Born in Lillehammer, Norway
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

EDUCATION:

1998
1996
1993
1992

  • Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Parsons School of Design, New York
  • Master of Arts in Art History, University of Cincinnati, OH
  • Master of Arts in Romance Languages & Literatures., University of Cincinnati, OH
  • Magistère de Civilisation française, Sorbonne, Paris, France

92-93
90-91
89-90

  • Universidad Nacional, Medellín, COLOMBIA
  • Universität Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA

SOLO SHOWS

2013
2009
2008
2006

2005
2001
1996

  • A Red Song in the Night. Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo (Sept)
  • Entre Sol et Ciel. Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin (April-May)
  • Book of Swells. The Nordic Museum of Drawing [Teckningsmuseet i Laholm], Sweden (July-August)
  • Swift and Slow. Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle (Apr-Jun)
  • Strings of Beads. Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Jan-Feb)
  • Perlestrenger. Galleri 27, Oslo, Norway (April)
  • Swirling-Sviv. Tegnerforbundets Galleri, Oslo (Nov.-Dec.)
  • Allegro Non Troppo. Brodie Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Feb)

TWO-PERSON SHOWS

2016
2014
2012

2010
2005

  • IN THE AIR: New York with Peter Max-Jakobsen, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, New York (June-July)
  • IN THE AIR with Peter Max-Jakobsen, Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen (May-June)
  • And the World Cracked Open with Anki King. Curated by Bjørn Inge Follevaag,
    NOoSPHERE Arts, New York (July-August)
  • Un-Interrupted  with Erica Schreiner. Curated by Serena Ghilardi, Bill Hodges Gallery, New York (September)
  • Skeins & Veins with Håvard Homstvedt. Curated by Sean Gallagher,  Samuel S.T. Chen Fine Arts Center, CT (February)

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  • Today’s Silk Road III, Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi’an, China (September)
  • Kunstnerforeningen, City Hall Gallery, Oslo (March)
     
  • You Can Feel It! Curated by Jonny Star. Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (November)
  • Connections II Curated by Wen Ji, Kim Massey. Sedec Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (Nov)
  • Connections I Curated by Wen Ji, Kim Massey. Cui Zifan Museum of Art, Qingdao, China (Oct)
  • Whispering Voices. Last Frontier New York, Brooklyn (Oct)
  • Today’s Silk Road II,  Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi’an, China
  • Boy Toys & Girls Curated by Jonnz Star. Rush Gallery, Chelsea, New York (March)
     
  • Salon d’automne Juried show. Grand Palais, Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (Oct)
  • Reunion. Curated by Thandiwe Pennant. Aronson Galleries, New York (Oct)
  • Ich liebe das Leben. Curated by Jonny Star. Chashama 266, New York (March)
  • Rett på veggen. Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo (Jan)
     
  • Art Copenhagen. Represented by Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen (Aug-Sep)
  • Anniversary Exhibit. Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo (Aug-Sep)
  • I Am My World. Curated by David Gibson, NOo, New York (March)
     
  • North Stars @ SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec)
  • Voice of Drawing Cur. Joekalda, Hobusepea Gall., Tallinn (Jul)
     
  • Nothing to Declare Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines (Nov-Jan)
  • Fountain Art Fair. Art Basel Miami Beach Week (Dec)
  • Out on a Limb, Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo (Nov-Dec) 
  • ACTION-ReACTION  Curated by Thale Fastvold, .NO, New York (Oct) 
  • North Stars Series: RED  NO - a Nonprofit Gallery, New York (Apr)
  • North Stars Series: WHITE .NO- Nonprofit Gallery, New York (Mar)
  • North Stars Series: BLUE .NO - a Nonprofit Gallery, New York (Feb)
     
  • Winter Salon Curated by Bjorn Ressle. Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York (Dec)
  • Parsons Alumni - Art Basel Miami Beach  Curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig.
    Caridi Gallery, Miami (December)
  • Glide Curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky, YES Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (Oct) 
  • International Selection by Lee Sun-Don, X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (July-August)
  • Works on Paper Curated by K. Teale, Big & Small Gallery, New York (May)
  • Bedtime Stories Curated by Helen Wu. Fardom Gallery, New York (Apr-May)
  • Body Marks. Video and live performance in collaboration with Tone Gellein and Vitor Truzzi.
  • Dansens Hus, Oslo (April)
  • Pool Curated by Thierry Alet et al, Gershwin Hotel, New York (March)
     
  • Exquisite Corpse. Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark (Nov-Jan)
  • A Book about Death. Curated by Matthew Rose. Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York (Sep)
  • DARKNESS DESCENDS: Norwegian Art Now. Traveling show curated by Christina Vassallo.
    Chahasma, New York / Grossman Gallery, PA (September-October)
  • London Interrnational Creative Award. Soho Theatre, London (Sep) 
  • Manu Propria: Tallinn International Drawing Triennial Curated by Loit Joekalda et al.
    Tallinn Art Hall, Kumu Art Museum & other venues (May-June)
  • Art Wind Rises. Curated by Sun-Don Lee and A. K. Chen. XP Gallery, Los Angeles, and Taipei, TW (April)
  • Paper Design The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Japan (Feb)
     
