BIOGRAPHY



Susann Brox Nilsen, selftaught artist.
Based in Tromsø, Norway

 
 
I've been writing and drawing my whole life, everything from cartoons to fashion, 
to imaginary books.
I honestly didn't think I could paint at all. It was my mother that encouraged me to 
grab the paintbrush.
I tried different styles at first, watercolors, collage and wood-ornamental, 
before I finally discovered oil paint.

What inspires me? My own dreams and life experiences, surrealism, cartoons, fairy tales, graffiti, abnormal things and generally everything that breaks from reality.
I love using metaphors in my work. Eyes are a typical feature in my work. Our eyes reflects our mood, and the way we feel, and sometimes better than words.

My art is important to me in many ways. It's my odd way to communicate with the world, but also a way to express my feelings and to give me a peaceful mind.

Over the last few years I found the love for digital art, which opened a whole new world to me.
I also took up writing again, and I'm currently working on my own children-book (hopefully it will be out during 2018! YAY!)

Exhibitions/group-shows:

1. "Kunstmaleren", Tromsø 
Separate exhibition
13/03/08

2. "Random Gallery", Tromsø
12/08/09
Exhibition together with Kristina Aakre
 
3. "Galleri Karl Johan"
03/10/09
Presentation of my work and live painting infront of audience

4.  Galleri Julie's Hage
01/05/10
Group-show

5.  Art Fusion
 Tromsø, 21/06/10
Live painting together with several artists

6. "SurrElisme" 
 Galleri Julie's Hage
16.october - 18 december 2010

Group-show
 
7. "Mexico Siniestro"
The Resistance Gallery, London
3. november 2011
Group show

8. "Pop Femme: Sugar coated strange"
Pop Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 - 30. june 2012
Group show


9. "Runaway circus"
Auguste Clown Gallery, Australia
24. Auguste 2012
Group show

10. "Till art do us part"
Resistance Gallery, London
1. november 2012

11. "The place in between"
Separate-exhibition
Clarion The Edge, Tromsø
01.08.15 - 01.09.15