Lillian Tørlen

Lillian can be visited sunday april 19th 12:00—18:00
The address to Lillian's studio is Maridalsveien 3 (inngang R fra Brenneriveien), 0178 Oslo

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You can use public transit! The nearest stop is: Møllerveien

Making site specific – or site relational – works, I am interested in the immediate surroundings and how these are experienced. Through sculptures and installations in various materials I invite the viewer to re-evaluate spaces, to pause and consider a chain of events, or to simply contemplate the dialogue happening between the piece, the space and the viewer him/herself.

Ceramic and mixed

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Annoyingly Dependent Object #28 (ceramic)
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Annoyingly Dependent Object #7 (ceramic)
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Under the wall by the socket, part of series Levels of Attachment and Belonging (ceramic)
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Fragile Construction of Context (paper, mixed technique), Tegnerforbundet, 2020. Part of site specific installation.


2020: Fragile Construction of Context,
The Norwegian Drawing Association, Oslo
2019: Annoyingly Dependent Objects
Galleri Format projectroom, Oslo
2016: Levels of Attachment and Belonging
Galleri Format, Oslo
2015: In the Wake of Standing Still
Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde

2019: Crossovers Adorno,
Truman Brewery, London
2019: Østlandsutstillingen,
Røgden Bruk, Finnskogen
2019: Vestlandsutstillingen
Kunstmuseet Kube, Ålesund
2018: Converging Bodies : Contemporary Norwegian Ceramics, Patrick Parrish, New York
2018: Object with Love,
Biennale Interieur, Belgia
2018: Trans-form,
Mint, London Design Festival
2018: Galleri Format,
CHART, København
2018: En ulykke kommer sjelden alene
Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær
2018: Norwegian Presence,
Milan Design Week, Milano
2017: Kunsthåndverk 2017
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
2017: A Colour Composition
Den Norske Ambassade, Stockholm
2015: HERFRA
KUBE, Ålesund
2015: Kunsthåndverk 2015
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo
2015: Norwegian Presence
Milan Design Week, Milano
2014: Kunsthåndverk 2014
KODE, Bergen
2014: In the Margins of our Minds
Dublin Castle, Irland
2014: Ålesund Kunstfagskole jubileumsutstilling
Ålesund Kunstforening
2013: Third European Triennale for Ceramics and Glass,
Grande Halle des Anciens Abattoirs de Mons, Belgia
2013: Heavy, woollen, swollen and dry
Lørenskog Kunstforening.
2012: NON STOP
Galleri Format, Bergen
2011: Festival International des Écoles d’Art (Le Printemps de Septembre)
École des beaux‐arts, Toulouse

2015: Colours on the Run
Brundalen Skole, Trondheim

2019: Annoyingly Dependent Objects for Experimental Gastronomy by Steinbeisser, Wien
2017: Resonance for CHART DESIGN.
Outdoor installation along a 1 km long route in Copenhagen.

2009 – 2011: Master in Medium and Materialbased art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
1998 ‐ 2001: BA Art & Design,
Central St. Martin’s College, London
1995 ‐ 1997: Ålesund Art School, Ålesund

GRANTS (selection)
2019: Project support for soloshow at the Norwegian Drawing Association, Norsk Kulturfond
2019: 3 year working grant, Kunsthåndverkernes fond
2019: Transport support for Experimental Gastronomy, Norwegian Crafts and UD
2019: Project support for Experimental Gastronomy-prosject, Norsk Kulturfond
2018: Project support for Vestlandsutstillingen 2019, Kulturfondet
2018: NKs travelsupport international
2017: Stikk for Resonance for CHART, UD
2016: Haystack stipend
2018: NKF Project grant visual arts for Vestlandsutstillingen 2019
2016: Exhibiton grant for Levels of Attachment and Belonging, Kulturfondet
2016: Working grant (3 years)
2014: State Exhibiton grant for In the Wake of Standing Still
2013: Exhibition grant Heavy, woollen, swollen and dry, Kulturrådet
2012: State working grant for younger artists (3 years)
2011: Fund for Art and Design students, KHIO