Curiculum Vitae

                                              Born in Telemark in 1966


  Tiltle : Kunstfags Kandidat.

1995   : Hovedfag in Norway  /   Master of Arts degree in Ceramics, the 16 th of January 1995.

1990-95 The National Academy of Arts in Bergen ( KHIB ), Norway.Ceramic Institute.

1989-90 KIB. Bergen Art School.

1987-88 Art History at The University of Bergen. No degree, changed to art classes in stead.    Drawing class besides  study and work.

1983-84 Grenland  Folk High School Ceramics, Sculpture and Drawing.



2021 The Cat`s Fish bazar.Project. B-Open,Bergen. Norway

2020 Galleria Artemisa. Project room. B-Open, Bergen Norway.

2019 La Cantina. Wunderkammer. Galleria Artemisa Showroom. West Coast outside Bergen, Norway. Exhibition project showing scultures, small scale collections of figurines and paintings. Presentet to invited persons and groups.

2017 " Nautilus". KRAFT GALLERY BERGEN. Norway. Hvelvet . The Vault room.

2015 " Fabula " . KRAFT GALLERY BERGEN. Norway. The Project Room.

2010 “ The Castle of Diana”, Galleri RAM. Oslo, Norway                                                                                               

2007 “ Figurines”, Alta Kunstforening, Northern Norway.                                                                                                           

2006  “Catwalk”. A stunt performance exhibition on Scandinavian Winner Cat Show 2006. Oslo, Norway.                                                                                        

2005. The Norwegian Art Unions Galleries. “ IL PENZIONE SENZA NOME”,  The first Porcelaine Festival exhibiter. Øvre Frednes in Porsgrunn, Norway.

2003 “Buon Natale , Pompeiian Tensions “  Artists Confederation(Kunstnerforbundet) , Oslo in Norway  

2001 “Neapolitan Songs “ , at Gallery Format .Bergen , Norway


Group Exhibitions :

2021 På gjensyn! Fra Katta til Kunstsilo. Sørlandets Kunstmuseum.Kristiansand, Norway.

2019 - 20 Corallo -

2018 " Atlantis". Instalation. Camp USF. KUNSTLOGEN. UDF Verftet Bergen. ( The project cannceled due to the special working conditions I`ve had in the place we live in, and by the organizer due to bad weather, as this was a specially designed outdoor showroom arrangement.


"Stilleben" / Stillife. Project at  This Contains Art. Kunstlogen. Hanseatic Days 2016.Bergen, Norway.


TINGLEFF. LUNDEBREKKE. KORTNER.Gallery ARTendal. Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal. Norway.


FUORISALONE . Milano Design Week.

April 2014. Milano. Italy. With the ArtMeet Gallery Milano. Milan, Italy.

April Exhibition. ArtMeet Gallery. Milan, Italy


ARTMEET GALLERY MILANO.  SPAZIOVIVO February Exhibition. Milan, Italy.


" WORLD IS ART. ART IS WORLD " . ARTMEET GALLERY MILANO. Descember Exhibition. Milan, Italy.

The 8 th International Biannual of Ceramics. Kapfenberg. Austria.

" One Thousand and One Cups". Galleri Festiviteten. Eidsvoll.

2012 " TINGENES TILSTAND ". ARTendal. Arendal. Norway

Sommer på Mølla. Strømfoss Mølle, Halden. Norway.

2011 Strømfoss Mølle, Halden.

2011 Collect 2011. Saatchi Gallery in London.

2010 ” Hasslich ?” The Aterlierhaus gallery Zaltzamt . Kunst Universiversitat Linz. Austria.

2007-2009(+?) “ 05 Internationale Keramik Biennale Kapfenberg 2007. Kapfenberg, and touring in Austria                                                                                                                              “Triennale, Ceramics and Glass 2007” The National Exhibition of Applied Arts. The Oslo Museum of Applied Art in Oslo, Norway. Touring exhibition into Europe. First Grimmerhus International Studio Ceramics Museum, Denmark. After that other destinations.                                                                                                                                                            

2006- 2009 “The Ceramics Symposium Gmunden 2006 “,. European touring exhibition. Spain, Germany, Austria etc. The 7th  Cairo International Biennale for  Ceramics, Cairo.                                                                                                                                         

2005  “The Scandinavian Museum”, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums . Permanent exhibition. (2005-----) .  Fuping in China.  “NEXUS”, Dalarnas museum Falun. Sweden.

