BIO

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

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is oriented towards humanity and how painting can reveal something about human identity, nature and 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 dialog 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 familiealbums, 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.

CV

Charlotte Engelhaart
Bergstubben 17, 1458 Fjellstrand
Phone: 0047 92045025
email: engelhaart@hotmail.com
website: www.engelhaart.com

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018           #surfingbloodlines. Gulden Kunstverk. Steinberg. Norway.
2017           Concealed in the eyes of the one that looks.  Nesodden Art Association, Norway
2016           Love affair. Gulden Kunstverk, Steinberg. Norway. Catalogue.
2014           New Paintings. Galleri Skallum. Norway
2013           House of pleasure . Gulden Kunstverk. Norway
2012           Cultur Fondation Fengselet. Norway
2012           Fredrik Stabel&Newspaper house. Norway
2011           Galleri Cornocopia, Oslo.
2011           Gulden Kunstverk. Norway
2010          Galleri Falkum. Skien. Norway
2009          Halden Art Association. Norway
2005          Galleri Roenland,  with Helene Blumenfeld,

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2020.         Oslo Arthall.  Oslo
2019.         “Best of 1999-2019” MIA. The museum in Akershus/Avistegnernes hus
2017           Gallery Fineart, Oslo
2015           The elected. Gulden Kunstverk. Norway
2014-02    Jølster museum, Norway
2012           Infantellina gallery, Berlin. Germany
2008          Molde Art Association.  Norway
2007          Inside-out, Galleria Lallihome, Varenna, Italy
2006          Haugesund Art Association. Norway
2006          Camaver Kunsthaus, Sondrio, Italy.
2006          Scandinavian Art. Camaver Kunsthaus, Lecco, Italy
2003          My God, My God. Jacob culturchurch /Sørlandets Art Museum. Oslo.
2002          Biennale Syd. Sørlandets Artmuseum. Kristiansand.
2002          Jetlag Mambo, CAGC Centro Galego the arte Contemporanea. Spain.

REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS AND PUBLIC COMMISSION

Bergen Cultur and Congress AS Norway
Trysilbygg AS. Norway
Betanien Hospital, Skien, Norway
Statoil Norge AS
The Norwegian State, Public Roads Administration. (the security prize)
The Norwegian State. Norwegian Foundation Authority. Norway
The Cultur Foundation Fengselet, Norway
Telemark Hospital. Norway
Galleri Falkum collection. Norway
Hospital Buskerud, Kragerø.Norway
Arnfinsens collection, Norway
The Norwegian State, Norwegian Foundation Authority.
Gulden Kunstverk collection, Steinberg. Norway
Hospital Buskerud HF. Drammen. Norway
Jølstramuseet/Jølster Museum Sogn og fjordane. 
Norway
Hospital HF, Vestfold. Norway
Orkla ASA, Stabburet. Norway
Sullaud Art Association. Norway

PROJECT/ENGAGEMENT/GRANTS
Portrait assigment. Painting. Privat colletion
OPUS 23, Videoinstallation. Project support, Sveio municipality
P:UNKT. Women voices. Videonstallations on stage. Akershus Theater.
Exhibition grant. Norwegian council.

MEMBER
NBK  Norwegian Association for Visual Artist
UKS  Young Artist Society
LNM Norwegian Painter Association