After earning an M.A. in Contemporary European Fine Art in Barcelona, and degrees in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, I spent eighteen years in Norway, where a rich professional life included exhibiting internationally, boardmember of the North Norwegian Artists' Union and lecturer in Art and Humanities at Nordland College of Art and FIlm, Kabelvåg. I became Director of the Gallery of Northern Norway collaborating with The Northern Museum of Art, Tromsø, and The National Museum, Oslo. exhibiting work by Paul McCarthy & Norway 10 designers, as well as giving exposure to emerging artists. My recent shows include Outside The Form, FAB 2020 and articles in ART Habens Review, Reset// Fine Art Platform and Art Reveal Magazine, Edition 53.

 

ART RESUME

 

LATEST PROJECTS AND UPCOMING SHOWS 2017 - 2021

 

The XIIIth Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, October 2021

LOST, Lacuna Festival De Arte Lanzarote and Festival De Arte Fuerteventura 26.June - 31.July 2020

Lost and Found Booth, Group Collaboration, Curator, Kim-Ling Morris, Lacuna Festival de Arte, 2020

Outside the Form. Curator: Anthoniy Val, FAB 2020, Fringe Arts Bath Contemporary Art Festival, 2020

AFTNHS, Artists for the NHS, Covid19, Gallery Different, London, 2020

POST, Curatorial Response to Covid 19, 2020

SELF Group Show, The Artists Pool, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, 2020

Housekeeping!, Group Show, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, 2020

Black and White, Group Show. Pineapple Black Arts Gallery, Middlesborough, UK, 2019-2020

Surface Work. Solo Show. Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain, 2018

BLOW. Collaboration with Claire Carswell MA(RCA), Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain, 2018

Surface Work Solo Show. Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

 

Art Reveal Contemporary Art Magazine, Edition 53. To be published 22.June, 2020

ART Habens Art Review, Article on Surface Work, Edition Spring 2020

RESET//, Contemporary Art Platform, UK, Interview and featured article, April 2020

Artist Showcase with New Emergence Art, 2020

Average Art 39, Surface Work 4, for Publication, October 2019.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Show. Sør Troms Museum, Trondeness, Harstad, Norway

Reflections. Solo Show, A:rt Gymsal, Harstad, Norway

Horizontal Works. Solo Show, Ateliér Lofoten Gallery, Svolvær, Norway

Nordnorsk Kulturråd Collection. Tromsø Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway

Norwegian State Material Grant II, Oslo, Norway

Furness/Moen/O’Donnell/Skotnes. Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway

Den 7. Tromsutstillinga (7. Troms Region Art Exhibition), Tromsø, Norway

Norwegian State Material Grant I, Oslo, Norway

Commissioned for Harstad Kommune (Harstad District Council), Harstad, Norway

Transatlantic Connections, Society Of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Solo Show, Southampton University, Faculty of Arts Dept., Southampton

Cheltenham and Gloucester Drawing Show, Berlin | Hull

Group Show, Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain

Art on the Rock, Stirling Castle, Stirling

Celtic Conexion. Euskal Extea, Centre Cultural, Barcelona, Spain

British Workhouse Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA 

Scottish Contemporary Painters and Printmakers Exhibition, Edinburgh

Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Southampton

Grandisca. Group show, Museo Nuova Era, Bari and La Spezia, Italy 

Scottish Painters Group Show. Frontiers Gallery, Edinburgh

Incontri d’Arte. Group Show, Guild Gallery, Bristol

New Works. Solo Show. Galleria Panorama, Barcelona, Spain

New Works in Architecture. Solo Show. Cloister Gallery, Bristol

Artist-in-Residence, Clifton College, Bristol

Doric Work. Solo Show, Studio Gallery, Edinburgh

Commissioned by Stephens Architects, Glamis; Icon paintings for Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Naval Church, Rosyth, Scotland

Commissioned by The Scottish Office; St. Andrew’s House Scottish Office HQ, Edinburgh

Solo Show. Loretto Gallery, Musselburgh, Scotland

New Works. Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (R.I.A.S.), Edinburgh

Facade. Solo Show, Hillside Gallery, Edinburgh

Incontri D’Arte. Group Show, Bari, Italy

New Generation Show. Mercury Gallery. London

 

AWARDS

 

Norwegian State Grant II, Oslo, Norway.

