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)

Thorstensen, Catrine

Drawing, video/animation

Working with 3d animation, video and drawing, I explore thoughts, phenomena and myths in relation to body and nature. Plants, trees, animals and insects are motifs I frequently use, and often small, insignificant or everyday things are the starting point for thoughts that revolve around more existential questions.

Member of NBK, TF, UKS, BOA

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Catrine Thorstensen, "Slyngel" (2018), ink and pencil on paper, 70x100cm
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Catrine Thorstensen, "Reanimate Me" (2017), 3D animation with sound, HD video 6.30 min.
Catrine Thorstensen, "Drawing fast and slow" (2018), ink and pencil on paper.
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Catrine Thorstensen, "Tegn" (2018), Colour pencil on paper, 50 x 200 cm


1996 – 2001 Oslo National Academy of the Arts, MFA
1994 – 1996 Oslo Tegne- og Maleskole (Oslo Drawing and Painting School)
1993 – 1994 E. Granum Kunstskole, Oslo (E. Granum Art School)

Solo exhibitions (selected)
2017 Haugesund Kunstforening
2015 MM1 Visningsrom for kunst, Oslo; “Gray Zones” (with T. Husevaag)
2013 Kunstplass, Contemporary Art [Oslo]
2012 Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (NNKS), Svolvær, Norway
2011 The Drawing Art Association of Norway
2010 Kunstnersenteret i Buskerud, Drammen, Norway
2009 Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway
2007 Arendal kunstforening, Arendal, Norway
2006 Galleri BOA, Oslo, Norway
2005 Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway

Group exhibitions (selected)
2016 BBK/Østlandsutstillingen, Landesbibliothek, Kiel
2015 Østlandsutstillingen
2013 Podium, Oslo
2012 Akershus Kunstsenter (and travelling exhibition 2012); Dreamland
2011 Public Art Screens, Stavanger; Landscape in Motion (curated by Daniela Arriado)
2011 Eastern Michigan University Gallery, and The Cave Gallery, Detroit, USA; Island
2011 DogA, Oslo; Posters for Japan
2010 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; The Autumn Exhibition
2010 SÍM (Association of Icelandic Visual Artists), Reykjavik, Iceland
2010 Momentum Kunsthall, Moss, Norway; Drawing Biennale 2010
2008 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Drawing biennale 2008
2007 Red Door Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona; First Friday
2004 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; The Autumn Exhibition.

Video Screenings / Festivals
2017 Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2017 Fotogalleriet, Oslo; Camera Movement (curated by Farhad Kalantary)
2016 Nes kulturhus, Snaxville Revue (live visuals, consert)
2015 Travelling festival, by Clair Obscure, Rennes, Frankrike
2014 Festival Miden (selections Oslo screen festival), Kalamata, Hellas
2014 AIVA International Video Art Festival (selections Oslo screen festival) Finspång, Sverige
2014 Oslo Screen Festival, Filmens Hus, Oslo
2012 Video Guerrilha, S. Paolo, Brazil. Videoprogram curated by NABROAD.
2011 Public Art Screens, Stavanger; Landscape in Motion (curated by Daniela Arriado)
2010 Media Facades Festival, Berlin. Videoscreening; Poetic Landscape, curated by Public Screens.
2010 Public Art Screens, Stavanger; Nonalignment (curated by Farhad Kalantary)

Public commissions
2016 Public commission, Fosshagen nursing home, Lier
2014 Public commission, Økern nursing home, Oslo
2013 Public commission, Nye Riksfjord skole (elementary school), Aukra
2013 Public commission, Hokksund ungdomsskole (junior high school), with Torgeir Husevaag.

2015, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 Vederlagsfondet
2010, 2009, 2009, 2006 Exhibition grant, Arts Council Norway
2014, 2009 Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards stiftelse, working grant
2007, 2006, 2004 Working grant for young artists, Arts Council Norway
2002 KEM`s debutante price at the National Annual Exhibition, Norway

Open on: Sunday


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