“BREAKABLE ART” The American-Scandinavian Foundation. Scandinavia House. New York.


2004  “International emerging ceramic artists invitational exhibition”,   Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.  1st. international ceramic journal editors symposium (ICJES) organized by FuLe International  Ceramic art museums (FLICAM)


2003 “ Trolls,  Figures in Norwegian Contemporary Ceramics “ The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs touring Exhibition . A World wide travelling exhibition . China, Korea, Japan, Poland, Germany, Brazil, USA, Romania etc.                          


2003 -2005 “TENDENSER-2003”, The 30 anniversary at Gallery F-15 at Jeløya in Moss celebrating           together with The 50th anniversary of The National exhibitions of Norway Norwegian trawelling exhibition.                                                                                                                                          

2002  “6th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics”, Cairo                                                             

2001  “Festival play Exhibiter”, Hordaland Art Centre during Bergen International  Music Festival.                                                                                                                                2001 The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.             

 “The 1st World Ceramic Biennale 2001 Korea “, International competition                                  

2000   “L`Eurofeu au pays de Liège”.Belgium.

           “5th International Biennale for Ceramics-2000”  Cairo .                                                                 

1999 “Norwegian Contemporary Ceramics “, Ceramic Millennium -99 Amsterdam. Arti et       Amicitiae   Amsterdam                          

1998   The South Norwegian Museum of Arts                                                                 

1998  “ IN LOCO 98  “,4 from the Nordic countries at Risør Art Gallery  Norway.

1997 “Ceramic Expressionism”- 7 Norwegian ceramists at The Grimmerhus International studio            Ceramics Museum  in Middelfart/Denmark                                                              

1996 “ Ceramics 96 ”,-10 ceramists from West Norway , Country section exhibition and Nordic   Symposium at The West Norway Museum of Applied Art in Bergen/Norway.    

1996   The West Norway Museum of Applied Art.                               

1995  “Nordic Ceramics”,- M.A. students final works , at Gallery Nørby in Copenhagen                          

1997-1998-2000 “ The National Annual Exhibition of Arts Craft “, Norway



                                                                                                                                           2017 2 Sculptures for The National Museum of Art in Oslo.


         2 Sculptures for Thew Nordenfjeldske National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in             Tronheim.

2015 KODE ART MUSEUMS OF BERGEN.Bergen,Norway.                                     

2010 The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Strasbourgh.

2007 Kapfenberg International Museum, Austria.                                              

2006  Gemunden International Ceramic Art Museum, Austria.

2005 FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums. The Scandinavian Museum. Fuping in China.                 

2004  FuLe International Ceramics Art Museums. The Emerging Artists Exhibition. Fuping in China.                      

2003   The Oslo Museum of Applied Art.                       

2003  The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.                                                       

2002  Ministry of Culture, National Centre of Fine Arts Cairo.                                   

2001  The West Norway Museum of Applied Art.                                                     

2001  Ichon World Ceramic Centre, South Korea.                                               

2000  The Trondheim Museum of Applied Art.                                                              

2000   Ministry of Culture, National Centre of Fine Arts Cairo

1999   The West Norway Museum of Applied Art.

1998   The South Norwegian Museum of Arts.                                                                                                              





2007   Preis der Stadt Kapfenberg 2007. ILLUSION 05 Internationale Keramik – Biennale 07. Kapfenberg Austria.                                                                                                        2007   Winner of the The National “ Kunsthåndverk "Prize 2007 ,  at The National  Triennale,  Kunstindustrimuseet ( The Oslo Museum of Applied Art). Oslo, Norway.                                                            

2002 “Honourable Mention”, The 6th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics -2002”

2001  “Diploma of Honour , Honourable Mention .  The 1st World Ceramic Biennale 2001  South Korea  

2000 “Jury prize at The 5th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics-2000”


Grants/ Scholarships:


2013 Travel support to The 8 th International Biannual of Ceramics Kapfenberg, Austria.

From NK Norske Kunsthåndverkere / Norwegain Crafts.

