About the artist
Liv Blåvarp (b 1956) is one of Norways most recognized jewellery artists, and her hallmark is a time-consuming work process and an impressive craftsmanship. She is especially known for her sculptural wooden jewelry, a material she particularly appreciates for its tactile qualities. Her spectacular necklaces where she combines Norwegian and exotic wood species and put them together in new shapes with lush colours and details, evokes rich associations with fauna and flora. In her last jewellery she shows a tendency towards a simplification both in form and expression and a new playfulness. Hemoglobin, 2021 has an open light shape and is made of painted wood. The red colour plays on the red colour of the protein. The lock is simplified into a ball and gives associations to a coconut. Venus, 2023 is made of a circular main shape. The material is wooden,
covered with decorated rice paper. The lock, which has the powerful shape characteristic of Blåvarp’s jewellery is made of whale tooth.
Liv Blåvarp (b. 1956) has participated at a great number of exhibitions in Norway and abroad and has been awarded numerous outstanding prizes and awards. She has also,
over recent years, produced pieces for display in public space. She is represented in numerous museums, including LACMA (US), Museum Angewandte Kunst (DE), National Museum of Scotland (UK), National Museum (SE), Röhsska Museum (SE), The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Houston (US), The Mint Museum (US), Design Museum Denmark (DK), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (CA), The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (NO) and the Powerhouse Museum (AU).