Collection: Kristin Andreassen

The Explorer of Surfaces and Hidden Messages

The surface has always been an interesting dimension for humanity. It can be seductive, treacherous, cold, warm or assume almost any character. Beneath the surface, processes are taking place that create tension and are our only means of understanding what is happening behind it. Can it be by studying a surface that we get a glimpse of or understand what is going on behind it? How do we project our own experiences onto the interpretation of a surface?

Kristin Andreassen is the artist who dives deep into materials and techniques and constantly explores new ways of approaching surfaces. In ceramics, she focuses on applying surfaces to different forms. Whether it's abstract forms or human figures, she leaves the hidden messages behind the surface open to interpretation for the viewer. Her work becomes an invitation to the viewer to explore and interpret, to look beyond the surface and discover the underlying dimensions of her artistry.


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


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


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