Mette Rishøj

Mette Rishøj

Mette Rishøj. Glazed Stoneware / Mixed Media

Mette Rishøj

Mette Rishøj. Glazed Stoneware

Mette Rishøj

Mette Rishøj. Installation View. Mixed Media / Colored Spot

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS:
2016   Opstalt, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, DK
2015   Blitz, Underdog London Art Gallery, UK
2014   Fanø Art Museum, DK
2013   Un/Bound, Reynolds Fine Art, US
2011   Power Tower,  Randers Water Tower, DK
2008   Mechaniclysm , Galleri København/Hans Alf, DK

SELECTED GROUPSHOWS:
2020 SigNATUR//Visuel_LAB + Guests, Kirsten Kjær’s Museum, DK

ART Herning DK

2019      
XMAS 19, Galleri Christoffer Egelund DK
Underground, m/Kunstnersammenslutningen Visuel_LAB, Museo De Nerja, ES

2018      
XMAS 18, Galleri Christoffer Egelund DK
S U P E R N O V A, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, DK

2017      
En Usagt Kerne, Kirsten Kjær’s Museum, DK
2016      
XMAS 16, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, DK

2015     
The Artists Awakens, The London Underdog Gallery UK

2014     
Opstillinger, Kunstbygningen i Vrå Museum , DK

2013     
Kunst i Randers-eje, Randers Art Museum, DK
2012      
Wheels, Reynolds Fine Art, US
2009      
Hans Alf Gallery, DK
2008     
Baltic Biennale Manegen, RUS
2007      
Elmer vs. Reumert + Selected, Galleri Egelund, DK

COMMISSIONS:
2020     
Randers State School
2017
Kræftens Bekæmpelse, Main Office, DK
Højvangs School, Horsens, DK
2016
Viborg International Billboard Festival
2015
City Stage, Kongens Nytorv DK
2013      
Spar Nord, Facade, Randers
2010     
Elephant Parade

OTHER:
2020      
Curating SigNATUR, Kirsten Kjær’s Museum
2008     
Curating ’ZOOM’, Galleri Esplanaden
2007     
Winner of NBeX-Prisen

COLLECTIONS:
Københavns Kommunes Kunstfond, Foundation Colas, Danske Rederier, LB Forsikring, VERDO

Member af BKF, KKS and ArtGroup Visuel_LAB
Workshops/guest teacher at art schools: Engelsholm, Testrup etc.
Lecturer / Randers Ambassador
www.metterishoj.dk 

Mette Rishoj
Mette Rishøj

metterishoj@metterishoj.dk · www.metterishoj.dk · +45 50 55 74 41

Mette Rishøj is all about energy. Her individual works may seem playful or sinister, noisy or poetic, but are always teeming with an energy that fascinates or frightens – and mostly both. Her powerful expression evokes mythological themes such as the power of nature, the creativeness of Man and the destructive potential of his folly to create open-ended and highly personal narratives about the contemporary world that are deeply fascinating. Through her unorthodox technique Mette Rishøj incorporates real-live motifs such as trucks, factories and ships as part of her works as a reference to our concrete reality in a way that mirrors tribal art and cave paintings but she introduces chaotic elements with contemplative qualities as powerful reminders that our world is ever-changing.

The works of Mette Rishøj are tales of epic proportions with an intuitive appeal that crosses traditional cultural boundaries and has seen her exhibit in as diverse locales as Russia, Lithuania, Norway, France, England and the US. Devoid of living beings the works of Mette Rishøj are maybe most of all powerful representations of contemporary Life in all of its grandeur, chaos and glory.

Mette Rishøj

Mette Rishøj. Acrylic on Canvas. 125 x 80 + 125 x 150 + 125 x 80 cm

Mette Rishøj

Mette Rishøj. Acrylic on linnen / Found Frame. 38 x 32,5 cm