Annette Martens

National Committee: 
NC Member

My life is an art project!
I am cultivating colors as an express for poetry in every single work of art
In the meeting point between the profane and the transcendental I am trying to materialize an undefinable union of dream and reality. I´m seeking to have fun, and I love to challenge the borders of madness
This is the essence in everything I do
If you want to know more …

I am a visual artist who lives in Oslo and works with multimedia projects, painting, photography and installations. I have had several group and solo exhibitions, both in Norway and abroad. My works are represented at the National Museum of Art, Oslo Norway and in private collections.

I have extensive experience in teaching fine art. For over 20 years I have been a headmaster at Vika School of Art in Oslo, which was closed down in 2008. During the last years I have been teaching art in high schools and the Oslo National Academy of Art.

I studied at the Oslo Academy of Art in Oslo (KHIO), I am a member of the National Association of Norwegian Painters / LNM and Norwegian association of Visual Artists / IAA International Association of Art.

1985-2015 Selected exhibitions

Group shows

WAG, World Art Games, Bratislava, Slovakia 2015.

Gallery Marzia Frozen ” Quantum Gravity” painting/mixedmedia, Berlin., Germany 2015

Edvard Munch studio, Ekelyutstillingen, painting, Oslo Norway 2006

Spacial Arts Institute/Institutt for romkunst,”Omphalos” – Intallation, Bjorvika, Oslo Norway 2003

Galleri G, painting, Bærum Norway 2000.

Galleri LNM, painting, Oslo 1991

Sørumsand Kulturhus, painting, Norway 1990

Askim Kunstsforening, painting, Norway 1989.

Solo shows

“Dreambox – The Power of Hope”, A Multimedia Project:

Oslo City Hall (Rådhusgalleriet), Oslo, Norway 2015 and

Holmenkollen Park, Forum for Oncologists, Oslo Norway 2014,

Oslo Open 2012-2014

Gallery KJV ”Hot Water Music” photography, Horten Norway 2014

Hellviktangen Kulturhus ”Garden of Delight” painting/mixedmedia 2013

The Music Pavillon, Oslo Center ”Spirit of the Garbage” – A multimedia project, Oslo Norway 2006

The 4th Florence Biennale, painting, Florence, Italy 2003

Gallery Sørbrøden gård, painting, Halden Norway 2001

Gallery Albin Upp, painting Oslo Norway 1998

Gallery Walaker, painting, Solvorn Norway 1993

Galleri Roenland,, painting Jevnaker Norway 1991

Gallery Gimle, painting and drawing, Oslo Norway 1990

Gallery Ovre Frednes, Porsgrunn Kunstforening, painting and drawing, Porsgrunn Norway 1988

Gallery Galtung, painting and drawing, Oslo Norway 1985.

1985 – 2007 Important study travels/ workshops

New York 2006 – Workshop facilitated by the artistduo Berc og Fogel.

Florence 2003 – Seminar ; The lost Secrets with David Hockney.

Athen 2001 – Workshop ; Myths in urban landscapes auspiced by Institutt for Romkunst.

Paris 1985 – 3 months stay in Arcuil, in the studio of The Academy of Art, Norway.

1988 – 2012 Phurchases, Scolarships

Purchased by – The National Gallery of Art, Norway

Scholarships – BKH Norway, 1988-1990

Membership – IAA International Association of Art

1976 – 2014 Education
Art and Entrepreneurship, National Academy of the Arts/KHIO,2014

Art Theory with Aasmund Thorkildsen, KHIO 2012/2013
Digital Graphics, KHIO 2008

Fashion and Costume Design, National Academy of the Art/SHKS, Oslo 1978-81

Foundation course in Fine Art, Kampen School of Art (Strykejernet), Oslo 1982-84

Foundation Course in Fine Art, Elvebakken highschool, Oslo 1976-78

1986 – 2015 Working experience

Online art school, Annette Martens Kunstskole, founder, educator Oslo 2015, 2016 –

Drawing classes for design students, National Academy of Arts, Oslo 2013

Classes in Fine Art, Elvebakken highschool, Oslo 2012-2013

Founder, headmaster, educator, Vika School of Art, Oslo / Vika Kunstfagskole AS 1986 -2008

2004 – 2014 Projects / seminars

Creative workshops for businesses

Concept/facilitating several creative workshops for businesses in Norway 2006-2011


Art & Business, Foreningen Norden i 2005

Art Travels

Arranged several art travels with focus on history of art, around the world with groups from 2004-2011.


Art historical articles. ” Der kunsten fanger livsgleden ” – en reise i kunsten, for the norwegian magasin ; Det Gode Liv, 2008

1989-1991 Other Acitivity

Galleri Gimle, Gallery, Curator, Oslo Norway

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