Information

Art education

  • 2012-2013 University of Oslo, EX.PHIL.03 and The Cultural History of Museums and Collections KULH2002
  • 1996-99 Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton: BA (Hons) Textile Art (with 1st)
  • 1993-95 Department of Visual Art and Drama, Oslo College, Norway: National College Degree in Design and Weaving of Textiles (with 1st)

Solo shows

  • 2012 Galleri Vanntårnet, Nesodden kunstforening: Forskyvninger (Displacements)
  • 2011 Kunstbanken, Hamar: balanced-unbalanced, with Hanne Friis
  • 2004 Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, North of Norway: Transformers
  • 2003 Hå Gamle Prestegård (Haa Old Vicarage), Stavanger, Norway: Invaders
  • 2002 Maidstone Library Gallery, Kent, England: Invaders
  • 2001 Norwegian Textile Artists Association, Oslo, Norway
  • 1999-2000 Galleri 9.4, Ullevål Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • 1999 Galleri SkovRidder, Oslo, Norway

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2018 Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad: Årsutstillingen 2018
  • 2018 Wergelandshaugen, Eidsvoll: Wergelandshaugen 2018
  • 2017 Røgden Bruk, Grue, Finnskogutstillingen: Det store mjuke øyeblikk
  • 2017 BlankSpace Oslo, Monsters, They are among us
  • 2016 Museum of Modern Art Kyoto MOMAK, Japan: The 4th Collection Gallery Exhibition 2016–17, Special Feature: Women in Creation
  • 2014 Akershus kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Anarkistisk juleutstilling
  • 2013 DKS utstillingsturné, Oppland kommune,  Kunstomaten
  • 2013 Den kulturelle skolesekken, utstillingsturné Oppland fylke: Kunstomaten
  • 2013 Galleri Vanntårnet, Nesodden kunstforening: Kulturisten 2013
  • 2012 Nagoya University of Arts and Science, Japan: Bite-Size: Miniature Textiles from Japan and the UK
  • 2012 GalleryGallery, Kyoto, Japan: Bite-Size: Miniature Textiles from Japan and the UK
  • 2011 DAIWA Foundation, London, UK: Bite-Size: Miniature Textiles from Japan and the UK
  • 2011 Gunma Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan: CULTEX
  • 2010-11 The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan: CULTEX
  • 2010 The Shetland Arts Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, UK: Portage
  • 2010 Hå Gamle Prestegård (Haa Old Vicarage), Stavanger, Norway: CULTEX
  • 2010 Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby, England: CULTEX
  • 2010 The HUB National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire, England: CULTEX
  • 2009 The National Museum, Museum of Decorative Art and Design, Exhibition 09 Norwegian Craft
  • 2009 Punkt Ø / Galleri F15, CULTEX
  • 2007 National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria: Art Textiles:Norway
  • 2006 Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia: Art Textiles:Norway
  • 2006 Drammens Museum, Lychepaviljongen, Drammen: Organiske relasjoner
  • 2006 M K Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania: Art Textiles: Norway
  • 2005 Nottingham Castle Museum and Gallery, Nottingham, England: Reveal, Nottingham’s ContemporaryTextiles
  • 2005 National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan: Through the Surface
  • 2004 Nottingham Castle Museum and Gallery, Nottingham, England: Through the Surface
  • 2004 Bankfield Museum, Halifax, England: Through the Surface
  • 2004 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England: Through the Surface
  • 2004 The Grace Barrand Design Centre, Surrey, England: Rush
  • 2004 James Hockey Gallery, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Surrey, England: Through the Surface
  • 2003 Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, England: Material Spaces
  • 2003 Museo del Tessuto, Prato, Italy: Artist at Work: New Technology in Textile and Fibre Art
  • 1999 Loading Bay Gallery, London, England: Simon Jersey Tapestry Award
  • 1999 Angelus Gallery, Winchester, England: Dare
  • 1998 Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England: Visualising the Unseen II
  • 1998 The Harley Gallery, Worksop, England: British Tapestry 1998

Public collections and commissions

  • 2011 Mareel Arts Centre, Shetland Arts, Lerwick, Shetland: sculpture installation Shuffled Nature
  • 2005 National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan
  • 2004 Arts Council Norway, Norway
  • 2004 Contemporary Arts Society, England
  • 2000 Ullevaal University Hospital, Cancer Ward, Oslo, Norway
  • 1999 Ullevaal University Hospital, Gastro Medical Ward, Oslo, Norway
  • 1999 The Norwegian Cancer Registry, Norwegian Ministry of Health, Norway

Grants

  • 2011 Arts Council Norway, exhibition support grant
  • 2009-2012 Arts Council Norway, work grant, 3 year
  • 2008 Arts Council Norway, exhibition support grant
  • 2008 Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund, project support
  • 2007 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, work grant, 1 year 
  • 2006 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, Research and development grant
  • 2006 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, work grant, 1 year
  • 2005 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, work grant, 1 year
  • 2003 Arts Council, England:International Artist Fellowship Programme
  • 2002 Arts Council Norway, work grant for young artists, 1 year

Residencies

Teaching experience

  • 2003-2005 Teacher, Art Department, Sevenoaks School, Kent, England (p/t)
  • 2002 – Artist’s talks and workshops, various places England, Japan and Norway
  • 2002 – Guest tutor, England and Norway
  • 2001 -2006 Tutor/mentor (category visual art), Trafo.no

Memberships and board commitments

  • NBK, Norwegian Visual Artists, Norway
  • NTK/Galleri SOFT, Norwegian Textile Artists, Norway (Board member 2005-2007)
  • NK, Norwegian Association for Arts & Crafts
  • RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway: Board member 2007-2012