A Norwegian Pioneer
Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive
Zdenka Rusova (b. 1939) is one of Norway's foremost graphic artists.
This exhibition presents works by the Czech-born artist Zdenka Rusova (b. 1939) spanning the course of over 50 years. She has been a pioneer, both artistically as one of Norway’s foremost graphic artists, and academically as the first female principal at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo from 1987 to 1992. This exhibition gives insight into the career of an energetic artist, who at the age of 80 is still full of vigor and vitality.
It is particularly within the graphic arts of printmaking and drawing that Rusova has made her mark in Norway. She excels with a superb craftsmanship, a high degree of precision and technical expertise.
The exhibition has been created in collaboration with Sørlandets Kunstmuseum and will be presented there during the autumn of 2019.
While working on the exhibition catalogue, Henie Onstad went to visit Zdenka Rusova in her studio in Oslo in the winter of 2019.