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Simple, graceful, life-size: For Øyvind Hjelmen's Anthologia series, he abandoned cameras completely to make unique sun prints on photographic paper outside in his garden on the island of Stord, Norway. 

Norwegian Oyvind Hjelmen photographs an old family home as it is being emptied after several generations have come and gone.
About Øyvind Hjelmen

Øyvind Hjelmen lives and works on the island of Stord, off the west-coast of Norway. Apart from having attended various photographic workshops, he is autodidact as an artist. He holds a BA in modern art and aesthetics from the University of Bergen.

Øyvind Hjelmen has been working with photography as his artistic expression for more than 20 years, and his works have been exhibited in USA, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Japan, France, The Netherlands and Norway. Among the collections that hold his works are The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, USA, and Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri - Verona, Italy.

He has been teaching photographic workshops for 10 years, and he has also been guest lecturer at the American Intercontinental University in London, and at Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo.

He is currently also Artistic Project Leader for the Artist in Residence program at Halsnøy Monastery, Sunnhordland Museum, Norway.

Selected Exhibitions:

2013 Kolga Tblisi Photo 2013, "China Stories", Georgia
2012 Breda Photo, Breda Holland
Pimp the Timp, Cologne, Germany
Galleri Giga, Stord Norway
2011 Dostoevsky Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Bømlo Kunstlag, Bømlo, Norway
Fotomessen, Oslo, Norway
2010 Kaunas Foto, “Duets and Duels”, Lithuania
Next Wall Gallery, Houston, Texas
Bering & James, Houston, Texas
Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Bering & James, Houston, Texas
Risor International festival of Photography, Norway
Chambre avec Vues, Paris
Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK
OST Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2008 Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
Museum of Fine Art, Houston, USA
(Photo Forum Exhibition)
B-Open, Bergen, Norway
Bering & James, Houston, USA
Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
Lodz International Photofestival, Poland
Galleri Voss, Norway,
2007 Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (Best of PhotoFolio Show)
Centro Ricerca Artistica Mezzocorona, Italy (MYST)
Preus Museum, Norway (Day of Photography)
Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo
Galleri Giga, Stord
Galleri Ramsfjord, Oslo
Photo Folio Gallery, Rencontres d’ Arles, France
Tromso Gallery of Contemporary Art (Tromsø Kunstforening)

Bibliography:

2011 “Shots” Magazine, Portfolio issue
2010 SERGE #1004 (www.serge.se)
2009 Gunnar Danbolt: Norsk Kunsthistorie (Norwegian History of Art), 3rd edition, Det norske samlaget, Oslo 2009, pp 457 - 459
Black & White Magazine (USA) #71, pp 78 - 85
2008 Lens Culture, http://www.lensculture.com/hjelmen.html
2006 Lens Culture, http://www.lensculture.com/webloglc/mt_files/archives/2006/12/post-1.html
2005 Professor Gunnar Danbolt: Article in “KUNST” ( “ART”) vol 3, 2005, pp. 30 - 32
2002 M. Krogvold: 103 øyeblikk, (book of Norwegian photographic portraits 1907 – 2002), Publisher: Dinamo Forlag, pp. 111 - 112

Collections:

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, USA
Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri -Verona, Italy
Edward J. Osowski Collection, USA
Joan Morgenstern Collection, USA
Collezione Mauro Fiorese, Italy
Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Royal Norwegian Navy
Private collections in Norway
Art Council Norway (Books: Sentimental, (2005) and Ride the Wind, (2009)

Member:

Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)
Society of Fine Art Photographers in Norway (FFF)

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Øyvind Hjelmen's Projects on LensCulture
Øyvind Hjelmen's Books