Heidi Fosli

Heidi Fosli

Painter
Born in Sandefjord 1961 
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Arpino, Italy
Student at Academy of Art University, San Francisco in painting and drawing
Student of Oddmund Raudberget in sculpture

Heidi Fosli is a multi-award winning professional artist with an international career living and working in both Norway and Italy. She is represented in three permanent art museum collections in the USA, Denmark and Italy respectively, and also has works in the public space in Italy and Norway.

Art critic Prof. Paolo Levi argues: "Through the extraordinary use of color, which goes far beyond just aesthetic research, Heidi Fosli gives free heterogeneous expressive potentials that come from an internalized study."

Well-known art critic Vittorio Sgarbi writes: Fosli uses a color in clear expressionist heritage, in keeping up with the best Scandinavian tradition, extreme vibration itself in thick and cohesive brushstrokes, almost like Nabis. The cold shades alternate with the warmth where ice haloes will shine with volcanic fires, in a glowing, contrasting, sometimes disturbing, but flawless visionary balance.

Italian art historian Daniela Fraioli claims that Fosli is revolutionizing Impressionism! Italian art critic and writer Costanzo Costantini calls her a "daughter of Ibsen and Munch", and art critic Salvatore Russo says she communicates a new language with her art!

As the first Norwegian artist in history, she received a bronze medal for her work from the prestigious academy "Arts-Science-Lettres" in Paris. Heidi Fosli has had 25 solo exhibitions since his debut in 2006 and has participated in over 60 collective exhibitions worldwide. She has been selected and exhibited at the prestigious SNBA (Salon) exhibition in the Louvre Paris, London Biennale, Verona Triennale, MIIT Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin, Museum of Art & Science in Milan, Chianciano Biennale and Bienial Barcelona MEAM Museum for modern art. She was selected as "Artists of the World" in Cannes by Marina Picasso (Pablo Picasso's granddaughter), where she also received an "Honorable mention" from Picasso! She has had a separate exhibition in the Vatican City of Rome, exhibited in the Presidential Palace in Rome, had a retrospective separate exhibition invited by the Mastroianni Museum in Italy, and has had separate exhibitions in New York, Rome, Vienna, Oslo and Berlin to name a few. She has exhibited all over the world from China and Hong Kong in the east to New York and Nevada in the west. Her works have been purchased by private collectors and companies in Norway and abroad, including the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, England, Poland, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, France and Denmark.

Fosli studied art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and also holds a degree in psychology from the University of Oslo with the subjects of social anthropology and sociology. She has also been a student of Oddmund Raudberget in sculpture, works with oil painting and graphics, and paints intuitive and colorful paintings in both impressionistic and expressionist style. Primary sources of inspiration are Claude Monet and Munch's symbolism.

Central to Fosli's art are depersonalized human representations and torsos, often placed inside the room. She works in both the classical figurative and abstract traditions. She has stated that she tries to convey wonder of our existence with her art, and also highlights an imbalance from a global social perspective.

Heidi Fosli's theme consists of three dimensions: She focuses on expressing powerful and dramatic emotions in interpersonal relationships. Colors are an important element of her expression. She uses symbolism to a great extent, and the goal of the eternal and undefinable is to create wondering and draw parallels to society with its norms and limitations. Her second dimension is visible in several of her later works, where she is primarily focused on highlighting the challenges we face in our society today. Her "room" usually symbolizes society, but can also symbolize the universe as in the third dimension, focusing on the big questions about our existence. She tries to mirror the contemporary world we live in. Fosli finds inspiration from her extensive travelling, but also from the environment of everyday life with political influence and based on mechanisms in our society. Our quest for justice, gender equality, and the pursuit of all forms of oppression. The struggle for democracy and freedom of expression in a global perspective are topics of interest  in her work.


