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 discoved oil paint.

I find inspiration in things like: my own dreams and life experiences, surrealism, cartoons, fairytails, graffiti, abnormal things and generally everything that breaks from reality.

I use metaphors in every painting. Eyes are a typical feature in my work. Our eyes reflects our mood, 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.

In the following years I caught the interest for new things. One is sculpting. It's mainly been small, strange sculptures using quick-dry paste, painted with oil paint.
Second, I took up writing again, and I'm currently working on a children-book with my own  illustrations.


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