Hanne Nielsen Kjærsgaard

Visual Artist

Artist Statement – Hanne Nielsen Kjærsgaard

I’m a figurative painter who works in thematic series with nature as a focal point. My subject is often about human’s desire to control and glorify nature. How human puts itself over nature and at the same time create symbiotic stories about human and nature e.g. in myths and fables. The scene is mostly set in some kind of nature where the human not necessarily is present but has left some kind of traces on the interpretation.

In my paintings I try to create an atmospheric feeling of something both sinister and lighthearted by emphasizing light versus dark, contorted or flat perspectives and symbolic interpretations of certain parts of the picture, so that the reality and fiction are intertwined.

Light is an important element in my motives and can be included as a concrete light source, like the sun, the moon, electric light or indirectly by painting the colour on in many thin layers to achieve optimal luminance. It generally makes my color attitude intense and saturated; I hereby try to achieve a condensed atmosphere of intimacy and/or drama.



2015-2018: BFA (Hons) Slade School of Fine Art – UCL, London, UK
2013-2015: Kunstskolen Spektrum, Kbh. DK
2004-2006: Heatherleys School of Fine Art, Portræt, London, UK
1984-1988: Det Kgl.  Akademi for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering, Kbh. DK

Udvalgte seperatudstillinger

2022: ”Before Chaos”, Huset i Asnæs, DK
2021: ”Eye of the Beholder” Eks-Rummet, Kbh. DK

Udvalgte gruppeudstillinger

2023: ”SPOR”, vinterudstilling, Davis Gallery, København, DK
2023: ”Pretty/Awful”, Galleri KBH-kunst, København DK
2023: ”Absurd natur”, Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum, DK
2021: ”BAROKT/The Baroque is Present” duo med Linda Falkesgaard, Birkerød Gl. Præstegård, DK
2020: ”Stafet”, Annaborg, Hillerød, DK
2020: ”Mirror”, Pakhusgalleriet, Nykøbing Sjælland, DK
2020: ”Wrapped up – Unfold, duoudstilling med Linda Falkesgaard, Cobra Rummet, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK
2020: ”Echo”, Gjethuset, Frederiksværk, DK
2019: ”Fragments of Space and Time”, Missisipi, Thyholm, DK
2019: ”Under Cover – Plastik”, Eks-Rummet, Kbh. DK
2019: ”Bridge”, PMQ gallery, Stauton, HK
2018: ”Bridge”, Hyatt Regency, Sochi, RUS
2018: [ree-fleks], Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, DK
2018: ”The BA show 2018”, Slade, London, UK
2028: ”Bridge”, IZO Gallery, Moscow, RUS
2017: ”Isolation”, Chalton Gallery, London, UK,
2017: ”Olio”, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
2016: ”Pitch the Glitch”, Galleri North, Kbh. DK
2015: ”View” Spektrum, Kbh. DK
2014: ”KS”, Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum Janus, Thistrup, DK / ”View” Spektrum”, Kbh. DK
2014: View Spektrum

Støtte, legater og priser

2020: ”Grosserer L. F. Foght’s Fonden” til udstillingen ”Mirror”
2018: ”Grosserer L. F. Foght’s Fonden, til udstillingen [ree-fleks]
2014: ”Årets Kunstner 2014” KS, Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum Janus, Thistrup, DK
2006: ”The Society of Women Artists’s Presidents Choice Award”, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2006: ”Heatherleys Portrait Painting Prize”, Heaterleys, London, UK


2020: Medkurator på MIRROR, Nykøbing Sjælland DK
2020: Medkurator på ECHO, Gjethuset, Frederiksværk, DK
2018: Medkurator på [ree-fleks], Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, DK
2018: Medlem af BKF
2017: kurator på udstillingen Olio, London, UK