UPCOMING EXHIBITS:
2019

December 14 - January 4, Eiksmarka Senter, solo show

2020

Salon des indépendants - Art Capital, Grand Palais, February 11-16, Paris, France

2020

Solo show, Hotel Wassilioff icw Easter exhibition, Stavern, Norway

2020

Solo show, Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand, July, Åsgårdstrand, Norway

2020

Haegeumgang Museum, Seoul, South-Korea

2020 Elverum Kunstforening, Vernissage October 10, Elverum, Norway
2020 Solo show, Hotel Kong Carl, October 15-18, Sandefjord, Norway
2020 SCOPE Miami, December, Miami, USA

EXHIBITS:
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Solo show "TIME", Hotel Kong Carl, Sandefjord, Norway
2019 Soloshow "TIME", Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand, Norway
2019 Solo show "TIME" icw Artists Easter exhibition, Hotel Wassilioff, Stavern, Norway
2018 Solo show "Human Society" at Gallery 35 exhibition space in collaboration with AMB Art Management Berlin, December 4-10, Auguststraße 35, 10119 Berlin, Germany
2018 Soloshow "Lonely Planet", Hotel Kong Carl, Sandefjord, Norway
2018 Solo show "Lonely Planet" Grand Hotel, Åsgårdstrand, Norway
2018 "Lonely Planet" Solo Show during Artists Easter Exhibition, Hotel Wassilioff, Stavern, Norway
2017 "Antropos" Solo Show during Artists Easter Exhibition, Hotel Wassilioff, Stavern, Norway
2016 November 3 - January 19, Solo show "Human Act versus Act of Man", Trygve Lie Gallery, Manhattan, New York
2016 Solo show, "Heidi Fosli - Høstutstilling 2016", in cooperation with Urban Jungle Real Estate, Drammensveien 72, Oslo, Norway
2016 Fondazione Mastroianni, Solo exhibition "Silent Emotions", Arpino, Italy
2016 Solo show "Silent Emotions", Gallery Steiner, Vienna, Austria
2016 Solo show "Silent Emotions", Artists Easter Exhibition , Hotel Wassilioff, Stavern, Norway
2016 Solo show, "Immagini e Sogni nelle Opere di Heidi Fosli",The Vatican, Palazzo della Cancelleria, Rome, Italy
2016 Solo show, "Emozioni silenti", Galleria Il Collezionista, Via Rasella, Rome, Italy
2015 Kunstnernes Påskeutstilling, Stavern, Norway
2014 Soloshow "Imposed", Artifact, Manhattan, New York, USA
2013 Solo show "Heidi Fosli Paintings 2003 - 2013" Rukla, Sandefjord, Norway
2012 Solo exhibition of paintings "Bridges - works 2002 - 2012" at Galleria Tondinelli, Rome, Italy
2011 Exhibit of paintings at The Artists Easter Exhibition, Stavern, Norway
2010 Solo Exhibit of paintings Human Society at Gallery Frognerveien 44, Oslo, Norway
2010 Festival Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Frøya at the Summer Academy, Kalvåg, Norway
2009 Solo Exhibit of paintings at Galleri Sovart, Kragerø, Norway
2009 Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Frognerveien 44, Oslo, Norway
2008 Solo Exhibit of paintings at Clodion Art Café, Oslo, Norway
2008 "Bohemian Rhapsody on the Wall" at Langesund Bad Gjestegård, Langesund, Norway
2007 Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Schweigaardsgate 88 in Oslo, Norway
