Katrine Giæver

Katrine Giæver (b. 1960) was educated at the National College of Art and Craft in Oslo, and Visva Bharathi University in West-Bengal, India. The inherent and particular properties of color have been a guiding principle in Giæver’s artistic practice. This interest is demonstrated in works on plywood and alucore supports where color is literally used as building blocks, alluding to the method of collage, transporting the painting from two dimensions to three. She is represented in The National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo and Stavanger Art Musem, as well as in numerous corporate and private collections. Giæver has designed several public commissions, among the most recent are murals for Åsane Kulturhus in Bergen, and murals in stuccolustro for Helsfyr Metro Station in Oslo.

Selected works


Born 1960 in Tromsø, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

Artist’s homepage


1987-1988 Visva Bharathi University, West Bengal, India
1983-1987 National College of Art, Craft and Design, Oslo, Norway


2021 Collecting Colors – Catch and Release, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2020 Dropsfabrikken, Trondheim (with Heidi Bjørgan)
2017 Dip, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 Collecting Colors (Paintings and Silkscreens), Galleri Riis, Oslo
2012 Handmade, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2010 Galleri – SG, Trondheim
2005 Frozen, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
2003 Vestfold Kunstnersenter, Haugar, Tønsberg
2003 Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, Trondheim
2003 Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø
2002 Galleri Brandstrup, Stavanger
2001 Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
1996 Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger
1993 Galleri Riis, Oslo
1992 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo


2015 Myke monumenter, Kode, Bergen
2015 Update, Galleri Riis Temporary, Oslo
2011 Packed, Tenthaus Oslo
2008 40/40, Stenersensmuseum, Oslo
2008 Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Kina
2007 Clusters, Nordeas Kunstsamling Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvik, Oslo
2007 Kunst 4, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
2006 Norske Bilder, Oslo Town Hall, Oslo
2006 Galleri – SG, Trondheim
2004 Jan Groths Collection, Stavanger Art Museum
2004 Norske Bilder, Oslo Town Hall, Oslo
2004 Frequent Flyer, MMW architects of Norway, Oslo
2003 Statens Kunstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2001 Carnegie Art Award, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2001 Maleri 1945 – 2000, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
1993 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
1992 Den sjette nordiske Tekstiltrienale, Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden


The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Arts Council Norway
Statoil Art Collection
The Nordea Art Collection, Oslo
University of Tromsø
Jan Groth Collection, Stavanger Art Museum