CV – Merete Sejersted Bødtker

Merete Sejersted Bodtker
Bygdervegen 274, 2420 Trysil, Norway
Mobile:  +47 9132 0537
3dimentional@gmail.com

 

Education

1991–93 The New York Academy of Figurative Art. NY (Master degree)
1988–91 Oslo National Academy of the Arts (SKA)
1979/87 KhiO,  Ceramic dep. Arts &  Crafts BA.(partial), Oslo, Norway.
1978/79 Myndlista & Handidaskolinn, Iceland

Awards

2011 Winner, sculpture competition. Olav Selvaag, Tjuvholmen, Oslo
2011 Winner, sculpture competitions. National architect Christian Heinrich Grosch, Oslo Municipality. Celebrational gift for the 200 year anniversary University of Oslo.
2006 Winner, sculpturecompetition, monument Norwegian lyric Halldis Moren Vesaas, Municipality of Åmot, Vinje. Double portraits, the Norwegian Theatre and the Municipality of Trysil
1998 Double prize, Ceylon Society of the Arts, Sri Lanka

Upcoming events, projects and Exhibitions

2015-2016 Monument over Aase Nordmo Lovberg, Maalselv, Northern Norway.
2015-2016 Single show at the Rackstad Museum, Wärmland, Sweden.
2016
 Handing over the bronzeportrait of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the fundraising concert as benefit to NLD ́s Educational fund.
2016 Single show at Hamar Cultural House, Norway.

Selected appearances in media, radio,  TV and News

2013 Myanmar National TV, reportage and News
2013 Myanmar Times, Link
2008 Al-Arabyia TV
2008 Dubai – Eye, Radio 40 minutes sho

Single shows

2009 Sorkedalen Church, Oslo
2009 Art Street, Hvaler townhall, Norway
2008 Behind the scene, Skatoy Festival, Kragero Norway
2004 Gallery TiK, Kongsberg, Norway
2003 The Norwegian State Church in Kragero, Norway
2001 Gallery X, Son, Norway
2001 Gallery G, Baerum, Norway
1999 Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1992 Ceramic sculpture, Norwegian Trade council, New York. NY
1989 Casa Espana/ the Spanish Culture House Oslo, Norway

Representation

The Thief, Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Theatre, Oslo, Norway
Aamot, Vinje Municipality, Norway
Trysil Municipality, Norway
Oslo University
Bogstad Primary School, Oslo, Norway
Voksen Primary School, Oslo, Norway
Lusetjern Primary School, Oslo, Norway
American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, USA
Nansen Fund Inc., Texas, USA
Selvaag Eiendom, Moss, Tjuvholmen Oslo, Norway
The Art collection of the Municipality of Oslo,Norway
State Centre for Epileptic, Baerum. Norway
Colosseum-Klinikken, Oslo, Norway
Heilo Finans, Bankplassen 1a, Oslo Norway
Svenska Bostader, Stockholm, Sweden
“DS Louise” Aker Brygge, Oslo Norway
Klaekken Hotel, Honefoss, Norway
Private collections in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Sri Lanka,
Sweden, Norway, Dubai and Syria.

Commissions and public works

2012 Monument, Olav Selvaag, Olav Selvaags plass, Tjuvholmen, Oslo.
2011 Architect Christian Heinrich Grosch, Oslo/University of Oslo 200 yrs.
2009 Monument, the Norwegian poet, Per Sivle, Papirbredden, City of Drammen
2008 Memorial site for the artist Torger Iverstugun, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway
2007 Portrait Halldis Moren Vesaas, Det Norske Teatret Oslo
2007 Portrait Halldis Moren Vesaas, Trysil Municipality
2007 Halldis Moren Vesaas Monument, Aamot i Vinje, Telemark, Norway
2005 Kiwi-award, Norway
2004 The Actor Henki Kolstad, portrait. DS Louise, Oslo Norway
2003 Former Mayor Albert Nordengen portrait.  DS Louise Norway
2003/04 Kongelige Mynt, Kongsberg, Norway
2003 FLO/ IKT.  Forsvarets Tele- og Datatjenestes resepsion. Norway
2002 Sofiemyråsen, Selvaagbygg Norway (duplicate)
2001 Dinosaurs”, Selvaag-group Norway
2000 Monumentalportrait / Arne Fjørtoft, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
1997 Worldview International Foundation, Sri Lanka
1996 Drammen Theater, Norway
1995 Lusetjern school (duplicate) oslo, Norway
1995 F/V Aretousa. Minoan Lines, Greece
1994 Selvaagbygg, Moss (duplicate) Norway
1994 Televerket. Norway
1988 Norway Veterinary school, Oslo, Norway
1983 Akershus Hotel 1983, Norway
1983 “M/S  RIG SEISMIC”, Ålesund. Norway
1982 “M/S  RIG MASTER”, Ålesund Norway
1982 Flekkefjord Shipyard, Norway

