Short artist biography
I have two workshops, one for jewelry and one for larger work, in my home, Fredrikstad, Norway. I studied at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, USA, and took my Master in 3D Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Norway. In my art I use found objects, as the main material. The work is often humorous with a darker undertone. I have exhibited in Norway and internationally, and from 2014 been part of the artist group ARKIVET. I also work as a curator.

​Artist statement
Putte Helene Dal´s jewelry and sculptures are based on objects she finds. The artistic method is to see the potential of mass-produced things and materials found in nature; play with form / color / associations and function, then put the pieces together so they get new content and new life. Often the aesthetics appear in machine parts when they become part of a piece of jewelry, while the original value was only a function. Her jewelry comments on and highlights aspects of human life experiences, such as to feel small or measured, prejudged or reflections on age. In Dal´s artistic work she explores jewelry as meaningful and reflective of the personal and structural aspects of our society.

The Wise Fool Art Podcast: interview with sculptor + jeweler, Putte H. Dal (Norway)

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2003 MFA, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Institute of Metal, Oslo, Norway.
1999 BFA 3D Fine Art, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, USA
1993-95 Goldsmith education, 2 years, Elvebakken Highschool, Oslo, Norway.

2012 Over & under (Above & below), House of Foundations, Moss, Norway
2011 Grupperinger (Groups), Nordnorske Art Centre, Svolvær, Norway
2010 Gjemt (Hidden) and Spenningskurver (Curves of Tension), 2 exhibitions, Akershus Art Centre, Norway
2009 Tension, Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 Restriksjoner (Restrictions), Hå gamle prestegaard, Norway
2007 Restriksjoner (Restrictions), RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2005 Kulturhuset Øvre Frednes, Porsgrunn Kunstforening, Porsgrunn, Norway

2021 A Collection of Secrets, Art Centre East Riutta Gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland
2020 A Collection of Secrets, Athens Jewelry Week 2020, Athens, Greece
2019 Beauty Box, Holmestrand Art Association
2019 Beauty Box, Vestfold Art Centre
2018 Beauty Box, Athens Jewelry Week 2018, Athen
2017 Verdiløs (Worthless), Kraft, Bergen
Verdiløs (Worthless), Athens Jewelry Week 2017, Greece
2017 Verdiløs (Worthless), Fredrikstad Art Association, Fredrikstad
Bergen Art Book Fair, ARKIVET was invited to participate with 2 catalouges
2016 Verdiløs (Worthless), Møre og Romsdal Ar Centre, Molde
2015 ARKIVET w/ Comments, Anarkistic Christmas exhibition, Akershus Art Centre
2015 ARKIVET w/ Herbarium, Norway Designs NÅ 8 (NOW), Vol.2, Skala
2015 Is this my place? Hå gamle Prestegard
2015 Is this my place? Jewellery Week Munich 2015 – Ausstellungsraum Sommer-Solheim.
2015 Is this my place? Kunstbanken Hedmark Art Centre

EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2018 Metallophone, jewellery Biennale, Vilnius, Litauen. Curator: Jurgita Ludavičienė
Anno (Everyday lives at the 14-1500 century in Norway), Domkirkeodden, Hamar. Curator: Veronika
Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
2017 Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
2015 Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
Green side of the Moon, invited group exhibition in the outdoors, during the Music Festival
2013 Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
2012 Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
2011 Art and Crafts Biennale 2011, Jury:s 1st prize, Showed 3 places in Norway and in Istanbul.
Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
2010 Kunsthåndverk 2010, juried national exhibition at the National museum of Art, Design and Architecture
Summer exhibition, Østfold Art Centre, regional exhibition
PLATINA celebrates 10th anniversary, Stockholm, exhibition with 82 international jewellery artists
2011 Biennale for Applied Arts 2011, Jury’s price. Traveling exhibition in Norway
2010: Norwegian Crafts 2010, juried exhibition, the National Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, Norway
PLATINA celebrates 10th anniversary, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 Triennale 2008 (jewelry-wood-metal), juried exhibition, The Trondheim Museum of Applied Art,
Trondheim, Norway
Biennale for Applied Arts 2008, juried exhibition
Contemporary Art Jewelry, galleri CAJ Kyoto, Hiko Mizuno Galleri Tokyo, Japan, curated exhibition
Tension, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, USA, juried exhibition
2007 Smukt! Norwegian jewelry art from the 2000s, North Norway Art Centre, curated exhibition
Speil, speil (Mirror, Mirror), Gallery NordNorge, Harstad, curated jewelry exhibition
2006 Metallsummer, The Art Centre in Buskerud, group exhibition
2005 Tendenser 2005, Galleri F15, curator: Tor Andreas Gitlesen
Visningsrommet, USF Verftet, Bergen, together with Silje Heggren
2004 Lifestyles, TaDas Gallery, Vilnius, Litauen, curated exhibition
Triennale 2004 (jewelry-wood-metal), National museum of Art, Design and Architecture.
40ØST, part of Momentum Art biennal
PINK! Levy gallery, Philadelphia, USA, juried exhibition
2003 Norwegian Contemporary Jewelry, Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Japan. Traveling exhibition.
Municipal Museum of Roermund, Roermund, Nederland

2016 Habitat, objects on the outer walls of Hjelmsgate Kindergarden, Oslo County
2012 Tingens Spiral (The Spiral of stuff). Sports hall at Askim high school, Østfold County
2009 Lang Rekke (Long Row), HABO/ SAMBA an institution for multi challenged children, Skien
2008 UNDERvisningHAVET (Under the Sea), Kjølberg school, Fredrikstad
2007 Dental clinic in Fredrikstad, Østfold County

2014 Story Telling: Tendenser 2014, Punkt Ø/ Galleri F 15. Co-curator: Maria Havstam
2014-16 SKILLS, Thinking through Making, Telling by Hand. Touring exhibtion in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
In collaboration with Janne Juvi Rassmussen and Torill Haaland. Prodused by Nordnorsk Art Centre.
2012 Curator for Telemark Art Centre’s exhibition program. 3 exhibitions.
2010 Laget i verden (Made in the World), jellery exhibition with 12 artist from 6 continents, touring to
schools, still touring in 2019. Produced by the National museum of Art, Design and Architecture
2005 Ser du hvem jeg er? (Do you see who I am?). Touring jewellery exhibition for schools, in collaboration
with Maria Havstam.

2018 Fredrikstad County, Norway
2016 KODE Art museum, Bergen, Norway
2011 Pilot gallery in Akershus, Norway
2008 Fredrikstad County, Norway
2007 National museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Norway
2003 Nordenfjeldske museum of Decorative Art and Design, Norway

GRANTS (selected)
2020 The National scholarship for artist, 5 years, Art Council
2018 National grant for equipment, Art Council
2013 Østfold Art Centre BKH-grant
2012 National Exhibition Grant, Art Council
2010 Specialization scholarships, 1 year. And State Exhibition Grant, Art Council.
2009 Traveling support from the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts. SG-Architect’s artist grant.
2007 National establishment grant, 3 years, Art Council.
2005 National Exhibition Grant, Art Council.
2004 The National scholarship for young artist, 3 years, Art Council.
2002 Young Artist Grant FINN-03, with Janne Rasmussen, Anne Lene Løvhaug

The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts,
The Norwegian Association of Curators
BONO – Norwegian Visual Artist Copyright Society