17.—18. april

Merete Joelsen Aune

With impulses from natural science in combination with fiction, Merete Joelsen Aune explore a symbolic synthesis of nature and consciousness. Among her works are imitations of astronomical environments in visual and written form, meticulously drawn celestial spheres and images with a surreal look on surroundings that lie a little bit closer in time and space.

Drawing, painting, writing, photography

Leap into the void drammen museum oslo open
Leap Into the Void (Homage to Yves Klein)_digital photography_46 x 63 cm_2020
22082020 journal  oslo open
Journal_text on legal pad paper_21 x 27,7 cm_2020 (ongoing series)
What she knew x  oslo open
What She Knew X_graphite, colored pencil and acrylic paint on paper_75 x 75 cm_2018
Reduced observations 06022019 oslo open
Reduced Observations_watercolour and charcoal on paper_21 x 29,7 cm_2019 (ongoing series)

Planned projects and exhibitions

Solo show, Sandefjord kunstforening, 2022


Merete Joelsen Aune (b. 1984, Oslo)

2012 – 2014 Master of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, (NO)
2009 – 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, (NO)
2007 – 2008 One-year programme in Art and Design, Oslo MET, (NO)
2004 – 2007 Bachelor in Art History, University of Bergen, (NO)

2022 Sandefjord Kunstforening (upcoming solo exhibition)
2020 Novemberutstillingen, Drammen Museum
2019 Novemberutstillingen, Drammen Museum (NO)
2019 GIFC & Velvet Ropes, Galleri Golsa
2019 Østlandsutstillingen 2019, Kunstforeningen Verdens ende (NO)
2018 Novemberutstillingen, Drammen Museum (NO)
2018 The Drawing School (SHKS) 200 years anniversary, Alumni Exhibition
2018 GIFC, Galleri Golsa (NO)
2018 AVTRYKK, Hå gamle prestegard (NO)
2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair, San Francisco CA, (US)
2017 Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark (NO)
2017 Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, Moskva
2017 Concerning the Spiritual in Art,The Norwegian Institute at Athens (GR)
2017 Print Matters, Gallery Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO)
2017 Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations, House of Foundation, Moss (NO)
2016 En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo, The Drawing Biennial 2016, Oslo (NO)
2016 The Drawing Biennial 2016, SKISSEN, Tegnerforbundet (NO)
2016 Art in Case, Helsinki-Malmi lentoasema, Helsinki (FI)
2016 Zodiac, LYNX, Oslo (NO)
2016 Platons huskestue, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)
2014 The Intimate Sufferings of a Musician, Window Box, Pushwagner Gallery, Oslo(NO)
2014 Knock Knock, Norsk Billedhuggerforening, Oslo (NO)
2014 MA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, (NO)
2014 Reading Time, MA Degree Show, BOA, Oslo (NO)
2013 En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, PODIUM, Oslo (NO)
2013 It’s a Girl, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm (NO)
2012 BA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO)
2011 Vi har ikke tid, sa bølgene, Søylegalleriet, Oslo (NO)

Artists’ books
2016 I Have Seen How the Universe Swallows, Artists’ Book
2014 Du må ikke forveksle reservehjulet med fuglen, Artists’ Book
2011 I Am a Bird Now, Artists’ Book

Selected publications
2019 Østlandsutstillingen 1979-2019, Catalogue
2018 Untitled poetic text published in OSLO PILOT […], Book
2017 Untitled poem published in The Inklings # 1, Volume 1
2017 Cold Current, Contemporary Artists from NO, Imago Mundi, Benetton Collection
2016 SKISSEN, Catalogue, The Drawing Biennial 2016
2015 Poem published in Bøygen # 1, Volume 27
2015 Poem published in ETTER # 3
2014 Catalogue, MA Degree Show

Public art
2019 Closed competition, KORO Public Art Norway

Artist talks + Art assistant work etc.
2016 Artist talk and drawing workshop, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2016 Guest lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2015 Cover art and design for SVANES
2013 Art assistant to Tiril Schrøder
2013 Art assistant to Vanna Bowles
2013 Part of performance and lecture with artist KimSu Teiler

NBK- The Norwegian Visual Artists Association (Norske Billedkunstnere)
TF- The Norwegian Drawing Art Association (Tegnerforbundet)
UKS- The Young Artists Society (Unge Kunstneres Samfund)

2019 Artist grant, Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard stiftelse
2018 Travel grant, The Norwegian Drawing Art Association
2016 Artist grant, Oslo Kommune
2012 Artist grant, Statens stipend for kunstnere