Perception and and the human perspective; both introspective or outward-looking is an overarching theme throughout my work. Idyll, clichés, nostalgia and superficiality are previously explored topics within this frame. Recently I find myself more concerned with the underlying, subliminal and unnoticed.

 

Finding a motif is an intuitive process. I am interested in the potential the painting presents for the interpretation and processing of observations. Through the painting I investigate the tension and relation between the immediate and the unrevealed.

 

My work often develops into series, and in relation to each other they open up for new interpretations.

Works and lives in Bergen, Norway

E: hildekj.sen@gmail.com

T: +47 920 66 008

ARTIST STATEMENT

CURRICULUM VITAE

B. 28.07.1974

 

Education:

 

2011 – 2012 Bergen National Academy of Art and Design (KHIB), Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PPU)

1999 – 2002 Bergen National Academy of Art and Design  (KHIB), Dep. Fine Arts

1997 – 1998 Bergen National Academy of Art and Design  (KHIB), Dep. Fine Arts
1996 – 1997 Art School in Asker, Norway
1995 – 1996 Art School in Kabelvåg, Norway
1994 – 1995 Rønningen Folk high school, Aesthetic Studies.
1993 – 1994 Examen Philosophicum

Upcoming solo exhibitions:

 

2019 Vedholmen Galleri, Bergen

Solo exhibitions:

2011 Galleri N. Bergslien, Eidfjord

2010 Fana Cultural Center, Bergen
2010 Summer exhibition, Lyngdal kunstforening, Lyngdal

2008 View, Galleri Bouhlou, Bergen
2006 Roser er blonde og våren er bra, Aroma Restaurant, Bergen
2005 Utsyn, Lista

2001 Friday movies afternoon walks, Visningsrommet USF Cultural Center, Bergen

Group exhibitions:

 

2017 Summer exhibition, Vedholmen Galleri, Bergen

2014 Cold Current,  Reggio Emilia, Italy

2013 Summer exhibition, Lyngdal Art Union

2013 Malerjam, Galleri LNM, Oslo

2011 11, Galleri S.E, Bergen
2010 BGO1, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Stenersen
2010 Summer exhibition, Galleri Semmingsen, Oslo
2009 Nye malerier, Aroma Restaurant, Bergen
2005 Epilog, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon, Bergen
2004 Basar, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon, Bergen
2004 Skulptur! Vestlandske Kunstmisjon, Bergen
2004 Kjærlighet, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon, Bergen
2004 Håp, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon
2004 Tro, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon
2003 The Bridge, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon
2003 Lanseringen, Vestlandske Kunstmisjon
2002 100 kunstnere fra Sørlandet, Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal
2002 Galleri Flexiboks, Kristiansand
2002 Souter Lighthouse, Newcastle-Bergen
2002 Exam exhibition, KHIB, Bergen Kunsthall
2002 Exam exhibition, KHIB, og KIT, Kunstnernes hus, Oslo
2000 14 Minutes, White Cube, Bergen
1998 Spor, Alan Caprow, performance, Bergen
 

Commissions:

 

2017 Assistant to artist Vigdis Fjellheims comission: Med Vind, mot vind, Bryne Secondary School

2013 Fragmenter, Lyngdal Secondary School

2009 Moderne Nostalgi, Fana Cultural center, Bergen
2008 Portrait for Norwegian Shipowners Association (Galleri Bouhlou)
2007 Girls just want to have fun, FYSAK, Bergen

 

Procurement:

 

2013 Nordlandsykehuset Vesterålen

2010 Hotel Continental, Oslo


Other:

 

2012 - 2017 Subject teacher in Arts and Crafts, Kjøkkelvik School in Bergen

2016 - 2016 Substitute teacher, 4 months, Olsvikåsen high school, dep. Art, design and architecture

2012 - 2015 Art teacher at Lindås Kulturskole (Lindås Cultureschool)

2008 - 2011 Guest teacher at Kunstskolen i Bergen (Art School in Bergen)

2007 - 2007 Scene painter for film: Varg Veum, Bitre Blomster

2004 - 2005 Scene painter at Den Nasjonale Scene i Bergen (The National Stage Bergen)

 

Art project:


2002 – 2005 Vestlandske Kunstmisjon

 

Grants:

 

2011 Project grant, Arts Council Norway  

2010 Exhibition grant, Bergen Municipality
2009 Culture grant, Bergen Municipality
2002 Establishment grant, Bergen Municipality

 

Memberships:

 

BKFH – Bildende Kunstneres Forening Hordaland

NBK – Norske Billedkunstnere
1999 – 2001 Elected representative on dep. Fine Arts board,  KHIB (Bergen National Academy of Art and Design)