• 2018
Canvas dyed by oak acorn and iron mordant, sewn by hand, concrete
53 x 35 cm

    Grey Monument I
    2018
    Canvas dyed by oak acorn and iron mordant, sewn by hand, concrete
    53 x 35 cm

  • The notion of spirals as a principle of instinct and growth, such as those found in DNA, tree trunks, and fingerprints, is a reoccurring theme in Friis’ work. In Spiral I Hanne Friis explores the theme in a new way, unfolding the impressive dynamic of the spiral shape through a subtle play with lines and folds. The sculpture has been carefully crafted by hand with repetitive movements that create variations in shape, texture and color.

    Before specializing in textile art, Hanne Friis studied sculpture and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim between 1992 and 1996. Today she is considered one of the most influential Norwegian contemporary artists working with textiles. A large number of her works are included in both public and private collections, such as the National Museum of Art in Oslo and the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Trondheim in Norway. Her most recent group exhibitions include Revelations at the Grand Palais, Paris in 2019, Tissage Tressage at the Villa Datris Foundation in France in 2018, and The Forgetfulness is Full of Memory at Gallery Marso in Mexico City, Mexico in 2018, among others.

    Hanne Friis, born in 1972, Oslo, Norway

    Art Education
    1992 – 1996 Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim, Norway
    1993 Myndlista- og Handidaskòli, Reykjavik, Island
    1991- 92 Rogaland Art School, Stavanger, Norway
    1990- 91 Bergen Art School, Bergen, Norway

    Solo Shows
    2019 Phases, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris
    2018 Spiral, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
    2017 New Ornaments, ARTendal, Arendal, Norway
    New Ornaments, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
    2016 Metamorphoses, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
    2010 MJUK, Ram Galleri, Oslo, Norway
    Layers, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden
    Layers, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
    2007 Konservativen, Punkt Ø, Halden, Norway
    Inside out and round and round, Soft, Oslo, Norway
    2006 Change, Akershus kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
    2003 Connections, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway
    Connections, Galleri F15, Jeløya, Norway
    1998 Mellow, UKS Galleri, Oslo, Norway

    Selected Group Shows
    2018 Manners of Communication, Ways of Telling, Dropsfabrikken, Trondheim,
    Tissage Tressage, Foundation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France,
    The Forgetfulness is Full of Memories, MARSO Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
    2017 re:construction, Hint Project, Aarhus, Danmark, Disclosing the Uncanny, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, England
    2016 Hanging Gardens, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway
    2015 Soft Monuments, KODE Art Museum, Bergen, Norway, Spring Depot, Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway
    2014 We are Living on a Star, Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway
    CRAFT!, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
    2013 Edvard Munch 150th Anniversary, Åsgårdstrand, Norway
    The Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway
    A Thousands Threads, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway
    2012 National Art Exhibition, Oslo Central Station, Norway
    Norwegian Craft 2012, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway, Balanced – unbalanced, Kunstbanken Hedmark, Norway
    2011 Collect 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
    2010 Post Fossil, 21_21 Design Sight Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    2009 Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway
    Tendencies, Galleri F 15, Punkt Ø, Norway
    2008 Norwegian pictures, Oslo Cityhall, Galleri Brandstup, Norway
    A world of Folk, Sandnes, Stavanger 2008, Norway
    2005-06 Objects, tradition and renewal, SKINN, Norway
    2002 Uro, Nordnorsk Art Center, Svolvær, Norway
    To see and be seen, Østfold Art Center, Norway
    2001 Treff, Bergen Art Museum, Norway
    1998 Castor Fiber, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
    1997 Diagnose, Stavanger Kunstforening, Norway
    Flash, Sandvika Teater, Bærum, Norway
    1996 Trivial Groove, Galleri F15, Jeløya, Norway
    Frisbee, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway
    1995 Bergen Ginseng, Galleri Otto Plonk, Bergen, Norway

    Upcoming Shows
    2019 Maria Wettergren Gallery, Paris
    Revelations, Grand Palais, Paris
    Kristiansands Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway

    Grants
    2016 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 10 year work grant
    2013 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 3 year work grant
    2012 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
    2011 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
    2010 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 2 year work grant
    2009 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
    2008 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
    2007 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
    2005 Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Work grant for young artists, 2 year
    2004 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
    2002 Chr. Lorck Schives legacy
    1998 Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Work grant for young artists, 1 year

    Public Collections
    2018 The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
    2017 The Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
    2016 The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
    The City of Oslo Art Collection, Norway
    2014 LO, gift to Hamar Culture House, Hamar, Norway
    2012 The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen
    2009 The Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
    2003 The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø
    1998 The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø
    1996 Arts Council, Norway

    Commissions
    2018 Aasta Hansteen, Statoil Art Programme, Norway
    2016 Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
    Sentralen, Savings Bank Foundation, Oslo, Norway
    Hønefoss High Scool, Buskerud, Norway
    2015 Tromsø Police Headquarter, Tromsø, Norway
    2005 Ammerud school, Oslo, Norway

    Upcoming Commissions
    2020 Rev Ocean

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