Jette van der Lende
My wish is that you stop and feel that I have invited you into a space that makes the time unimportant. My wish is that you will take some of that feeling with you, that some of the thoughts will be there. My wish is that you want to see the symbolism I so carefully have tried to master into my paintings.
The motives are important. I carefully select the items that can replace my thoughts. Then I try to find a light that makes my “portrait” live and interesting. Now I give them my full attention, give them a scene to be seen on. Not every item I paint has ever had that opportunity. Through the mirror you can see the items in another way, and the symbolic idea becomes stronger.
I am a slow painter that loves to work the color into the canvas, I don’t like shortcuts.
I try hard to give the items soul before perfection. I leave a bit of myself in the painting; make it human, with faults and uniqueness.
2012 Invited to exhibit in Gagliardi Gallery 27.April – 5.May
2011 The Chianciano Biennale, 13-27 September in Tuscany Italy
New Art Center, ArtLook. Bookrelease and exhibition December 27 – 31.
2010 The publication Contemporary Art Watch ArtLook deputing 25 November at The New Art Center
Arts Festival in October, in New York
CanCan, exhibition in New Art Centre, New York in January
2009 The Annual Fashion District Art Festival at New Art Center Oct. 16 to Oct. 18.
New Art Center, New York
Arts festival in October, in New York
Galleri Galtung, Norway
Gulden Kunstverk, Norway
2008 First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Chapingo 08, "Art with Root in the Earth"
In Chapingo, Texcoco, Estado de México,
Østlandsutstillingen, (national juried exhibition), in eastern Norway and Lübeck Germany
Trudy Labell Fine Art Gallery, Naples, Florida
Scottsdale Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2007 SmallWorks – The Greenwich Workshop, Connecticut
Scan, exhibition in New Art Center, New York
Biennale EMMA (European Masters of Modern Art) in Burgau, Austria.
2006 Palm Art Award Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany
2005 Biennale Florence, Florence, Italy
Østlandsutstillingen, (national juried exhibition), in eastern Norway and Kiel Germany
Oppegård Art Society, Norway
Veritas, Oslo, Norway
2004 Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York
1999. Represented Norway in Winsor and Newtons worldwide millennium competition.
2011 2.prize at the Biennale Chianciano, given by The European Confederations of Art Critics
2010 Palm Art Award – Certificate of Excellence - given for outstanding quality and originality of her Art.
2010 ART NOW3 diploma of excellence - honorable award
2010 Selected for the participation to the 1st international award of painting, sculpture and graphics
City of New York”
2010 1BINNIAL of contemporary art, diploma of excellence – honorable award
2009 9th Female Artist’s Art Annual, “diploma of excellence” – honourable award
2007 1. prize of EMMA (European Masters of Modern Art)
2007 Palm Art Award - Merit Award - given in recognition an appreciation of the outstanding originality of her Art.
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists, Oslo, Norway
Danish association of Visual Artists
CAN, New York, NY
International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA