Ellen Karin Mæhlum is
a visual artist who works mainly with printmaking. She lives in
Oslo, Norway, where she maintains her own studio.
Biography: She was educated at Bergen National
Academy of the Arts and at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Project student at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in
Stockholm in 2008/09. She has held a number of exhibitions in
Norway and abroad since the mid 1980s. Her work has been acquired
by several public collections, including the National Gallery
in Oslo, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo and the Arts Council
Projects: Mæhlum has collaborated with
the department of Physics of Geological Processes (PGP)
at the University of Oslo since 2003. She took part in the AMASE
expedition to Spitsbergen in 2003 and 2004, and to South Africa
in 2006. – Geoprint – is a series of prints based
on the material gathered during these expeditions.
The recent work - Plankton Portraits – is a series of silkscreen
prints based upon four different groups of the extraordinary,
single-celled plankton organisms. This is a collaboration with
the Marine Microbiology research group from the University of
Bergen. This work has been exhibited at Gallery
Norwegian Printmakers Oslo in 2010, IPY
Oslo Science Conference, and the summer exhibition in Kunstnerforbundet,
Autumn 2012, new works will be exhibited at the MTG
- International Print Triennial in Krakow, RE
OPEN 2012, Bankside Gallery in London, and at Høstutstillingen
125 years in Oslo.