Ellen Karin Mæhlum (b. 1957, Norway) is a visual artist and printmaker based in Oslo. Educated at the National Academy of Fine Art in Bergen (KHiB), Oslo (KHiO), and at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm (KKH). Mæhlum has participated in a number of exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work has been acquired by several public collections, including the National Gallery in Oslo and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo.
The motifs in Ellen Karin Mæhlum's series of prints are mainly based on photo sketches from hiking and research expeditions in the Arctic. The visits and collaboration with the scientists from the University in Oslo (UiO) and in Bergen (UiB) have resulted in exhibitions such as GEOPRINT, PLANKTON PORTRAITS and OBSERVED. The lines between the various series are originating from Mæhlum's multifaceted concern with nature and experimental close encounters with the technical aspects of printmaking.