More about Marianne Bratteli
Bratteli works mainly in the fields of painting, graphics, installation and video. She has her education from the Norwegian School of Arts, Crafts and Design (1974-78) and the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts (1978-82), including as a student of Ludvig Eikaas.
Her work has been incorporated into a number of central art collections and museums, but so far she has not had a major museum exhibition. With the exhibition “Heartbeat”, we seek to show the breadth of her multifaceted and interesting artistry.
Terje Bergstad, Hall 2
Marianne Bratteli’s grandfather was from Nissedal in Telemark, and in this sense there are also ties to Telemark in Marianne’s life. But what drew her to Telemark Art Museum was the artist Terje Bergstad. One of Marianne’s favourites. She is very interested in Terje Bergstad and his circle of motifs, especially the war motifs, which have clear connections to Bratteli’s own art.
Terje Bergstad (1938-2014) was a Norwegian painter and graphic artist. He lived in Bærum, but also had a home in Bondal in Telemark where he spent much of his time. Marianne Bratteli first contacted Telemark Art Museum in connection with our large collection of works by Terje Bergstad. The collection was donated to the museum by the Bergstad Foundation in 2013 and consists of about 1,700 works – mainly art on paper.
In parallel with Bratteli’s exhibition in Hall 1, we are showing a smaller exhibition with works by Terje Bergstad in Hall 2. The works have been selected in collaboration with Bratteli and will address motifs and themes common to the two artists.