Selected works


Frank Brunner, born in 1971 in Kristiansand, Norway, studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg Academy and received his MFA from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He participated in exhibitions and art fairs domestically and internationally, including those in Oslo, New York, Paris, Berlin and Luxemburg.
1998 - 00, MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1993 - 98, Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo, Norway
1995 - 96, Ilja Repin Statsakademi, St.Petersburg, Russia
2016 Erindring, Galleri Haaken, Oslo, Norway
2014 Catharsis, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
         Spring, Kunstverket Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2013 Catharsis, Galleri Haaken, Oslo, Norway
2012 Mirror Matter, Retrospective, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
         Mirror  Matter, Retrospective, BOMULDSFABRIKEN KUNSTHALL ,Arendal
         New Works, Galleri Bi-Z, Kristiansand, Norway
2011 Paintings, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
2010 Works on Mylar, Kathleen Cullen Gallery, NY
2009 Abaton Part 2, Galleri Haaken, Oslo
         Abaton Part 1, Galerie Zidoun, Paris
         Vinterreise, Galleri Bi-Z, Kristiansand, Norway
2007 Nye malerier, Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2005 45º Part 2, Galleri Haaken, Oslo
         45º Part 1, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York
2003 And this also, has been one of the dark places of the earth, Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2001 Display, Galleri Haaken, Oslo
2000 New Haven, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo

2012 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Fra Samlingen
         Galleri Ismene, Dobbel utsilling med Lars Elling, Trondheim
         Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
         Bærum Kunstforening, , Dobbel utstilling med Eva Faye
2010 Heiberg Cumming Gallery, New York
2009 The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2008 Zidoun Gallery, Paris
         Cannot Wait For the Spring to Begin, Zidoun Gallery, Luxembourg
         Gallery Salomon, Hamtons, New York
         Realime, Haugar Kunstmuseum, Norway
         Lillesand Kunstforening, with Lars Elling, Norway
2007 Galleri Jennestad, with Vibeke Slyngstad, Norway
         Organiske strukturer, Drammen Museum, Norway
2006 Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
2005 Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
         Off My Biscuit, Destroy Your District!, Samson Project, Boston
         10 x 10, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
2004 Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Ephraim Palais, Berlin
         3 Gallerier, Høvikodden
2003 Haakens samling, Sal Haaken, Høvikodden
         Lillesand Kunstforening, with Petter Hepsø
2002 Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall, Arendal
         Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg
2001 Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall, Arendal
2000 Yale University (thesis show), New Haven, CT
1999 A and A Gallery, New Haven, CT
         The Love Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC, NY;
         Norfolk, Art Center, Nordfolk, CT
1998 Stenersenmuseet (thesis show), Oslo
         Public Art Work, Nordvold Senteret
1997 Høstustillingen, Oslo
1996 Sørlandsutstillingen
1995 CoStOs, Galleri F15, Jeløya, Moss
         UKS, Oslo
         Norsk Samtidskunst, Flå
3 Full Year artist grant, Norwegian Council for Culture Affairs
Ingrid Lindback Langaards Fond
King Olav5. grant, Norwegian - America Foundation
Hans Odegaards Legat
Ib Schlytters Legat
Bildene Kunstneres Hjelpefond
Hoyes Legat


Lilly Wei, Reflections in a golden Eye, Aschehoug forlag, 2012 Tone Lyngstad Nyaas , Mirror matter, aschehoug forlag, 2012

Megan M. Garwood, on verge,July 20, 2011
JD Nalley, Leaves of glass, psychic landscapes, june 15 2011
Eva Marie Bentsen, Møte med kunstnervenner, Aschehoug forlag, 2011

Kristin Hellegjerde, ArtEco, June 29, 2010 Anne Marit, Muri, Kunst, No, 06, 2010

Azart, Ecos d, expose, april 2009
Art"chunk, Paris, Frank Brunner, april, 2009
Sophi de santis, Le Figaro, Paris, 18 march, 2009
Aimee Walleston, Catalog, Abaton, 2009
Art and You, TV itervjue, Paris, 2 april, 2009
Prøys, Signe. "Brunners evige by". I Dagsavisen, kultur.11. 02. 2009
Sarha Sørheim, Klassekampen, ; 17, juli 2009
Johan Lundberg & Christopher Rådlund, Figurationer, Atlantis, Stockholm, 2009

2008 Per Martin Ray, Artension,, N0 43 sept-oct 2008 , France
2006 Therese Veier, Organiske relasjoner, catalog, Drammen Museum, 2006

Amanda Cachia, Intervju. Catalog text 45° 2005
Universitetet i Oslo, Kunstsamlingen. "Portrett av fugl".
Aspaas, Kathrine. "Speil, speil på vannet der...". I Aftenposten, 15.11.2005 Michael Killeen, Bloomberg News, 2005
David Hunt, The Bell Jar, Catalog, 45° 2005
Jan Brunner, A day with you, catalog, 45° 2005
Åsmund Thorkildsen Standardpaintings, Catalog .Henie Onstad Art center, 2005 Kim Levin, The village voice, vol. L. No. 48 

2004 Harper's Magazine. September. Vol. 309, no. 1852, 2004

Haldorsen, Aud Kristin Kongsbro. "Subtropisk akvariestemning på galleri Haaken".I Barokkminimalist. Årg. 1, nr 4-5 (01.2001/01.2002).
Harald Floor, Dagbladet, 2, Desember, 2001

Ulrik Heltoft, Catalog, Stenersenmuseum, 2000
Gunnar Sørensen, Catalog,stenersenmuseum, october 2000 Grete Nordtomme, Kulturspeilet, 16, 11. 2000 


Cannot Wait for Spring to Begin

Group show with Frank Brunner, Cedric Smith and Devorah Sperber From march 11th to April 3rd, 2010

Franck Brunner - Catharsis

Frank Brunner has recently worked on issues related to volatility, to break up and leave. In his new exhibition, changing phenomena such as light and time are central focus points, but also explosive moments experiences are processed and put into a larger framework of understanding. Catharsis, from the Greek « katharsis » is the purification and purgation of emotions through art that results in renewal. In his last project, Brunner has, among other things, been inspired by a stay at En-Gedi, an oasis but also a kibbutz situated in Israel on the western shore of the Dead Sea, perhaps as a symbol of life, used as a central compositional element in the series "En- Gedi"

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