ELISABETH SCHJONSBY

Born 1971 / Cape Town, South Africa

Education

1991 – 1992                Einar Granum School of Art, Oslo, Norway

1992 – 1994                 Art History, Intermediate Course, University, Oslo, Norway

1994 1995                  Einar Granum School of Art, Oslo, Norway

1995 – 1999                 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Printmaking, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, Ireland

Experience

2003 2005                 Board Member, Norwegian Printmaker’s Studio, Oslo, Norway

2003 2005                  Board Member and editor “Rapport” (member’s magazine), Association of Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo, Norway

2005 2008                 Chairman and editor “Rapport” (member’s magazine), Association of Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo, Norway

2012 2014                 Member Oversight Committee, Association of Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo, Norway

Membership

Norwegian Visual Artists

Association of Norwegian Printmakers

Grants

2005                            One-year Professional Grant, Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond, Norway

2004                           Debut Grant, Arts Council Norway

2003                            Further Education Grant, National Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway

2002                            Artist in Residency, Norwegian Printmakers Studio, Oslo, Norway

2001                            Studio rental Award, Norwegian Printmakers Studio, Oslo, Norway

Symposiums

2014                            9th International Print Symposium, Mojmírovce, Slovakia

She has participated in individual and group exhibitions worldwide including Norway, Ireland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria and China. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Norway and abroad (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Sparebanken Norway, Color Magic, Color Line AS, Jewel of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International). She expresses herself mostly through etching printmaking, often adding other elements such as embroidery, text, photo and “Chine-collé”. She also explores other media, such as sculpture, drawing and installations.

She lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

Contact: elisschj@hotmail.com

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