< Stein Smaaskjaer




My personal relationship with art is just that, personally. It is a craft and a profession with long traditions … from the huge cave paintings in Lascaux to the street artists. We all have a quest to express ourselves visually. We are storytellers on an equal footing with writers and musicians.

I will never forget my first encounter with both the big world and also my insight into art. I was nineteen years old and had just started my art studies at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. One of the first things we did was visit the National Gallery of Art. There they were all, and they have followed me ever since; Rotko, Pollock, Rauschenberg, DE Kooning, Rivers, etc. It was decisively a crucial meeting.



1996-97 Studio Arts Centers International, Firenze, Italia

1994-97 Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, USA

1990-93 Corcoran Collage of Art and Design, Washington DC, USA

1987-98 Merkantilt Institutt -Graphic Design, Norway

Exhibitions (Excerpts)

Galleri Nobel, Oslo, Norway

Gallerii, Tønsberg, Norway

Gulden, Drammen, Norway

Galleri Arctandria, Oslo, Norway

Tromsø kunstforening, Norway

Hamarøy kunstforening, Norway

Tønsberg kunstforening, Norway

Ettinger Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

White Wall Gallery, Washington DC, USA

Studio San Gallo, Firenze, Italia