Born 1981, Kristiansand, Norway.
Raised in Hægeland, Vennesla. Lives and works in Oslo
Marit Roland (b.1981 Kristiansand, Norway) completed her Masters degree at the Art Academy in Trondheim NTNU in 2012. Selected solo-exhibitions include Viborg Kunsthall DK (2022), Wanås Kunsthall S (2021), Telemark Museet (2021), Akershus Kunstsenter (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 practice as an artist she was recently involved at The University of Agder, department of Visual Arts as Associate Professor. Now Roland is a teaching artist and educational curator at The National Museum of Norway.
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.
2010 – 2012 Master of Fine Arts (NTNU), Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
2007 – 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts (NTNU), Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
2006 – 2007 Strykejernet Art School. Oslo
2003 – 2006 Bachelor Art Teacher, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences