Artist Statement

Anne-Britt Kristiansen is a full time freelance artist living in Oslo. She works with paintings, photography and graphics.

Anne-Britt’s main passion lies in capturing the human condition in unique, challenging situations.

She takes photos she likes. She photographs her own life experience. “I aim at taking snapshots of space and time. Catching the world of feelings and emotions. We are creatures of love and pain who can pass from emotional devastation to the state of complete bliss. I want to share my experience of the world and how I see it.”

Her paintings is often inspired by her own photos or autobiographical material from her own family photo album. She is fascinated with the retrospective glance.

Getting inspiration from her photos and using that for her paintings, that picture has the opportunity to change from its original form while simultaneously pointing back to its origin. The finished painting can bring about traces of recognition of a scene from the viewer’s own family album or memories. She seeks to evoke an empathy the viewer can mirror themselves.

 
I am a tirelessly curious world wanderer. My main passion lies in capturing the human condition in unique, challenging situations.
— Anne-Britt Kristiansen
 

Anne-Britt’s art has a collage of impulses from the fantasy world of the subconscious mind. She is preoccupied by the border between dream and reality, specifically the art of relinquishing control of one’s rationality and giving up to the free flow of impulses from the subconscious.

The common denominator of Anne-Britt’s art is that she tries to show parts or fragments of something allowing the viewer to put his or her own story in her art. She suggests scenes we can recall having seen or experienced, moments that disappeared and unclear memories. By using disaggregated blurred lines, reshuffling sequences and switching between external and internal barriers she finds a tension between the abstract and figurative.

 
 
 

CV/Resume

Education

Experience

  • 2003-2007 The Gorbachev Foundation Official Photographer World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

  • 2002 Clowns sans Frontier. Official Photographer visiting 11 Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan

  • 2001 Project leader Kajak Television AB Stockholm and freelance photographer.

  • 1997-2000 Production Manager Median A/S Travel Vision A/S Live news and information channel on moving objects. Arlandabanan

  • 1997 Channel Gøteborg Eklundgruppen Production Manager BLN Television Editorial

  • 1993-1996 Project Leader/Production Manager TVNorge

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Town Hall Gallery

  • 2015 Galleri Skallum

  • 2014 Town Hall Gallery

  • 2013 Galleri FN 7

  • 2012 Hospice Stabekk

  • 2011 Det Gule Gallery Stavern

  • 2011 Spydeberg Art Association

  • 2010 Smia Gallery

Selected Collective Exhibitions

  • 2018 Oslo Open

  • 2017 Oslo Open

  • 2016 Oslo Open

  • 2015 ONGallery Limited London England

  • 2014 BKiB Bærum Art Association - PUST Curated by BKIB

  • 2014 Oslo Fjord Art Center

  • 2013 Bærum Art Association - Byrom og andre rom - Curated

  • 2013 Town Hall Gallery

  • 2012 Oppegård Art Association

  • 2011 PHC Capalbio Fotografia Photo Exhibition - Curated by South African photographer and winner of the Henri Cartier Bresson prize - Guy Tillim and Director of the Italian cultural Institute of London - Marco Delogu

  • 2010 Town Hall Gallery

  • 2008 Pietrasanta Italia Photo Exhibition - Curated by Morten Krogvold

  • 2004-5 Bærum Culture House

  • 2003-5 Oslo Interdisciplinary Art Institute

  • 2003 Town Hall Gallery

Collectors/Public Commision/Scolarship/Awards/Books

  • 2015 2 . prize - Refugees Welcome to Norway - Radical portal Ny Tid

  • 2015 OnGallery Limited

  • 2015 Foodtech Gruppen A/S - Public commision

  • 2013-14 Scholarship Norwegian Printmakers

  • 2013 NRK Norwegian National Broadcasting

  • 2012 SAS Scandinavian Airlines Norway – Art Association

  • 2012 Global Network Systems AS

  • 2010 Carat Advertising Company

  • 2010 Agis Media Norge

  • 2004 Magasinet Dagbladet - Front cover and story - Clowns sans Frontier

  • 2004 Man for Peace - Imagini dai Summit - Gorbachev Foundation Book

  • 2003 Clowns sans Frontier - Jái 10 ans- Book

  • 2003 Man for Peace - Imagini dai Summit - Gorbachev Foundation Book