2007 Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Frognerveien 44 in Oslo, Norway
2006 Debut exhibit of paintings at Martha Mettlig, Solli Plass in Oslo, Norway
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Venice Biennale, guest artist at Bangladesh National Pavilion ! May 11 - November 24, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy
2019 The International Arsinoe Forum for Contemporary Art, 16-22 november, Tunisia, Fayoum Governorate, Egypt
2019 Artisti di Collecarino, Gallery Il Salottino, Arpino, Italy
2019 ATIM Top 60 Masters Award, Viviana Puello Grimandi Gallery, group show, Manhattan, New York
2019 Artist of the Year Award - Artista dell´AnnoEffetto Arte Artmagazine and link to award, Palermo, Italy
2018 Gagliardi Gallery, Selected artists from Chianciano Biennale, King´s Road, Chelsea, London, UK
2018 Chianciano Biennale 2018, Chianciano Museum of Art, Tuscany, Italy
2018 "Segni in Movimento" , Galleria d´Arte Consorti, Rome, Italy
2018 Group show, Galleria d´Arte Consorti, Rome, Italy
2017 Spectrum Miami represented by Studio 26 Gallery based in New York, USA
2017 Montreux Art Fair, Montreux, Switzerland
2017 Gli Artisti di Collecarino, Town Hall, Palazzo Boncompagni, Arpino, Italy
2017 Museum of Contemporary Art, Miit, Torino, Italy
2016 SNBA, Salon des Beaux Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2016 Langkawi Art Biennale, "Exploration", Langkawi, Malaysia
2016 Solamessen previously PWC-messen, Sola, Norway
2016 Group show, Ashok Jain Gallery, Lower East Side, New York , USA
2016 Lørenskog Lions Art Exhibition, Kjenn Skole, Lørenskog, Norway
2016 EA Gallery Club, Palermo, Italy
2016 Triennale Verona, Verona, Italy
2016 Femminissage, Group show, International Urbis & Artis, Teatro dei Dioscuri, Quirinale (Presidential Palace), Rome, Italy
2016 36th Anniversary Exhibition at Ashok Jain, Lower East Side, New York
2015 154th Edition of National Society of Fine Arts Fair – SNBA, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2015 "Art in Palace", Galleria Farini, Palazzo Fantuzzi, Bologna, Italy
2015 La Galerie Bog-Art, represented by Galerie Artitude Paris, Brussels, Belgium See here for more information:
2015 Espace Art Gallery through Com2Art, Brussels, Belgium See here for more information:
2015 "Art and the Polis" Florence Biennale X edition, Italy See diploma here:
2015 Galerie Artitude, Paris, France
2015 Artists of the World Fair 2015 by Marina Picasso, Gare Maritime, La Croisette, Cannes, France
2015 S & V Gallery, through Artitude Gallery Paris, 4 W 43 Street Suite #415, crossing 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, USA
2015 “GLOBAL VILLAGE - Il mondo come un villaggio globale” in concomitanza con la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2015 “Gli Artisti di Collecarino” , Auditorium Pietro Cossa, Arpino, Italy
2015 The Art Contemporary in the Vatican, Seat of the Vatican, Piazza delle Cancelleria 1, Rome, Italy
