Tanja Thorjussen (NO) holds a bachelor from Parsons the New School in New York and a curatorial study from Telemark University in Norway.
Thorjussen has exhibited in private galleries and art-institutions in New York, Zurich, Miami, Reykjavik and various cities in Norway since 1998.
She is particularly interested in the arctic area of our planet, and the mythologies of the far north which inspire her work. Her medium is pencil drawing on paper, which she creates at residencies in the arctic and in her studio in Oslo. She has recieved various grants in Norway for her work and is included in private collections internationally.
About “Reindeer and Tree”
Reindeer and Tree started while on a residency in Vadsø, far northeast in Finmark, Norway in January and February of 2015.
The work is inspired and influenced by the local Reindeer and the characteristically stocky birch tree of the region.
In the spring of 2015 Thorjussen received a grant to further create new work in this series, nr 6 and 7 being the latest of these.
Info on material
The drawings are in pencil on watercolor paper. The smaller works are on Aqvarelle Arches 100% cotton paper, and the large works are on the eco friendly Khadi watercolor paper.