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Gunhild Vatn

Gunhild Vatn


Gunhild Vatn is an artist and Associate Professor, and has a MA degree in Ceramic Art at Oslo National Academy of the arts, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design Education. She is teaching ceramics and three-dimensional form at Institute of Art, Design and Drama, where she also teaches Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. She has been teaching and given lectures at art academies and in international conferences. She is a member of the research group Art in Society Research, and her research interests are among others in the field contemporary art, design, applied art, and art in society. Her artwork often deals with social and cultural issues, often with political connotations. She works in various materials and expressions, mainly in porcelain. She has exhibited at Norwegian and International museums and galleries. Her art is represented in several art collections and museums.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Fine arts education   Sculpture   Art and craft   Instalation   Porcelain

Scientific publications

Vatn, Gunhild (2022). Penance Practices used as an Artistic Research Method. 21 p. Nordic Journal of Art and Research (A & R) . Vol. 11.

Kvellestad, Randi Veiteberg; Vatn, Gunhild (2022). The three-headed lecturer. Perspectives on the lecturer’s role in co-activity in design, art, and craft education. Techne Serien . Vol. 29.

Kvellestad, Randi Veiteberg; Stana, Ingeborg; Vatn, Gunhild (2021). Working Together: Cooperation or Collaboration?. FormAkademisk - Forskningstidsskriftet for design og designdidaktikk . Vol. 14.

Vatn, Gunhild (2020). The Ambivalence of Oil Esthetics. Bergaust, Kristin; Smite, Rasa; Silina, Daina (Ed.). Oslofjord Ecologies. Artistic Research on Environmental and Social Sustinability.. Part 1. p. 81-96.

Vatn, Gunhild (2015). Lukten av jord. Kunstneriske uttrykk i grensen mellom sanselighet og historiefortelling. Aure, Venke; Bergaust, Kristin (Ed.). Estetikk og samfunn. Tekster mellom samtidskunst og kunstdidaktikk. del 3. p. 277-286. Fagbokforlaget.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete