Ann Beate Tempelhaug

Ann Beate Tempelhaug was born in Mosjøen, in northern Norway. Educated in the Arts and Crafts at the University of Bergen. Her work is collected by the National museum Oslo, and the Art museums in Bergen, Trondheim and Kristiansand. Among her recent solo exhibitions are KRAFT Gallery Bergen, Bo muldsfabriken Arendal, Agder Art Center and Arteriet Gallery in Kristiansand. Among the recent group exhibitions are the Art Fairs Collective New York and Collect London. Awarded commissions at the Universities of Kristiansand and Bergen. She has received several national grants, most recently the National Art Grant for 5 years.  “As the Danish artist Per Kirkeby once said: “Landscapes are always about beauty and death.” By taking the landscape as inspiration, my work connects to my own life and my memories,” she states. Taking things one day at a time, Norwegian ceramic artist Ann Beate Tempelhaug has been creating large scale ceramic objects for over thirty years. Her freely shaped and sculpted ceramic objects are painted completely by hand, on both their surface and borders, a testament to her curiosity and dedication to finding beauty in everyday colours and shapes. In her creative process, Tempelhaug proposes new ways of understanding how even the smallest transient moments can affect our larger context.

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