Jette van der Lende

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Utoya Norway July 22 2011, 2011 Oil On Canvas 105x70cm © yes jette van der Lende
Born to be circumcised, 2011 Oil On Canvas 70x103cm © Jette van der Lende
Liberty of speaking Oil On Canvas 27,6x41.3 © Jette van der Lende
he who live on illusion, die of disappointment, 2009 Oil On Canvas 27,6x41.3 © Jette van der Lende
The Nornes web, 2010 Oil On Canvas 70x70cm © Jette van der Lende
As you sow, so shall you reap., 2009 Oil On Canvas 27,6x27,6 © Jette van der Lende
Liberty of speaking Oil On Canvas 105x70cm © yes Jette van der Lende
Quick Facts
Lives in
Works in
Representing galleries
Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples Florida and Gulden Kunstverk, Steinberg Norway
symbolism realism modern realism, traditional, figurative

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