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Inger Elise Hansen, Artist based in Oslo, Norway

Why do I paint?
There are moments in life and during the day, which are special. Moments of beauty, moments of wisdom and afterthoughts. Moments of joy and happiness, but also moments of anxiety, sadness and anger. Nature has beauty and mysticism, colors, lines and forms, which have inspired artists at all times. Also me. Nature becomes a metaphor for people's lives and psyche. Painting in nature, trying to catch the moment and my perception of it, is meditation. The trees, stretching towards the light while its roots are getting strength from the soil. The cycle of Life. The water and clouds always moving; from peaceful to full storm. And the human being; strong, yet so fragile. The fascination and curiosity connected to the process from the idea to the finished painting -! This
gives me an opportunity to use what life has given me; personality, knowledge and wisdom. As the Norwegian painter,Edvard Munch,said: Art is the blood of my life. This is the way I feel now, and is why I paint!


Oslo Interdisciplinary Art School, Norway, 2009/2012

University of Oslo, Norway, 2012/2013, Fine Art History

New York Studio School (NYSS), 2000 – 2010

Drawing and Painting Marathons with Graham Nickson in New York, At Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL,  and Museum of Art, Naples, FL

Independent Studies.: 1999-2014

Armory Art Center, Florida 1999-2014, yearly studies, tutors: Dennis Aufiery,

Painting Marathons with visiting Master Artist Workshops: Stanley Lewis, Stuart Shils, Janet Fish, Eric Holtzman, Maritza Cornejo (sculpture)

Mosebekk School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 2001 - 2004

Per Herman Garman Vik’s School of Drawing and Painting, 1998 - 2001

Vika School of Fine Art, 1997- 1998


1980 – 84: Bachelor of Art, University of Oslo, Norway

1984 – 99: Teacher in High School

                  Editor in “Gyldendal Norsk Forlag” (Publishing firm), Oslo,


JURIED MEMBER (2004), NFUK (Norwegian Association of Independent Artists)

2009-2011 The Vice-President of NFUK


GRANT 2013, NFUK, Everglades, Florida, USA – “People and Place”



Solo Exhibitions

2021: GOTOGATE, Fornebu Culture Center

2021: Museum, The Old Post Office, Konsmo, Lyngdal

2021: Pop Up Exhibition, Fornebu Culture Center

2020: The Norwegian Church, Costa del Sol, Spain

2019: Gallery VolArt, Fornebu

2017: Gallery DC-9, Fornebu

2017, 2016: 2015: 2013: Open studio; «Kunst Rett Vest»

2017: Svelvik Town Hall; «Kunst Rett Vest»

2017: The Artist of the Month, Fornebu Center,

2016: Café Odonata, Fornebu,

2014: The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida;  Everglades – People and Place

2014: Oslo Open

2012: The Town Hall Gallery, Oslo

2009: Galleri Frognerveien 44, Oslo

2008: Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, ASA, Oslo

2007: Martha Mettlig Restaurant and Gallery, Oslo

2004: The Town Hall Gallery, Oslo

2004: Gallery 1897, Kristiansand


Group Exhibitions

2021: Vestfossen Art Galleri, NFUK

2020: Bærumsutstillingen 2020, Bærum Art Gallery, Fornebu

2019: Gallery Hamar Culture house, NFUK

2018: Høstutstillingen, DC3 og VolArt, Fornebu

2017: Kunst Rett Vest, Fossekleiva Culture Center, Svelvik

2016: The Townhall Gallery, NFUK

2016: Kunst Rett Vest; Dikemark, and Open Studio, Fornebu

2016: Bærum Culture House, Kunst Rett Vest

2016: The Norwegian Church, Calehonda, Marbella, Spania

2016: The Town Hall Gallery, Oslo, NFUK

2016: Kunst Rett Vest, Dikemark Hospital, Asker.

2016: Bærum Culture House, Sandvika, Bærum

2015: The Norwegian Church, Calehonda, Marbella, Spain

2015: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, “Artists of Art Salon”

2015: Henie Onst ad Art Gallery, Høvikodden. Kunst Rett Vest

2015: Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo; Grant exhibition

2014: Spanish River Library, Boca Raton, Fl. Art in Public Places

2013: Kunst Rett Vest, Norway

2013: The Art Factory, Heggedal, The Voting Act Jubilee, Norway

2013, 2014: The Norwegian Church in Miami, USA

2012: Gallery H11, Oslo, “Three Generations”

2012: City Hall, Palm Beach Gardens, Art in Public Places

2012: Liman Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl

2009: Sørlandsutstillingen, Norway

2000 - 2014: Several Art Shows in Public Places in Florida; Environment in Transition

2003: Honourable Mention, Armory Art Center, WPB, Fl 


ILLUSTRATION:Pharos Books, 2015, "A Trip Down the Loxahatchee"

"ARTIST OF ART SALON", 2014 Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

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