Irene Christensen

Du kan besøke Irene lørdag 18. april 12:00—18:00
Adressen til Irene sitt atelier er Schæffers gate 5, 0558 Oslo

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Naturen er våre hjem.
Nature is our Home.
My paintings and installations deal with environmental and women’s issues.
I am an artist who has for years developed my own fantasy images – both organic and woman-made compositions. My background is Norwegian and I grew up close to the fjords, so water and birds are very familiar to me. In many of my art residencies in Costa Rica and the Everglades, Florida, I was intrigued by the the magnificent foliage, birds, as well as, alligators and crocodiles.
Human beings are part of Nature. We must never forget that or take Nature for granted.
This is my mythology, my personal iconography. Its symbols and densely worked images are a translation of my sense of the primacy of nature, our dependence on it and inescapable bond to it.

maleri, tegning

Irene christensen maori woman 2019 oil on canvas 30x30oil
Maori Woman, olje, 76x76cm, 2019, Westbeth Gallery,New York City Nov.2019
Irene christensen nature is our home 2019 oil on canvas 20x16oil
Nature is our Home ,51x41cm, olje på lerret, Westbeth Gallery, NYC Nov.2019
Irene christensen legos of life 2019 oil each12"x9"
Legos of Life, 2019, olje på lerret, hver 30x23cm x8, Westbeth Galleri, NYC, Nov.2019
Perilousjurney2019,60x36oil
Perilous Journey, 152x91cm,olje på lerret, 2019, Westbeth Gallery,NYCNov.2019

Planlagte prosjekter og utstillinger

Gruppeutstilling The National Arts Club in New York City, 3 Mars til 26, 2020
Separate utstilling Galleri Schaeffersgate5, Oslo

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IRENE CHRISTENSEN ireneartster.wordpress.com/ http://schaeffersgate5.no ireneartster@gmail.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Nov.2-23 Something’s Gotta Give Westbeth Gallery, NYC

Art Fair 14C Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, NJ – Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Arts
2018 Dark Times – When Violets bloom on the Lips – mixed media Galleri Schaeffersgate 5, Oslo, Norway
2017 May 13 – Nov 26 Installation of 9 Concertina Books “Personal Structures” (catalogs) Palazzo Mora.Organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2017 (catalog) ITALY
Three Concertina Books (catalog) The Sculptors Guild celebrates its historic 80th anniversary with an exhibition curated by distinguished poet and critic John Yau at Westbeth Gallery in the West Village
Symbolic and Abstract Landscape Paintings Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway (with Carmen Hay Kolodzey)
2016 TANGO-paintings & sculptures Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Paper the Walls – accordion drawings Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NYC (with Lynne Mayocole)
SONATINA – Solo Installation of accordion books Jefferson Market Library, NYC
Volcanoes & a City that Never Sleeps – paintings on paper Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, NORWAY
2015 Nature’s Intermezzo – paintings on paper Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
2014 A NOHO/SOHO Concertina – Solo installation of Accordion books and paintings Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ
Floating Dreams – paintings Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway (with Donna Marxer)
Thin Sliced Cravings – Installation of black & white accordion books NooSphere Gallery, NYC (with Cathrine Wessel)
2013 From NOHO to SOHO – mixed media works on paper Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC mixed media
Twilight of the Wild – paintings on paper Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, NORWAY
SERPENTINE – installation of accordion books Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway installation of accordion books
2012 And the Mockingbird Sang – paintings Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
2011 Metamorphic – paintings Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Now and Then – paintings The National Arts Club, NYC (with Pedro Lujan and Charles Meyers)
2010 Installation of 15 one foot paintings Roger Smith Hotel Gallery, NYC
2009 Everglades in Mind – paintings and box art Englewood Library Gallery, NJ (with Charles Meyers)
2008 A Sense of Place – paintings on paper & accordion books (catalog) Galleria Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
Everglades in Mind E. Coe Gallery, Everglades National Park, FL (with Charles Meyers)
2007 Unfolding Art from SOHO to SOBRO South Broadway Cultural Center Art Gal, Albuquerque, NM with Lynne Mayocole
2004 Paintings Trygve Lie Gallery, 52 St. NYC
2003 Fables & Dreams – paintings Pomona Cultural Center, NY
Paintings Sandbekkstua – Raelingen Kunstforening, Norway
Fantasy in Nature-The Nature of Fantasy-paintings Paterson Museum, NJ (with Carmen Kolodzey and Charles Meyers)
2002 Everglades through the Eyes of an Artist – art created in the Everglades Coe Gallery – Everglades National Park – US Dept. of Interior, FL (with Charles Meyers)
Pyramids – assemblage of paintings Ed Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ Paintings
2001 Magic in Boxes, Meaning in Books – box art SUNY Westchester College, NY
Doorway to Dreams – paintings Center Gallery, OCCC, Demarest, NJ
2000 “Lost Shrines & Magic Songs – paintings and box art 
(catalog)” Norsk Skog Museum, Elverum, Norway
Paintings River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN (with Charles Meyers)
1998 Worlds Apart – paintings (catalog) The Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
Paintings Norwegian Trade Council, NYC
1997 Dragon Heads & Flying Red Horses – paintings on paper EFTA Brussels, Belgium
Recent Paintings Artbuilders Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Walking About – paintings Watchung Art Center, NJ
1996 Immortality – paintings River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Voices of the Earth – paintings Atlantic City Art Center, NJ (with Eric Guttelevitz)
Portals, Spires & Dragon Heads – paintings on wood and paper Spiritual Art Gallery, Louisville, KY travelling to Treasure Room Gallery, The Interchurch Center, NYC
1995 Spires & Dragon Heads – paintings on wood and paper "Kong Olav’s Church – Norwegian Cultural.Center, NYC 
Stavern Gamle Gymsal, Norway "
Dream Spirits – paintings Artbuilders Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1994 Oil Paintings – paintings Kristal Gallery, Warren, VT
Paintings Union Camp Corp Gallery, N.J.
1993 “Paintings
S(catalog)” Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ
1992 Temple and Time – Oil Paintings Ward Nasse Gallery, SOHO, NYC
1987 Paintings Royal Norwegian Consulate, NYC
1983 Paintings & Watercolors (catalog) Norwegische Tage, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
Spirits in Nature Goldome Bank, NYC