2015 Riflessismo, Kongsvinger Fortress, Kongsvinger, Norway
2015 International Contemporary Masters, Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas, USA
2015 Bienal Barcelona, MEAM, Museo Europeo d´Arte Moderna, Barcelona, Spain
2015 Monumental Complex Theatre of Diòscuri Quirinale, Rome, Italy
2015 International Contemporary Art Fair, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong, China
2015 FLORENCE ART- Palazzo Guicciardini Bongianni, Florence, Italy
2015 Art of the Future in the Halls of the Past, Sala Bramante, Museum Complex, Il Collezionista, Rome, Italy
2015 Biennale Palermo, Palermo, Italy
2015 Wunderkammer, Palermo, Italy
2014 Biennial Europa, Paris, France
2014 Gallery Ashok Jain, New York, USA See here for more information:
2014 Il Collezionista, Stuttgart, Germany
2014 Louvre, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2014 La Grande Exposition Universelle, Paris, France
2014 International Art Festival, Spoleto, Italy
2014 Art China Beijing represented by Gallery Steiner from Vienna, China
2014 Artistic Trophy Knights of Malta, Malta
2014 6th International Art Festival, Galleria l´Agostiniana by Galleria Il Collezionista, Rome, Italy
2014 Grand opening, Atelier Austmarka, Solo show, Kongsvinger, Norway
2014 Museo d´Arte e Scienza, group exhibition, Milan, Italy
2014 Art Monaco 2014
2014 Galleri Frøya, Kalvåg, Norway
2014 Art Chengdu represented by Gallery Steiner in Vienna, China
2014 Galleria Il Collezionista, Group show, Rome, Italy
2013 La Tua Arte Nel Sociale, Art Contest, Galleria Il Collezionista, Rome, Italy
2013 Chianciano Biennale 2013Chianciano Art Museum, Chianciano, Italy
2013 Riflessismo Art Exhibition Palazzo Fraternita dei Laici, Arezzo, Italy
2013 Art of the Mind Gagliardi Gallery, London, UK
2013 International Art Expo New York NY, New York, USA
2013 Group Show Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA
2013 London Art Biennale Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
2012 Christmas EXPO Galleria 360, Florence, Italy
2012 One of a Kind - Unconventional Portraits Galleria Opio5, Montepulciano, Italy
2012 Group show "Masters and Artists of Today" at Galleria Tondinelli, Roma, Italy
2012 International Art Exhibition "Spirit of Art" at MOYA Museum, Vienna, Austria
2011 International Art Exhibition Lights in the Winter 2011 at Old Jaffa Museum of Archeology, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Tosmur and link to Gallery Tosmur, Stathelle, Norway
2011 Biennale Chianciano 2011 at Museo d Arte di Chianciano, Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy
2009 Exhibit of paintings at Moss Society of Arts, Moss, Norway
2008 Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Frøya, Kalvåg, Norway
2008 Exhibit of paintings at Gallery Rød, Rød Mansion for Halden Society of Arts, Halden, Norway
2007 Exhibit of paintings at Sandefjord Society of Arts in Sandefjord, Norway
2007 Exhibition of paintings at Gallery Frognerveien 44 in Oslo, Norway

PERMANENT EXHIBITS:
2017Museo degli Artisti Contemporanei di Terzo Millenio, Santa Marino, Salerno, Italy
2016European Art Museum Fredriksværk, Denmark
2015Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art

PUBLICATIONS:
2019Venice Biennale official catalogue, Venice, Italy Read here: Read here:
2019Primo Premio Contemporary Art, ArtEXPO Gallery, Venezia, Italia Read here: Read here:
2019Artist of the Year, Artista dell´Anno, Palermo, Italy Read here: Read here:
2018Heidi FOSLI 1a Scelta (First choice), catalogue with art essay og price evaluation of paintings, published by Effetto Arte, Italy Read here: and here:
2018Certamen, Arpino, Italia Les her: Les her:
2018Heidi FOSLI curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, catalogue with art essay and selected paintings, English version, published by Effetto Arte, Italy Read here: and here:
2018Heidi FOSLI curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, catalogue with art essay and selected paintings, Italian version, published by Effetto Arte, Italy Read here: and here:
2018Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy Read here: and here:
2017MAG - Montreux Art Fair represented by Mona Youssef Gallery from Canada, Montreux, Switzerland Read here: and here:
2017FEELGOOD 4-2017, Oslo, Noway Read here: Read here:
2017First Berliner Art Book 2017, Berlin, Germany Read here: and here:
2016ITALIANI selezione d´arte contemporeana a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi, p.181, EA, Italy Read here: and here:
2016Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France, General Artwork Catalog p.452 Read here:
2016Minerva Godess of all Arts,Italia in Arte nel Mondo, ItalyRead here: Read here:
2016EXPOART, Art, Culture and Lifestyle Magazin, Rome, Italy Read here: Read here:
2016Triennale Verona, Verona, Italy Read here: Read here:
2016International Urbis et Artis Femminissage, Rome, Italy Read here: Read here:
2016Art International Contemporary Magazine, first edition, Leonardo da Vinci International Prize p.187 Les her:
2016Leonardo da Vinci International Prize, General Artwork Catalog p.129 Read here:
2016Artista dell´Anno Read here:
2015FEELGOOD 25-2015, Oslo, Norway Read here: Read here:
2015SNBA Société Nationale des Beaux Art Read here:
2015Il David av Bernini 2015 Exhibition Catalogue, Associazione Italia in Arte nel Mondo, Lecce, Italia Les her:
2015Effetto Arte, edition nbr 6, Michelangelo International Prize Read here:
2015"BEST Modern and Contemporary ARTISTS 2015", Italy See art critic here:
2015Oscar dell´Arte Read here:
2015"Art and the Polis" Florence Biennale X Edition, Italy See diploma here:
2015Article "Il Genio dell´Arte", Effetto Arte, July-August edition, Italy See article here:
20151914-2014 Albo Celebrativo, Associazione Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2015Peter Paul Rubens 2015, Exhibition Catalogue, Associazione Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2015Biennale Barcellona 2015, EA Editore, Barcelona, Spain
2015Article in Fine Art Magazine, Spring Edition, Page 1, USA Read the article here:
2015Article in Fine Art Magazine, Spring Edition, Page 2, USA Read the article here:
2015Sandro Botticelli PRIZE, EA Editore, Florence, Italy
2014Wunderkammer, EA Editore, Italy
2014Biennale Internazionale Arte di Palermo, "General Artworks Catalog", EA Editore, Italy
2014Annuario per Artisti di Successo, "Artisti Internazionali", Fourth edition, Italy
2014 "Heidi Fosli", Associazione Internazionale Galleria "Il Collezionista", Italy
2014Premio Europa in Arte, "1ere Biennale Europeenne Paris", France
2014Eiffeltower, "La Grande Exposition Universelle", Paris, France
2014Carrousel du Louvre, "Louvre represented by EA", Paris, France
2014 "Heidi Fosli", Artifact, Manhattan, New York
2014Effetto Arte, September - October, "Artistic Stars", Limited edition
2014Effetto Arte, July - August
2014Artisti Internazionali, Annuario per Artisti di Successo, Fourth edition
2014Art Chengdu, 2014.4.17-20, China
2014International Contemporary Masters, volume 8, USA
2013«Art Acquisitor», Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA
2013Chianciano Biennale 2013, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2013Effetto Arte July/August edition, Italy
2013Barcelona Showcase, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain
2013«La Tua Arte Nel Sociale» Galleria Il Collezionista, Rome, Italy
2013London Art Biennale, London, UK
2013KUNST, the leading Art Magazine of the Nordics, no 3, Norway
2012MOYA Museum, «Spirit of Art in Vienna» International Art Exhibition, Vienna, Austria
2012Chianciano International Art Award, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2012Effetto Arte, October edition, Italy
2012Direct Art, volume 19, USA
2012Segni d´Arte, n.1/2, Rome, Italy
2012«Christmas EXPO», Galleria 360, Florence, Italy
2011«Lights in the Winter» International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011Chianciano Biennale 2011, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy

SCHOLARSHIPS:
2015Scholarship guest studio stay at Atelier Austmarka , Kongsvinger, Norway
2014Scholarship guest studio stay at Atelier Austmarka , Kongsvinger, Norway
2012Bess Jahres Foundation Art Scholarship received, Sandefjord, Norway

AWARDS:
2019 1.Prize Contemporary Art, ArtExpo Gallery, Venice, Italy
2019 ATIM Top 60 Masters Award, Museum of Arts and Design, Manhattan, New York
2019Artist of the Year 2019, Effetto Arte, Art Magazin, Palermo, Italy
2018Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Tuscany, Italy
2016SNBA, Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
2016European Art Museum, Fredriksværk, Denmark
2016Minerva Goddess of all Arts, Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2016Bronze Medal, Arts-Sciences-Lettres, Paris, France
2016Leonardo da Vinci International Prize, Effetto Arte, Palazzo Borghese, Florence, Italy
2016Artist of the Year 2015, Effetto Arte, Art Magazin, Palermo, Italy
2015Honorable Mention, Artists du Monde by Marina Picasso, Cannes, France
2015David av Bernini, Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2015Anne Frank, Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2015Michelangelo International Award, Rome, Italy
2015Mention d´Excellence, Gallery Bogart Brussel through Gallery Artitude, Paris
2015BEST Modern and Contemporary Artists Award, Edinburgh, Scotland
2015Oscar dell´Arte, Artexpo Gallery, Monaco
2015Honorable Mention represented by Galerie Artitude Paris in New York S & V Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2015Marco Polo International Prize Art Ambassador, Venezia, EA Editore, Venice, Italy
2015Premio Biennale Leone dei Dogi Venezia, Artexpo Gallery, Venice, Italy
2015Peter Paul Rubens Award 2015, Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2015Trophy "Grand Prix de la Cote d´Azur", Cannes, France
2015Award Artistic, The Contemporary Art in Vatican 2015, Il Collezionista, Rome, Italy
2015Sandro Botticelli, EA, Firenze, Italy
2014Nelson Mandela Award, Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2014Raffaello Sanzio 2014, Italia in Arte, Lecce, Italy
2014Europa in ARTE, Paris, France
2014Palma d´Oro (Gullpalmen) for Kunst, Montecarlo, Monaco
2014Artistic Trophy Knights of Malta, received for "stylistic value" for the painting "Maternity", Malta
2014Art Critics Award, 6th International Art Festival, Galleria l´Agostiniana by Galleria Il Collezionista, Rome, Italy. Received for painting "Expectant Joy". Jury consisted of external University Professors
2013Biennale di Chianciano Certificate for Artistic Merit, Italy
2013Premio Speciale Galleria Il Collezionista, Roma, Italy
2013London Art Biennale Honorable Mention for Artistic Merit, UK
2012Chianciano International Art Award Honorable Mention for Artistic Merit, Italy
2011Biennale di Chianciano Honorable Mention for Artistic Merit, Italy

DECORATIONS:
2016Arpino Municipality, Italy
2010-2015Private Collections in Sweden and Norway
2010-2015Private Customers in Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong, USA, Italy, France, Holland, Italy, Germany and UK
2015 bth media ab, Partille, Sweden
2015Larvik Municipality, Norway
2011Veidekke Art Club, Larvik, Norway
2006Molex Knutsen Norge AS, Norway, Denmark and Poland
2001-2002Lent out to the foyer at PBK Outsourcing, Lysaker, Norway

DONATIONS:
2018 The painting "Identify" was donated to Ullevål Hospital, Nevrological Polyclinic, Oslo, Norway
2016 The painting "Arpino" was donated to Arpino Comune, hangs in Mayors Office, Arpino Municipality, Arpino, Italy
2016 The painting "The Battlefield" was donated to the winner of the "Human Rights Award" which was well received by the news agency "Stampa Pressenza" in Rome. Free Lance International Press in collaboration with Amnesty International, Rome, Italy

MEMBERSHIPS:
2016Organisation Italia in Arte, Honorary member, Brindisi, Italy
2016Arts-Sciences-Lettres, Member, Paris, France
2015SNBA, Société Nationale des Beaux Art, Paris, France
2016Organisation Italia in Arte, Honorary member, Brindisi, Italy
2015Organisation Italia in Arte, Honorary member, Brindisi, Italy
2015Com2Art Association, Cannes, France
2014Organisation Italia in Arte, Honorary member, Brindisi, Italy
2008-2010Friends of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

EDUCATION:
1984Student at American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco
1985Student at Academy of Art, San Francisco
1991-1996Cand. Mag. in Psychology, University of Oslo