When growing up, I used to spend a lot of time with my parents at the lake Steinbruvannet, located north of Oslo, Norway. At that time not a lot of people knew about the location, so for many years it was our secret place. With its thick intimidating forest yet calm and peaceful water, the scenery resembles the ones you read about in the Norwegian magical sagas of trolls and fairies. When I lost my mom to cancer, this place suddenly got a new meaning. It was here I went to find peace within myself and strength to handle a new day. One day during the quiet after the rain, I decided to make a special photographic series in the memory of my number one fan.
EXHIBITIONS AND GRANTS 2015 Group show at Cyan :gallery in Oslo, Norway 2014 Juried Exhibitiona at Galleri Ramfjord in Oslo Norway Of 600 applicants, the jury, consisting of Kim Jørgensen (curator and owner of Gallery Oxholm, Copenhagen), Natalie Holland (artist, London), Helene Gulaker Hansen (director of Shoot Gallery) and Lars Elton (journalist and art critic), selected 25 artworks to be displayed. Two of my works were chosen for this exhibition. 2014 Grant exhibition at Cyan :gallery in Oslo, Norway Winner of the Inspiration grant 2011 Mod’art: Présentation des collections at Galerie Joseph, Paris, France 2011 À Travers – Exhibited at Maison de la Norvège in Paris, France Exhibition support to À travers from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Paris, France AWARDS AND WORKSHOPS 2014 Bronze Winner – People Category , PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France 2014 Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France 2014 Invited to create my Photographer’s profile at LensCulture 2010 Workshop with fine art photographer Robert Sannes, Bali, Indonesia 2009 Workshop with fine art photographer Robert Sannes, Oslo, Norway PRESS 2015 I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination - featured at LensCulture