Per Lysgaard

CV for Per Lysgaard

I am a second generation ceramic artist, and since 1987 have worked fulltime at my workshop and gallery in Røros, Norway. Since 2005 my sculptural expression has been inspired by ocean life – marine plants and animals that create an illusion of weightlessness. In recent years I have worked extensively with public art, both nationally and internationally.

Group exhibitions, international

  • "Kunst in der Carlshutte", Nord Art 2010, Budelsdorf, Germany
  • "The 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 International Competition", South Korea
  • "29 Concurso International de Ceramica de L`Alcora", 2009, Spain
  • "Contemporary Nordic Craft Art", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2009, USA
  • "28 concurso international de ceramica de L`Alcora", 2008, Spain
  • "Incontro", Tolfa, 2005, Italiy
  • "Nordisk konsthandverk", Varberg slott, 2005, Sweeden
  • "Conceptual craft: New art from Norway", Lincoln, 2005, England

Group Exhibitions in Norway

  • "Taktil" (Tactile), District Exhibition, Hå gamle prestegård, 2008, Rogaland
  • "Typisk Norsk?" (Typically Norwegian?), Vigeland Museum, 2005, Oslo

Solo Exhibitions

  • "Kunsthåndverk fra Røros" (Arts and Crafts from Røros), Nord Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri, 2010, Namsos
  • Vektløst liv" (Weightless Life), Søgne gamle prestegård, 2010, Søgne
  • "Overraskende strukturer" (Surprising Structures), Kunstnersenteret i Møre og Romsdal, 2009, Molde
  • "Ukjent liv" (Unknown Life), Norwegian Forest Museum, 2009, Elverum
  • "Keramiske skulpturer" (Ceramic Sculptures), Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, 2007, Førde
  • "Per Lysgaard", The Smeltery at Røros Museum, 2006, Røros
  • "Alternative livsformer" (Alternative Life Forms), Nord Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri, 2005, Namsos
  • "Per Lysgaard", Gallery Elgen, 1991, Tynset
  • "Per Lysgaard", Den Danske Bank, 1976 and 1977, Tåstrup, Denmark

Public Art Commissions Organized by Artistic Consultants

  • The Football Association of Norway, Oslo, 2008
  • Riksrevisjonen, Office of the Auditor General of Norway, Oslo, 2007
  • Røros Bank, Røros, 2005
  • Coop (Cooperative Retail Company), Fredrikstad, 1996
  • Tynset Municipality, 1995
  • Quality Røros Hotell, 1992
  • Coop, Røros, 1991

Offentlige innkjøp

  • Nord Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri (regional art gallery), Namsos, 2005


  • Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK)
  • Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK)
  • Norsk Billedhuggerforening (a national association for sculptors in Norway)
  • Trøndelag Bildene Kunstnere (Trøndelag region's association for visual artists)


  • Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK), Central Norway (North and South Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal), 2010 –


  • Freight stipend, Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, 2009 and 2010
  • Travel stipend, Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, 2009
  • Exhibition Stipend, Arts Council Norway, 2006
  • Travel Stipend, American – Scandinavian Foundation, 2006