Marit Roland (b.1981 Kristiansand, Norway) completed her Masters degree at the Art Academy in Trondheim NTNU in 2012. Selected solo-exhibitions include Akershus Kunstsenter (upcoming in 2018), Haugesund Kunstforening (2018) Galleri BOA (2017), Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter (2016), Prosjektrom Normanns,(2014), The Contemporary Art museum, Genova Italy (2014), Tromsø Centre for Contemporary Art (2013) and Kristiansand Kunsthall (2013). Selected group exhibitions: Cosmoscow Artfair, Moscow Russia (2017), Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (2015), Høstutstillingen, Oslo (2014) and The Norwegian Sculpture Biennale Vigelandsmuseet (2013). Beside her pratice as an artist she is currently involved at The University of Agder, department of Visual Arts as Associate Professor.
Marit Roland works in the extended field of drawing. Through her ongoing series «Paper Drawings» she is challenging the concept of drawing by creating a displacement of the paper in the act of drawing. From previously having a traditional approach to the field, she is now using it as a concept versus a specific technique. With only paper as her material, Roland is drawing with the paper instead of on it creating three-dimensional spacial installations and sculptures. Each «Paper Drawing» is process based and site-specific and in the end recycled after exhibited. The ephemeral nature of the work is exemplified by the paper continuing a new ‘life’ no longer serving the purpose of art.