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)

Marstein, Grete

Works on and/ made of paper

My sculpture project consist of three ship forms casted in paper fiber. The fibres are partly of Kozofrom Japan, a country where I stayed many years ago, and from the leaves of Golden Iris, the only native Iris in Norway. Thus both past and present meets in the fibers. This is a project that I am still developing.
My textile based works have been exhibitetd in Seoul, South Korea in 2017 and at the 18.Asian Art Biennale i Dhaka, Bangladesh 2018.
. «All lives are a patch works of all the experiences we meet through our road through life. With my artworks I want to create a reminder about how we are putting together all these memories and experiences to a new large and rich entity. Fragments of these experiences, simple as well as complex, sometimes violent, sometimes full of joy, are all put together into a new visually exciting whole. This is how we all create our own identity and a platform for our further life.”

Member of NBK, LNM, NG, BOA

Grete marstein skip 2
Grete marstein collage paint textile
fragments of a life
Grete marstein collage paint textile to recrate peace
To recreate peace

Planned projects and exhibitions

I continue my work with sculptural objects casted in paper fiber and with collages in paper and textile based on recycling of materials from my own studio. In 2019 I am invited to participate in a workshop and exhibition OUDH KALA CHAUPAL i Lucknow in India 15nde Feb-2nd March 2019. Here we will work in close collaboration with local craftsmen. Autumn 2019 I will have a one woman show in Oslo


G r e t e M a r s t e i n
Eikelundveien 4, 0588 Oslo. N – Norge, tel +47 22 15 53 90 / +47 99 444 762
(født i Oslo, 1952) epost: post@gretemarstein.no www.gretemarstein.no
Member of Norwegian Visual Artists Association NBK

SHKS Oslo, State College of Arts and Crafts
diplom printmaking/illustration 1972 – 1976
SHKS – Raderklassen, master class printmaking 1976 – 1977
Vysokej Skoly Vytvarnych Umeni (State Academy) Bratislava,
Tsjeckoslovakia, dept. for experimental printmaking 1977 – 1981
University of Oslo UiO
Master in Art History and Russian-Eastern Europe history 1999
Curator for art in public spaces, State Art Academy, Oslo 2004 -

Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut, Paris, France 1981/82/84
Centrum voor Grafiek – Frans Masareel, Kasterlee, Belgium 1979
Kunstenaarcentrum – de Olefant, Nijmegen, Netherland 1980
Kiyoharu Art Colony, Yamanashi-ken, Japan 1983
USA:, Kala Institute, Berkeley, California, USA 1988
Rutgers Experimental Workshop, New Jersey State University, USA1989
Rugg Road Paper & Prints, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1989
Workshop on Mauritius 2006
Mojmirovce, Slovakia 2006
Ny Ålesund, Art residency, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) 2007
Campeche, Mexico 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia 2011
Palanga, Lithuania 2015

Appointed by the Minister of Culture to the Norwegian State Commission for UNESCO 1997 – 2000, 2001 – 2004,
President of the Norwegian Artists Copyright Association BONO 1990 – 1994
Member of the international executive Committee of IAA/AIAP International Association of Art (NGO tied up with UNESCO) , 1986-1989, 1992-2002, 2005-2011, International Vice President 2011-2015.

Numerous elected and appointed positions in Norwegian artist associations and institutions as. NBK, IAA, NG, NGV, BOA, BONO og KEM

Active in National and regional organisations (NGOs) concerning environmental and nature protection.

Curatorial work
2013 My Voice, Galleri Schaeffers gate 5, Oslo Norway
2012 On the right track, Oslo and New York
2011 Norwegian World Artists, Chengdu, China
2008 Internasjonale cross roads, Galleri Skårer, Lørenskog
2008 Contakt-Kontakt, Norwegian- Slovakian exhibition,Bratislava, Slovakia, and Oslo, Norge
2007 Mosty-bridges-broer,,Oslo, Norge, og Piestany, Slovakia

Jury appointments (selection)
International crossroads 2010-2011
Romeriksutstillingen 2007
Chair of the jury in Lørenskog Art Society 2008 -2015
53.Landesschau 2006 Germany

Grants / prizes (selected)
2006 Project support VF
2004 Arild Wahlstrøms Picassofond
2003 VF work grant
2002 Oslo City’s Culture grant
2001 The Visual Artists Honorary Grant
1995 Namdalsgrant
1992 Price of honour, Paperworks III, Dundee, Scotland, UK
1991 Rolf Nesch grant
1987 Price of honour, SPACE Print biennale, South-Coree

