Åse Vikse

Newcastle & Gateshead

Åse Vikse is a visual artist based in Whitley Bay. Her profession as a printmaker is multidisciplinary and she refers to herself as a wandering artist.

Vikse’s visual expression is rooted in the coast and stems from her west-Norwegian background. The predominant factors in her creative process are walking, and found objects — the chance encounter during an observational state of movement. She gravitates towards the notion of place and uses research as a compass of her creative process, which product is often embodied as artist’s maps.

Vikse strives to source the material she utilises and the process of developing these as environmentally sustainable as possible.


Education: MA Fine Art Printmaking, Middlesex University, London
BA (Hons) Communication Design (Illustration), Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
Graphic Design, Kristiania University College, Bergen NO

Exhibitions include A.O. London, Middlesbrough, Folkestone, The Cotswolds, Sheffield, Bristol, Newcastle and Oslo

Selected for artist residency at ArtsIceland Residency, Ísafjörður ICE

Member of
The Association of Norwegian Printmakers
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
Northern Print, Newcastle

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