Ingjerd Hanevold (b. 1955)
Ingjerd Hanevold is a leading artist in contemporary Scandinavian jewelry making, her designs beeing higly appreatiated, and her scills much sought for. She has been the Head of the Norwegian Arts Crafts Association, and now holds a position as professor at the Art Academy in Oslo, Norway, and associated professor at the Academy of design and Arts Crafts, Gothenborg, 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 repetitiv 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.