Other relevant work experiences (selected)
Norwegian Broadcasting NRK
Graphic designer and Illustrator, 1981 – 1984
Freelance book designer and llustrator 1979 – 1998
Professor at Rogaland Art College, Stavanger, Norway, 1983 – 1988
Guest lecturer at the State Academy in Trondheim, Norway 1984,1986
Artist in Residence TELENOR, Oslo og Kjeller connected to their research program on telecommunications1984 – 1990, 1991 – 1995
Freelance (own company) computer based (digital) design and media 1986 – 1998
Engaged by IBM at the Lillehammer Olympic Games 1994, designer of digital inter active public ations 1992 – 1994
Lecturer at Kulturringen , Akershus county 2007 – 2011
Lecturer at the Regional Universities in Telemark and Oppland 2005 – 2006
Initiator and administrative responsable for bilateral cultural exchange programs
1989, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006
Koordinator for UNESCOs internatonal print workshop and exhibition
“Dialogue between Arabic and Norwegian artists” 2001

One woman shows (selected list)
2018 GalleriBanken, Jaren , N
2017 GalleriBanken, Jaren, N
2016 Galleri Schaeffersgt 5, Oslo
2016 Galleri Odonata, Fornebo, N
2011 Galleri Schaeffersgt 5, Oslo, N
2010 Shãffergården, Copenhagen Denmark
2010 Riksrevisjonen, Oslo, N
2010 Galleri Helnæs ,Svendborg DK
2008 Galleri Akademika, Oslo N
2007 Galleri Mamen, Moss, N
2005 Galleri SG, Trondheim, N
2005 Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo
2004 Linderud estate, Oslo, N
2004 Melhus Art Society, N
2002 Galleri Tyra, Sundvollen N
1999 Galleri Tyra, Sundvollen, N
1998 Gallerij E.A., Antwerpen, B ,
1998 Galleri Amare, Stavanger, N

Group exhibitions (S.L.)
2018 Meadows, Verbania, Italia
2018 Migrating Identities, Mela galleri, Oslo, N
2018 Spring Depot, Tenthaus, Oslo N
2017 Forsøplende renhet, Sørumsand Kf N
2017 Jaipur Kala Chaupal, Jaipur, India
2017 3 malere, Lørenskog kf, N
2017 Migrating Identities, Galleri 69 N
2016 Light in the darksness, Epreuve d’Artiste, Antwerpen B
2016 Wondering Mind, Galleri Sch5, Oslo
2016 Carbon 12,The Egg Galleri, New Dehli, India
2016 Migrating Identities, Lørenskog kf, N
2016 Green Earth, Guwahati, Assam, India
2015 Light in Spaces, Salle Miro, UNESCO, Paris,F
2015 Light in Spaces, Vilnius, Lihuania
2013 My Voice, Galleri Schaeffersgate 5, Oslo N
2013 100 year female voting rights, Galleri-sg, Trondheim, N
2013 Galleri Orangerie, Schloss Glücksburg, BRD
2013 Climate change, Mauritius
2013 On the right track, Trygve Lie Gallery, NY, USA
2013 Nordic art, Helnæs, Fyn DK
2013 Nordic art, Flå, N
2012 Nordic art, Uddevalla, S
2012 Når alt går på skinner/On the right track, Oslo, N
2012 Cultural dialogue, Beirut, Libanon
2012 Nordisk art ,Oxeviks Varv, S
2011 NWA, Chengdu, China
2011 Traveling Art, Valencia, ES
2011 Reconsidering Earth, North art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011 Rolling up, Xian, China
2009 Int.Portrait exhibition, Mauritius
2009 To malere og to fotografer, Galleri Svaij, Oslo
2009 Galleri Dalype, Fyn, DK
2009 Exchange rates Global money
East Chelsea Studio Nrth, Oslo 2008 Invited artists, Seoul, Sør-Korea
2008 Internasjonale krysninger, Galleri R5, Oslo,
2008 FIAP, Mahares, Tunisia

Collective exhibitions (s.l.)
2017 Seoul Int.Art Festival,
Sør Korea
2017 Beijing International Art Bieinnale, Beijing, Kina
2017 Personal structures, Collatoral event, Veneziabiennalen 2017
2016 17.Asian Art Biennale, Dacha, Bangladesh
2016 Art Junction, Mexico city, M
2015 Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, Kina
2014 Malacca Int.Contemporary, Malaysia
2014 Art al Vent, Gata de Gorgos, ES
2014 Ynglingen, Stavanger, Norway
2013 Centro Lebanese, Mecico City
2013 Art al Vent, Gata de Gorgos, ES
2012 International Triennale of Graphic, Bitola, Macedonia
2012 Art al Vent, Gata de Gorgos, ES
2011 Int.Graphic art Biennale Dry point Uzice, Serbia
2011 VII small engraving exhibition, Cremona, Italia
2011 Art al Vent, Gata de Gorgos, ES
2009 VI Exp.Europamericana, Campeche, Mexico
2009 International Triennale of Graphic, Bitola, Macedonia
2009 Int.Graphic art Biennale Dry point Uzice, Serbia
2008 Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, Kina
2007 Grafix-biennalen, Breclav, Tsjekkia
2006 Lessedra print annual, Bulgaria
2005 Lessedra print annual,
2003 Beijing International Art Biennale

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