Born 1955, Ålesund, Norway

Lives and works in Bergen, Norway

“His focus has always been on the medium of the mezzotint which requires great precision. He does not work from sketching, preferring to be impulsive when preparing a plate. His subject matter centres on still life and portraiture, always in a natural style. His work reveals a surreal world…”



1980-1986       MA, Department of Printmaking, Bergen College of Art, Norway

1994-1997       State Scholarship, Norway


2107                Prize for Adhering to the Traditions and Skills of Graphic Work, 4th IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Solo Exhibitions/selected/

5th IMF, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia /2019/; Galleri Langegården, Bergen, Norway /2018/; Galleri Kunstverket, Oslo, Norway /2017, 2012, 1999/; Artgraph, Nagoya, Japan /2016, 2012, 2009, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999/; Ålesund Kunsthall, Norway /2015/; Norwegian Printmakers Gallery, Oslo /2010, 2001, 1994/; Oto Gallery, Osaka, Japan /2007/; Gallery Turim, Akita, Japan /2005/; Galerie Sous le Passe-Partout, Montréal, Canada /2003, 1997/; Gallery Axis, Osaka, Japan /2002/; Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan /2002, 2000/; Gallery Murakoshi, Tokyo, Japan /2002,1999/; Galeria M.O. Bozovskenho, Trencin, Slovakia /1997/; Bergen Fine Arts Society, Norway /1996/; Olimpia Theodoli, New York, USA; Bonafous-Murat, Paris, France /1995/; Gallery F-15, Jeløya, Norway /1994/.

Group Exhibitions/selected/

5th, 1st IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia /2019, 2011/; Anime della Maniera Negra, Pallazzo Trentini, Italy /2017/; Peintres-Graveurs Français, Paris /since 1997/; Art of Darkness, New Orleans Museum of Art, USA; Annual National Exhibition of Norwegian Art, Artist’s House, Oslo, Norway; Connecticut Center for Graphic Art, USA; Barbara H. Padnos Gallery, Michigan, USA; Nordic Traces, Copenhagen, Denmark; Premio Leonardo Sciascia, International Exhibition, Milano, Florence, Rome, Venice, Italy; International Graphic Arts Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan; Paris, France; International Print Biennial, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Slovenia; International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad, Norway.

Collections      Queen Sonja’s Private Collection; Norwegian National Gallery, Oslo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Stavanger Art Museum; Bergen University, Norway; Montréal Museum of Fine Art, Canada, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France; Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland; Katrin Bellinver Collection, New York, USA


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