Ella Heidi Sand
Ella Heidi Sand, born in 1957, studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, graduating in 1984, with further studies at the State University of New York in the USA. She has participated in exhibitions both in national and international, has held several solo exhibitions and developed art for public spaces. Member of the artist collective The Archive: ARKIVET. Sand has coordinated a number of jewelry exhibitions abroad, works as an art consultant for art in public spaces and has for 7 years been the director of RAM gallery in Oslo. In the period 2006 -2013 she was engaged as a professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (KHiO) where she was Head of the Department for Metalwork and Jewellery.
Permanent collections include The Norwegian Council of Culture, The Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SKMU Art Museum Kristiansand, The Museum of Applied Art in Oslo, Vestlandske Museum of Applied Art in Bergen and Nordenfjeldske Museum of Applied Art in Trondheim.
StatementA recurrent feature throughout my works is my interest in ornamental statements, where the issue lies in the interplay between patterns, surfaces and spaces. I often take as my starting point principles inherent in natural structures by recording, transforming and simplifying elements. Both in objects and in jewelry, I often plot my patterns onto basic forms that are strictly geometrical.
The works are executed in precious metals and are developed by means of the time-consuming process of sawing out the patterns by hand. I experience the working process as meditative, with the hope that this will be communicated in the visual expression.
/ Ella Heidi Sand
Exhibition 19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017 Worthless.
Catalogue: Internal Landscapes. San, Ella Heidi. Ram Gallery: Oslo, 2011
Catalogue: The Rhythm of Light. Hanevold, Ingjerd. Cork Public Museum; Royal Norwegian Embassy: Oslo, 2006
Catalogue: Norwegian Contemporary Jewellery. Hanevold, Ingjerd. Museum of Arts Crafts Itami; Royal Norwegian Embassy: Oslo, 2003
Catalogue: In Touch. Ree Schjønsby, Sissel. The culture program for the XVII Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in collaboration with De Norske Bokklubbene AS: Maihaugen, 1994
Catalogue: Norwegische Schmuck. Sand, Ella Heidi; Bronger, Sigurd. Royal Norwegian Foreign Office: Oslo, 1990
Catalogue: Norwegian Jewellery and Norwegian Textiles. Sand, Ella Heidi. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Oslo, 1987
Catalogue: Designs for the Body - New Norwegian Jewellery. Sand, Ella Heidi. Sand, Ella Heidi: Oslo, 1986
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina
Kinga SulejDlutów, Poland
Felicia LiBeijing, China
Joana de Sousa HenriquesLisbon, Portugal
Linda van NiekerkTasmania, Australia
Regine SchwarzerAdelaide, Australia
Elisa Rosales JuegaBuenos Aires, Argentina
Xiaohe ShenNew York, United States
Youjin UmSeoul, South Korea
Helen Clara HemsleyCopenhagen, Denmark
Rachael ColleySheffield, United Kingdom
Karin Roy AnderssonGothenburg, Sweden
Tetyana KalyuzhnaKyiv, Ukraine
Vivienne VarayPullman, United States
Sogand NobaharMilan, Italy