About Ingunn Vestby

Textile art is my field of work. I work with both tapestry and embroidery. In the loom I mainly work with extreme enlargements of patterns from nature. I am not focusing on the recognizable in nature. My embroideries are a combination of textile and painting. I embroider, draw and paint on canvas. Imprints are added as an important part of the process.

An object from nature is repositioned. Painted dried twigs are perpetuated by being welded directely on the surface. The elements I use from nature are forced into an image frame in a desired form, and materialize in a tactile and physical way. I am not focusing on the recognizable in nature. I am challenging a well known shape, a well known object. I try to search for shapes and patterns, the relationship which is in everything and everyone. A textile interpretation of nature.

Ingunn Vestby About / Contact

CURRICULUM VITAE

Ingunn Vestby
Thorsbrovej 13
Reerslev
2640 Hedehusene
Denmark

ingunn.vestby@gmail.com

Norwegian, lives in Denmark.
Born in 1956

Memberships

Norske Billedkunstnere
Norske Tekstilkunstnere
BilledKunstnernes Forbund, Denmark

Education

1979-1983: Skolen for Brugskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
1978: Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteks Tegneskole, Copenhagen, Denmark
1976-1977: Holstebro Kunsthøjskole, Denmark

Group Exhibitions, selected

2020: Køng Museum, med Kjersti Iversen og Charlotte Nielsen, Danmark
2017-2018: ”Gensyn”, Furesø Kunstforening, Denmark
2017: ”Det store mjuke øyeblikk på Finnskogen”, Norske Tekstilkunstnere
2014: ”miniTex14”, guest artist, Galleri Nicolai Kolding and Runde Tårn Copenhagen
2013: ”Darlings på spil”, Kunstetagerne, Hobro, Denmark Kunstetagerne i Hobro
2012: ”no.dk”, NAD, Norwegian Artists in Denmark, Galleri Brantebjerg
2012: ”Banality and Grace”, Bratislava, Slovakia
2004: The 4th Fiber Art Biennale, Torino, Italy
2003: Haugesund Billedgalleri, Norway
1998: The 12th Biennale of Mini Textiles, Szombathely, Hungary
1998: ”Encore”, International Textilkunst, Atlanta, USA
1997: ”Art of the Stich”, guest artist, UK
1996: ”Voluptas”, Turcianska Galerie, Slovakia
1996: Småbilde Biennalen, Stavanger Kunstforening, Norway
1995-1996: International Miniature Exhibition, guest artist, London and Manchester, UK
1995: ”Norske Miniatyrer”, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
1995: ”Salon Europeen d ́Art Plastique”, France
1994: ”Women light up the Night”, guest artist, Berlin, Germany
1993-1994: International Textile Exhibition, Mexico City, Vera Cruz, Mexico
1992: Østlandsutstillingen, Norway
1991: The National Museum of Gdansk, Poland Poland
1990: Norske Kulturdager, Riga, Latvia
1989: Norsk tekstilkunst, The Central Artist House in Moscow, USSR
1989, 1990: Nordisk Tekstil Triennale
1988, 1990: Høstutstillingen, Oslo, Norway
1984, 1988: Charlottenborgs Forårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
1983: Avgangsutstilling fra Skolen for Brugskunst, Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark
1977: International Miniature Exhibition, guest artist, London,Manchester, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2021: Huset i Asnæs, Denmark
2021: Kunstforeningen Humlen, Denmark
2019: Nordens Hus, Reykjavik, Island
2016: Nordisk Ministerråd, Helsinki, Finland Finland
2016: Kulturhuset Grand, Borgå. Finland
2015: Løgumkloster Refugium, Denmark
2015: Musikteatret, Holstebro, Denmark
2012: Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
2010: Rådhuset Høje Tåstrup, Denmark
2009: Musikteatret, Holstebro, Denmark
2007: Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway
2005: Arendal Kunstforening, Norway
2005: RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2005: Aalesund Kunstforening, Norway
1999: Visningsrommet, Georgenes Verft, Bergen, Norway
1999: Drammen Kunst Museum, Norway
1998: Mandal Kunstforening, Norway
1987: Holbæk Kunstforening 1987, Denmark

Purchase

Oslo Kommunes Kunstsamlinger
KORO, Kunst i det Offentlige rom
Sundhedsstyrelsen, København
Top Danmark
Landscenteret Dansk Landbrugsrådgivning
SAP Copenhagen

Commisions, selected

Norsk Hydro, Oslo
Nycomed AB, Stockholm
Oslo Sporveier, Hovedadministrasjonen på Tøyen, Oslo
Ullevål Sykehus, Oslo
Sector Asset Management, Oslo
Royal Caribeen Cruise Line, RCCL, ”Adventure of the Seas”, Miami, USA
Diakonhjemmets Sykehus, Oslo
Ringerike Sykehus, Pasienthotellet, Hønefoss
Rådhuset, Hønefoss
Sølvskottberget Rekonvalesentsenter

Grants

Statlige Stipend
Ingrid Lindback Langgaards Fond for Bildende Kunstnere
Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
Statens Etableringsstipend
Norsk Kulturråd
Fegerstens Stiftelse
Conrad Mohrs Legat
Unge Kunstneres Arbeidsstipend

Honorary office

1996-1997: Member of the board of Norske Tekstilkunstnere
1987-1988: Member of the board of Norske Tekstilkunstnere
1996-1997: Member of the jury of RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norge

Norske Tekstilkunstnere: https://www.norsketekstilkunstnere.no
Billedkunstnernes Forbund DK : http://kunstnerportal.bkf.dk/ingunn-vestby
Absolutetapestry.com: https://www.absolutetapestry.com/artist/ingunn-vestby
Nordic House, Reykjavik, Island 2019: https://nordichouse.is/da/begivenhed/ingunn-vestby-no