I am a visual artist, living in Oslo, working with textile, installations, remnants and found object.
In 2003 and 2010 I had artist residency in Circolo Scandinavo. They were both very inspiring times and of great importance to me and my work, and I got in contact with other artists from Scandinavia.
I mean having the ability to collaborate and contribute to the board of Circolo. I have had board positions and assignments in various contexts, as jury member of the National Art Exhibition, the Autumn Exhibition. From 2007-2011 member and leader of Innkjøpsfondet, which buy art to norwegian museums. From 2011-2014, I was ad. professor at the department of textiles at the HDK University College of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg.
Kari Steihaug, Oslo (1962) Government guaranteed income, 2006. Education National Academy of the Arts, Bergen and Oslo, Manchester Metropolitan University. Selected Solo Exhibition: Does anyone know that you are coming Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2018) Seamstress in Trastevere Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm, (2018) The room you say we do not have Luleå Arthal SE (2014) After The Market Gallery Naas,SE (2012) Legacies Kode Bergen (2007) Remnants Henie Onstad Art Centre Høvikodden (2005) Selected Group Exhibitions: Give it time Tendenser 2018, Galleri F-15, Jeløya, Vorsponnen und Verwoben, Ostholsteinmuseum, Eutin, DE (2018) Healing Design Museum Helsinki, FI (2018) VII Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Montevideo Uruguay (2017) Unraveled Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati US (2016) Bloom International Fashion Art China (2015)Textile Biennial Rijswijk Museum NL (2015) A Thousand threads Lillehammer Art Museum NO (2013) Cloth and Memory Salts Mill, Saltair UK (2013) The neverending story NOoSphere New York US (2012) Spring exhibition Charlottenborg Kunsthall DK (2012) 12th International Triennial of Tapestry, Polen (2007) Art Textiles Litauen, Latvia, Estland, Bulgaria (2006) Public Collections: The National Museum of Art Oslo, Lillehammer Art Museum, KODE Bergen, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum Copenhagn Art Committee, Västra Götalansregionen, Arts Council Norway. Artist residency: Nordisk Kunstnarsenter, Dale 2019, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, v/ Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard foundation (2017-18) Circolo Scandinavo, Roma (2010, 2003) Teaching /Lecturer Adj. Professor Textile Art, HDK, Gothenburg University (2011-2014) Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, Iova, US (2016) Norwegian Heritage Center, Stoughton, Wisconsin, US (2016) Cafa, Central Academi Fine Art, Beijing (2015) Hunan Vocational Collega of Art, Changsha, China (2015) Guest teacher at Oslo and Bergen Academy of Art and Design, sist på Kunsthøyskolen i Bergen (jan 2019) med foredraget Er det noen som vet at du kommer, og Oslo (feb 2019) med foredraget: Unraveled, Textiles Reconsidered