October 2, 2017

Artist Talk by Vanna Bowles on Wednesday 4th of October at 6 pm

Vanna Bowles (born 1974 in Gothenburg) explores the medium of drawing in combination with sculpture, objects and performance. She operates a figurative and surreal idiom, often using optical effects and reliefs that destabilize the dividing line between the surface of the image and the spectator’s surrounding space. Bowles’s imagery is concentrated around birds, insects, reptiles, pieces of nature and parts of the human body. She assembles her work in constellations that become intricate three-dimensional collages. The subject matters of her work are often gathered from medicine, zoology and botany. Baroque anatomical theatres and the ways bodies were depicted during this period have influenced her images. Focus lay on aspects of vulnerability. Her use of fragile and perishable materials, left bare and exposed to the elements further underscore this overall theme.

Bowles lives and works in Oslo, and her work has previously been exhibited in, among other institutions; Museum De Domijnen in The Netherlands, Lars Bohman Gallery in Stockholm, Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Malmö Art Museum, KIASMA in Helsinki and the Stenersen Museum in Oslo. Her work is part of several collections such as Malmö Art Museum, Gothenburg City Council, The Swedish Art Council, Statoil Art Collection and Lillehammer Art Museum.
Table Parables 2017 

Trancending Parrot Performance 2017

You have the opportunity to meet Vanna during her Artist Talk on Wednesday 4th of October at 6 pm. Very welcome! 

Link to Vanna Bowles website 

September 18, 2017

Artist Talk by Anders Eiebakke on Wednesday 20th of September at 6 pm

Anders Eiebakke (1970, Oslo) was educated at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and The Nordic Art School in Kokkola. 

His exhibitions include Manifesta 8, The shadow of War: 100 years of Norwegian political art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Back to Basics at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium and Ideologia: Nordic Art Biennale. 

His commissioned work «Seagull 1.0» in The Norwegian Data Protection Agency was the culmination of 10 years of working with drone technology. Eiebakke is also a writer and has published texts for numerous International publications since the mid 90´s. 

You have the opportunity to meet Anders Eiebakke during his Artist Talk on Wednesday 20th of September at 6 pm. Very welcome! 

September 6, 2017

Artist Talk by Erno Enkenberg on Wednesday 6th of September

Finnish artist Erno Enkenberg has a BA from Wimbledon Art School in UK and a MFA - exam from the University of Fine Arts in Helsinki. In his art, he works with three dimensional models and photo-realistic painting. 

Painting Butterfly collector is part of series called We Were Promised to be Taken Care Of, where children have been left to their own devices, with no authorities or guidance. In the fantasy world of the paintings, children are cultivating a garden, learning about the bygone world in libraries and reading the constellations, trying to build a bridge between history and their present reality. Gone are the concepts created and maintained by adults, such as states, brands and money. These concepts, which are based on a social contract, have made it possible for humans to organise as large groups and operate in collaboration with strangers. The children in the paintings have to come up with new narratives and concepts to create conditions for their survival together.

You have the opportunity to meet Erno Enkenberg during his Artist Talk on Wednesday 6th of September at 6 p.m. Very welcome! 

Ernos webpage

August 23, 2017

School starts

The autumn semester is finally here, we start on Wednesday 30th of August at 10 am.

Do you sill not have a place of study? We urge you to contact us! Due to our flexible system, there might be a possibility for you to hop on in the middle of the school year!

May 10, 2017



You still have time to send in your application for the school year 2017-2018, act quickly. The Autumn term starts on the 30th of August 2017 and the programme provides a wide range of great courses and workshops, led by interesting and internationally well-known guest artists as teachers.

Are you aiming for further studies at an international art academy? We at the Nordic Art School are happy to help and professionally guide you in the making of portfolios and work proofs for those applications. One or two years of studies at the Nordic Art School will provide you with a valuable contact network and help you in creating a solid ground for your own personal artistry.

Don’t hesitate to apply to our school if you are interested in fine art studies with focus on contemporary art. 

April 26, 2017


Welcome to opening on Thursday 27th of April 2017 at 6 pm, at Black Wall Gallery in Vaasa!
Korsholmanpuistikko 6-8 (Kasarmi 13), Vaasa

April 13, 2017

Artist Talk by Markus Oberndorfer on 18th and 25th of April at 6 pm

Markus Oberndorfer, born 1980 in Gmunden, Austria. He graduated in art and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2008 and considers himself a fine artist with a main focus on photography, audiovisual media and temporary means of expression such as 360° video (VR), video, photofilm, stopmotion, sound and spatial installations.
Since 15 years he runs a private analog photographic color darkroom in Vienna together with two artist colleges. He writes essays about his artistic practice and has published books about his work. Latest exhibition: Invited artist at Circulation(s) Festival Paris.

Markus Oberndorfer will keep his Artist Talks on the 18th and the 25th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 
Link to Markus Oberndorfer's webpage 

April 7, 2017

Artist Talk by Kitty Kamp on 11th of April at 6 pm

Kitty Kamp predominantly works with video and draws upon the history of cinema, art and performance. She is from The Netherlands and is currently residing in Brussels. Kitty has a keen interest in writing, and she pursues a critical approach of her role as an artist and the situation of contemporary art. Her focus lies on the mystification that arises from demystification and the process of (making) things. Kitty Kamp has a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas Brussels, Belgium and is during April 2017 a guest Artist at Drake Arts Centre in Kokkola. 
Still from 'Love and Destroy' 2016
'Directing Cinema' 2016

Kitty Kamp will keep her Artist Talk on the 11th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 

March 31, 2017

Artist Talk by Catherine Ludwig on 4th of April at 6 pm

Catherine Ludwig is the following two weeks keeping a course in Extended Drawing at the Nordic Art School. Catherine was born in South Germany and is now living and working in Vienna and Munich. She has studied graphic design in Nürnberg and Transmedia Art at the University of applied Arts in Vienna. For her diploma, she got the price of the Kunsthalle Wien in 2006. Catherine is a transmedia artist, transcending traditional barriers between individual media during the process as well as on the result.

Domestizierte Natürlichkeiten/Domestic naturalness (2014-15)
[silhouettes models for the paravents, A4 on paper]


„Of balls and discs“ (since 2016) [drawing, coloured pencil, 80 x 100 cm]


Catherine will keep her artist talk on 14th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 

March 24, 2017

Artist Talk by Simon Gripenberg on 28th of March at 6 pm

Simon Gripenberg lives and works in Jakobstad in Finland. He is interested in questions of sustainability concerning environmental, social and economical aspects. In his own artistic work he focus on sculpture and installation.


Simon Gripenberg will keep his Artist Talk on the 28th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome! 
Link to Simon Gripenberg's webpage