Born 1977 in Lillehammer, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo and Stokke
2022-2026 PI and Leader of the research project The Materiality of White, Dep. of Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
2020-2026 Associate Professor of Ceramic Art, Dep. of Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
2016-2020 PhD in Artistic Research, Dep. of Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2002-2005 Bachelor of Fine Art. National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo.
2000-2001 Independent study of Fine Art Photography. Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole, Oslo.
1997-2000 Bachelor of Arts With Honours. Bath Spa University College, UK.
1996-1997 Foundation course. Einar Granum Kunstfagskole, Oslo.
2020 Indoor installation, Campus Ås, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
2016 Outdoor sculpture park, Veitvetveien, Oslo.
2012 Outdoor and indoors installation, Faculty of Odontology, University of Bergen.
2011 Outdoor sculpture, Gulating Courthouse, Bergen.
2009 Indoor installation, Norad Center of Development, Oslo (the center was closed down in 2015)
2022 KODE Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
2021 Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Norway
2020 HRH Queen Sonja’s Private Collection, Norway
2020 Sørlandet Art Museum, Norway
2018 Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway
2017 Handelsbanken, Sweden
2014 Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway
2011 National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway.
2008 Selmer Law Firm, Norge.
2023 Gaea Norvegica, KRAFT, Bergen
2022 The Spoon and the Silica, Galleri Riis, Oslo.
2020 Hvitt til jord, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo
2018 A Square on a Sphere, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway.
2015 Forms of Resistance, Elephant Gallery, Lillehammer.
2014 Forms of Protest, Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway.
2013 Relevo. Galleri Riis, Oslo.
2013 If you search for the object all you’ll find is the name. Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway
2012 The Whitest White. Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo.
2011 United Nuances. Galleri Riis, Oslo.
2008 18% Gray. 0047 Oslo, Oslo.
2022 Pyton Place. Pyton exhibition, London Craft Week, UK.
2022 Drape. FOLD Gallery, London, UK
2021 Clinamen. FOLD Gallery, London, UK
2020 The Portmanteaus. Et kollektivt kaosmos, Kunsthall Oslo
2018 Uten tittel (1-3). Sweep Landskip, Kinokino Kunsthall, Sandnes
2017 Forloren form, Skulpturbiennalen, Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2016 Honningdogg. Presentation of all proposals for the New Deichmanske Library, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2016 Untitled. Inauguration of new space - Selected works of gallery artists. Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 Forms of Resistance. Survival Kit 8. Acupuncture of Society. Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
2016 The Paris Abstractions. NN-A NN-A NN-A, New Norwegian Abstraction, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Norway
2015 A River in the Ocean. 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba
2015 The Paris Abstractions. NN-A NN-A NN-A, New Norwegian Abstraction, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
2015 One. Poor Art, Rich Legacy. The National Museum, Oslo
2013 Forente Nyanser. Inside Outside Architecture, The National Museum, Oslo
2013 Selfportrait as a Painting. Part of the No Place presentation at Malmø Kunsthall, Sweden
2012 Endless You. Part of the Galleri D.O.R presentation at the Armory Show 2012, New York
2011 Black and White and Everything In-Between. History Forms My Revolution, Galleri Sverdrup, University of Oslo, Oslo
2010 Monument to the Right Angle. Modern Dialect, curated by Win Van den Abbeele, Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, Belgium
2009 Inediti. The Artist’s Book, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo
2009 Untitled. Grünerløkka Kunsthall #1, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo
2009 Catching Ellsworth Kelly. Snowball Editions, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo
2008 Le Livre sur Le Livre. Bookish, curated by Matt Packer, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2008 Untitled (Blue), Untitled (Pink). Lights On - Bastard presents: Monumenti Mori, curated by Anders Smebye, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
2008 Joke Painting. Rykk tilbake til start, curated by Jan Christensen, 0047 Oslo
2008 La Preda. Let there be Light, curated by Åse Løvgren, Christianssands Kunstforening and Elementi Gallery, Skopje, Makedonia
2007 Norske Svik. Tempo Skien, curated by Marianne Zamecznik and Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien
2007 Synthetic Nature, curated by Leif Magne Tangen, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, Tyskland
2005 Take Off 2005, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
2004 Darling, don’t leave me all by myself, curated by Rakett, Gallery EKA, Tallinn, Estland
2003 Østlandsutstillingen and Den Lille Østlandsutstillingen. Travelling exhibition
2001 Vårutstillingen, Photographers’ Gallery, Oslo
Published Artist’s Books
2020 White to Earth, Marte Johnslien, ed. Gjertrud Steinsvåg, published by ROM Forlag
2018 A Square on a Sphere, Marte Johnslien, with texts by Cecilie Skeide and Ingrid Halland, ed. Cecilie Skeide/Lillehammer Art Museum, published by Uten Tittel
Self-published Artist’s Books
2011 Black and White and Everything In-Between, Prints, Reprints and Mental Prints of Eritrea. Digital print, 150 copies
2011 United Nuances. Handmade book in 50 copies
2008 Inediti. Handmade book in 60 copies
2007 Showgrounds. Handmade book in 30 copies
2019 De glemte historiers tale. Published on morgenbladet.no
2017 Humanismens partitur. En rapport fra Learning from Athens, documenta 14 Part I, by Marte Johnslien. Published on morgenbladet.no and objektiv.no (only in Norwegian)
2008 Berlin Mitte (2 months), granted by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
2006 Oslo Lusaka Fine Art Fellowship (12 months), Visual Arts Council, Zambia og National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
2013 Sandefjord Kunstforening’s Art Prize, shortlisted
2012 Einar Granum Art Prize
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