Merete Joelsen Aune (b. 1984) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2014. Aune works in various media including drawing, painting, printmaking and text. Her work often explores perspectives on time and space, in the intersection between the tangible and the abstract, between personal life and science. Although often containing direct references to a visible, physical world, her work relates to an invisible reality or an inner experience. Recent exhibitions include Cosmoscow, Moscow (RU); House of Foundation, Moss (NO); Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO); Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO); and Helsinki-Malmin lentoasema, Helsinki (FI). She has published artists' books I Have Seen How the Universe Swallows and Don't Take the Spare Wheel For a Bird.


2012 – 2014   Master of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2009 – 2012   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2007 – 2008   One-year programme in Art and Design, Oslo University College, Norway

2004 – 2007   Bachelor of Art History and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway


2014   The Intimate Sufferings of a Musician, Window Box, Pushwagner Gallery, Oslo (NO)

2014   Reading Time (I Got Up at 06.42 AM, Said the Sculptress to the Sea), Gallery BOA, Oslo (NO)

2011   Untitled Conversations, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo (NO)


2018   Got It For Cheap (GIFC), Gallery Golsa (NO) (Upcoming)

2018   SHKS 200 Years Anniversary. Alumni Exhibition (NO) (Upcoming)

2018   San Francisco Art Book Fair, with Locus (US) (Upcoming)

2018   AVTRYKK, Hå Gamle Prestegard (NO)

2017   Bergen Art Book Fair, with Locus, Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark (NO)

2017   Cosmoscow (The Norway Focus Section), with Locus, Moscow (RU)

2017   Concerning the Spiritual in Art, with Locus, The Norwegian Institute Athens (GR)

2017   Print Matters, Gallery Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO)

2017   Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations, House of Foundation, Moss (NO)

2016   En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo, The Drawing Biennial 2016, Oslo (NO)

2016   The Drawing Biennial SKISSEN, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)

2016   Art in Case, Helsinki-Malmin lentoasema (Koppling konst), Helsinki (FI)

2016   Zodiac, LYNX, Oslo (NO)

2016   Platons huskestue, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)

2014   Knock Knock, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors, Oslo (NO)

2014   MA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (NO)

2013   En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, Podium, Oslo (NO)

2013   It's a girl, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm (NO)

2012   BA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (NO).

2011   Vi har ikke tid, sa bølgene, Søylegalleriet, Oslo (NO)


2017   Poem published in The Inklings #1

2017   I Have Seen How the Universe Swallows, Artist's book

2017   Cold Current: Contemporary Artists from Norway, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection

2016   Catalog, The Drawing Biennial 2016

2015   Poem published in Bøygen #1

2015   Poem published in ETTER #3

2014   Du må ikke forveksle reservehjulet med fuglen, Artist's Book

2014   Catalog, MFA Graduation Exhibition

2012   Catalog, BFA Graduation Exhibition


2016   Artist talk + drawing workshop, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2016   Guest Lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


NBK   Norske Billedkunstnere /Norwegian Visual Artists Association

UKS   Unge Kunstneres Samfund /The Young Artist Society

TF   Tegnerforbundet /Norwegian Drawing Art Association