Grew up in the dramatic mountain world of Åndalsnes, Norway.
Living in Bergen, Norway, where I have my own studio.
Education: Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Slade school of Fine Art, University College of London.
Teaching: 1990-1996; Professor at the National College of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway, 1989-1990: lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway
Courses in different printmaking techniques.
Exhibitions: Solo exhibitions all over Norway, including Kunsthall Bergen, Kunstnerforbundet Oslo, Hå Gamle Prestegård-Hå, The art societies of Trondheim, Stavanger, Tromsø, Ålesund, Haugesund among others.
Juried and curated exhibitions in Norway and internationally: Høstutstillingen Oslo, Vestlandsutstillingen, The Museum of Modern Art Oslo, Norwegian printmakers in USA and the Scandinavian countries, “Multilayered” IPCNY, New York, International Print Biennial Douro, Portugal, Di Carta Paper made, Italy.
Represented in public and private collections: the National Museum Oslo, Bergen Art Museum – Kode, The Norwegian Cultural Council, Art Collections of Oslo City, Art Collections of Bergen City.
Competitions/awards: “Brügger Jacobsens portrait prize” – Nordic portraitcompetition 2. Prize. Sony World Photography Awards/ WPO 2014, Nordic National Award 2. Prize.
Commisions: KLP- Bjørvika, Norske Shell – Draugen platform, Norsk Hydro – Gullfaks platform, Åsane Nursery home – Bergen, Voss Nursery Home – Voss, Kongsvinger crises centre – Kongsvinger.
Design: Norwegian Design Award for a collection of knitwear for Soria Moria/ childrens wear. Diploma for illustration – Gullblyanten (Norwegian awards for graphic Design and illustration 1991.