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Anne-Karin Furunes

Norwegian, born 1961


lives and works in Trondheim

Professor at the Academy of Fine Art in Trondheim

Teacher in higher education since 1997

1946                        Apprenticeship in glass engraving at his father’s (Valentin Eisch) workshop, until 1949.


1986-88/91-93          The National Academy of  Fine Art, Oslo

1989:                         Graduate of  The Norwegian Technical

                                  High School, Dept. of Architecture, Trondheim

Additional Education

1993-94:                    Fifth year at The Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim

1988:                         Two semesters at The Architectural Association, London,                                                                                  

                                  Diploma I, with Peter Wilson

1985:                         Architectural High School in Oslo,

                                  Complex Building, with Sverre Fehn

1984-85:                    School of Arts and Crafts, Oslo

1983-84:                    Department of Architecture

                                  The Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

 Solo Exhibitions

*Denotes exhibition catalogue or accompanying publication

2007:                         Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA

                                  Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sverige

2006:                         Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

                                  Conny Dietzschold Gallery – Melbourne, Australia

2005:                         Conny Dietzschold Gallery – Sydney, Australia

2004:                         Schröder Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2003:                         Galleria Traghetto , -Venezia, Italy

                                  Molde International Jazz Festival, Molde Kunstforening

                                  Conny Dietzschold Gallery – Sydney, Australia

                                  Galleri K-Nina Roos & Anne-Karin Furunes*

                                  “Excursion into the slightest of Signs”, Oslo, Norway

                                  (text by Anders Kreuger)

 2002:                        Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

                                  Galleria Kari Kennetti, Helsinki, Finland

2001:                         Tromsø Kunstforening

2000:                         Galleri K, Oslo*

                                 (text by Mika Hannula)

2000:                         Trondheim Kunstmuseum*

                                 (text by Steve Dixon)

                                  Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway *

                                 (text by Audun Eckhoff)

1999:                         Galleria Kari Kennetti, Helsinki, Finland

                                  Die Weisse Galerie, Cologne, Germany*

1998:                         Galleri K, Oslo,*

                                 (text by Gary Michael Dault)

                                  Skyatlas, Tr. Kunstnersenter.

                                  Sofie Persvik & Helena Kive

1997:                         Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1996:                         Galleri K, Oslo, *

                                 (text by Gertrud Sandqvist)

1994:                         The Project Room, Galleri F15,

                                 Gertrud Sandquist, curator



Selected Group Exhibitions

*Denotes exhibition catalogue or accompanying publication

2007:                         Art Basel, Galerie Anhava, Switzerland

                                  Art Brüssel, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Belgium

                                  Kunstmarked, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

                                  Preus Fotomuseum, From the daguerrotype to digitalization, Horten, Norway

2006:                         Art Miami Basel, Galerie Anhava, USA

                                  Artforum Berlin, Galleri K, Galerie Anhava, Germany

                                  Art Brüssel, Galerie Anhava, Belgium

                                  Symbolic Order, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Norway

                                  Prosjektrommet 93-06, Galleri F15, Moss Bryggeri Utstillingshall, Norway

2005:                         Beijing Biennale 2005 Winner of the Second Prize Reward, China*

                                  The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Exhib. (12.02.2005-09.12.2008)

                                  Oslo, Norway                           

                                  Diskurs, Drammen museum, Drammen*

                                  Symbolic Order, Trondheim Kunstmuseum*

                                  Artfair Cologne, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Germany

                                  Artforum Berlin 2006, Galleri K, Germany

                                  Stockholm Artfair, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Sweden

                                  Artfair in Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Italy

                                  Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Summerexhibition 2005, Norway

2004:                         Dynamics of the face, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di palazzo Ducale in Pavullo nel

                                  Frignano, Italy*

                                  Sal Haaken, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo*, Norway

                                  Stockholm Artfair, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Sweden

                                  Artfair in Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Italy

                                  Art Chicago, Barry Friedman Ltd., USA            

                                  Maleri?/Painting? Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

2003:                         Artforum Berlin 2003, Galleri K, Germany

                                  night train-Surrealist Routes to Kiasma’s Collections, Kiasma, Finland

                                  Artfair in Bologna, Galleria Traghetto, Italy

                                  Stockholm Artfair, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Sweden

                                  Art Palm Beach, Barry Friedman Ltd., USA      

                                  Art Fair Milano, Galleria Traghetto

2002:                         Lys, Bomuldsfabrikken, Arendal

                                  Art Basel Miami, USA

                                  Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Conny Dietzschold Gallery,

                                  (Australian and International Contemporary Art  Project)

