27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
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)

Norwegian Crafts

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

Steihaug, Kari

Textile, installation

I work with remnants, installations and found object, into 2 and 3 dimensional works, in the space between worn out clothes and unfinished knittings, between that which can be seen, and that which exists only as traces and memories. Time and history, the backsides and the overlooked are often my point of departure.

In my latest work Quai Henri IV, and Rue de Fourly (Kunstnerforbundet 2018) are threads from former installations with knitted clothes that are unravelling is turned into handtufted wall hangings, a technique that often is used to make mats and rugs for the home.

Member of NBK, NTK, NK

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Kari Steihaug, Quai Henri IV, 2018, handtufting (detail- 200x250)
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Kari Steihaug, Rue de Fourcy, 2018, handtufting (290x200 cm)
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Kari Steihaug, After The Market, 2009, Installation; unravelled wool clothes / knitted image after the painting The Gleaners  (1857) Jean-Francois Millet
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Kari Steihaug, Repair, 2017, mended sweather

Planned projects and exhibitions

Artist Recidency Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale


Kari Steihaug is educated at Bergen / Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Manchester Metropolitan University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in solo shows at Henie Onstad Art Center, Kunstnerforbundet, KODE Bergen, Haugar Art Museum. Luleå Arthal, Fiberspace Gallery, and group exhibitions: Tegnebiennalen, Galleri ROM for Art and Architecture, Oslo. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US 2016. International Fashion Art Exhibition, China 2015. Rijswijk Museum, 2015. Lillehammer Art Museum. NOoSphere gallery, New York 2012

Art in public spaces, including: Kongsvinger Library, Helse Stavanger, Mysen school.

She received the Government guaranteed income in 2006.

In 2011 she released the book Archives: De Ufullendte.

Awards: Audience award, The Spring exhibition 2012, Arthall Charlottenborg, for Archive: The Unfinished Ones. FineArt award, The Annual exhibition 2011 for the installation After The Market. Bronze award on the 12th International Triennial of Tapestry, Polen 2007

Steihaug is represented in the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, CODE Bergen, Oslo City Art Collection, Copenhagen Art Museum, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, and more.

For complete CV – www.karisteihaug.no

Open on: Saturday



Hovedøya, 0150 Oslo
Aker Brygge