Tone Vigeland

Tone Vigleand (b. 1938) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She received her artistic education from the National College of Art, Craft and Design in Oslo. Vigeland has been one of the world’s leading studio jewelry artists for many decades, and over the past fifteen years has increasingly worked with sculptures and installations, oftentimes on a monumental scale. Since completing her education in the early 1960s, she has exhibited widely and has been represented in innumerable arts and crafts expositions internationally. Her works are in such collections as the Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst in Oslo, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Vigeland was recently honored with a retrospective at the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, in collaboration with the Nordenfjelsdke Kunstindustrimuseum.

Selected works

Biography

Morten andenæs portrait of tone vigeland, 2017 (press)

Born 1938 in Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo

EDUCATION

1955 National College of Art, Craft and Design, Oslo

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Tone Vigeland. Jewelry and Scupture, Dronning Sonja KunstStall, Oslo
2018 Tone Vigeland. Retrospective, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
2017 Tone Vigeland, Jewelry – Object – Sculpture. Pinakothek der Moderne. Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich
2014 Muster, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2010 New Works, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2007 New Works, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2004 Sculpture, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2000 Sculptures, Galleri Riis, Oslo
1996 Object, Galleri Riis, Oslo
1996-1998 The Jewellery of Tone Vigeland 1958-95, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, USA; Museé des Arts Décoratifs, Montreál, Canada; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA; Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, New York, USA
1995 Tone Vigeland. Jewellery 1958-1995, Kunstindustrimuseet, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
1983 Artwear, New York, USA
1981 Electrum Gallery, London, UK
1967 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Tendencies 2016, Grand Old Ladies & New Kids on the Block, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
2015 Poor Art – Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968–2015, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
2015 Update, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2014 Preview, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2013 Jan Groth + Tone Vigeland, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2012 Craft Spoken Here, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
2010 Goddesses, Museet for Samtidskunst, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
2007 Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde-Jewellery from the Helen William Drutt Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
2005 The Picture of Patronage in the 21st Century: Selections of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
2000 Jan Groth Drawings, Tone Vigeland Sculptures, Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
2000 Ornaments from there, Ornaments from here, Incidences, Coincidences, Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
1992 IIIéme Triennale du Bijou, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
1986 International Jewellery Art Exhibition, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1960 Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
1959-1964 Foreningen Brukskunsts høstmønstring, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, USA
Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Banner-Stiftung, Danner-Ritunde. Die Neue Samlung at Piakothek der Modern, München, Germany
Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Oslo Kommune Kunstsamling, Oslo, Norway
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Museene i Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
KORO, Norway
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
National Gallery of Australia, Australia