Opening Reception: Sunday May 5th @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm.
Ellen Hegg is a Norwegian born artist based in Norway and Spain. She has several years of education in fine arts, in addition to years of experience teaching visual art. She is known for her unique self developed technique, which involves coffee and ink.
Also at Trygve Lie Gallery: April 26th - 27th Pop-Up Art Exhibition by students of Ellen Hegg.
Ellen Hegg's work is featured in numerous Norwegian galleries. Besides several solo
exhibitions, she has had a considerable experience participating in group
exhibitions around the world, including; Louvre in Paris, Art Biennale in Sicily and
Art Biennale in Barcelona.
She has also been represented by InArte WerkKunst Gallery in Berlin, Mad Gallery
in Milan and Rio Gallery in New York. Both in Milan and New York she has been given awards for her work.
Ellen Hegg’s unique painting and drawing technique has been devloped through an exploring approach; some of her works reveal aspects of realism while in others are abstract representations of her surroundings. Hegg experiments with a variety of materials that are not so popular nor traditional, breaking barriers and giving room to her carefree creative genius. Her works involve the use of coffee and ink, bister, and materials hardened by Mixit-Art. Hegg uses realism to present contemporary modern issues.
In her pieces, she directly address her audience to find healthy ways of managing stress, in some cases , by using an abstract expression to experiment with various media and color schemes. Her works evoke joy and harmony as she takes her audience through multiple narratives, highlighting the values of love in various dynamics. A red heart can be considered a signature statement of hers found in every piece, as the Universal traveling message.
She is represented in several galleries in Norway, her home country.
The Trygve Lie gallery is located in and run by the Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York. The was established to contribute to the promotion of Norwegian, Norwegian-American and Scandinavian art to a broad audience in the city of New York.
In addition to exhibiting art and documentary projects, the gallery space is used for recitals, conferences, performances etc. If you wish to rent the gallery space, please contact us.