Artist Statement

The works of the Norwegian artist Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen reflects the human sense of undefined existence often seeking the path of their own identity. Isolated from his ego and influenced, veiled and absorert of the demands of society in contrast to the inner life of the mind. Mia always work with a theme but it is her own personal psychic state the moment she puts her hand on the canvas that will define the result. Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen works with large abstract and semi-abstract paitnings on canvas and wood complemented by sculpture, graphics and fabrics. Each process includes building the structure and layers of paint that will slip through the sense and the feelings that captures the emotion and the moment. Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen has a deep love for graphics like woodcut. Most of her latest work are strongly influenced by this old traditional technique know in Norway as the innovation by Munch.

The artist call her new works for relieffpaitnings, these are original paintings made out of wood plates with hours carving and painting lays on layers. These works is her way of honoring and taking the tradition further by creating her own innovation the tradition inspired by the Norwegian nature, heritage the old woodcut tradition.

Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen (b. 1971)

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Education

2000 MA Oslo National Academy of the arts (SHKS)

1996 Oslo National Academy of the arts (SHKS)

1995 Academy of Art College – San Fransisco – USA

1993 Westerdals College of Commercial Art

1990 Nesbru VDG – Artium

1990 Camarillo High school – USA Advanced Studio Art

1989 Nesbru High school Tegn/allm Nesbru

Member of
NBK Norske Billedkunstnere, Norske Grafikere, NBF Norskbilledhoggerforening, LNM Landsforeningen for norske malerer, Grafill, Asker kunstforening, Bærum kunstforening

Selection of solo exhibitions

2020 «UTPUST» KHAAK storsalen Ålesund

2019 Operafestutstiller Kristiansund Kunstforening

2018 Gallery SOON SON

2016 «fragmenter av lys» KHÅK kunsthallÅlesund2016 Bærum Kunstforening Udefinert Eksistens

2014 Art Launch «mia suites» at the NYC-JC suites New York

2014 «fragmenter” Gallery Elsa Namsos

2015 “Porter collection & exhibit “TSH//ARTMIA Pret a Savior fair Oslo

2010 Gallery Plysen solo exhibit STRYN Norway

2010 Asker Kunstforening solo Exhibit Asker Norway

2008 Galleri A solo Exhibit Oslo Norway

2007 Galleri Tjømes Kunstsalong Oslo

2006 Art Mine, USA

Selection of collective exhibitions

2019 KUNST RETT VEST Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Bærum

2019 Kunstfestival OLSVIK utstillingen 2019 Bergen

2018 Laguna Beach Gallery “grand opening” group exhibit California

2018 GRIT woman’s show Canvas Miami Gallery Miami

2018 Augsut group show The Van Der Plas Gallery New York

2018 20 years anniversary exhibit Galleri Ramfjord Oslo

2018 Closing reseption eskff MANA Contemporaru New York

2016 HYDROGENFABRIKKEN Fredrikstad Etterklang

2016 GALLERI A og Måløy Kunstlag Collectiv utstilling

2016 KUNST RETT VEST 10 år – prosjektrom udefinert eksistens

2016 A-laget Sommer Galleri-A/Minor Oslo

2016 Galleri Fine Art Tjuvholmen sommer 2016

2015 Asker Lions Høstustilling Hovedutstiller

2014 Lions Lilleaker Høstustilling Hovedutstiller

2014 ART EXPO NEW YORK exhibit www.artexponewyork.com

2013 Gallery FINE ART Tjuvholmen Boklansering MOR – en hyllest

2013 Gallery SG Trondheim stemmerett, likestilling go repersentasjon

2013 LONDON Cass Gallery May 2013 The Greatest Show On Earth: The Northern Lights

2013 2013 Brygger J.C.Jacobsens Portrætpris Det Nationalhistoriske Museum København

2012 Summer group exhibit GalleryFINE ART Tjuvholmen

2012 Blood, Milkk & Honey Verdens Ende Kunstforening

2011 Young Art for a Good Cause Scandic Vulkan Oslo Norway

2011 «after work» event BLOOD, MILK & HONEY Gallery FINE ART Tjuvholmen

2011 Galleri A group exhibit BLOOD, MILK & HONEY Oslo Norway

2011 Norstrand Lions exhibit Oslo Norway 2010 ART ARENA Telenor arena

2010 Høstutstillingen «Norges kunstner dal» Asker Norway

2010 «Recognizing Munch in Me» Åsgårdstrand Gallery Norway

2008 «UTVALG 2008» Galleri Norway

2008 Juleutstilling Norstrand Lions Oslo Norway

2008 A-lage t«UTVALG 2008» Galleri A Norway

2007 «the young promising» Bærum Kunstforening Norway

Purchase/decor

Kaminsky private collection New York – Wellheeled Spa Décor/solo Exhibit San Diego USA – Asker Kommune Vendla Barnehage – UP SOURCE Oslo – Norges DiabetesforbundOslo – Ekebergparken Barnehage Bærum Kommune – Kid Norge – Barnas Hus/Fru LyngOslo – Trygg Trafikk – Ramsalt Asker – Damm forlag Oslo – TV Vestfold Tønsberg – Protid DOGA Oslo – Offshore PG as – EMGS as – Hydraslip AS Oslo/London