartung & Anna-Eva Bergman, Antibes France, project grant
1997: Norwegian Departement for Foreign Affairs, support for exhibitions/ workshops
1998: DAAD, German state travel grant
2000: Norwegian Departement for Foreign Affairs, support for exhibitions/ workshops
2000: Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney Australia, exhibition grant
2000: Astrup – Fearnley Foundation Oslo , travel grant to Sydney Australia
2005: Scholarship from The Alexander S. Onassis Puble Benefit Foundation, 6 months stay in Athens
2006: Scholarship/travel to Bologna, International Book Fair, Norwegian Illustrators Foundation
2006: Travel Grant, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists
2006: Travel Grant to The Film Festival Haugesund Norway
2007: Travel Grant to The Film Festival Haugesund Norway
2008: Travel Grant, Norwegian State Scholarships for Artists
2008: Art Domain Gallery, Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig Germany
2011: Support for Exhibition, Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2013: Support for Exhibition, Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2014: The Scandinavian Sasakawa Foundation, Travel Grant to Japan

Critic/ journalist/ art:
Journalist / critic in “Numer” , 1988 -2011
Periodical for the Union of Black and White Artists in Norway

I also want to mention:
2001: International Small Works Exhibition, Gallery Agijas Suna, Riga Latvia
2000: The International Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga Latvia
2000: ”Bridge 2000” International Exhibition, Riga Latvia
2000: A sculpture in the Norwegian Sculpture Park. Permanent Outdoor Exhibition
Project with Latvian Sculptor Indulis Ranka,, Riga Latvia
1999: Panavezys Civic Art Gallery, International Ceramic Exhibition, Panavezys Lithuenia
1997: Artists´Union Gallery, Scandinavian and Baltic Artists, Riga Latvia

  • Curator/ organizer exhibition of Latvian art
    European Cultural Capital Bergen/ Sima 2000
    Oslo City Hall 2001
    Eidfjord 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    Design and responsible for catalogue 2000
    Design poster 2000, 2001, 2002

Artists Union Memberships:
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)
The Artist Union of Oslo and Akershus (BOA)
The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF)
The Drawing Art Association of Norway (TF)
The Union of Swedish Artists (SK)
The Norwegian Association of Critics of Litterature
The Norwegian Association of Critics of Theatre
International Organisation of Theatre Critics (IATC)
Work and live in the Artits´colony Ekely in Oslo
IAPMA International Association of Paper Making Artists (Member of the board)

Film Membership :
Director´s Guild of Norway (Norwegian Filmdirectors, NFR)
Part of a 2 year mentor program with the aim of supporting women directors, initiated by the Norwegian Film Institute
Dessisor of Directors´Guild of Norway from 2013 -2015

FILMS and VIDEOS

1:
“THE GIRL FROM NORDLANDMODEL FOR EDVARD MUNCH”
Documentary. 30 minutes, 1994
Idea, manuscript and directing: Kirsti Grotmol
Made by the support of State funds.

Screening:
1994 The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway
1994 Kragerø, Norway
1994 Filmkontakt Nord/ Nordic Film Contact, Marseille France

1994 4th International Art Film Biennale, Museum of Modern Art/ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France
1995 13th International Art Film Festival, Montreal Canada

1995 NRK, Norwegian State Broadcasting Company 1994, screened 25.12.94 and 1.5.95
1996 SVT 2, Swedish State Broadcasting Company 1995, screened 30.12.95 and 16.1.96

2006 Art Film festival, Wågermanska Art Hall, Tjörn Sweden
2006 Artist´s Projects: “The Art of Making Film on Art” Gallery KKV; Bohuslän Sweden

2007 Freia/ Kraft Food, Oslo Norway

2010 The Kilkenny Art Festival Ireland
2011: Open studio, Cité International des Arst, Paris France
2012: The MNKK Art Residency – Rebild, public program, Denmark

150 Years Anniversary – Edvard Munch 1863-1944
2013: Oslo Open, UKS, Oslo
2013: Edvard Munchs Winter Studio at Ekely, Munch museum, Oslo

2014:
Edvard Munchs Winter Studio, The Munch Museum ,Oslo

Library/ education:
Swedish Association of Art Galleries
The film is included in the Library at Munch Museum, Oslo
The film is part of the education program of guides at the Museum of Munch´s House, Åsgårdstrand, Norway

2015 – 2017: The Munch Museum in Oslo
“The Girl form Nordland. Model for Edvard Munch” is shown in the daily Film program at The Munch Museum, Oslo

2:
DOCUMENTATION OF THE 50 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ASSOCIATION OF NORWEGIAN SCULPTORS
The film was ordered by The Association of Norwegian Sculptors. 1996
Directing, photo, editing: Kirsti Grotmol

3:
THE CATHEDRAL OF NIDAROS AND THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE
Idea, manuscript, directing, photo: Kirsti Grotmol
Interviews with artists and artisans. 2005

The film is made in cooperation with The Association of Norwegian Sculptors.
The film is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council and the Restoration Workshop of Nidaros Cathedral.

4:
TO BECOME FRIENDS WITH THE WIND, video
Galleri Boa 2008, The Danish IInstitute Athens Greece 2008,
The National Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria 2011
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris France, 2011
Oslo Open, UKS, Oslo Norway 2013

5:
MINDSCAPES, video
Galleri Boa Oslo 2011

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