My thoughts as an artist
The artist, Eva Hoven.
I was born in Norway and have lived in different parts of the world along the way. I am very grateful for being able to experience the diversity in cultures in the countries I have been living in. I believe this has made me a stronger and more reflected artist.
After being an artist for almost 20 years, I got my certificate of achievement at Glassell school of art, MFAH, where I got my major in painting, spring 2020. I have had my studio at Sawyer Yards, Houston, Texas, for several years. I have been focusing on studying ceramics as Glassell School of Art, MFAH from 2020-2022. I have for a while been researching the shape of the vessel, and added glazes inspired by my finds in nature.
I have been transferring the texture inspired by nature onto human ceramic heads. I call this series "Human Nature".
I am reflecting on how our surroundings are effecting our human brain. The colors that I'm adding on the human skin, is a way of showing how we are effected one way or the other by our experience. The colors are emphasizing how complex the human nature is, and that we are all different in a unique way. Despite all our experience/colors, we are all beautiful and delicate in our own right.
My family and I moved back to our mother country in March 2022. I'm now working on several projects. I'm excited about a show I was invited to bye Lise Schønberg and Flekkefjord kunstforening in Flekkefjord, Norway. Flekkefjord kunstforening and Galleri Guldbrandsen has been hosting the show, "Inntrykk og uttrykk" from June 11 till 27th of August 2022.
Protestfestivalen 2022 invited me to be the artist of the year. The show was at the Town Hall in Kristiansand 3. of September 2022.
I will be showing some of my "Colorful people" at "Beltet løsner"during Pride in Grimstad from the 14th-18th of juni 2023. The opning will be at 18.00 at Torskeholmen, Galleri 52.
Odderøya Open will be be held on the 3. og 4. of June. My studio, EvaHovenArt, at Odderøyveien 68 will be held open from 11:00-!6:00. Hope to see you there. It's a great way to buy art and see all the talented artists working at this inspiring island. You get to know more of what's going on at the Art scene. Talk to the artists, and have a great stroll on the island.
I'm currently working on 2 new projects. "We become our surroundings" were I am trying to express how we all are getting increasingly more effected by our surroundings. Environmental, as well as political and technological pollution. I am using the form of an human head and human core adding glazes to emphasize the impact these pollutions have on us human beings.
In Parallel I am working on " Beauty By Pain" I project were I am spotlighting women's health. Using my own experience, friends, acquaintance and relating to cases that I worked with as a nurse. It has lately been focused on women's health challenges in the News world, focusing on how little research there have been done towards women's issues. I am again using porcelain and the human upper body, twisting and glazing, giving it my fully sense of experience of pain. I am so invested in these projects and I can hardly wait for the result. But I am getting there and I will post some pictures soon.
Glassell School Of Art, MFAH, Ceramic studies 2020-2022
Glassell School Of Art, MFAH, Certificate of achievement mastering in painting, 2013- 2020
Dep. of Photography and Dep. of visual art, Kristiansand School of visual art, 2005 / 2007
Nurse education, Stavanger nursing College,1992-1995
50 years anniversary exhibition, NBK-Agder, Galleri Bi-Z, Kristiansand, March 4-19, Norway
Atelier Magnolia, collaboration of artists, Christmas event, Kristiansand, December 3-23, Norway
I am a part of everything, Monterroso Gallery, Oct 22-Nov 26 2022, Houston, USA
Naturalistic, A compilation of ceramic works by Houston artists. August 27,2022 Houston, USA
Festival kunstner for Protest festivalen-22, 3 September -30 september 2022, Kristiansand, Norway
Inntrykk og uttrykk, Galleri Guldbrandsen,11 juni- 27 august 2022 Flekkefjord,Norway
Under The Female Gaze, Monterroso Gallery, March 1-19 2022, Houston, Texas, USA
Salon De Monterroso, Monterroso Gallery, December 2021, Houston, Texas, USA
Designerenes Julemarked, SKMU, 3-5 December 2021, Kristiansand, Norway
Student exhibition Glassell School of Art, 2021, Houston, Texas, USA
Multiplicity, Sabine Studios. Mai 2021, Sabine Studios, Houston, USA
Certificate of achievement show. 2021, MFAH Virtual, Houston, USA.
En vandring , January 2021, H Haavik Rammer og Kunst, Kristiansand, Norway
Perception, a take on our surroundings, May-June 2019, Houston Vineyard, USA
Crossing borders, February-April 2019, Houston, Texas, USA
How much is enough, Tracy-Scott, Oct 2018, Houston, Texas,USA
Studio 215, Silver Street, located at Sawyer Yards, 2017-2018 Houston Texas,USA
Silver Exhibition March-May 2017, Houston, Texas, USA
Say it with BLUE, Silver Street Gallery 2017, Houston, Texas, USA
West Gray Dent’art, 2016 Houston, Texas (Separate), USA
Drømmeplassen, 2013 Kristiansand, Norway (Separate, Norway)
Student exhibition Glassell School of Art, 2009 & 2010, Houston, Texas, USA
Association of Norwegian Visual Artists/ NBK- Norske billed kunstnere
Chair of Association of Norwegian Visual Artists/ NBK-Agder
SELECTED ART PIECES ARE SOLD AT THESE GALLERIES:
Monterroso Gallery, Houston, www.monterrosogallery.com
Serrano Gallery, Houston, www.serranogallery.com
Lytle Pressley, lytlepressley.com
Eva Hoven Art, Odderøya
Bygg 55, No 68
Odderøy veien 68
PUBLIC PURCHEST COLLECTIONS:
Seaman church in Pasadena, Houston
Photo exhibition, Celebration of the church being in Houston for 50 years