Ellen Lenvik

Born 1946 Harstad, Norway, now living in Oslo

1968 - 69 Nottingham College of Art and Design
1969 - 72 DA (Edin) Tapestry
1972 - 73 Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship

When I discovered tapestry I felt that I had come home. Reappraising traditional tapesty I walk the knife edge where medium and message are brought together in a consummate and unique whole.

'Red Sails II' tapestry. Degree show, 1973

Lenvik in her studio
'Resting Heart' tapestry. Psychiatric Centre, Harstad, 2000

Selected Exhibitions
1981 'International Textile Triennale' Lodz, Poland
1982 - 1983 'Scandinavia Today' USA
1996 'The Woven Image' The Barbican, London
2011 'Norwegian Textile Art in an International Perspective' Trondheim Art Museum

Selected Collections
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
National Gallery, Oslo
Norwegian Arts Council & Norwegian Committee for Public Art
Trondheim Art Museum, Norway

"I am made up of everything I have seen.” Henri Matisse

Hannah Ryggen, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Henri Matisse, Archie Brennan, Maureen Hodge, Ingunn Skogholt - to name a few.

'Unda Marina' tapestry, 2010

One woman show at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2005

previous home lecturers and graduates next