Gunvor Nervold Antonsen


Gunvor Nervold Antonsen, installation view from 'Early Pictures', 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Rollag, Norway, and Oslo) graduated from Bergen National Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway, in 2001. Nervold Antonsen works with cyclical patterns and ideas in nature and culture, expressed in spatial and material compositions that dwell on existential questions. Her work is based on the idea that 'an artwork, rather than being an isolated entity, fuses with nature's principles, binding together experiences of the material and immaterial, the real and the fictional world'. Using an experimental, intuitive and personal approach, she constantly seeks new forms of expression in installations and spatial compositions. Her practice involves a variety of materials and techniques, such as textile montages, wood sculptures, painting, printing, drawing, text and sound. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Spring Burial' at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway; and 'Early Pictures' at Akershus Kunstnersenter in Lillestrøm, Norway. Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway; Bomuldsfabiken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway; Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway; The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; The National Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim, Norway; and KODE, Bergen, Norway.