Galleri Riis

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.


  1. 1955National College of Art, Craft and Design, Oslo


  1. 2018Tone Vigeland. Jewelry and Scupture, Dronning Sonja KunstStall, Oslo
  2. 2018Tone Vigeland. Retrospective, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
  3. 2017Tone Vigeland, Jewelry - Object - Sculpture. Pinakothek der Moderne. Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Munich
  4. 2014Muster, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
  5. 2010New Works, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  6. 2007New Works, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  7. 2004Sculpture, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  8. 2000Sculptures, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  9. 1996Object, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  10. 1996-1998The 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
  11. 1995Tone Vigeland. Jewellery 1958-1995, Kunstindustrimuseet, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
  12. 1983Artwear, New York, USA
  13. 1981Electrum Gallery, London, UK
  14. 1967Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo


  1. 2016Tendencies 2016, Grand Old Ladies & New Kids on the Block, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
  2. 2015Poor Art – Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968–2015, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
  3. 2015Update, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2014Preview, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  5. 2013Jan Groth + Tone Vigeland, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo
  6. 2012Craft Spoken Here, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
  7. 2010Goddesses, Museet for Samtidskunst, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
  8. 2007Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde-Jewellery from the Helen William Drutt Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
  9. 2005The Picture of Patronage in the 21st Century: Selections of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
  10. 2000Jan Groth Drawings, Tone Vigeland Sculptures, Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
  11. 2000Ornaments from there, Ornaments from here, Incidences, Coincidences, Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
  12. 1992IIIéme Triennale du Bijou, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
  13. 1986International Jewellery Art Exhibition, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  14. 1960Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
  15. 1959-1964Foreningen Brukskunsts høstmønstring, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo


  • 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