GROUP AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2019 & 2018 A World Within – metal, paint, found objects on 5 wooden pieces Edison Price Lighting Co, LIC
2019 “Jersey City Art and Studio Tour at JCAST HQ/ ArtFair 14C
3 oil paintings” “2019 JCAST sponsors, including the Jersey City Economic
Development Corp, Goldman Sachs, GFP Real Estate / Art 150, NJ Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism, Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs / Tourism Development, The Hudson Reporter”
“Woman’s Narratives: Brick City Blues Curated by Atim Annette Orton 
3 oil paintings” Halsey Building, Newark Arts Festival, New Jersey / sponsors Prudential Financial, United Airlines, NJ State Council for the Arts, Discover NJ, supported in part by a grant from NJ Dept.of State, NJ Travel and Tourism
Oslo Open, NorwegianWorldwide Artists – paintings Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
Global Tales travelling exhibition US/Norway St. Francis College,Brooklyn, NY / Button Works, PA / Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
2019 & 2018 120th & 119th Annual Exhibiting Artists Member – Oil Painting The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC
Global Tales travelling exhibition US/Norway St. Francis College,Brooklyn, NY / Button Works, PA / Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
Migrating Identities – Accordion Books Melahuset (catalog) Oslo, NORWAY
2017 New Conceptions – Accordion Books Sculpture Guild at Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. LA
Idylls, Idols, Ideals – paintings Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Sculptors Guild 80th Year Gala (catalog) Jim Kemper Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC
Polluting Purity Sørum Kunstforening, Norway
Migrating Identities – accordion books Galleri 69, Grünerløkka Lufthavn, Oslo, Norway
118th EAM Show, painting The National Arts Club – Honorable Mention Award , NYC
2016 New Conceptions Sculptor Guild at the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, NYC
American Twist Governor’s Island, NYC (catalog)
A-Connection Atlantic Gallery, Invitational exhibition, Chelsea, NYC
EAM (Exhibiting Artist Members) – painting National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC
Fridge Art Fair NYC
Dialogues Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Internal Politics Viridian Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Migrating Identities (catalog) Lørenskog Kunstforening, Norway (catalog)
Nature in Visual Art – AIRIE Co Curator with Donna Marxer at Puffin Foundation, NJ
36th Anniversary show Ashok Jain Gallery, NYC (catalog)
2015 LAVELANET accueille 7 artistes NEW YORKAIS Avelan Arts, France
Big Art in Small Packages Monmouth Museum, Middletown, NJ
Crossing the Lines Garrison Art Center, NYC (accordion books drawings)
Affordable Art Fair NYC
EAM 116th Annual show National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC
ARTiculate 24th annual show National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC
GIRLS Rogue Space Gallery, Chelsea, NYC for Alianza Shelter in Guatamala
35th Anniversary show A. Jain Gallery, NYC (catalog)
Explore St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
2014 The Art of Healing Englewood Hospital, NJ
2014 The Suitcase Show Art from the Endangered Everglades, Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Curator
34th Anniversary show A. Jain Gallery, NYC (catalog)
115th EAM show National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC
2013 Min Stemme (My Voice) Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo (100 years Norwegian anniversary women’s right to vote)
On The Right Track Trygve Lie Gallery, NYC co-curator with Grete Marstein (catalog)
114th Annual EAM The National Arts Club – Honorable Mention Award
2012 On the Right Track Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo co-curator with Grete Marstein (catalog)
Tenafly Artists Belskie Museum of Art, New Jersey / Atlantic Gallery, NYC
33rd Anniversary A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 57th St. NYC (catalog)
