Merete Joelsen Aune (born 1984, Oslo) is a visual artist based in Oslo, Norway. She works with  drawing, text, photography and artists’ books. Aune holds a bachelor and master's degree from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and has a background in art history studies from the University of Bergen. Her work has recently been presented in exhibitions at Sandefjord kunstforening (2022), Vestfold Kunstsenter (2021), Drammen Museum (2020) and Kunstforeningen Verdens Ende (2019). 

'My work is characterized by a curiosity towards time and consciousness, and an interest in natural sciences. In recent years I have been particularly concerned with stars and stones, both as object and metaphor. I like to combine impulses from astronomy and geology with storytelling in visual or written form, to reflect on my own personal notion of time and my inner experiences; that which in itself has no form'.

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2012 -2014  Master of Visual Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO

2009 -2012  Bachelor of Visual Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO

2007 -2008  One-year programme in Art and Design, Oslo University College, NO

2004 -2007  Bachelor in Art History, University of Bergen, NO


2023   Kunstner kuraterer kunstner, with Hedevig Anker, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, NO (Upcoming) 
2022   Island Universes, Sandefjord Kunstforening, NO


2021   Østlandsutstillingen, Vestfold kunstsenter, NO

2021   Østlandsutstillingen, Trafo Kunsthall/Galleri Dikemark, NO
2020   Novemberutstillingen, Drammen Museum, Drammen, NO
2019   Novemberutstillingen, Drammen Museum, Drammen, NO
2019   GIFC & Velvet Ropes, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, NO
2019   Østlandsutstillingen, Kunstforeningen Verdens ende, NO
2018   Novemberutstillingen, Drammen Museum, Drammen, NO
2018   The Drawing School (SHKS) 200 years anniversary, Alumni Exhibition, Oslo, NO

2018   GIFC, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, NO
2018   AVTRYKK, Hå gamle prestegard, Jæren, NO
2018   San Francisco Art Book Fair, San Francisco CA, US
2017   Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark, Bergen, NO
2017   Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, Moscow, RU
2017   Concerning the Spiritual in Art, The Norwegian Institute at Athens, Athen, GR

2017   Print Matters, Gallery Norske Grafikere, Oslo, NO
2017   Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations, House of Foundation, Moss, NO

           with Monica Flakk & Kjersti Lande
2016   En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo, The Drawing Biennial 2016, Oslo, NO

2016   The Drawing Biennial 2016, SKISSEN, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, NO
2016   Art in Case, Helsinki-Malmi lentoasema, Helsinki, FI
2016   Zodiac, LYNX, Oslo, NO
2016   Platons huskestue, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, NO

2014 The Intimate Sufferings of a Musician, Window Box, Pushwagner Gallery, Oslo, NO (solo) 
2014   Knock Knock, Norsk Billedhuggerforening, Oslo, NO
2014   MA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 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, NO


2022  Sometimes I Am Light Years Away, Artists' Book
2017   I Have Seen How the Universe Swallows, Artists’ Book
2014   Du må ikke forveksle reservehjulet med fuglen, Artists’ Book

2012   I Am a Bird Now, Artists’ Book


2021   (melkeveien),Text for publication made by Norwegian artist Kjersti Lande

2021   Catalogue, Østlandsutstillingen 2021

2021   Artist interview, Tegnerforbundet/ The Norwegian Drawing Association 

2019   Catalogue, Østlandsutstillingen 1979-2019
2018   Untitled poetic text published in OSLO PILOT (2015–17)—a project investigating the role of art in and for the             public space—laying the groundwork for Oslo Biennial First Edition, 2018, Mousse Publishing
2017   Poem published in The Inklings # 1, Volume 1
2017   Cold Current, Contemporary Artists from Norway, Benetton Collection

2016   Catalogue, SKISSEN, The Drawing Biennial 2016
2015   Poem published in Bøygen # 1, 27. årgang
2015   Poem published in ETTER # 3 f
2014   Catalogue, MA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO
2011    Catalogue, BA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO

2019   Participant in closed competition, KORO Public Art Norway

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

2016   Guest lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2015   Cover art and design for Norwegian singer/songwriter SVANES
2013   Art assistant to Norwegian artist Tiril Schrøder
2013   Art assistant to Norwegian artist Vanna Bowles


2021   Prosjektstøtte/ Artist grant, Kulturrådet/ Arts Council Norway
2019   Artist grant, Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard stiftelse
2018   Reisestipend/Travel grant, Tegnerforbundet/ The Norwegian Drawing Art Association

2016   Artist grant, Oslo Kommune/ The City of Oslo
2012   Artist grant, Statens stipend for kunstnere

NBK- Norske Billedkunstnere | The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists

TF- Tegnerforbundet | The Norwegian Drawing Association
UKS- Unge Kunstneres Samfund | Young Artists’ Society

BO- Billedkunstnerne i Oslo | The Association of Visual Artists Oslo

BONO- Billedkunst Opphavsrett i Norge | Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society