composition with diagonals II
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Artwork description:-I work with Linocuts. I am concerned about the contrasts, light, black and white. I combine the house, a strict frontal form which I can combine with organic elements from nature, decorative elements from the folk art, and I also pick up inspiration from the art history. I work I series, with repeating elements as the house, the sirkle, and lately the diagonal.
Eva Laila Hilsen is a graduate of the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo under professor and director Zdenka Rusova, printmaking, Drawing at the National College of Applied Arts and Crafts, and educated teacher in art at the High School in Hamar/Notodden. She is a member of the Norwegian Visual Artists, the Association of Norwegian Graphic Artists, The Association of Norwegian Painters, and The Drawing Art Association of Norway.
Eva Laila Hilsen made her debut in 1987 with the exhibition –Underway- in Bodø Art Association. Since, there have been more than forty/fifty solo exhibitions of her works in private and public galleries, nationally and internationally.
Important solo exhibitions in Norway since 1991 till 2018, among others; Grimstad Art Association, at the ”Henrik Ibsen Festival” festival exhibitor, festival exhibitor at the ”Litterature Festival”, Lillehammer. Dei Nynorske Festspela, Ørsta, festival exhibitor, at the playwright/dramarist Jon Fosse's 50 anniversary. Hordaland International Art Centre 3,14, Bergen -Blue-. Gallery BI-Z, Kristiansand. Aalesund and Molde Art Association, -a room-a house- and -fragments-. Gallery Ismene, Trondheim, -a room-a house-. Nord Trøndelag county gallery, Namsos, The Drawing Art Association of Norway, Oslo and The Art Bank/Kunstbanken, Hamar -Directive -. The Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo -silentium-. Nord-Østerdal Museum, -Houses-. Møre og Romsdal Artist Center, Molde.
Important solo exhibitions abroad; 2018 Cloister Galleria, Ferrara, Italy, -the wheel of life-. 2017 Associazione Culturale Internazionale Atelier 3+10, Mestre/Venice, transformation. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Potchefstroom Museum, South-Africa -Blå, Blue, Bleu-. Is Bankasi Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul –meeting between two cities-.
She has participated in a series of group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Statens Høstutstilling , National Autumn Exhibition, Øst- og Vestlandsutstillingen, and Trøndelag Exhibition.
Graphic art Biennales and Triennials in Italy, IV International Small Engraving Exhibition, Cremona. Premio Leonardo Sciscia amateur d'estampes, Milano. Premio Internationale Biella Per Licisione, Biella. Further in Brasil, Canada, Egypt, France, Finland, International Print Triennial 97, Cracow. Poland, New Zealand, Portugal, Ukraine and Yugoslavia. In 2009 she took part in the 5th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius, Lithuania. Her work has been exhibited at the Pleiades Gallery in New York, and she participated with an installation in a German garden project in Darmstadt “KlangARTen”. University Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. Pleiades Gallery, New York. Voluptas, Statna Galeria, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. Edition Basel, Gallery Oniris, Dijon, France. Artika-The 8th Edition, Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy and Associazione Culturale Internazionale Atelier 3+10, Mestre/Venice, -Memento Andy-.
Her works have been bought by private and official collectors, public arts organisations in Norway, the Norwegian Cultural Council, Art in Schools, Nynorsk Cultural Center, as well as a series of municipalities and councils. She is represented in The National Museum of Cracow, the State Gallery of Fine Arts in Cairo, the University Gallery of Windhoek, Namibia, the Cremona Civic Museum, Italy, and the Engraving Museum of Douro, Portugal.
Museum of Majdanek, Polen - Is Bankasi Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey - Kunst i skolen (Art in School), Oslo, Norway - International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad, Norway - National Centre of Fine Arts, Museum of Cairo - The National Museum of Cracow, Polen - Tulipamwe International Artist’s Workshop, Namibia - Norwegian Art Council, Oslo - Nord-Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri, Namsos, Norway - Hedmark, Oppland and Sør-Trøndelag County, Norway - Schæffergården, The Foundation for Danish-Norwegian Collaboration, Denmark - Cremona Civic Museum, Italy - Engraving Museum of Douro, Portugal – Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway - Official and private collections.
She is the recipient of a series of artist scholarships and exhibition grants/funds from the Norwegian Cultural Council. Project grants/funds from Norway Graphic Artists. Hedmark and Oppland municipality Artists Scholarship. The Harriet Backer’s Memorial Fund, Blom grant, and she has also received travel grants to Paris, Berlin and Namibia. She is the recipient of artist in residencies stays at; Cité International des artes, Paris. International Artist Workshop in Namibia. DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst stipendium, Berlin. Fondazione Casa Atelier Bedigliora, Switzerland. Associazione Culturale Internazionale Atelier 3+10, Venice. Lademoen, Trondheim, Norway, and New York.
2017 atelier 3+10, Venice second prize - 2006 Biennale Internationale d’art miniature, Salle Augustin, Chemerinc, Canada - 50 artists were selected from 600 artists, and invited to participate in Musée de la Miniature de Montélimar, France - 2005 Gold medal Fine Arts International Exhibition, Gallery "Olezh", Kiev, Ukraine – 1997 Le 4e Triennale Mondiale, “d’Estampe Petit Format”, France - “Parchemin d’Honneur sa reconnaissance”.
Board- and jury member in different official visual art organisations in Norway since 1990-2015.