Nordic Colors


I am working on a new series of larger scale paintings where I explore the staged nordic lives as seen in listings for homes for sale on Using the palette from the newest trend in interiors I am interested in how we want to create and find identity with our homes and the absurdity in this struggle. 

The images are work in progress and sketches, still trying to find the expression of these ideas with paint.


Opening of Mother Naturalist

At South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro , CA, April 6 - May 20th, Reception April 8.

Artist Julia Barbee initiated this collaboration about a year ago and with fellow artist/mother Megan Schvaneveldt we have explored how becoming a mother has and continue to influence our art practice. We have been sharing ideas, photos, documents, sketches, trials and experiments with each other over miles and miles of distance and are excited to see how this finally has evolved into a show. 

It is based around Barbee's idea "Mother Naturalist" which takes many different paths, both political, ephemeral and playful.

Working with Mother Naturalist, I have been documenting with both photo and drawing how our bodies are forever linked and how I move to protect. There is also a generational link in trying to connect my experience as a mother and my son, to my late Grandma through the worn bed textiles.

I wish I could be there for the opening and if you are in the area you should definitely try to make it! I'll be there in spirit this time!



365 days

Just updated with a small selections of drawings from my 365 days project. Same size watercolor paper, different mediums, 365 days, during which I was pregnant and had my son.

Exhibition opening

I will, in collaboration with Den Kulturelle Skolesekken and Aurskog-Høland Kunstforening, be showing paintings at Aur Prestegård in Aurskog, as well as having all the 8th graders visit the show before it opens. 


Collaboration construction

Working on constructing an installation piece in collaboration with another artist and friend, Karen Lidal, this week. It is now done and part of the SAfestival at Gran, Hadeland for the weekend. Lots of carpentry and painting in an abnormal Norwegian heat!



Utstillingsåpning i Arendal

Lørdag 15.mars kl 13 er det utstillingsåpning i Arendal Kunstforening!



Camilla Løhren Chmiel (1980) viser malerier i utstillingen ”Game” i Arendal Kunstforening 15.03-06.04

Maleriene i denne utstillingen har blitt til gjennom en prosess med å låne, repetere, reprodusere og arrangere elementer hentet fra ulike media, kunsthistorien og filmer, til et tablå på lerretet. Bildene handler om bevegelse, repetisjon, drama, og en absurd virkelighet.