2012 - - -  Statens Garantiinntekt for Kunstnere. GI . The Norwegian National Guaranteed Income for Professional Artists. Ministry of Culture Norway.

2008 The One year scholarship for study. The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts  Norway.

2004 2005-2006 The National Scholarship for Artists 3 years

1998-1999-2000 The national Scholarship for Young artists in Norway. 3 years.

1998  The one year scholarship for studying . The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts Norway.

1997-2008- Exhibition scholarship from Arts Council, Norway.

Travel and shipment support from The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and The Norwegian Ministry og Foreign Affairs. To Denmark, Korea, Egypt, China (, Austria, Gmunden, Kapfenberg)

1995 Equipment support Arts Council in Norway and in 1997 from the City of Bergen.

1990 Scholarship for a students study tour, from Sparebanken Pluss, Skien.




2014 24 ore NEWS Magazine. Milano. Milan.Italy.

2006 Gemunden Symposium, Keramik Magazine.

Keramik Symposium 2006 Gemunden. Publication of The Association for the promotion of European Ceramic Artists.

2005 “The Pulsating Whirpool of Life”, Anne Britt Ylvisåker. Keramik Magazin nr. 4.                                       

2003 “Kortners Little Italy”, Astrid Hagen. Kunst for Alle ( Art for Everyone) nr. 6. – ” Helene Kortner and the Banalism”, Astrid Hagen for Kunsthåndverk (Magazin) nr. 1. – ” Clay Based Contemporary Art in Norway”, by Holger Kofoed.                                                                                                                      

2002 “ Profil. Helene Kortner by Helene Kortner “, Kunsthåndverk (Magazin) nr.1.-                                      

1999 ” Norwegian Contemporary Ceramics”, by Jorunn Veiteberg.                                                            

1998 ” Jord og Luft i Rom og Tid ( Earth and Air in Space and Time), by Nina Malterud.                                    

1997 ” Keramisk Ekspressionisme”, by Jorunn Veiteberg. 




2010 Das Hassliche / Uglyness. Kunstuniversitat Linz, Austria.



2000-2003 Extern tutorial to individual  Master of Arts / MA students 2000-2003 at the  Bergen National Academy of the Arts Bergen. Norway. Then we moved to the countryside.

2010 Extern tutorial Kunstuniversitat Linz. Different BA. – MA. students.

Memberships :


A member of NK , Norske Kunsthåndverkere – The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts since 1995. Board member NK West Hordaland. Norway .1995-98 

Symposiums :

 Symposiums: 1997 " Krukor på Stan " Large size wood fired handbuilt earthenware jars in Halsberg, Sweden. Symposium as a commissioned project made by Blås & Knåda + the Universities of Arts Crafts and Design / Konstfack  Stockholm + Gøteborg and Stockholm. For the European Cultural Heritage  City of Stockholm 1998. ( Sadly all the works made were destroyed in the firing ). 1998 European Cultural Heritage City Project  in StockholmA Wood firing Symposium with Torbjørn Kvasbø at e University of Arts , Crafts and Design/ Konstfack Stockholm . Sweden. 2005“The Scandinavian Museum”, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums . Symposium and I was invited / sent by Germany and placed among the Swedish group. This is also a Permanent exhibition. (2005-----). 2006 “The Ceramics Symposium Gmunden 2006 “.  Also Symposiums with lectures from around the world, not workshop symposiums. 1998 in Risør Norway ( different national and international lecturers), Stockholm ceramic art during the European Cultural Heritage year 1998 ( different international lecturers). Cairo 2000+2002 different international lecturers. Porsgrunn in Norway 2005 different national +international lecturers during the First Porcelain Biannual. And attended several national and international  Symposiums in Bergen.