Merete Joelsen Aune (b. 1984) is a visual artist based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a BFA and an MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, along with a bachelor degree in Art History from the University of Bergen. Aune works in various media including drawing, painting, installation and text. Her work often explores the perception of time. Thematically she is inspired by natural sciences, and her work often contains direct references to astronomy with the intention to extend a metaphor from the sublime to the dimensions of the day-to-day world. Recent exhibitions include venues such as Cosmoscow, Moscow (RU); House of Foundation, Moss (NO); Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO); Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO); and Helsinki-Malmin lentoasema (Koppling konst), Helsinki (FI). She has published artists' books I Have Seen How the Universe Swallows and Don't Take the Spare Wheel For a Bird.


2012 – 2014   Master of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2009 – 2012   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2007 – 2008   One-year programme in Art and Design, Oslo University College, Norway

2004 – 2007   Bachelor of Art History and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway


2014   The Intimate Sufferings of a Musician, Window Box, Pushwagner Gallery, Oslo (NO)

2014   Reading Time (I Got Up at 06.42 AM, Said the Sculptress to the Sea), Gallery BOA, Oslo (NO)

2011   Untitled Conversations, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo (NO)


2017   Bergen Art Book Fair, with Locus, Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark (NO)

2017   Cosmoscow (The Norway Focus Section), with Locus, Moscow (RU)

2017   Concerning the Spiritual in Art, with Locus, The Norwegian Institute Athens (GR)

2017   Print Matters, Gallery Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO)

2017   Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations, House of Foundation, Moss (NO)

2016   En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo, The Drawing Biennial 2016, Oslo (NO)

2016   The Drawing Biennial SKISSEN, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)

2016   Art in Case, Helsinki-Malmin lentoasema (Koppling konst), Helsinki (FI)

2016   Zodiac, LYNX, Oslo (NO)

2016   Platons huskestue, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)

2014   Knock Knock, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors, Oslo (NO)

2014   MA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (NO)

2013   En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, Podium, Oslo (NO)

2013   It's a girl, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm (NO)

2012   BA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (NO).

2011   Vi har ikke tid, sa bølgene, Søylegalleriet, Oslo (NO)


2017   Poem published in The Inklings #1

2017   I Have Seen How the Universe Swallows, Artist's book

2017   Cold Current: Contemporary Artists from Norway, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection

2016   Catalog, The Drawing Biennial 2016

2015   Poem published in Bøygen #1

2015   Poem published in ETTER #3

2014   Du må ikke forveksle reservehjulet med fuglen, Artist's Book

2014   Catalog, MFA Graduation Exhibition

2012   Catalog, BFA Graduation Exhibition


2016   Artist talk + drawing workshop, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2016   Guest Lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


NBK   Norske Billedkunstnere /Norwegian Visual Artists Association

UKS   Unge Kunstneres Samfund /The Young Artist Society

TF   Tegnerforbundet /Norwegian Drawing Art Association