Women – Realizing Perspectives Gaia & Portuguese Consulate of Newark, One Gallery, Newark NJ
Postcards from the Edge Cheim & Read Gallery, NYC
2011 Eclectia Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway (curator/artist)
10th Anniversary Exhibit Coe Gallery, Everglades, FL
Art from Detritus Williamsburgh Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Transformations Oslo Open, Norway (Curator/artist)
New Beginnings Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Art Reaction Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
2010 Let It Snow Newark School of the Arts, NJ
Eat/Art Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Art from Detritus Viridian Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Water Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
6 Paintings 1ftx1ft Barking Lizard Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009/10 Paintings The National Arts Club, NYC
Paintings J.M. Gallery, 57th St, NYC
Postcards from the Edge Metro Pictures 2009, NYC & Zieher Smith Gallery 2010, NYC
2009 Exchange Rate Global Currency 23 International Artists – Oslo Open, Norway (curator)
First Response (juror Jerelle Kraus, NYT) Pen and Brush, NYC
Art into Life / Life into Art (juror Midori Yoshimoto) Pen and Brush, NYC
Fall Exhibit Pen & Brush, NYC
And You Think That’s Funny? (juror Nicole Hollander) Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Newark Open Doors paintings Gallery 744, National Newark Building, Newark Art Council, NJ
In the News Pen & Brush, NYC (juror Morley Safer)
Paintings Clinton Hill Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Paintings Peter’s Valley Gallery, NJ
2007 NANI II Trygve Lie Gallery, NYC
Paintings JM Gallery, 57th St, NYC and 2006
Dia de los Muertos South Broadway Cultural Center Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Happily Ever After Canco Lofts Building, Jersey City, NJ
Oslo Open Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
1 Concept 8 Directions Construction Co. Gallery, 18 St, NYC
Juried Photography Exhibition/ Spring and Fall Exhibition Pen & Brush, NYC
2006 Facing It Riverfront Gallery, Yonkers, NY (with Lynne Mayocole & Charles Meyers)
Beauty, Magic, Mystery Garnerville Arts Project Gallery, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, NY
Artist Residence Exhibit Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, NJ
Painting Tuckerton Seaport Museum, Tuckerton, NJ
Paintings Foundry Gallery, London, UK
Tired Feet St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works Show Center Gallery, OCCC, NJ
2005 Bound_less / travelling show Stenersenmuseet, Oslo-Bodø Kunstforening – Jolster, Sogn / Fjordane Kunstmuseum – Harstad Distriktsmuseum – Kirkenes, Grenselandmuseet – Stavanger Kunstmuseum Norway
Dining in / Dining out St. Francis College, Bklyn, NY
Paintings The Pen & Brush, NYC
Marlene Dietrich Box art Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paintings J.M.Gallery, NYC
2004 Draw_drawing Gallery 32, London Biennale 2004 England
Box Show, sculptures Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
Paintings The Pen & Brush, NYC
Water Show BWAC, Red Hook, NY
Stave Church mixed media Boulder Museum of Contemp. Art, CO
Paintings Borough President of Manhattan, City Borough Hall, NYC
Paintings Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Paintings (catalog) J.M. Gallery, NYC
2003 The Birds invitational Edward Hopper House Gallery, Nyack, New Jersey
World Paper Dana Library, Rutgers University, NJ
Paintings Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NYC
Paintings YWCA Brooklyn, NY / The Pen & Brush, NYC / L.N.M. Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2002 Paintings Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NYC
Paintings Pomona Cultural Center, NY
Paintings YWCA, Brooklyn, NY
Paintings The Pen and Brush, NYC
Paintings Jersey City Museum, NJ
Life of the City MoMA, NYC
Manifesta 4 – Biennial Frankfurt, Germany
2001 Paintings Noyes Museum, NJ
Paintings Sothebys.com, New York City
Paintings The Pen and Brush, NYC
Paintings 92 St. YWCA, NYC
Paintings Inframundo Gallery, SOHO, NYC
