Ingjerd Hanevold (b. 1955)
Ingjerd Hanevold is a leading artist in contemporary Scandinavian jewelry making, her designs higly appreatiated, and her scills much sought for. She has been the Head of the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (Norske Kunsthåndverkere NK), and now holds a position as professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO), Norway, and associated professor at the School of Design and Crafts (Högskolan för design och konsthantverk, HDK) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
After the education at National College of Art and Design (NCAD) 1976-81, and studies at The State University of New York and College at New Platz, Metal Department 81-82, Ingjerd Hanevold has been working in her own workshop in the tradition of small scale Arts Craft production. In 1992 she agreed to design a quite large collection of silver jewelry named Henne (meaning Her), for the David-Andersen company. The forms are simplistic and geometric in repetitive kenetic constructions that allows the jewelry to reflect the movements of the body and so emphesize the sensuality of the design, sophisticated and jet clearly inspired by nature and basic experinces of being close to life.
The jewelry of Ingjerd Hanevold can be seen in museums in Scandinavia and in Paris. Her works were included in an exhibition of Norwegian jewelry touring Japan and Europe in 1988, at the Triennale of Europen du Bijou in Paris 1990/1992, and in Electrum Gallery, London in 1992. She also exhibits regulary in Oslo, and have been revarded several awards in Norway and in Japan. In 1994 she was elected to design the medals of the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.