Anne Elisabeth Kiaer



Artist Biography and Background

Region
New York / Norway, France
Known for
Abstract, Abstract paintings, detailed drawings
Studied
Education

2009-13 Student of contemporary artists Roar Werner Eriksen and
Markus Brendmoe
2005-07 Nydalen Art School, Oslo, Norway
1975-76 Romerike Folkehøgskole, Norway
1973-74 Kansas University, Fine Arts, USA
1971-72 Pratt High School, Art Aide


Workshops:

2016 Painting, Roar Werner Eriksen
2012-14 The Art Students League of New York
2009 Drawing, The Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
2008 Drawing, The Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
2008 Photoshop for Photographers, Vågå, “The Fine Print”
2008 Ærø Kunsthøiskole, workshop with Morten Søkilde, Ærø, Denmark
2008 Photoshop, Granum Kunstfagskole, Oslo, Norway
1998 Weaving, Bærum Husflidslag, Norway
1997 Weaving, Bærum Husflidslag, Norway

Professions
Painter, Photographer
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2016 Solo Exhibition Salomon Arts Gallery, Tribeca, New York
Project Most, East Hampton, New York
2015 Solo Exhibition, Kunst under jorden, Jacob Aall Parkeringshus
2014 Zoya Tommy Contemporary, Houston, Texas
Select Fair, New York, USA
2013 Select Fair, Miami, USA
En Annerledes Kunstutstilling, Maarud Gaard, Norway
Galleri Clara, Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad
Oslo Town Hall, Oslo, Norway
2012 L’Image Plurielle, Fox-Amphoux, Provence, France
2011 Solo Exhibiton Galleri Café de Consert, Oslo, Norway
2009 Nordberg Lions, Oslo, Norway
Onsøy Gamle Prestegård, Fredrikstad, Norway
Romeriksutstillingen, Skaarer, Jessheim, Norway
2008 Galleri ØKS, Fredrikstad, Norway
Nordberg Lions, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Clara, Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad, Norway
Romeriksutstillingen, Skaarer, Jessheim, Norway
2007 Onsøy Gamle Prestegård, Fredrikstad, Norway
Nordberg Lions, Oslo, Norway
2006 Onsøy Gamle Prestegård, Fredrikstad, Norway
Galleries
Salomon Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Artist Review(s)
What defines Anne Elisabeth Kiær as an artist is her search for new expressions; from meticulously detailed drawings, almost conceptual in their form, to representational drawings or totally abstract pieces. Her paintings have the same characteristics. Some works shows leaves or vegetation from a forest, others are close to monochrome abstractions.
Her formats reflect her intent to create; from tiny, detailed drawings to large, monumental canvases. Maybe this is where the strength of her artistry lies; the will to always look for new challenges, never being satisfied with the latest expression. In contrast to her bold and colorful paintings, the exquisite detail of her drawings, both figurative and abstract, is a demonstration of the diversity of her work.

In her own words “I am driven by finding the balance in a painting, the shapes and colors need to work together to give a piece its character, its ability to communicate with the viewer even though it might only be a whisper”.
Her paintings project a sense of inner understanding and intuitive source to achieve such majestic and intricate artwork.

Press Release, Salomon Artsgallery
Artist Statement
I strive to get colors, lines and forms to balance each other and give the viewer a visual harmony. I love seeing a hint of a color beneath another. Covering up and exposing can go on through indefinite layers.

I am driven by finding the balance in a painting. The shapes and colors need to work together to give a piece its character, its ability to communicate with the viewer even though it might only be a whisper.

I paint with acrylics on unbleached, unprimed cotton canvas.

My drawings are abstract, detailed and for the most part I start in the middle of the paper and work outwards, what ever the pattern. Seeing the piece grow is the inspiration, how a mechanical movement becomes an organic figure.


Anne Elisabeth Kiær
August 2016
Anne Elisabeth Kiaer
Muthes gate 38
Oslo, International  0260
Norway
Phone: +4792604543
Styles
Abstract, Contemporary, Figuration, Drawings
Mediums
Acrylic, Pencil, Mixed Media, Charcoal, ink
Price Information
Please contact artist representative, Tom Guldberg tom.guldberg@gmail.com