2022 Solo exhibition Galleri Briskeby.
2021 Solo exhibition Naturhistorisk museum, Oslo. Winter 2020
2020 Solo exhibition at Galleri Briskeby. Exhibition entitled “Pinnsvin”. May-June 2020.
2019 Solo exhibition at Galleri Briskeby. Exhibition entitled “Botanica”. May-June 2019.
2014 Solo exhibition at Edvard Munch´s Winter Studio, Ekely, Oslo. October 2014. Exhibition entitled “White Beginnings”. Curated by Joakim Borda-Pedreira.
2013 Solo exhibition at the Centro Cultural de Cascais, July 2013- Sept 2013. Exhibition entitled “The Sky Begins at Your Feet”. Curated by Fundacao Dom Luis I.
2019 Galleri Briskeby. Summer exhibition June-August.
2019 Ljungbergmuseet, Sweden. September- November. The Nordic competition The Carlsberg Foundations’s portrait award, “Portrait Now!” Juried exhibition.
2019 Fredriksborg Castle, Denmark. May- August. The Nordic competition The Carlsberg Foundation’s portrait award, “Portrait Now!” Juried exhibition.
2017 Galleri Briskeby. December-January.
2017 Dronning Sonja KunstStall. July-September.
2017 Oslo Open. Art festival.
2016 Oslo Open. Art festival.
2015 Rådhusgalleriet, Oslo. February 2015. Juried exhibition entitled “Kunsten å falle”.
2014 Akershus Kunstsenter. December 2014.
2014 National heritage fortress Forte de Oitavos, Cascais, Portugal. Sept-Dec 2014. Exhibition entitled “Ultramarine”.
2014 Palacio do Egipto, Centro Cultural de Oeiras, Portugal. Sept-Oct 2014. Exhibition entitled “Lendo as Estrelas”.
2013 WOA- Ways of Art, Alcabideche, Cascais. Exhibition entitled “One Ocean Four Views”.
Private and public acquisitions and collections
Universitetet i Oslos Kunstsamling – three paintings bought by Naturhistorisk museum, 2019.
Coleccão Fundacão Dom Luis 1. Portugal, 2013
Câmera de Cascais, Museu do Mar. Portugal, 2014
The Children’s Ward, Rikshospitalet, Norway, 2015
Dronning Sonja KunstStall, Norway 2017
2021 Potted Plants. Author Dr. Charlotte Sletten Bjorå, illustrator Karen Aarre
2020 Children’s book “Pinnsvin”, author Henrik Hovland, illustrator Karen Aarre. Ena forlag.
Education and Work experience
2011-2012 Faculdade das Belas Artes (Faculty of Fine Arts), University of Lisbon, Portugal. Final year (BA) visiting student of painting.
2000-2009 Documentary film director, producer, researcher, and video journalist for BBC television, NRK (Norwegian public broadcaster) and TV2 Norway.
1996-2000 DPhil Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK.
1994-1996 MPhil Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK. Awarded Distinction.
1991-1994 BA Honours Development Studies and Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.
1990-91 Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (The Free Academy of Visual Arts), The Hague, The Netherlands.
2017 The sustained pose. Portraiture. Slade School of Fine Art, University of London.
2016 Contemporary portraiture, Slade School of Fine Art, University of London.
2012 Painting the face. Portrait course at The Prince´s Drawing School (now, The Royal Drawing School), London.
2010 Silkscreen printing, Norske Grafikeres Verksted.
2007 Videojournalism – filming and editing, NRK.
1988-90 Private drawing tuition with Hans Normann Dahl at his studio in Oslo.
2019 Article in Aftenposten “Det kan være bare en eller to millimeter på et øyenlokk som avgjør bildet”, 28.11.2019
2019 Article about women artists and botany by Professor Inger Nordal. The article reviews Karen Aarre’s “ Botanica” exhibition and the exhibition Flora at Stavanger Museum. Will be published in the Journal “Biolog”, 2019/2020.
2019 Palmebladet “Kunst og botanikk”. Review of the “Botanica” exhibition by Dag Inge Danielsen.
2019 Aftenposten, review by Heidi Borud “Fem utstillinger du bør få med deg denne
Våren” 2. May 2019. https://www.aftenposten.no/kultur/i/b5O6yv/Fem-utstillinger-du-bor-fa-med-deg-denne-varen?spid_rel=2
2013 Correio de Manhã, review “ Karen Aarre mostra pintura en Cascais” 23. July 2013