Katarina Joensson Norling

Katarina Joensson Norling

skutskaer, Uppland, Sweden

About Katarina Joensson Norling

Born 1959 Sodertalje, Sweden. My work deals with aspects of the individual and her relationships. Familiar matters meaning the family relation, familiar recognizable situations and relation to nature. I try to understand our part in the cycle of nature, as part of the nature. I work with any material that is suitable for the moment. I started of with painting, drawing and sculpture. Went on to explore digital techniques for computerinstallations and animations. Now I am back to where I started enjoying painting again. Still fascinated about life, human, the nature, animals, us humans as part of the planet. I love to spend my time in the studio, working and reflecting about life or take the bike or a walk in the nature. I love to go to the sea, it is calming and I often try to reflect what I see in my artwork. When I am not working in the studio I love to play the flute and grow vegetables in my garden.


Gavle Artschool 1985-1988


Public commission:
2011 ”Hatten, boken och sländan/The hat, the book and the dragonfly” bronze and stone, memorial in public park, Edsbyn municipality.
2010 ”UrNebulosan och de blommande stenarna/The Nebula and the flowering stones” bronze and cast concrete, outside entrance of a school, Gävle municipality.
2004 ”Gången och enkäten/Connection and survey”, social project and video, Gävle hospital, Gävleborg county arts council.
1999 ”Sköldpaddornas hemlighet/The secret of the turtles”, cast iron, stone and water, outside recyclingcenter, Gävle municipality.
1996 Felix and Felicia, cast concrete, entrance Sandviken hospital, Gävleborgs arts council. 1994 ”Hildur and Helmer”, cast concrete, Ljusdal municipality, Gävleborgs arts council.
1992 ”Ny horisont/New horizon” painting and ceramics, hospital, Gävleborgs artscouncil.
2006, Moviken Art, curator, artist run exhibition in an old ironmill.
2007 ArtStatAndersberg, artsitrun project, social art in suburb area Andersberg, Gävle.
2007 WO-MAN, Museum Anna Nordlander, ligth and videoinstallation, Skellefteå.
1998-2001 Projectleader, workshops and exhibitions for artists, Gävle city artcenter.
2002-2003 Talk to me, Arteducational project involving Sweden, Finland, and Poland, Gävle city artcenter.
1998 Expert in visual arts investigation, Gävle city.
President of the national Swedish Artist Association (KRO) 2013-2019
Teaching: Gavle artschool, 2007-2013

The visual arts fund, Swedish arts council 2015, 2008-2009, 2003-2004, 2001, 1995, 1993. Gävle Municipality culture grant 2003, 1991. County council culture grant Gävleborg, 1995


Selected major soloshows: 2008 Gavleborgs lansmuseum, County council museum 2003 Gavle Artcenter,
Selected group exhibitions:
2019, ATP Galleri London, 2018: Otaru Artmuseum, Hokkaido Japan , 2015: Kanaya Artmuseum, Japan
2008: Open Art, orebro, sweden 2007: 5x2 Norrlan Harnosands museum 2003 Moviken art 2001Vem ser vem/Whos watching, Liljevalchs varsalong, Stockholm 2000 Vem ser vem/Whos watching, Netopi Gavle Artcenter

Videoshows: Animation FamiliarNews 2005- (avaible on youtube, wimeo):
Reindeerland festival, Iceland, Artvideoscreening i Örebro county. IFCT International Fest of Cinema and Technologie, New York, USA, Art Video Screening, Västerås, Reel Woman In Film Festival, Hollywood, USA, Rome International Filmfest, USA Bridegfest, Vancouver, Canada ”Honorable mention”, Bridegfest, Belgrad, Serbien-Montenegro Bridegfest, Trebinje, Bosnien- Herzegovina, Bridegfest, Katmandu, Nepal, Gestriklands filmfest, Hälsinglands museum. Kultur Gävleborg, slottet, Hospital in Gaavle (Art council Gävleborg) Femmina International Filmfestival, Verdal, Norway (premiere).