Blood and Guts YWCA Brooklyn, NY
World Paper Haworth Library Gallery, N.J.
2000 25th Anniversary Exhibition City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
Millennium Norwegian Artists reflecting Norwegian Church and Cultural Center, NYC
Paintings Norwegian Trade Council, NYC
Hoops – Whoops YWCA Brooklyn, NY
1995-2000 Paintings, yearly shows Kristal Gallery, Warren, VT (1995-2000)
1999 From Matter to Spirits: Women Artists facing the Millennium Flushing Town Hall, NY
Small Works Show-Jurors Award by Jerry Saltz Center Gallery, OCCC, Demarest, NJ
Perspectivas City Atelier Coletivo de Olinda, PE. BRASIL
Perspectives 128 Gallery, NYC
You are what you Eat Paramount Art Center, Peekskill, N.Y.
Paintings LNM Gal., Oslo, NORWAY
Through our Eyes YWCA Brooklyn, NY
1998 Metro Show Palmer Museum, Monmouth Museum, Bloomfield College, NJ
Dark City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
Small Works Center Gallery, OCCC, Demarest, NJ
Bible Interpretations – charcoal drawings Watchung Art Center, NJ Artbuilder Gallery, J.C., N.J.
1997 Painting still happens Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
Metro Show City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Ellarslie Open XI Trenton City Museum, NJ
Mixed Media 97 The Stage Gallery, Merrick, N.J.
Recent Acquisitions Bergen Museum of Art & Science, Paramus, NJ
1996 Mind, Body and Soul Berlex Laboratory, NJ
Money, Color and Some Fish Money, Color and Some Fish
Personal Landscapes City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
Saints and Angels Artbuilders Gallery, J.C. and St. John Gallery, Newark, N.J.
1995 Wergeland – Painting LNM Gallery, Oslo, Norway
1993-96 Small Works Show/Masks/Olympia Center Gallery, OCCC, Demarest, NJ
Metro Show City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
1993-94 Postcards from the Edge Brooke Alexander Gallery, NYC
1994 Pyramid Paintings Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
Scandinavian Art Gen. Utility Corp. Gallery, NJ
Variations Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC
New York City Oil Painting Port Authority of NY/NJ (42 St Bus Terminal)
Speaking in Colors Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, N.J.
Centennial Celebration J.C.C. on the Palisades, N.J.
Natural Forms / Human Touch Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
1992-1994 Paintings Jain Marunouchi Gallery, NYC, Art News Nov.1994
1993 Art: New Jersey Ben Shahn Gallery, Wm Paterson College, NJ
Imaging/Aging Johnson & Johnson Corp. Gallery, NJ/ Bucknell University PA and Jahnssen Pharmacy, N.J.
OIA Benefit Show Brooke Alexander Gallery, NYC
Metro Show “City Without Walls, Newark, N.J.
Bucknell University, PA”
Maximum Impact Nabisco Gallery, NJ
Contemporary Artists for Global Peace (catalog) Casa Argentina, Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Inner Moods and Dialogues – paintings Barn Gallery, Ringwood Manor, State Park, N.J.
Jubileum Exhibition LNM Gal., Oslo, NORWAY
Jubileum Exhibition Ibsen Huset, NORWAY
1992 AMERICA 500 (catalog) Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
AMERICA 500 (catalog) Compton-Goethals Gallery, City College, New York City
Beyond Boundaries/Contemporary Art by Scandinavian Artists (catalog) Forum Gallery, Jamestown College, NY
Juleutstilling Galleri LNM, Oslo, NORWAY
Spectrum LEVER House, NYC
Contemporary Artists of Genius Passaic County College, NJ
Contemporary American Immigrant Experience Iona College, NY
La Femme / AMERICA Carlos Williams Center for the Arts, NJ
Painterly Abstraction/Fantastic Image Ward Nasse Gallery, SOHO, NYC
1991 Broadening the Collection Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam College, State University of NY
Personal Reality/ Art and the Environment Ward Nasse Gallery, SOHO, NYC
Biennial Show Bergen Museum of Art & Science, Paramus, NJ
1990 Common Ground-New Directions Dallas City Hall, Texas
Paintings Exchange Year of Music, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington DC
1989 Paintings Art Expo, Javits Center, NYC
1983-89 Paintings Manhattan Studio Collective, SOHO, NYC

