Mine foldebøker, tegninger og malerier inneholder symbolisme og mine holdninger til miljø og omgivelser. Minner om hendelser, i fortid og nåtid, i de 3 landene, Norge, USA, og Costa Rica, har formet min identitet. Slik ser jeg verden.
Bøkene er importert fra Asia og min prosess består av utforsking og intuisjon. Jeg arbeider med hver dobbelt side først, og folder deretter sidene tilbake før jeg begynner på de neste.
Hver side kan betraktes som et enkelt arbeide eller som en del av evolusjonen av hele arbeidet.
Medlem av NBK, LNM
Planlagte prosjekter og utstillinger
November 2019 Westbeth Gallery i New York City
The National Arts Club in New York City
Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo
I divide my time working in my studios in New York City and Oslo, Norway; and for many years one month each year in Costa Rica.
I have exhibited in both Europe and the United States since 1983. In 2017 I participating in the Personal Structures exhibition organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Center in the context of the Venice Art Biennale of 2017. My art has been shown in many museums such as Galeria Nacional, Costa Rica; Norsk Skogbruks Museum, Norway; Norwegische Tage, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany; EFTA, Brussels, Belgium; Bergen Museum, NJ, USA; Paterson Museum, NJ, USA; Noyes Museum, NJ, USA; Newark Museum, NJ, USA as well as many art centers and galleries including in Brazil, Israel, and Argentina.
I studied at the Art Student League in New York City with Richard Pousette-Dart and Joseph Hirsch, as well as at the Voss School of Fine arts and at the Institute for Rom Kunst in Oslo, Norway.
I am a member of Norwegian Association of Professional Visual Artists; Newark Art Council; National Arts Club; Sculptors Guild, New York; advisory board member to Everglades Artists in Residence (AIRIE), Florida; and Board member of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA), New York City.
My work is represented in many museums and personal collections in Europe and USA.
Selected Paintings and Concertina Books in Permanent Collections
Biblioteca, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston
Galeria Nacional, Costa Rica
National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
Museum of Modern Art, New York City (Artist Book – Everglades in Mind)
The Ontological Museum, TX
Paterson Museum, New Jersey
US Department of Interior-Everglades National Park, FL
Norsk Skogs Museum, NORWAY
Elverum Energi Verk , NORWAY
Y.C. Elverum, NORWAY
Bergen Museum , New Jersey
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, New York City
EFTA, Brussels, BELGIUM
Casa Argentina en Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Cathedral Heritage Found., Louisville, KY
Norwegian Trade Council, N.Y.C.
Inger G. Ginsberg, NYC
Ellen Horn & Jon Christensen Norway
Private Collections in USA, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Iceland, Finland, Israel, Germany
Fellowships, Awards and Stipends
2017 118th Annual Exhibiting Artist Member Exhibition National Arts Club, NYC- Arts Student
League of New York Honorable Mention
2013 114th exhibiting Artists Member Show at N.A.Club- Gamblin Honorable Mention Award
2008 Peter’s Valley Artists Residency, NJ – (stipend from NJ Council for the Arts & G.Dodge Foundation)
2008-15 The Julia & David White Artists’ Colony, Costa Rica
2006 Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, New Jersey –Artist in Residence
( stipend from NJ Council for the Arts & G. Dodge Foundation)
2004/03/02&1996/95 Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York City
2002 US Dept. of Interior / Everglades National Park artist-in residence program AIRIE
2002/94 Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
1998 Juror’s Award by Jerry Saltz
2013/2000/98 Inger G. Ginsberg Grant, N.Y.C.
1997 Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ
1993/95 Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington DC
Panel Dec.19, 2015 “The Wilderness Experience” The Puffin Foundation, N.J.
Panel Discussion July 11, 2007 “The Artful Life” South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Lecture Oct.24, 1995 The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Lecture May 9, 1995 The Pen & Brush, Inc, New York City
Lecture Oct.6, 1996 Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Louisville, KY
Lectures 1995-2002 Norwegian Seamen Cultural Center, New York City
Lecture 2003 Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
Lecture Jan. 2001 Norsk Skogbruksmuseum, Elverum, Norway
Lecture 1997 Haworth Library, New Jersey
Lecture Oct.2002 Florida International University, Honor Class, Florida