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

2013-14 Scholarship Norwegian Printmakers

2013 Nontoxic Printmaking Workshop Keith Howard and Bernice Cross

2012 Photopolymer Norwegian Printmakers

2012 Workshop Lisboa and Cascais. Graphics and drawing DTK

2011 Workshop London. The Royal Academy of Art School

2011 Photo workshop. Chairing and curated by Marco Delogu (Italy) and Guy Tillim (South Africa)

2010 Screen print. Norwegian Printmakers Tutored by Victoria M Fuhr

2009 Gravure I, drypoint and etching. Gravure II, aquatint. Gravure III, color graphics Norwegian Printmakers. Tutored by Leong Va

2009 Tutored by Bente Bøyesen and Esther Bjørneboe under the auspices of Galleri Semmingsen

2009 Photo- Litho Norwegian Printmakers. Tutored by Kari Hauge

2009 Lithography 1 and 2. Norwegian Printmakers. Tutored by Kari Hauge

2008 Photo Workshop Italia, Tutored by Morten Krogvold

2002-2005 Oslo Interdisciplinary Art Institute. Higher professional degree. Advanced Art Study

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

Selected Collective Exhibitions

2019 Gallery Grafikk i Väst, Sweden

2018 Oslo Open

2017 Oslo Open

2017 Gallery Schaeffersgate 5. Magie Noir

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

Scholarship

2013-14 Scholarship Norwegian Printmakers

Purchase

2015 OnGallery Limited

2015 Foodtech Gruppen A/S

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

Public commision

2015 Foodtech Gruppen A/S

Awards

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

Books

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

2004 Man for Peace - Imagini dai Summit - Gorbachev Foundation

2003 Clowns sans Frontier - Jái 10 ans

2003 Man for Peace - Imagini dai Summit - Gorbachev Foundation