MARIT TINGLEFF (Norwegian, b. 1954)
Black and White Standing Tile, 2020
Glazed earthenware, hand-built
33" H x 43.5" W x 3.25" D
Marit Tingleff is a ceramic artist based in Hønefoss, Norway. Initially studying at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen (now the University of Bergen), she went on to become professor and head of ceramics at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts from 2013–2016. Taking the landscape of her own daily life as a starting point for her large-scale ceramic plates, she takes ordinary, everyday objects and elevates them to something much more powerful.
Her work is included in a number of museums including the Norwegian National Museum in Oslo, Norway; the Design Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom. She has been awarded several public commissions including work for the Norwegian Government Representation Buildings in Oslo, Norway.