Rolf Monsen:

Born 1946 in Bergen.

Education:

1963 - 1968 Goldsmith-apprentice and diploma.
1969 - 1971 Arts- and Crafts-school in Copenhagen.
1985 - 1991 Vestlandets Kunstakademi.

Professional practice:

1963 - 1985 Goldsmith and designer.

Group Exhibitions:

1985 Vestlandutstillingen.
1985 Statens Høstutstilling.
1988 Textil Vest. UKS, Oslo.
1990 Mellom Rommene. Bergen.
1992 Kryss Crossing Borders. Bergen Kretsfengsel.
1995 Vestlandsutstillingen.
1995 Adresse Bellgården. Bryggens Museum in Bergen.
1996 A taste of Norway. Abu Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
1997 Four Norwegian Contemporaries. Budapest, Ungarn.
1998 Artists frpm Bergen. Nationalmuseum Kaunas, Litauen.
1999 Five Norwegians. Lasalle College of art, Singapore.
2000 "Ke" Galleri 3,14. Bergen.
2001 Navigaciones y selaminetos. Santiago, Chile.
2008 400 meter art. Voss.

Separate Exhibitions:

1983 Ølen Kunstlag.
1992 "8 portretter". In co-operation with Anne Gullbjørg Digranes, Bergen Kunstforening.
1993 Galleri Allmenningen. Bergen.
1995 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire. Lausanne, Austria.
1996 Groveland Gallery. Minneapolis, USA.
1998 Galleri Allmenningen. Bergen.
1999 Galleri M. Mandal.
1999 Bergen Kunstforening.
1999 Bomuldsfabrikken. In co-operation with Torill Nøst and Kurt Johannessen, Arendal.
2000 Stavanger Kunstforening.
2002 Mary Place Gallery. Sydney, Australia.
2003 Åsane Kunstforening.
2004 Galleri Giga. Stord.
2006 Galleri Allmenningen. Bergen.
2007 Universitetet i Bergen, Center for womenresearch.
2008 Galleri Giga. Stord.
2008 Meland Bibliotek. Frekhaug.
2008 Galleri Natthagen. Løten.
2009 Galleri Allmenningen. Bergen.
2010 Galleri Bjørkhov. Selbu.
2011 Galleri Giga. Stord. & Meland Bibliotek. Frekhaug. In co-operation with Per Olav Kaldestad.
2013 Galleri Allmenningen. Bergen.
2014 Den Gamle Kommandant. Fredriksten Festning, Halden.
2016 Galleri Allmenningen. Bergen.

Books:

1993 "October" In co-operation with Per Olav Kaldestad.
2013 "Dagen er her den dag eg vil." In co-operation with Per Olav Kaldestad.

Grants:

1988 og 1991 Academyaward, Vestlands Kunstakademi.
1992 The states traveling-grant.
1992, -96, -98, -00, -02, -03, -05, -10 og -13 Billedkunstnernes Hjelpefond.
1995 Bergen state culture-grant.
2000 Bergen state culture city-grant.

Purchased by:

Museum of Applied arts
Art in the work place
Bergen County Council
Statoil(Oil company)
Library, Stord Teacher Training College
Norwegian Board of Culture

Other works:

Various book covers.

In the board of Bergens Kunstforening, Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bildende Kunstneres forening Hordaland.

Member of Norske Billedkunstnere.