“I work with clay. A strong interest in my work is to pursue how small displacements and changes affect the artistic expression. My work moves between image, sculpture and usage. I work with expressions and stories that have anchoring in ceramic traditions. Earthenware as material carries out all-round associations from the history of ceramics, which become part of the artistic language. “

 

Beth Wyller

  • Earthenware with glaze
H. 72 cm.  Dia. 53 cm

    Swarm
    Earthenware with glaze
    H. 72 cm. Dia. 53 cm

  • Earthenware with glaze
H. 72 cm.  Dia. 53 cm

    Swarm
    Earthenware with glaze
    H. 72 cm. Dia. 53 cm

  • Born in Oslo in 1947, and graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway in 1975, followed by the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway in 1980, Beth Wyller is considered as one of the most important living ceramists from Norway.
    Her handmade, unique ceramic pieces ae part of important Norwegian museum collections such as The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo; The National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim, and the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen.
    Beth Wyller has received several awards and prizes, including the Special Prize, WOCEF, Korea (2003 and 2007); The City of Oslo Culture Award (2003) and the Arts and Crafts Award, Norway (1996).

    “I work with clay. A strong interest in my work is to pursue how small displacements and changes affect the artistic expression. My work moves between image, sculpture and usage. I work with expressions and stories that have anchoring in ceramic traditions. Earthenware as material carries out all-round associations from the history of ceramics, which become part of the artistic language.”
    Beth Wyller

    Education

    1971–75 National College of Art and Design, Oslo, Norway
    1976–80 National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway
    Membership Norske billedkunstnere and Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts

    Solo exhibitions
    2018 Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway
    2017 Glasslåven, Hadeland, Norway
    2014 Hågamle prestegard, Norway
    2014 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
    2011 Nääs Konsthantverk, Göteborg, Sweden
    2010 Dagali Museum, Norway
    2010 Gallery Kaolin, Stockholm, Sweden
    2009 Gallery Kunst1.no, Sandvika, Norway
    2008 Gallery Norske Grafikere, Oslo, Norway
    2008 Gallery Trafo, Asker, Norway
    2001 RAM Gallery, Oslo, Norway
    2000 Trøndelag Center for Contemporary Art, Trondheim, Norway
    2000 The Poetry Festival, Son, Norway
    1996 Regional Art Center, Kristiansand, Norway
    1989 National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim, Norway
    1989 The Exhibition Room at USF, Bergen, Norway
    1983, 1997 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

    Selected group exhibitions
    2011 Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway
    2010 Le Cru and Le Cruit, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France
    2009 TAMA, offergaver og kriserite, Hamar and Trondheim, Norway
    2009 Collect, London, England
    2007 The 4th World Biennale 2007, Korea (CEBICO)
    2007 « Modern Masters », Munich, Germany
    2005 « Nordisk Konsthantverk », Varbergs Fästning, Sweden
    2005 « Typisk norsk? », Vigelandsmuseet, Oslo, Norway /Hamburg, Germany
    2005 « Norwegian Crafts », Flow Gallery, London, England
    2004 « Norvegen heute-keramisch » Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
    2003 « The Shape between Continuity and Innovation », Faenza, Italy
    2003 The 2nd World Biennale 2003, Korea (CEBIKO)
    2002 Keramik aus Norwegen, Munich, Germany
    1999 Ilåd, Hå gamle prestegard, Jæren, Norway
    1999 Contemporary Norwegian Ceramics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    1998 Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway
    1997 Museum of Ceramics, Grimmerhus, Middelfart , Denmark
    1994 The Olympic Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
    1991 Hå gamle prestegard, Jæren, Norway
    1991 Blås och Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden
    1990 RAM Gallery, Oslo, Norway
    1990 Nordisk keramikk, Galleri F15, Jeløya, Norway
    1984 Keramikk som utsmykking, Kunstnerforbundet, Norway
    1983 Frysja på by`n. The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
    1981–2003 The Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Norway

    Purchase
    2018, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1997 Fund for Collection of Norwegian Contemporary Arts and Crafts
    1996 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
    1996, 1988 The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
    1990, 1988, 1983 Arts Council Norway
    1990 The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway
    1984, 1989 National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim, Norway
    1983 National Touring Exhibitions, Norway

    Selected public commisions
    2004 Skui skole, Bærum, Norway
    1998 Storebrand Building, Oslo, Norway
    1995 Statoil Building, Kollsnes, Bergen, Norway
    1993 Stovner Police Station, Oslo, Norway
    1990 Stange Senior High School, Stange, Norway
    1987 Holmlia Railway Station, Oslo, Norway
    1986 Ryen sykehjem, Oslo, Norway
    1985 The Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    1984 The Teachers College, Elverum, Norway
    1981 H.M. The Kings Guard Barracks, Oslo, Norway

    Grants
    2011 Government Miscellaneous Grant, Norway
    2007 Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation
    1992–2014 Government Guarantee Income for Artists, Norway
    1988 Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation
    1985 Government 3 Year Work Grant, Norway
    1982 Houen’s Fund
    1981 Government Travel Grant, Norway

    Awards
    2007 Special Prize, WOCEF, Korea
    2003 Special Prize, WOCEF, Korea
    2003 The City of Oslo Culture Award
    1996 Arts and Crafts Award, Norway

    More
    2003 – 2004 Professor in ceramics, Bergen National Academy of the Arts

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