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GRETE SWAHN ART

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ARTIST PROFILE

As a professional fine artist based in the south of Norway and member of The National Union for Artists in Norway, Swahn Art is always looking for the next opportunity to translate nature experiences into art. Since 2000, Grete Swahn has led a life fully devoted to the arts. Through a meticulous approach to the arts and love for nature, her paintings express a tranquility and lushness, with references to both reality and fiction.

 
 

PROFILE

As a professional fine artist based in the south of Norway and member of The National Union for Artists in Norway, Swahn Art is always looking for the next opportunity to translate nature experiences into art. Since 2000, Grete Swahn has led a life fully devoted to the arts. Through a meticulous approach to the arts and love for nature, her paintings express a tranquility and lushness, with references to both reality and fiction.

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

CV and Work Experience

2000-2018

 SOLO EXHIBITION

2018 - Gallery S9, Oslo

2016 - Invited exhibitor for the Culture Week in Setesdal,Norway

2015 - The Artpark in Risør City

2014 - Nittedal Art association

2014 - Gallery East in Steinbrakka, Stavern, Norway

2013 - Aalesunds Artassociation, Ålesund City

2013 - Arteriet Gallery, Kritiansand City

2013 - Pakkhuset Gallery , Arendal

2012 - Agder  Artcenter, Kristiansand City

2012 - Grimstad Artassociation, Grimstad City

2011 - The Schweigaardsgate Gallery 88, Oslo

2011 - ”The Canal Exhibition””, Nome council /Telemark regional council

2010 - Gallery Hindhede, Middelfart, Denmark

2010 - ”Live art” in  Museumsgarden, Tvedestrand

2010 - Søgne Old Priest Residens, Kristiansand

2009 - Presentation of Art work in  the Chairman of the Regions office, Vest Agder Regional council

2009 - Gallery Dreyer, Lillehammer

2008 - Gallery The Blue Cube, Tvedestrand

2006 - Arendal Art association
2007 - Froland Verk Cultural center
2006 - Loddesol gard, Arendal
2005 - Gallery Pingvin Oslo
2004 - Gallery Lista Fyr
2004 - Gallery Z ,Lillehammer City
2003 - Tvedestrand Art association
2001 - Skuret Gallery, Oslo

1980-2018

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018 - Fevik Church, “Created to Create”

2017 - Setesdal Crafts center

2017 - Gallery Hillestad, Autumn exhibition

2017 - The Annyversary exhibition in Aaseral County

2015 - Bomuldsfabriken Arthall, Sørlandsexhibition

2015 - Art and Soils Bienale. Wiesenbach  Tyskland.

2013 - The Art has a voice, Arendal association

2013 - Arteriet , Kristiansand, group

2012 - Galleri Fine Art, Aker Brygge , Oslo

2011 - Gallery Vera, Drøbak,

2011 - Open Arthall Oslo,

2011 - Fevik Church. ”Skapt for å skape”,

2011 - Purchased, Ulefoss Hovedgård,

2011 - “ Something Yellow”. Summerexhibition, Agder Artcenter.

2010 - The Autumnexhibition CCvest, Oslo

2010 - The Biennale of Drawings, Kristiansand

2010 - Gallery His, Arendal (kommisjon)

2009 - Agderbiennalen, Risør Art Association

2009 - Galleri 9, Kristiansand

2010 - The Artcentre in Kristiansand, Summerexhibition

2009 - NBK - Agder, Member exhibition

2009 - Elverum Artgallery (kommisjon)

2008 - The Scholarship exhibition, Oslo

2008 - Oslo ART Fair

1981 - Gallery T 25 (Oslo)

2008 - Art in Mind, Denmark
2006 - Asker Art association
2006 - Hillestad Gallery
2006 - Blue Cube (Tvedestrand)
2004 - Nesodden Art Association
2003 - Augusta Gallery(Kvinesdal)
2002 - Hillestad Gallery
2000 - Grimstad Art Association
1995 - Grimstad Art Association

1982 - Gallery The White Elephant(Oslo)
1980 - Gallery T25, Oslo

1979 - Norwegian annual autumn exhibition
1979 - Norwegian cultural council exhibition at the Munch Museum

1979-2018

ARTISTICALLY  ACHIEVEMENTS:


Member of LNM (Assosiation for national painters)and NBK (National union for artists)
1979 - Norwegian annual autumn exhibition
1979 - Norwegian cultural council exhibition at the Munch Museum

Art adviser for RSU-Agder,Tonstad school, Sirdal council, Tvedestrand Library, Vennesla high school.

