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)

Stramrud, Marthe Elise

Sculpture, installation, ceramic, photography

My practice encompasses photography, sculpture, ceramics and installation.

Lately I have been fascinated with how works of art have the possibility of vibrating energy at what can only be considered a spiritual level. I am getting curious of finding ways to nurture the side of us that yearns for more delicate tokens of human empathy. My pursuit is to make a place where non-verbal reactions are called forth. Like joy, melancholy and humour.

While much of my work deals with specific materials and representational forms, these serve as investigative tools for the exploration of broader issues of cultural and poetical identity. My practice is born from a strong sense of a personal enquiry into ascribed values of objecthood, particularly in relation to notions of spirituality and perception. It is in the friction between one language and another, one form and another, one context and another, that I find a rich vain of engaging material to work with.

In addition to my artistic practice I work to sustain the local art scene by administrating and producing various art festivals and projects, as well as working with politics to better the economical and social rights for young artists through my position as a board member of UKS – Unge Kunstneres Samfund (an institution for international contemporary art and a Norwegian, political membership organization).

Member of UKS, NBK, FFF

Stramrud 107 front
Marthe Elise Stramrud, 107, 31 x 14 x 29 cm cm, 2017
Stramrud 316 detail
Marthe Elise Stramrud, 316 (detail), ceramic, 2018
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Marthe Elise Stramrud, 325 and the Beanstalk, installation view, glazed ceramics, various sizes, 2018
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Marthe Elise Stramrud, Vase or Vice Versa, glazed ceramic for Wildlife Skulpturpark, 130 x 100 x 9 cm, 2017

Planned projects and exhibitions

- Utsmykning for Oslo Kommune, Kulturetaten 2019/2020
- Juniutstillingen Kunstnerforbundet, 2019
- Gruppeutstilling, QB, 2019
- Soloutstilling på galleri RAM, 2019
- Duo-utstilling med Pia Eikaas i Kristiansand, 2019

Open on: Saturday


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