Sissel Hovden

Sissel Hovden

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

About Sissel Hovden

I have a Bachelor of Fine Art with honors from Art Center College of Design 1999.
Since then I have been working as a graphic designer, Creative Director and Identity Developer. I recently went independent so that I can divide my time between design and art.

I find a lot of inspiration in ink and watercolor. I have also a passion for letterforms/calligraphy as a way of expression.

By observing from within I try to find the link between words and emotions, what is true and what is merely a thought. My work´s language is strongly infuenced by the present moment. The current experience, reflection or feeling. I belive that beeing in touch with your current state gives art truth.

I live in Oslo, Norway.


Art Center College of Design. Bachelor of Fine art with honors. Graduated 1999.

2012 Nydalen Kunstskole, art and spirituality
2010 Nydalen Kunstskole, watercolor
2009 Nydalen Kunstskole, find your artistic voice
2008 Paintingcourse w/Natalie Holland
2000 Can Serrat - oil painting
2000 Calligraphy course w/ Brody Neuenschwander
1992 Westerdals advertising school, 12 week course, design
1989 Watercolor course


2015 Gallery Walaker 300, Solvorn, Norway
2015 Agora Gallery, New York, Spatial Articulation
2014 Hotel Continental, photo exhibited "Norwegian Fairytales"
2014 Kolben kulturhus, selected as this years artist at new years concert.
2013 Oslofjorden Kunstsenter, Drøbak. Independent.
2013 Theatercafeen, Oslo.
2012 Truth be told, Dalype gallery, Oslo. Independent.
2011 Lingering Moments, Galleri S9. Independent.
2009 Tradewind Art with Stefan Docksjö at Galleri Tjuvholmen (Oslo),
Galleri Smedjan (Tjörn), The Gallery (Helsingfors) and Båtmessa in Gothenburg.
98-99 Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 4 studentprojects