Windchimes004Artist´s Statement:

In my black and white works, I mainly work intuitively and instinctively, and images are often triggered by objects, memories and experiences, – real or imagined.  I try to explore relations in life through dreamlike re-visitations of a childhood’s play-scapes, escaping into other worlds. Known – and yet unknown.

All my black and white prints are silver gelatin, printed by myself.

Biography:

Since 2000 I have been working as Department Manager at Halsnøy Kloster, Sunnhordland Museum, being responsible for various events and curating exhibitions within various fields of art, upholding my interest for art in general.

I discovered photography in 2003, and attended several courses. This led to commissioned work for the Marine Research Institute, Norway, as a fieldworker/photographer 2006 – 2010. I still do occasional photographic work for the institute, as well as  documentation-photography for the museum and for the karate-organiztiaon J.K.A. Scotland

In 2010 I started working film-based and experienced the joys of the darkroom. This led to attending several workshops. I have since been developing my skills as a B/W photographer, including making my own silver gelatin prints.

Over these years, I have found photography to be the best medium for my personal expression.

For as long as I can remember, images have been playing on my mind, like dreams. Whether through drawing, painting or sculpting, I was always trying to capture these elusive moments.

Now, I try to do so through the lens of a camera. So far working with the camera has resulted in these exhibitions in 9 countries worldwide:

CV:

2018

28th Nov.- 1st. Dec.: FIXphotofestival/LANoblegallery,London with series “Anywhere was”

August/September: Open call #Me Too at Perspective gallery, Evanston Illinois. Curated by Jane Fulton Alt

& Online exhibition: https://youtu.be/7GFvwrehjr0?t=278

2017 5th. nov. 2017 – 01.jan. 2018

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23167894_1800203683341947_5214592822818665368_nDuo-show with Øyvind Hjelmen, showing Scents of Caramel & Elsewhere in Skånevik Fjordhotel, Norway  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

De Henehoeve Gallery Heks, Belgium ‘Ladies Only’ # 1 – Velvet, Dwarfs and Crocodiles ,16th of May – 26th of June 2016

Women Photographers with portraits of people and landscapes curated by Tina Schelhorn

Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, 19.12.15 -28.02.2016, Ladies Only #3- Contemporary Women Photographers Curated  by Tina Schelhorn

2015

Atelier Cinq, part of the Voies-Off-festival in Arles, 2015, Ladies Only – Contemporary Women Photographers Curated  by Tina Schelhorn

2014

Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Meeting 2014, Ladies Only – Contemporary Women Photographers  Curated by Tina Schelhorn

2013

Gallery Entre Deux, Tokyo, Duo-show with Øyvind Hjelmen“Some precious memories” , curated by Naoko Ohta

Image editor,contributing photographer  and co-author for first literary work about Halsnøy Monastery – 850 years . Published November 2013.

 Unseen Art Fair, Amsterdam, with LANG Gallery, Laura Noble.

LA NOBLE  Gallery ,show & Salons, London , curated by Laura Noble

2009-2012 Institute of marine  research (I.M.R.) “Space below”  ( ongoing project)
Image contributions to the film ” Fjordens liv” (Life in the fjord”) 2012 ,
images for various posters and brochures for I.M.R. through the years.

2010   Contributing photographer for the book and brochure about Malmanger Prestegard (Vicarage) – published 2010

2009   Halsnøy Kloster “Between the lines” 

2008  Contributing photographer for web and brochure about Steinparken, Rosendal (Rosendal geological park)

2008 –   Contributing photographer for Rosendalsstiftinga

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