Eva Laila Hilsen - Norway 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... Read More
Eva Laila Hilsen - Norway 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. 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; Grimstad Art Association, the ”Henrik Ibsen Festival” and the ”Litterature Festival”, Lillehammer, festival exhibitor. Dei Nynorske Festspela, Ørsta, festival exhibitor, at the playwright/dramatist 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 Kunstbanken, Hamar, Directive. The Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo, silentium. Nord-Østerdal Museum, Houses. Møre og Romsdal Artist Center, Molde.
Important solo exhibitions abroad; latest 2018 Cloister Galleria, Ferrara, Italy, -the wheel of life-. 2017 Associazione Culturale Internazionale Atelier 3+10, 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 , Øst- og Vestlandsutstillingen, and Trøndelag Exhibition. Graphic 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. Pleiades Gallery, New York. Voluptas, Statna Galeria, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. Edition Basel, Gallery Oniris, France. Artika-The 8th Edition, Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, and Associazione Culturale Internazionale Atelier 3+10, 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, and a serie of municipalities and councils. She is represented in The National Museum of Cracow. The National Centre of Fine Arts, Museum of 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. International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad. Tulipamwe International Artist’s Workshop, Namibia. Nord-Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri, Namsos and Hedmark, Oppland and Sør-Trøndelag County, Norway. The Foundation for Danish-Norwegian Collaboration, Denmark. Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway.
She is the recipient of a series of project and exhibition grants/funds from the Norwegian Cultural Council. 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 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.
I am a Norwegian visual artist, working with painting, print, drawing and objects