Galleri Riis

Stein Rønning

Stein Rønning (b. 1953) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He received his artistic education from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. After nearly three decades of teaching and several professorships, Rønning has exhibited widely in recent years. In his work he pursues an interest in combining painting, photography and object. His c-prints seem to camouflage as painted surfaces and the finely tuned nuances among the works themselves command a heightened sense of attention in the viewer, as well as a calibration of the exhibition space. Rønning employs a similar complex and conceptual approach to his long-standing series of bronze sculptures.

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  1. 1978-79Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway
  2. 1975-78Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway


  1. 201940 Pictures, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  2. 2017Speil, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  3. 2016Tracing the score II, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2014esplaceant (unfinished business), Galleri Riis, Oslo
  5. 2014Hierlieu, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  6. 2013Méange, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
  7. 2012Austiére, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  8. 2009Sett, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  9. 2009Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway
  10. 2008Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway
  11. 1995Prosjekthallen, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim
  12. 1995Galleri Riis, Oslo
  13. 1993Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim
  14. 1987Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen
  15. 1980Galleri 1, Bergen


  1. 2016Unflatten, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger
  2. 2015Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
  3. 2014Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
  4. 2012Carnegie Art Award, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen
  5. 2011Gallery D.O.R., Brussels
  6. 2011Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
  7. 2001Rogaland Kunstmuseum, with Jan Groth, Kjell Bjørgeengen and Heidi Skjerve, Stavanger, Norway
  8. 1995Gallerie Nächst St. Stephan with Iza Gentzken, Meuser and Willi Kopf, Wien, Austria
  9. 1990Ti fra Norden, with Kristjan Gudmundsson, Jan Groth, Fredrik Wretman a.o., The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
  10. 1989Møte i Nord, with Barry Flanegan, Bill Woodrow, Imi Knoebel, Ulrich Rückriem, a.o., Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo


  • The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway
  • Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
  • KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
  • Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
  • Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim, Norway