Nordnorsk Kulturråd Collection. Tromsø Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway.

Harstad Kommune (Harstad District Council), Harstad, Norway.

Norwegian State Grant I, Norway.

Awarded Cross Gates Gallery Award, Kentucky, USA and Mall Galleries, London.

Awarded Fiera del Levante Prize  ‘Artists in Puglia’ Exhibition. Bari, Italy

Clifton College of Art Residency, Bristol.

Artepremio Giovani Fiera del Levante. Artists in Puglia, Bari, Italy

Commissioned by Stephens Architects, Glamis; Icon paintings for Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Rosyth, Scotland.

Commissioned by The Scottish Office; St. Andrew’s House Scottish Office HQ, Edinburgh,

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS

 

Chairman of Board for Foundation Sierra de Libar, Spain. 2014 - present

Board Member for Creative Development Project, Innovasjon Norge, Norway. 2013 - 2017

Board Member, Sparebank1 Nord Norge (Savings Bank) Art Foundation, Norway, 2012 - 2016

Board Member, Harstad Regional Chamber of Commerce, Norway. 2006 - 2009

Board Member, Kunskapsparken Nord (Knowledge Park North), Norway. 2006 - 2008

Board Member/Art Consultant/Curator, Bø i Vesterålen Hospital, Straumen, Norway, 2004 - 2006

Board Member Nordnorske Billende Kunstnere (Professional Artists Union), Norway, 2001 - 2006.

Board Member, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts), Norway, 2003 - 2008

Member of Advisory Board, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts), Norway, 2003 - 2006

Curator ILIOS Festivalen (Anual Festival of Contemporary Music), Harstad, Norway, 2001

PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM VITAE

 

GALLERY DIRECTOR | CURATOR

Galleri NordNorge, Harstad, Norway

Sept 2012 - Aug 2017

 

FOUNDER AND CEO of A:RT GYMSAL A.S.

Harstad, Norway

Nov 2004 - July 2016

 

In November 2004 I bought a Grade 1 Listed heritage military gymnasium to make as my studio. The building was almost 12 000 ft2 so decided to expand the project to include space for other artists. I built a two-storey glass construction inside the gym with 10 studios and showrooms, which I rented to artists, designers, architects and other creative practitioners. It was acclaimed as a unique creative and economic project built on generosity and synergy that occurs when creative people join to support and make opportunities for each other.

  

AWARDS FOR CREATING A:RT GYMSAL

HARSTAD PROFILERINGSPOOL. ‘Seire ved å dele-prisen’ (Success Through Sharing Prize) 2007

HARSTAD SPAREBANK KULTURPRIS (Harstad Bank Culture Prize) 2007

HARSTAD ROTARYKLUBB BYGGEPRIS (Rotary Club, Building Preservation Prize). 2011

www.artgymsal.no

 

COURSE DEVELOPER AND LECTURER FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Kunstrom 7 (Art Room 7) Trastad Samlinger, Norway | Sør-Troms Museum, Norway

Sept 2010 -Sept 2013

 

Kunstrom 7 was a collaboration between Trastad Samlinger (Trastad Collection, Art- and Cultural- Historical Museum), Rå Videregåendeskole (Rå Higher College of Education) and myself. We created a college equivalent foundation course in visual arts for students with special needs; three young teenage girls with Downs Syndrome and a young boy with Autism. The course provided adapted training for the development of skills in visual arts for these four students to prepare them for their future professional, artistic practice.

www.stmu.no/Trastadsamlinger | www.stmu.no/Trastadsamlinger/StreetArt 

LECTURER /TUTOR IN DRAWING, PAINTING AND ART HISTORY

Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole, Kabelvåg, North Norway

Nov 1999- Jun 2006

BIOGRAPHY
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