ART EDUCATION
1990 Institutt for Romkunst (Prof. J. Pallasmaa) Oslo, Norway
1981 Art Student League, NYC (studied with Joseph Hirsch and Richard Pousette-Dart)
1981 & 1979 Voss School of Fine Arts, Norway (sponsored by the British Council)
1990 Institutt for Romkunst (Prof. J. Pallasmaa) Oslo, Norway
1967 Oslo Engineering Skole, Norway

PROFESSIONAL ART ASSOCIATIONS
NBK Norwegian Association of Visual Artists
LNM Association of Norwegian Professional Painters
Sculptor Guild NYC
Newark Art Council NJ
Jersey City Professional Artist Registry NJ
Life Member of Art Student League NYC
EAM (Exhibiting Artist Members), National Arts Club NYC
The Pen and Brush NYC
National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington DC, Archives on Women Artists (Library and Research)
Sonoma State University Special Collections Rohnert Park, CA
Advisor to Board of Director to Everglades Artists in Residence (AIRIE) FL
Board of Director to Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) until 2019. NYC

SELECTED PAINTINGS AND CONCERTINA BOOKS IN PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Biblioteca Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston
Galeria Nacional San Jose, Costa Rica
National Sept 11 Memorial & Museum World Trade Center, NYC
Museum of Modern Art NYC (Artist Book – Everglades in Mind)
The Ontological Museum Santa Fe, NM
Paterson Museum Paterson, NJ
US Department of Interior Everglades National Park, FL
Norsk Skogs Museum Elverum, Norway
Elverum Energi Verk Elverum, Norway
YC Company Elverum, Norway
Bergen Museum of Art and Science Paramus, NJ
Norwegian Seamens’ Church NYC
EFTA European Free Trade Association, Brussels, Belgium
Casa Argentina Jerusalem, Israel
Cathedral Heritage Found Louisville, KY
Norwegian Trade Council NYC
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 The ASL of NY Honorable Mention 118th EAM Show at the National Arts Club in New York City
2015 Stipend Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ
2013 Gamblin Honorable Mention Award 114th Exhibiting Artists Member (EAM) Show at the National Art Club
2008 Stipend from NJ Council for the Arts & G. Dodge Foundation Peter’s Valley Artists Residency, NJ
2008-15 The Julia & David White Artists’ Colony, Costa Rica
2006 Stipend from NJ Council for the Arts & G. Dodge Foundation Artist in Residence – Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, NJ
2004-02 & 1996-95 Stipend Royal Norwegian Consulate, NYC
2002 Fellowship & Stipend US Dept. of Interior, Everglades National Park artist-in residence (AIRIE)
2002 & 1994 Award Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
1998 Juror’s Award Jerry Saltz
2013, 2000 & 1994 Inger G. Ginsberg Grant NYC
1997 Award Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ
1993 & 95 Stipend Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington DC

LECTURES
Dec.19, 2015 The Wilderness Experience – panel Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ
July 11, 2007 The Artful Life – panel South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Oct.24, 1995 Contemp. Norwegian Women Artists – slide lecture The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
May 9, 1995 Contemp. Norwegian Women Artists – slide lecture The Pen & Brush, Inc, New York City
Oct.6,1996 Art and Norwegian stave churches Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Louisville, KY
1995 & 2002 Norwegian Seamen Cultural Center, New York City
2003 Talk about my art Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
Jan 2001 Talk about my art Norsk Skogbruksmuseum, Elverum, Norway
1997 Talk about my art Haworth Library, New Jersey
2002 Talk about my art Florida International University, Honor Class, Florida
Open Studio Lectures to visiting groups such as the 92nd Street Y and American Scandinavian Association 2004