Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke was born in 1967 in Copenhage'n. She arrived at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris from Denmark in the late eighties, where she studied painting until 1993. Paris having been her home and “work centre” for more than 25 years, in 2011 she moved to St Leonards-On-Sea in England, where she currently lives and works.
Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke has been invited to participate in a number of artists’ residencies around the world, including The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut (2007) and The Mark Rothko Foundation Centre in Latvia (2009).
Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in France (Galerie Maria Lund, Zürcher, Suzanne Tarasiève) — in Denmark (Galleri Weinberger, Banja Rathnov Galleri & Kunsthandel) — in Switzerland (Galerie Proarta) and in the United States (DCA Gallery). She was also a Prize Winner at the Galerie Municipale de Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris, in 1999. Her work is present in a number of important international collections, including the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Mark Rothko Centre, Cerrutti, Giorgio Armani France, General Motors, Copenhagen Art Foundation.
Recent solo shows include This Way Up at Lucy Bell Fine Art, in St Leonards-On-Sea, in the spring of 2014, and the same year her Paris gallery, Galerie Maria Lund, showcased her paintings at Art14 in London. Recent group exhibitions include Lust & Colours at Banja Rathnov, Museumsbygningen in Copenhagen, Eclipse a group show curated by British artist Erin Lawlor, at the Municipal Gallery in Moscow, and Here comes the sun, a group exhibition at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris in 2015.
2017 Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke is showing her work in Germany for the first time at Galerie Pugliese Levi. A solo exhibition of her work constitutes the inaugural exhibition of the gallery in Berlin. Two exhibitions follow in 2018 at Galerie Pugliese Levi and Galerie Maria Lund, Paris. Ulvedal Bjelke will present her work in 2019 at the Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia.