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Artist Profile

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke was born in 1967 in Copenhagen and studied paining at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she lived until 2011. She currently lives and works in St Leonards-on-Sea, UK.

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 Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia (2009). Her work has been widely shown 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).

Her paintings are in a number of prestigious international collections, including The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Cerrutti, Giorgio Armani France, General Motors, Copenhagen Art Foundation.

Recent solo shows include Colour Galore at Galerie Maria Lund in 2018, and Chromatic Matters at the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia in 2019. Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke showed her work in Germany for the first time in occasion of the inaugural show at Galerie Pugliese Levi in 2017, followed by two other solo exhibitions in 2018 and 2020. A catalogue is available on request.