Merete Løndal was born in Notodden, Norway 1971, and emigrated to Berlin, Germany in 1991 where she worked as a musician. During this period she began to paint.  In 2000 Merete returned to Norway and began studying art and design, before establishing her own studio in 2007 in the Norwegian Hydro's old industrial premises. 

Løndal is working with tempera on canvas. Her work is characterized by a thick foundation, made up of layer upon layer of paint. The paintings are figurative but the subjects are fragmented and distorted. Sometimes the subject is reduced or even erased as different levels are mixed together. There are often several surfaces that conjoin, dissolve or blend into each other like reflections in a window.

 

MERETE LØNDAL

BORN 01.11.1971, NOTODDEN

 

ART AND DESIGN, HIT, INTERIORDESIGN, MI 2004-2007

PRIVATE STUDIES, BERLIN/NOTODDEN 1996- 2006

MEMBER OF NORWEEGIAN ARTIST ASSOSIATION/NBK

extracurricular activity: board member in BIT, 2013/14

 

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT/COLLECTIONS

 

Queen Sonja Art Stable '17

ART MUSEuM, NORD-TRØNDELAG '16

BAMLE KOMMUNE '14

TINN KOMMUNE '12

 

HONORS/SCHOLARSHIP

NBK, WORK GRANT 2016

KULTURRÅDET, MISCELLANEOUS GRANT 2014

INNOVATION NORWAY '09/12

 

2017:

JULY/SEPTEMBER. DRONNING SONJA KUNSTSTALL, THE ROYAL HOUSE OF NORWAY. COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

JUNE/AUGUST. SAKKERHUSENE, THE NORWEGIAN MINING MUSEUM. COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

JUNI/AUGUST. FINE ART. OSLO. COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

 

 

2016:

SEPTEMBER/OKTOBER. HAUGESUND BILLEDGALLERI/KUNSTMUSEUM. SOLOEXHIBITION.

january/march. kunstmuseet, nord-trøndelag. soloexhibition

 

2015:

JULY. BØ PRESTEGÅRD. BØ IN TELEMARK. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION.

JUNI. RJUKAN. NORSK INDUSTRIARBEIDERMUSEUM, VEMORK.

FOREsTILLINGEN, EN PASSANT, -FRA FINANSKRISE TIL NYBAROKK.

 

2014:

JULY. INTERNATIONAL ART SYMPOSIUM JAHORINA 2014, BOSNIA

MAY. OSLOFJORDEN KUNSTSENTER, DRØBAK. COLLECTIVEEEXHIBITION

APRIL. GALLERI STRAUME. VINJE. COLLECTIVEEEXHIBITION

FEBRUARY/MARCH, TELEMARK ART CENTER, SOLOEXHIBITION.

FEBRUARY. SKIEN KUNSTFORENING. COLLECTIVEEEXHIBITION

 

2013:

FEBRUARY, TELEMARKSGALLERIET, NOTODDEN, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

MARCH, TINN KUNSTFORENING, RJUKAN, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

JUNE, KONGSBERG RÅDHUS, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

JUNE. TKS, SKIEN, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

OCTOBER, DRAMMEN FYLKESHUS, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

ÅL KOMMUNE, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

 

2012:

NOVEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. SOLOEXHIBITION

OCTOBER, NOOSPHERE, NEW YORK, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

SEPTEMBER, TINN KUNSTFORENING, RJUKAN. SOLOEXHIBITION

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION.

AUGUST/OCTOBER, OSLO STOCK EXCHANGE, OSLO SOLOEXHIBITION

JUNE/AUGUST, TELEMARK ART CENTER, SKIEN, COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION.

 

2011:

DECEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION.

DECEMBER, BIENNALE DI FIRENZE. ITALY

NOVEMBER, NO GALLERY, NEW YORK. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

 

2010:

DECEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION.

NOVEMBER/DESEMBER, TELEMARKSGALLERIET, NOTODDEN. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

SEPTEMBER, GALLERI OSEBRO, PORSGRUNN SOLOEXHIBITION

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

MAY, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. SOLOEXHIBITION

 

2009:

DECEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

NOVEMBER, GALLERI OSEBRO, PORSGRUNN. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

SEPTEMBER, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

AUGUST, GALLERI RAMFJORD, OSLO. COLLECTIVEEXHIBITION

MARCH, HYDRO RAFSNES, PORSGRUNN. SOLOEXHIBITION

 

2008:

MARCH/APRIL/MAY, GALLERI BORREGÅRDEN. SWEDEN. SOLOEXHIBITION