Biography

GRO THORSEN
born 1966, Bergen

EDUCATION
Wimbledon School of Art (BA), London. 
Kunstskolen i Bergen.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
‘Hong Kong Stills’, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
'Stills' Jill George Gallery, London.
'Still Lives' HKS (Hordaland Kunstsenter), Bergen, Norway.
'Still Lives' Touring exbibition (arranged by Hordaland Kunstsenter):
Galleri Voss, Galleri N Bergslien Eidfjord and Galleri Trappa Austrheim.
Galleri LNM, Oslo, Norway.
'Night and Day' Jill George Gallery, London.
'Still Movements' No.5 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway.
Sandefjord Kunstforening, Sandefjord, Norway.
Intimgalleriet, Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
‘Autumn Leaves” Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp, Belgium.
Høstutstillingen/The National Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
‘Greatest Hits', Art at Pilgrim Street, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, London.
Celeste Art Prize', Old Truman Brewery, London.
'Norske Bilder, Rådhusgalleriet, Oslo, Norway.
'Duets', Europa Gallery, Sutton Central Library.
'New Artists, New Work', Jill George Gallery, London.
'The Figure Show', Jill George Gallery, London.
ARTfutures 2004, arranged by Contemporary Art Society, London.
'City to City' Collyer-Bristow Gallery, London.
Art at Pilgrim Street, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, London.
RWA Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
International Young Art 2001, Sotheby's New York.
International Young Art 2001, Sotheby's Tel Aviv, Isreal.
39 Essex Street, London.
'Good Taste/Bad Taste', Studio Voltaire, London.
'Vårutstillingen 2000', Gallery Steen, Oslo, Norway.
'Artist of Promise', Art at Fleet Place, London.
'Gush' Wimbledon Library Gallery, London.
'Refusert Kuratorens Utvalg', Stavanger Kunstforening, Stavanger, Norway.

ART FAIRS
London Art Fair (Jill George Gallery) London.
Toronto International Art Fair, Convention Centre, (JGG) Toronto.
20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, (JGG) London.
Art Chicago, (Jill George Gallery), Chicago.
Lineart, (Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus) Gent, Belgium.
Red Dot Art Fair, (Jill George Gallery)  Miami.
Red Dot Art Fair, (Jill George Gallery) New York.
Glasgow Art Fair, (Jill George Gallery) Glasgow.
Art Madrid, (Jill George Gallery), Madrid.
Art London, (Jill George Gallery), Chelsea, London.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

Ingrid Lindback Landgård Stiftelse. 
Newcomer Award at The National Annual Autumn Exhibition.
Scholarship for Fine Arts   (Diversestipend).
Exhibition Grant The Arts Council Norway (Utstillingsstipend, Norsk Kulturråd).
Scholarship for Fine Arts  (Vederlagsfondet).
Scholarship for Fine Arts  (Materialstipend).
Exhibition  Grant The Arts Council Norway  (Debutantstøtte, Norsk Kulturråd).

 

 

COMMISIONS
Fidelity Ltd
St. Olav Hospitalet, Trondheim, Norway
Sjøkrigsskolen, Bergen, Norway
Warner Music Entertainment Network, London
IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, London
Baker McKenzie, London
Grieg Shipping AS, Norway
Alliance Bernstein, London
NAF (Norges Automobil Forbund), Oslo
Nordea, Norway
Norwegian Hull, Norway
Firmdale Group Ltd


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