Biography: I am born and grew up in Kongsvinger, Norway. After high school, 50 years ago, I went to Ticino, the border with Italy in Switzerland, to learn weaving in a professional environment, Tessitura La Vignora, Bedigliora.After finishing my MA... Read More
Biography: I am born and grew up in Kongsvinger, Norway. After high school, 50 years ago, I went to Ticino, the border with Italy in Switzerland, to learn weaving in a professional environment, Tessitura La Vignora, Bedigliora.After finishing my MA at College of Art, Oslo, and until today I have investigated the possibility of weaving large textiles that can be folded into a shape. Folded together, opened, folded again, the same way each time.Repetition and communication are two important terms for me. I get the motivation from nature and science. Organic material that is expressed in a geometric form. A built-in scaffold grid that makes it possible to fold, assemble in a controlled manner. From the indefinite to the particular, from chaos to order.The textiles appear as architectural elements more than carpets.
The materials (paper thread, linen, mohair and lurex) along with the expression make the work transforme old tradition into our time.Now I am commute between Rendalen, in Norway and North Italy, near the border to Switzerland where I first time learn to weav. During the pandemic I was artist in residence in Switzerland. I couldn't go anywhere, I started drawing birds in large format. I could immerse myself in a previous interest, ornithology. I draw the form naturalistically, but then I have to interpret the plumage. This is where I use my knowledge of texture/structure from the textile works. I just keep drawing
Studying the composition of the structure is my inspiration.
CVName: Tone HellerudAdress 1: Lomnessjøen øst 147, 2485 Rendalen, NorwayAdress 2: Via Verbano 7, 21010 Dumenza, ItalyE-mail: email@example.comEducation: 1987 - 91 MA from National College of Art, OsloMemberships: The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists, The Association of Norwegian Textile artists.Selected individual exhibition:2023 Studio CasaCaprani,Runo di Dumenza, Italy2021 Galleri Hilsen, Fagernes, Norway2019 Studio Casa Caprani, Runo di Dumenza Italy2018 Project room, Art Festival in Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway2018 Art Association in Kongsvinger, Norway2017-16 Casa Caprani, Runo di Dumenza, Italy2016 The Gallery in Norwegian Forest Museum, Elverum, Norway2015 Gallery Ludens, Kongsvinger, Norway2012 CasaAtelierBedigliora, Switzerland2008 Art Association in Kongsvinger, Norway2007 Gallery Nääs Castle, Floda, Sweden2005 Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway2004 RAM gallery, Oslo, Norway1995 Art Association in Kongsvinger, Norway1993 The crypt, Oslo Cathedral, NorwayJuryed Group and collective exhibitions in selection:2017 Soft moments, Grue-Finnskog, Norway2016 Gallery Hilsen, Fagernes, Norway2015 Hønse Lovisas House, Oslo, Norway2014-00-99 Eastern Exhibition, Norway2011 Room for Art, Peder Balke Senter, Østre Toten, Norway2008 a world of folk, Stavanger, Norway2006 WORKS, traveling exhibition, Finland2005 "TEXTILE 05”, Kaunas, Lithuania2005 Usher Gallery, Lincoln, England2000 2ere biennale du lin, Gallery SEMA, Paris, France1998-95 4th IN OUR HANDS, Nagoya, Japan1997 1ere biennale du lin contemporain, Paris, France1994 4th International competition, Kyoto, JapanWorks in collection:2018,2005,00, 99, 97 National Women´s Museum, Kongsvinger, Norway2005 Women´s Center, Sendai, Japan2005,95 Hedmark County Municipality2000 Municipality in Kongsvinger1999 Art Association in Kongsvinger1997 Norwegian Cultural CouncilPublic Commissions:2008 Nordli Primary School, Østre Toten2007 Fagerlund Primary School, Brumunddal2003 Roverud Care Center, Kongsvinger2001 Klukstuen Care Center, Hamar1999 National Women Museum, Kongsvinger1998 Langeland Primary School, KongsvingerGrants:2016 The Association of visual artist, project support2016 The Association of visual artist, assistance fund, senior scholarship 1 year.2015 Specialization scholarships from Norwegian Art and Craft Association2012-14 The Norwegian state's 3-year work grant2010 The Norwegian state´s various scholarships2005 The County of Hedmark, materials grant2004 The Norwegian State´s traveling grant2015,07,03 The Norwegian State´s exhibition grant2003,94 The County of Hedmark, Artist grant2001 The Association of visual artist, working grant1991 The Norwegian State´s establishment scholarship
I am a Norwegian artist who commutes between Norway and Italy.