                                  Artforum Berlin 2002, Galleri K

                                  Umedalen Skulpturpark, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

                                  Art Basel Miami, Barry Friedman Ltd., USA

2001-02:                    Painting&Painting, Kristinehamn Museum of Art

2001:                         Biennial in Painting

                                  The nordic countries & the Baltic States-

                                  Väsby Konsthall and Galleri Vilunda, Stockholm*

                                  “To  build a Collection”

                                  The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

2000:                         Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Die Weisse Galerie,

                                  (Australian and International Contemporary Art  Project)

                                  Artforum Berlin 2000, Galleri K and

                                  Galleria Kari Kenetti

                                  Andres Verk /Interplay,

                                  The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

                                  Kvit Akse, Bergen Kunstforening*

                                  Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal

                                  Hå gamle prestegård, Jæren

                                  Out of Home / Ausser Haus,

                                  Trondheim Kunstmuseum*

                                  Stockholm Art Fair, Galleria Kari Kenetti

                                  Swanljungs Collection Exhibition, Helsinki*

1999-00:                    Carnegie Art Award Exhibition,

                                  Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo*

                                  Amos Andersons konstmuseum, Helsinki

                                  Konstakademien, Stockholm

                                  Sophienholm, Copenhagen

                                  Listsafni Islands, Reykjavik

                                  Barbican Art Center,The Curve, London

                                  Stockholm Art Fair, Galleri K

                                  Galleri K, Oslo

1999- 00:                   Frankfurt Art Fair, Galleria Kari Kenetti

1998-99:                    Art forum Berlin, Galleri K*

                                  80/90 Mirrors of our time,

                                  Works from the National Museum of Contemporary Art,

                                  Oslo at Listsafni Islands.*

                                  International Photoscene Köln 1998

                                  with Tracey Moffatt & Mary Lou Pavlovic,

                                  Die Weisse Galerie, Cologne, Germany*

1998:                         4 Utstillere, Norges Hus, Stockholm*

1997:                         Jeanne d ´arc, Riksutstillingene*

                                  Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand

                                  Nordenfjelske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim

                                  Vestlandets Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen

                                  Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø 

1996:                         Mørketidsutstillingen, Tromsø Kunstforening

                                  Portrait, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo*

                                  Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trondheim

1995:                         DIXI, project featuring  34 Emerging Norwegian Artists, Oslo*

                                  Høstutstillingen,  Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

                                  Juni-utstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

1994:                         Desemberutstillingen, Trondheim Kunstforening

                                  Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

                                  Heimdalsutstillingen, Trondheim*


                                  Kunstnersenteret i Trøndelag

1992:                         Desemberutstillingen,

                                  Trondheim Kunstforening

1991:                         The oral picture, Galleri Mevlana, Oslo, curated by Tom Sandqvist *

                                  Dialogue, Galleri Rotor, Gøteborg, Sverige

1990:                         The true and untrue picture, 

                                  The Norwegian Art Academy in Oslo, curated by Tom Sandqvist *

                                  Overganger, with Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén, Oslo Kunstforening *

1988:                         End of the Year Exhibition, Architectural Association, London, England *

                                  Bahnhof Westend, with H.D.K., Berlin

1987:                         Artlantis, Håholmen, with H.D.K., Averøy *

                                  Interaction, 4 students from Art Academy  in Oslo, Galleri Rom

1986:                         Project - A chair, Interior-Messe Milano,

1985:                         Architecture from inside-out,

                                  Ecole Speciale d´Architecture, Paris



2005:                         The National Museum in China, Beijing

2003:                         Konstvägen, Sweden

                                  Kistefos Museum, Norway

2002:                         Tromsø Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway

                                  Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Finland

                                  Landstinget Västernorrland, Sweden


                                  Landstinget Västerbotten, Sweden

                                  Landstinget Jönköping, Sweden

                                  Landstinget Kronoberg, Sweden

                                  Landstinget Gävleborg, Sweden

                                  Landstinget Västra Götalandsregionen, Sweden

                                  Jönköpings Kommun, Sweden

                                  Sundsvalls Kommun, Sweden

                                  Umedalen Skulptur, Balticgruppen, Umeå, Sweden

1996-98-00:               The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

1999-00:                    KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland                

1996-00:                    Norwegian Culture Fund

2000:                         The Museum of Art, Trondheim, Norway

2000:                         Trondheim Kommune, Norway

1999:                         Swanljungs collection, Helsinki



2005:                         Deutsche Bank (Norman Foster Building ), Sydney /Aluminum work “The Door” high:270 cm x wide:426,9 cm

                                  Henrik Wergelands Hus, Eidsvoll 1814 Wall: 4,80 m x 26,40 m, Finished 05

                                  St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim (Competition), work in aluminium, Finished 05

2004:                         Avinor, "The new Tower", Trondheim Airport, Wall: 3m x 5,15m, Finished 04

2003:                         Hydro, outdoor work at Grane oil platform , 300cm  x 300cm

2001:                         Stjørdal V.G. skole, One Wall,  measuring: 360cm x 840cm,

                                  painted and perforated aluminium.

                                  Finished in August 01.

2000:                         Telenor Bergen, Two works, each measuring: 1075cm x 714cm,

                                  painted and perforated aluminium.

                                  Finished in July 00.

1999:                         First Prize in The Competition for  Public Art at The National Theatre

                                 Station, (The main platform), Oslo, 500m (250m on each side) x 2m frieze.

                                 Finished in November 99.

                                (N.Th. Station got Brunel Award 2001 for its Comission Art)

1949                        Studied glass design at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, until 1953.1956                        Studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, until 1959.

1960                        Founded the art group Radama with Max Strack and Gretel Stadler.

1962                        Married Gretel Stadler; first contact with Harvey Littleton.

1965                        Started a glass studio in Frauenau, Germany.

1968                        Began Lecturing/ Teaching around the world.

1988                        Organized the summer school Bildwerk, Frauenau.



Selected Exhibitions


2002                        Kunsthalle Dresen und Schloss Pillnitz, Germany.

2001                        Otto Gallerie, Munich, Germany.

1999                        16 Heads and The Space Between.  Corning Inc. Headquarters, Corning, NY.

1997                        Leerer Beutel. Städtische Sammlungen und Kunstverein, Städtische Galerie Regensburg, Germany.

                                  Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan.    

                                  Charleroi Musee du Berre, France.

1995                        Expanded Glass. Modern Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan.

1994                        Kurokabe Museum, Nagahama, Japan.

1992                        Kristallnacht. Galerie Maurine Littleton, Washington DC.

1988                        Peintures-Verres-Dessins.  Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.          

                                 Hommage a Picasso-Peintures et Sculptures. Galerie Suzel, Paris, France. 

1987                        Kulturepreis, East Bavaria, Germany.

1984                        Galerie Ketterer, Munich, Germany.

1982                        Heller Gallery, New York, NY.

1981                        Kunstmesse, Basel, Switzerland.

                                 Galerie Schuh, Munich, Germany.


1980                        Contemporary Glass: Europe and Japan. The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.

1979                        New Glass: A Worldwide Survey.  The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. Through 1981.

1978                        Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

1977                        Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany.

1976                        Modernes Glas aus Amerika, Europa, und Japan.

                                 (First glass head series/Harvey K. Littleton Head) Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany. 

1973                        Leading German Craftsmen. The British Crafts Center, London, England.

1972                        Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland.

1971                        Galerie Henning, Darmstadt, Germany.         

                                  Narziss-Ein Interieur. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.

1969                        Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1968                        Fountain of Youth Installation. Bundesgartenschau, Dortmund, Germany.

1964                        Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

1961                        Glas und Porzellanhaus Tritschler, Stuttgart, Germany.

1960                        Bolus Krim Gedächtnisausstellung-Gruppe Radama. Galerie Malura, Munich, Germany. 




2002                        Lifetime Achievement Award, Urban-Glass, Brooklyn, NY.

1995                        Lifetime Achievement Award, Glass Art Society, Corning, NY.

1992                        Krystallnacht Project, Gold Award for “My Love to Anne Frank,” American

                                  Interfaith Institute, Philadelphia, PA.

1985                        Coburger Glaspreis – First prize.

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