Julie Ebbing

Recipient of Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant 2017 (QSPA Inspirational Award)

Julie Ebbing (b. 1985, Norway) holds an MA in Art and Craft from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) from 2016. Since finishing her degree, Ebbing has been the subject of much positive and deserved attention. Ebbing has exhibited extensively in Norway since graduating. Solo shows include Kunsthall Oslo and Kunstverket Gallery, Oslo; K-U-K, Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, Trondheim; Nord-Trøndelag Art Museum, Namsos; Trondhjemskunstforening, Trondheim, among others. Notable group exhibitions include The National Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall, Arendal; Haugesund International Relief Print Festival, Haugaland Museum of Fine Arts; Ullinsvin Gallery, Vågå, and the Norwegian Printmakers’ Association, Oslo. Ebbing also exhibits with the artist group Hannah Ryggen Army, most recently at Stiklestad National Cultural Center, Verdal. Her work is found in several public art collections, notably the National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim; Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Førde; Haugaland Museum of Fine Arts, Haugesund and Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall, Arendal.

The core of Julie Ebbing’s artistic practice is woodcut. She combines this technique with installations, sculpture, embroidery, collage, found objects, performance and text. Ebbing injects raw energy into her graphic works. She is able to exploit the uniqueness of the woodcut technique within its given framework, while at the same time creating new contexts. She draws on art history and offers both political and social commentary in her work. Ebbing’s artistic practice is both relevant and innovative in terms of the medium and its thematic focus.