  • The Body as Image. Curated by Hollie Cohen.
    Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination, New York (Sept-Oct)    
  • Represent Brooklyn. Curated by Kennis Baptiste. The Rising Art Gallery, New York (April-May)
     
  • Remembering Ruth. Noho Gallery-Chelsea, New York (December)
  • Norwegian Artists in New York II. Curated by Anki King. Trygve Lie Gallery, New York (Nov)
  • Vevringsutstillingen. Vevring, Norway (September)
  • VÅR utstilling. Juried Show. Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (June)
  • Opplandsutstillingen. Peder Balke-senteret, Norway (June-August)
  • Her-Humanity: Transformative Agency Curated by Noreen Dean Dresser, Casa Frela, New York (February)
     
  • Square Root of Drawing. Curated by Noel Kelly. Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Oct-Dec)
  • Anniversary Exhibit. Curated by Kjetil Skøien. Haugesund Billedgalleri, Norway (Oct)
  • Alpan International Juried bt Donald Kuspit, Alpan Gallery, Hamptons, NY (Sep)
  • Improvisations. Curated by Loit Joekalda. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia (Aug-Sept)
  • Kunst på Continental. National Competition, Oslo, Norway (Aug)
  • Anniversary Exhibit. Tegnerforbundet Galleri, Oslo, Norway (Jun-Aug)
  • Mjøskunst. Curated by Hilde Svae. Gjøvik Kunstgalleri, Norway (June)
  • New Acquisitions. Nordic Museum of Drawing [Teckningsmuseet i Laholm], Sweden (Jan)
  • One Year Later. Curated by Sam Romo. Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA (April)
     
  • Working Artists in Brooklyn. Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA (July)
  • American Drawing Biennial. Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA (June)
  • Nurturing the New. Spike Gallery, New York City, NY (June)
  • Dirty Show. Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI (Feb)
  • Terrestrial Domains. Curated by Jason Franz. Manifest Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH (Jan)
     
  • Festival Mira! Lubolo* Casa de America, Madrid, Spain (Dec)
  • Identity Channel Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. National Museum of Contemporary Art,
    Bucharest, Romania (May)
  • Vårutstilling. Juried Show. Tegnerforbundet Galleri, Oslo (April)
  • Sotheby’s Art Link International. Tel Aviv, Moscow, Amsterdam
  • American Art. Curated by James Rondeau. RIC Institute, Chicago (Feb)
  • Norwegian Artists in New York. Curated by Anki King. Trygve Lie Gallery, New York (Feb)
     
  • 69th Juried Show. Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY (Sep-Dec.)
  • Brave Destiny. Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York (Sep-Oct.)
  • CPSA 11th International. Juried Show. City of La Brea Gallery, CA (Jul-Sep) 
  • Artist Books. K.O.A.P. Gallery, New York City, NY (June)
     
  • Night of 1000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York (Dec.)
  • One Small Step. Juried Show. Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC (Dec.)
  • Norske tegnere. Curated by Kjetil Skøien. Rælingen Kunstforening, Norway (Aug-Sep.)
  • A Virtual Memorial. Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. Le Musée Divisioniste, Cologne, Germany
  • Hopscotch:Associative Leaps in the Construction of Narrative. Curated by Ellen Rosenholz.
    Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA (Feb.-March)
     
  • Current Trends. Juried Show. Galleri Steen, Oslo, Norway (April-May) 
  • Figurative Explorations. Goldstrom Gallery, New York (Mar-April)
  • New Space – New Audience. College Art Association 2001, Chicago. (Feb-March)
     
  • Survey of Women Artists at the Millennium. A.I.R. Gallery, New York (Sep)
     
  • Art: Fact or Fiction? NextMonet, San Francisco (Oct)
  • The Art of Storytelling. NextMonet, San Francisco (July)
  • Art by the Book. NextMonet, San Francisco (April)
  • 17th Annual. Juried by Donald B. Kuspit. Pleiades Gallery, New York
  • Current Trends. Juried Show. Galleri Steen, Oslo, Norway (March-April)
     
  • Lighter Than Air. Juried Show. Glenn Eure’s Fleet Gallery, NC (Dec-Jan)
  • Small Works. PS 122 Gallery, New York (Dec)
  • A to B Drawing Salon. Cameron/Weiland Gallery, New York    
  • Graastein. Månefisken Galleri, Oslo, Norway (July)    
  • Realism III. Juried by Sidney Goodman. CCC Gallery, Philadelphia (June)
  • Parsons MFA Thesis Exhibit. Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York (May)
     
  • Night of 1,000 Drawings. Artists’ Space, New York (Dec)
  • Generations. A.I.R. Gallery, New York (Oct.-Nov)
  • 8th National. Juried by Thelma Golden. Viridian Artists, New York    
  • 15th Annual. Juried by Donald B. Kuspit. Pleiades Gallery, NY    
  • International Show. Juried by Donald B. Kuspit. Center of Visual Art for New Jersey, NJ
     
  • Egg Tempera. Amos Joseph Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM (Dec)    
  • Experiments in Flight. Glenn Eure’s Gallery, NC (Dec)
  • Contemporay Realism. Juried by Sidney Goodman. Gallery Alexy, Philadelphia
  • Small Works. Juried by Allan Hacklin. Schoharie Arts Council, NY
     
  • The Innocent Eye Test II. Juried by John Stewart. 840 Gallery, Cincinnati (March)

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

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1992

  • Project Support. Royal Norwegian Embassy, Beijing, China
     
  • Project Support. Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Cultural Grant, Painting. American Scandinavian Society, New York
     
  • Project Support. Royal Norwegian Embassy, Manila, Philippines
  • Project Grant. The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH), Norway
  • Project Grant. Fearnley-Astrup Foundation, Oslo, Norway
     
  • International Support Project Grant, Office for Contemporary Art, Norway
  • Project Grant. Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York
  • Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Fellowship, National Academy, New York
     
  • Exhibition Award granted by international jury, Osten Museum of Drawings, Skopje
  • Shortlisted for London International Creative Award, LICC.us
  • Best in Show. International Drawing Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Artist Travel Grant. Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Solo Exhibition Support. Royal Norwegian Embassy, Berlin.
     
  • Artist Grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Association, Oslo.
     
  • Project Grant. Fearnley-Astrup Foundation, Oslo
  • Artist Grant. Puffin Foundation, New Jersey.
  • Artist Grant. Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York.
  • Cultural Heritage Grant. Sons of Norway Foundation, MN.
     
  • Artist Grant. George Sugarman Foundation, Novato, CA.
  • Artist Grant. Ruth Chenven Foundation, NY.
  • Public Project Grant. American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York
  • Artist Grant. Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York.
     
  • Honorable Mention in Exhibition of American Art. Curated by James Rondeau. RIC Institute, Chicago
     
  • Artist Grant. Robert Rauschenberg’s Foundation (Change). New York
  • Project Grant. Arts Council Norway
  • Rolf Daldorff’s Foundation for Visual Artists. Oslo, Norway
  • Honorable Mention. Awarded by Donald Kuspit, Visual Art Center for New Jersey.
  • Lis and Arnfinn Heje’s Foundation Award. Oslo, Norway
     
  • Solo Exhibition Grant. Arts Council Norway
     
  •  Excellence in Drawing. Glenn Eure’s Gallery, Nags Head, NC
  • Special Gallery Prize awarded by Sidney Goodman. CCC Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Advanced Education Grant. Norwegian Ministry of Cultural Affairs
  • Edwin Gould Foundation Award. National Arts Club, New York
  • Johan J. Brochs Artist’s Grant, University of Oslo, Norway
     
  • AAUW International Fellowship, Washington, D.C.        
  • Parsons Scholarship, Parsons School of Design, New York
  • Oscar Kolin MFA Fellowship, New School University, New York
     
  • Research Grant. Fearnley-Astrup Foundation, Oslo, Norway
     
  • Three Arts Scholarship, Cincinnati Women's Club
  • ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA Graduate Merit Award, Chicago
     
  • Knut Hamsun's Award, Oslo, Norway

COLLECTIONS

  • Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
  • The Nordic Museum of Drawing [Teckningsmuseet i Laholm], Sweden
  • Osten Museum of Drawings, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Cultural Department of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an, China
  • Broadway Stages, New York City
  • The Kinsey Institute, IN
  • Private collections in USA, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

  • The Nordic Museum of Drawing [Teckningsmuseet i Laholm]
  • Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
  • Crest Hills Year Round School, Cincinnati, OHIO

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010-.
2008
2006

2005-

1998
1995
1994

  • Founding Artistic Director of 501c3 nonprofit NOoSPHERE Arts, New York
  • Artist Residency, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (Spring)
  • Swift and Slow slide lecture, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle (Apr)
  • String of Beads slide lecture, Manifest Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati (Jan)
  • Founding Director of Mothership NYC Artists Collective, Brooklyn
  • Slide lecture on recent work, Central CT State University (Feb.)
  • Assistant instructor of sophomore painting at Parsons School of Design, New York.
  • Assistant instructor of art history, University of Cincinnati. 
  • Stage set painter and actor and in Le medecin malgré lui, University of Cincinnati

ARTISTS’ ORGANIZATIONS

  • Norske Billedkunstnere NBK (Norwegian Visual Artists Association )
  • Tegnerforbundet (Norwegian Drawing Art Association) 
  • Kunstnerforeningen, Norway
  • The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY