Our Artists

Sara De Christopher

Sara De Christopher is an American painter and abstract expressionist from Los Angeles, USA. She has alternated between working in the USA and Europe for over 30 years. De Christopher is also a skilled designer. She is an art graduate at California State University, Los Angeles, USA.

Anne Vilsbøll

Anne Vilsbøll (b. 1951) is a Danish visual artist and installation artist who specializes in handmade paper as her means of artistic expression. She is educated as an artist in Denmark, France and the United States. Today she lives and works alternately in Copenhagen, southern France and India.

Inge Jensen

Inge Jensen (b. 1961) was born in Mo i Rana. He has his studio at Blaker near Lillestrøm. Jensen was educated at Vestlandets Kunstakademi in Bergen (1979-1983) in painting and printmaking.

Hans Bentsen

Hans Bentsen is a highly skilled graphic artist who specializes in intaglio. He is originally from Risøya near Risør. He lives in Kristiansand. Bentsen is educated as a radio telegraph operator, Cand. mag. in Art History, Social Anthropology and English. He has participated in several working and study communities at Norwegian and foreign printmaking workshops.

Uzay Karov

Uzay Karov (b. 1962) was born in Bulgaria and trained as a sculptor at Norrköping Art School in Sweden. Karov worked in Sweden for 11 years, before moving to Norway. He has lived in Kristiansand since 2001.

Dag Telhaug

Dag Telhaug (b. 1950) is a landscape painter specializing in maritime motifs. He finds motifs and paints in Spangereid, where he was born and lives. Spangereid is located by the sea, 9 km from Lindesnes lighthouse. He is educated as an artist at the Norwegian National Academy of Arts and Crafts, and he is educated as a teacher.

Gro Suvatne

The ceramicist Gro Suvatne (b. 1965) works with porcelain and stoneware. She is originally from Kristiansand. She lives in Møre og Romsdal, but she has a ceramics workshop both at Myren Gård in Kristiansand and in Romsdalen near Åndalsnes. She is fascinated by surfaces created by various burning techniques such as raku and wood-burning, where the firing adds something unique to the works. She explores the clays amazing possibilities; from the plastic to the hard, durable, and all the different expressions you can get through different types of clay, surface treatments and burning techniques. She is educated as a teacher Cand. Mag. in fine arts at the Norwegian National College of Teachers and teacher at Kristiansand Teachers College.

Genni Tommasi

Genni Tommasi is a master weaver, designer, and musician. She is the founder and manager of the famous weaving workshop Tommasi Loom Works in Lucca, which is a city in Tuscany, Italy. Tommasi produces handmade fabrics on antique looms. She also works with Textile art and tapestry.

Maxwell Boadi

Maxwell Boadi (b. 1982) is from Ghana. He lives and works in the capital city of Accra. Boadi studied fine arts at Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Accra.