1978-1980 - The Young artists assosiation

1977-1978 - Period of study Berlin
2012-2014 - Agder Artcenter committee .


Consultancy

Art consultant for Regionally Councils for Agder County (RSU-Agder):

2015-2017 Hellemyr Hall, Kristiansand

2013-2014 Vennesla High School

2011-2012 Tvedestrand Council House AS, library

2010-2011 Tonstad primary and secondary school


Solstice

2018-2019 Manager Bykle &Valle Art Union

2015-2017 The Board of Sørlandsexhibition

2015-2017 Manager Tvedestrand Cultural Union

2012-2014 Agder Art center,supervisory


Region Exhibitions

2015 - The Sørlandexhibition

1979 - The Norwegian State Autumn exhibition

1976 -2018

OFFICIAL PURCHASED BY:

2019 - Bykle commune

2018 - Bykle kindergarten

2017 - Hovden Art Trade

2015 - Skanska Norway  

2013 - Østre Agder Fire Service, Arendal

2011 - Nome council

2011-  Holla Bank, Nome council

2010 - Søgne Artassiciation

2008   Tvedestrand  council,

2006   Selmer Skanska

1979  The Norwegian Cultural Selection

1980   AB Bates Advertisingfirm, 

1989   Aurland Council


STIPENDIUM, GRANTS

2013  The National exhibition grant

2010  The Canal stipendium, Nome Council

2010  The National exhibition grant

2009  Aust  Agder RegionalCouncil Cultural Grant

1989  The National Districts  Development Grant


Decorations

2017 - Hovden Art Trade

2015 - Tvedestrand commune

2014 - Sans for Hår, hairdresser Tvedestrand

2010 - Kontrast Officefellowship A/S, Tvedestrand

2008 - Utsikten Kindergarten, Tvedestrand

1994 - Aurland primaryschool

1993 - Aurland Kindergarten

1976 - Liverpool warehouse


Artistical illustrations:

Winelabels for Apotekergaarden Restaurant, Grimstad 2012. Poster for the Canal Musical Festival in Telemark 2011. 1979- 1990: Pax publishing house, Gyldendal publishing house, Norwegian Film, The Riks Theatre, Idun Factory, Landbruksdata
Aurland Counsil, Recordcover: Jazz Police, Ingrid Mohr, Atle Pakusch Gundersen


Work practise:

2011 Land Art with Dypvaag School. 2011 Artworkshop for schoolclasses Nome Council. 2010 – ”Ingen sommer uten terner” Artproject for children in cooperation with the Cultural Coast Festival Week in Tvedestrand.

2010 – The cultural rugsack. Workshop in animation. Tvedestrand school og Songe school.

2009 -  Workshop in animaton, cut out tekhnic . Organizer : Kulturskolen Ost i Agder

2007,2008, 2009,2010 – Responsibel for  the stageart for The Musical for 9 klasse  Lyngmyr Youthschool.

2004,2007 –  Landart. Workshop i. Organizer: The Cultural School in The East of  Agder Region.

1998-2015 Administration responsibility and teaching for the department of Art , The Cultural school in Øst i Agder

 Den Kulturelle Skolesekken for Tvedestrand school og Songe school 2006
Freelance teacher for  Lyngmyr Ungdomskole, Stromsbu Videregaende, Tvedestrand Skole 2000-2004
Subject in art, Tvedestrand Videregaende 2004
Painting courses for adults 2000-2005
Own firm for illustration and design (Dax Design, Aurland Kommune 1989-1994)
Ogilvy & Mather Advertisingfirm 1987
Askeladden Advertisingfirm 1986
Mc Cann Erickson 1985
AB Bates Advertisingfirm 1983

 

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