Groupshow, projects, festivals

2015 ”Lost soil IS lost forever” Oslo, ConcernedArtistsNorway/Subway
2015 WATERPROOF NK East, Norway
2014 “Jomfrulands-exhibition, Kragero Municipality, Norway
2014 Vinje exhibition,Telemark, Norway
2014 Eidfjord, Norwegian Sculptors association (NBF)
2014 Summerexhibitions NBF
2013
Galleri Oro, Martens utstillinga, Elverum
2013 Art Plus Art Gallery, sculptor sculpts sculptor, Yangon, Myanmar
2012 Natthagen Galleri, Løten, NK-Øst
2012/05 Exhibition at Jomfruland, Kragero Municipality
2011/08/06 Gallery Nes i Seljord Norway
2008 Palmyrah- festival, Syria
2008 Vinje exhibition, Norway
2008 “4 impressions” Saharygate, Dubai
2007 Vinjar, Telemark, Summershow, Halldis Moren Vesaas 100 yrs
2007 The Creative Force, Ceramic sculpture, Acanthus, Risor. Norway
2007 NBF/ Eidfjord/ Baerums Verk/ Norway
2005 Gallery Roenland, Norway
2005 Jomfrulands-exhibition, Kragerø Municipality, Norway
2005 Summershows, NBF  Svelvik, Sandefjord, Gjovik
2004 NBF Summershows, Ski, Moss, Sandefjord
2004 Svelvik Municipality Summershow
2004 Small-scale sculpture, NBF, The Sculptors Association, Norway
2003 Oslo Open, Norway
2003 KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden
2003 «SCULPTURE 2003» Aker Brygge, Norway
2003 Gallery Roenland 15 urs anniversary, Jevnaker, Norway
2003  “Sculpture of the Month ” NBF, Ski-Moss-Drobak
2002 Gallery X, Son
2002/98/96 Gallery Loekkebakken, Kragero (live modell in gallery -02)
2001 Sculpture-exhibition Gallery Kjeldaas, Oslo Norway
2001 «Angels» Elogel Gallery, Skien Norway
2001/00/97 NBF Sculpture-parade Karl Johan, Oslo, Norway
2001 Eidfjord Municipality, “Sculpture in Rain” Norway
2000 Høyanger Municipality, Norway
2000 Huus Libris, Førde Municipality Norway
2000 Follo – exhibition, Ås Art Foundation, Norway
2000 Bærums Verk,  outdoor exhibition, Norway
1999 «Contemporary Sculpture of Sri Lanka» National Art Gallery, Colombo
1998 111th Annual Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1988 Selvaags Collection, Moss. Norway
1996 NBF´s 50-yrs Cerebr. exhibition, Henie-Onstad Centre of the Arts, Høvikodden
1996 «KJØL» Järva Folk Park, Stockholm, Sweden
1994 “Norwegian Sculpture 1994”, Gallery Roenland, Jevnaker, Norway
1993/92 «Take Home A Nude», New York Academy, USA
1993 Sugarhill, Cultural Enrichment Gallery, NY. USA
1992 Summerexhibition, Sculpture-park in Sauherad, Norway
1991 Summerexhibition, Eidfjord, Hardanger
1991 NBF´s “Sculpture of the Month”, october, Oslo
1988 Sculptures in Ice, the Vigeland park, Oslo

Stipends and scholarships

1999 Establishing stipend from the Norwegian Artists Association (NOK 30.000)
1992 Andrew E.& G.Norman Wigeland Fund, American-Scand. Found. USA
1991/92/93 Andy Warhol Scholarship, New York Academy of Art. USA
1991 King Haakon VII´s Scholarship, Norway – America Foundation
1991/92/93 John D. Archbold Fellowship, Nansen Fund Inc. Texas. USA
1991 The British Council Fellowship Award, (declined)
1991 Statetipend, Italy,  (declined)
1991 Statestipend, Spain,  (declined)
1990 Ingrid Lindbäck Langgaard´s Foundation, Travel grant

Honorary positions

2008 Member of Jury Loerenskog Municipality sculpture-competition
2007– Nominational comitée, The Sculptors Association (NBF)
2005–2007 Nominational comitée, The Sculptors Association (NBF)
2005– Norwegian Artist Association, (NBK) ass.representative.on the board
2005– Representative Hedmark regional Municipality stipendkomitee
2004–2006 Representative i NBK`s  National stipendkomitee
2003 Juror for KORK, Norw. Broadcas. Coorperation NRK Orchestra sculpture-competition
2002–2004 Member on the board The Sculptors Association
2000–2002 Member on the board The Sculptors Association
2000 Member of Jury NBF  – Oslo Artfoundation
1989–1991 Member on the board of NBF for associated members

Membership

The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK)
Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK)
The Sculptors Association (NBF)
Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society  (BONO)