Charlotte Engelhaart

CE Perfect days

Nesodden

Charlotte Engelhaart is best known as a painter, but her work also includes video installations. She studied at The National Academy of Fine Art in Bergen Norway from 1996-2001. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Norway as well as in Europe, and belong to numerous public and private collections. Engelhaart lives and work at Nesodden, just outside of Oslo. She is a member of the artist organizations: NBK, UKS and LNM

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is oriented towards how the act of paint can reveal something about human identity, nature or history. In that both of my parents were orphans and grew up without family, I found myself early on in my life looking for roots and the sense of belonging. The secrets around my unknown relatives, their lives and persona made me look for stories behind the random faces staring at me from photographs. The human gaze became my inspiration and a way into representative painting.

My identity as a painter is located between figuration and abstraction. The human expression in dialogue with the complexity of a painted surface has been a conceptual
cornerstone for most of my career as an artist. The motifs in my pantings are taken from different sources, such as private family albums, newspapers, films or the internet. When the mystery of a human image merges with the abstract poetry of painting, new and untold stories arise beyond the visible surface. In the context of our
contemporary mass communication my commitment to the visual language of paint serves for me as a way to silence the mind and comprehend questions about life and humanity. The viewer does nor only perceive an immediate visual experience, but is also left to process the complexity of mankind in a frozen moment in time. I think of the way I work as a love affair, a place fed from human nature, unfolded by paint.

Utdanning

1997-2001

Vestlandets Kunstakademi, KHIB. Bergen.

1989-1991

 Einar Granums kunstskole. Oslo

Separatutstillinger (utvalgte)

2018

#surfingbloodlines. Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg

2017

«Concealed in the eyes of the one that looks» Nesodden kunstforening. Nesodden.

2016

«Love affair» Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg.

2013

«House of pleasure» Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg

2012

Kulturstiftelsen Fengselet. Hønefoss.

2011

Fredrik Stabel &Avistegnernes hus. Drøbak

2011

Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg

2010

Galleri Falkum. Skien

2009

Halden Kunstforening. Halden

2008

Oscarsborg festning. Drøbak

2007

Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg.

2006

Galleri Falkum. Skien.

2005

Galleri Vikerødegården, Hamar.

2005

Rygge kunstforening. Østlandet.

2004

Galleri Roenland. Jevnaker

Kollektivutstillinger (utvalgte)

2020

Høstutstillingen. Haugesund Billedgalleri. Haugesund

2020

Oslo Arthall. Oslo.

2019

“Best of 1999-2019” MIA. Avistegnernes hus. Drøbak.

2014

Utvalgte. Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg

2013

Galleri LNM. Oslo

2013

Gulden kunstverk. Steinberg.

2012

Prosjekt Berlin. Infantellina Contemporary. Berlin, Tyskland

2008

Galleri Falkum. Skien

2008

Molde kunstforening. Molde.

2007

Inside-out, Galleria Lallihome. Varenna, Italia

2006

Haugesund kunstforening/billedgalleri. Haugesund.

2006

Camaver Kunsthaus. Sondrio, Italia

2006

"Scandinavian Art" Camaver Kunsthaus. Italia.

2003

Jølstramuseet. Sogn og fjordane.

2003

"Min Gud, Min Gud" Kulturkirken Jacob. Oslo.

2002

"Biennale Syd" Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. Kristiansand.

2001

"Jetlag Mambo" Centro Galego the arte Contemporanea. Spania.

1999

BIT teatergarasjen. Bergen.

1997

"Time laps II" Art in the Enviroment. Rosendal.

1996

Romeriksutstillingen, Lørenskog Kunstforening. Lørenskog,

Utsmykking/Innkjøp

2021

Nesodden kommune. Utsmykning Hellvikskog omsorgsbolig.

2017

 Trysilbygg. Norge

2016

Bergen Kultur og Kongress. Bergen

2013

Betanien Hospital. Skien.

2012

Statens Vegvesen. Sikkerhetsprisen 2012

2012

Sykehuset Telemark HF. Notodden Sykehus

2009

Sykehuset Telemark. Kragerø Sykehus

2008

Arnfinsen Kunst/Galleri Roenland. Hønefoss

2007

Statens Lotteritilsyn. Førde.

2007

Sykehuset Buskerud HF. Drammen.

2007

Gulden Kunstverk samling, Steinberg

2006

Galleri Falkums samling. Skien

2006

Jølstramuseet, Sogn og Fjordane.

2006

Sykehuset HF. Vestfold.

2005

Vikerødegården. Furnes

2005

Orkla ASA. Stabburet.

2004

Sullaud Kunstforening

Prosjekt/Engasjement/Stipend

2015-18-20-21

Portrettoppdrag. Maleri. Oslo

2009

OPUS 23, Videoinstallasjon. Fartein Valen. Sveio.

2009

Prosjektstøtte, Sveio Kommune.

2008

 P:UNKT. Kvinnestemmer. Videoinstallasjoner Akershus Teater.

2003

Utstillingsstipend. Norsk kulturråd

Medlem

NKB - Norske Billedkunstnere

UKS - Unge Kunstneres Samfunn

 LNM - Landsforeningen For Norske Malere