Collection: Kristin Andreassen

The surface has always been interesting to mankind. It can be seductive, treacherous, cold, warm or have almost any character. During it, processes are taking place that create tensions on the surface. They are our only means of understanding what is going on behind the surface. Is it by studying a surface that we can get a glimpse of it, or understand what is going on behind it? How do we project our own experiences into the interpretation of a surface?

Kristin is particularly interested in materials and techniques and continuously tests new techniques and surface possibilities. Her own work in ceramics is very much about surfaces applied to form. Whether she makes abstract shapes or human figures, the hidden messages behind the surface are open to interpretation for the viewer.

TRAINING

Norwegian National College of Arts and Design, ceramics department 1980-84
Diploma with distinction, Norwegian National College of Arts and Design 1984
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1987
Gothenburg University, Pedagogy for university educations in Arts, Crafts, Design and Architecture

EXHIBITIONS SELECTION

Gallery Mats Bergman, Karlstad
Gallery Mats Bergman, Stockholm
AAF, Affordable Art Fair, Nacka Strand
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
Värmland's museum
Gallery Zink, Lillehammer, Norway
Värmland Artisans, Karlstad
Gallery Stockselius, Skövde
Gallery Falkum, Skien, Norway
Kaolin, Stockholm
Galler Roenland, Norway
Lillehammer Art Association
Gallery Albin Upp, Oslo
Gallery Tyr, Asker

REPRESENTED

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany
Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Australia
National University of Canberra,
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum in Bergen,
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
North Norwegian Art Museum, Tromsø
Värmland's museum, Karlstad

She was awarded Värmland's art association's Thor Fagerkvist scholarship in 2011
Bavarian State Prize in gold for the participation at the Internationale Handverksmesse in Munich 1987
Honorary mention, 2nd.World Triennale of Small Ceramics, Zagreb 1987

Among her public adornments are:
Sole Sykehjem in Stokke municipality, Askim Postgård
Oppland District University, Lillehammer
Statens Klinikk for Narkomans, Norway
Karlstads Bostads AB
Askim Postgård, Norway
Art consultant for the Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammer