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Artist Talk with Liv Blåvarp

December 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Artist Talk with Liv Blåvarp | Wed. December 8, 2021 |2 pm EST | Live on Zoom


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Join us for a talk with contemporary jewelry artist Liv Blåvarp. We’ll hear Liv speak about her method, why she chooses to work in the materials she does, and what contemporary jewelry means to her. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion with Liv Blåvarp.

Image above: Liv Blåvarp, Norway, Untitled, 2013, Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection.

Portrait of Liv Blåvarp by Tore Gimle.

Liv Blåvarp was born in East Norway in 1956. She lives and works in Østre Toten, Norway.

Blåvarp studied at the College of Art and Design Oslo in 1979–83, and went on to the Royal College of Art, London, where she studied in 1983–84.

She was a member of the TRIKK group, made up of fellow metalsmithing graduates from her alma mater in 1983–87.

Moving from Oslo and back to her home in southeast Norway allowed her to work full-time in her own studio, which she has done since 1984.

Her work has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions in Norway, and her work is held in museum collections in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and the United States.

In addition to her jewelry-scaled work, Blåvarp has also created commissioned art work for several public spaces in Norway. Her work has been published in two books, including Liv Blåvarp: Jewellery Structures in Wood (Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2017).

She is a Member of the curatorial board of the Peder Balke Center, a gallery and cultural gathering place in her home region. Charon Kransen Arts of New York has represented her work since 1995.

This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.


For questions, contact Katie Sorenson, Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement, at [email protected]



December 8, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
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