Haugesund Art Society, the Norwegian International Film Festival and Haugesund Museum of Fine Art have the pleasure of presenting Annette Kierulf og Caroline Kierulf as film festival artists in 2021. The artists have made a strong impact on the Norwegian art scene and have been at the forefront of the revitalization of the woodcut as an art form in Norway.
Annette (b. 1964) and Caroline Kierulf (b. 1968) are sisters, born and raised in Oslo, but have lived in the Bergen area for many years. They have their independent artist careers, but very often also do exhibition projects together. The artists experiment and explore in particular the colour woodcut and the puzzle technique, which was first developed by Edvard Munch. They often use their own experiences and observations from close surroundings, such as the home, family relationships, feminism and the relationship with nature. The works for this year’s film festival exhibition have great variation in both motif and format, from the intimate of 30 x 30 cm to the more monumental of 90 x 125 cm.
Annette Kierulf (b. 1964) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim and Vestlandet Academy of Fine Arts. She has had a number of solo exhibitions and exhibitions in collaboration with Caroline Kierulf, including in Kunstnerforbundet, Hordaland kunstsenter and Haugesund Art Society, and has participated in group exhibitions at Bergen Kunsthall, Kunstnernes Hus and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. In 1999-2007 she ran the exhibition gallery Galleri By the Way in Bergen. In 2006 she helped start Kunstjournalen B-post where she has also been editor. In 2006, she curated the fourth edition of Momentum – Nordic festival for contemporary art in collaboration with Mark Sladen. Annette Kierulf has been purchased for several public buildings and art collections, like The National Museum, Art Council Norway and the Haugesund Museum of Fine Arts. She is a professor of art at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.
Caroline Kierulf (b. 1968) is a graduate of the Bergen Academy of the Arts, the Department of Illustration and Graphic Design. She has had a number of solo exhibitions and exhibitions in collaboration with Annette Kierulf, like Kunstnerforbundet, Hordaland kunstsenter and Haugesund Art Society, and has participated in group exhibitions, among others at the National Museum, Bergen Kunsthall, Kunstnernes Hus, the North Museum Hancock in Newcastle and at the Hubei Museum of Art in China. Caroline Kierulf has been purchased for several public buildings and art collections, like The National Museum, Nord-Trøndelag County Gallery and Haugesund Muesum of Fine Arts. She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.
The annual Film Festival Exhibition is Haugesund Art Society’s most profiled exhibition. It is the result of a co-operative effort between the Norwegian International Film Festival and Haugesund Museum of Fine Art. We look forward to the vernissage in August!
The exhibition opens on Sunday 22 August and ends on 26 September 2021