Trine Wejp-Olsen :: biography / resume :: home Milo Gallery
Works available:
  "The Vulnerable Happiness Of A Cherry Tree"
2007
Oil on canvas
30" x 40"
  "The Vulnerable Happiness Of A Cherry Tree"
2007
Oil on canvas
30" x 40"
  "Buffalo Finding His Intuition"
2008
Oil on canvas
42" x 42"
  "The Lake"
2005
Colored pencil
watercolor and milk paint on paper
25" x 40"
  "Blue Monkey"
2007
Oil in canvas
16" x 20"
  "Hippeastrum Aulicum And The Deer"
2007
Watercolor
colored pencil and milk paint on paper
27" x 35""
  "Whose Heaven Is It Anyway?"
2008
Watercolor
colored pencil and milk paint on paper
28" x 28"
Biography
The art of Trine Wejp-Olsen imagines a world far away from our reality, a mysterious place akin to a child's fairytale or myth. Working on both canvas and paper, she exposes a hidden universe, where creatures and nature not only co-exist, but become entwined in one another. The trees and plants that inhabit her world are as strong a force as the animals among them. It's a surreal dreamlike landscape she creates, focusing on the power of nature and the feminine beauty of creation, that quietly exists somewhere else.

"I have since childhood enjoyed stories, and never given up on them. This is how my work has quite a sense of narration, with a narrative similar to what one might find in the stories of the fairy tales and myths. It is the mysterious layers and symbolic meaning in the details that I am attracted to. In my practice as an artist, my attempt is to capture "that other world", a parallel world that I find myself often looking for in our busy-logic lives".

Trine Wejp-Olsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and was educated at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Otis College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA. She has exhibited widely throughout Denmark and California.

Resume

Born 1969 in Copenhagen, Denmark

EDUCATION
1990-1994 BFA Otis College of Art and Design
1993 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008 "One September in the Virgin Forest - and other tales", Milo Gallery
presenting new work by the artist @ the artist's studio, Santa Monica, CA
"Wild Things", Milo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 "Paintings and Works on Paper", Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 ARTRA at the Pier Pointe in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Artists'-art-fair like exhibition in a just finished condominium building
1 weekend, 2 towers, 72 residencies, 100+ artists
17th Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA Juried by Alma Ruiz and Marc Pally
"Insight/Inside LA", Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 "Los Angeles Juried Exhibition 2008", Barnsdall Municipal Gallery
Hollywood, CA. Juried by Carl Berg, Lisa Melandri and Tyler Stallings
Summer Group Show at Milo Gallery

2007 Miami Red Dot Art Fair, Nancy Margolis Gallery
"Blooms", Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Mary Oliver + Jacqueline Dreager
"6", Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA. Curated by Nancy Silverman-Miles
Group Show, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at Mount St. Mary's College Brentwood, CA. Curated by Jody Baral
"Five Women Sculptors", Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica, CA Curated by Alisun Woolery

2006 "Perspectives", Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Curated by Scott Canty and Mary Oliver
"Three Rituals", SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
"PaperCut", Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA. Curated by Nancy Silverman-Miles
"Ribbons, Bows, Lace & Fringe", 4:44 @ the Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Megan Sherwood

2005 "2005 Open National", Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA. Curated by Scott Canty
"Los Angeles Juried Exhibition 2005", Barnsdall Municipal Gallery Hollywood, CA. Juried by James Elaine, Barbara Gilbert and Karin Higa
"CODA a concluding passage", SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA. Curated by Pamela Grau Tweena
"Off the Map", Los Angeles, CA. Site-specific exhibition, curated by Corina Gamma

2004 Square Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA. Curated by Jamie Wilson
"Envisioning the Future", Pomona, CA. Facilitated by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman *

2003 "All Media 2003", Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA. Curated by Kristina Newhouse
Cal Poly Pomona, Envisioning the Future introduction exhibition, Pomona, CA.
Don O'Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, CA. Curated by Peter Frank

2002 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. Curated by Meg Linton

2001 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. Curated by Tyler Stallings

1999 Gensler & Assoicates, Santa Monica, CA

1998 Santa Monica Fine Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

1997 Trine Wejp-Olsen og Henriette Hansen, I Huset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trine Wejp-Olsen og Sofie Hesselholdt, Café Klimt, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996 "Young New Talents", Gallerihuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995 "Efteraarsudstillingen95", Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

PROJECTS
2003/2004 * "Envisioning the Future". Project facilitated by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman. A group of artists collaborated to create an exhibition showing the ways in which the future - be it personal, community or global-might be constructed.

1996 Book Project "2021". 25 artists (Danish musicians, writers, film-makers, and fine artists) were invited to participate in a collaborate book project published under the title "2021". Each artist were to give his or hers commentary on life now (1996) and in the future in a short story.